For this week's gyro-themed Thursday Throwdown we're calling in two titans of the St. Louis Greek scene: Gyro House (6152 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-5638) and Olympia Kebob House & Taverna (1543 McCausland Avenue, Richmond Heights; 314-781-1299). These two restaurants have a combined fifty-plus years ... More >>
With exceptional seafood options like this, it's hard to believe St. Louis is hundreds of miles from the sea. These ten restaurants offer land-locked seafood lovers the variety of fresh and flavorful dishes one often associates with coastal towns just steps away from an ocean full of fish. No need t ... More >>
Please indulge this recently repatriated St. Louisan who just returned from the hinterlands. It's not exactly breaking news that Olympia Kebob House & Taverna's (1543 McCausland Avenue, Richmond Heights; 314-781-1299) gyro is the best in town. Like most, I've been going to Olympia for years, taking ... More >>
Here's a show worth a weeknight road trip: acclaimed Bay Area trio Grass Widow is playing in Farmington at The Vault (204 South A Street, Farmington, MO, 573-783-0173) this Tuesday, June 5. Touring on the strength of its strong new album, Internal Logic (the first on the band's own HLR label), this ... More >>
The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>
The Hive Dwellers | Woodsman | Sleep In Sundays Luminary Arts Center, 3/27/12 It is hard to underestimate just how influential Calvin Johnson has been over the past three decades. Since 1982, he has been the proprietor of K Records, a label that has been involved with some big names (Beck, Jon Spe ... More >>
When Champaign/Urbana, Illinois' Parasol Records announced this week that it was closing its retail store and suspending its mailorder operation, the general reaction seemed sad but not surprising. On Facebook, some former customers reminisced about ordering records through Parasol's service, and th ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Juliette Commagere's Procession*Juliette Commagere, The Procession Commagere, who's previously provided vocals for Hello Stranger and The Bird and the Bee, ... More >>
Last night, the business department for the Riverfront Times staged its annual Iron Fork chef competition. New this year was a bartending competition (photos on page 2.) The venue was the Marriott Hotel at St. Louis' Union Station, and in addition to the food-and-drink prep throwdown, more than 25 a ... More >>
Local director AJ Schnack traces Kurt Cobain's musical influences in his poignant documentary.
From Q&As to film debuts, your guide to the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
Local filmmaker AJ Schnack makes the grunge king beautifully human.
B-Sides explores the van woes of Cars Can Be Blue, talks to Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom about conquering cancer for one last tour and downloads some screaming Sleater-Kinney.
Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
Three new restaurants make up a minor Greek invasion -- and two are definitely worth visiting
A paean to the big bad bottle
This south-side spot proves you can go home again (and drink Dad's beer while you're there)
The Tin Can Tavern & Grille, 3157 Morgan Ford Road; 314-865-3003
Olympia Kebob House & Taverna
Cubs and Cards fans partying together?
Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia (Thelonious Records)
Olympia Kebob House & Taverna
Monday, May 19; Hi-Pointe
Olympia Kebob House and Taverna, 1543 McCausland, 314-781-1299
Eat up -- it's for a good cause
Six lonely strangers meet in a beguiling Italian class
Eat the food of the gods at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church's weekly luncheon
High marks for the Serbian fare at the Shenandoah Bar and Grill