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  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    The Nine Distinct States That Make Up Missouri

    No matter the issue, Missouri has always been labeled as a state of two distinct camps: Yankee vs. Confederate, urban vs. rural, Blue state vs. Red, Calvin pissing on a Ford logo/Calvin pissing on a Chevy logo and — most divisive of all — "Missouri" vs. "Missourah." In reality, though, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013

    As the year winds ever closer to its end, we here at Gut Check are getting awfully nostalgic for the year that is and was 2013. In celebration, we compiled a list of the twenty restaurants, coffee shops, bars, burger shacks, barbecue joints, and so on that opened for business in 2013 and changed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    A Gut Check Oscar Party

    The Academy Awards are on Sunday evening, and to celebrate, Gut Check has come up with some questionable delicious movie and food pairings. Some were simple and obvious (Life of Pi...pie...), while others were not as straightforward (Amour? Hmm...). But we're clever here at Gut Check, so we got you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Missouri Botanical Garden Wants to Know What St. Louis Eats

    We all photograph our food these days. Just look at Instagram -- half the images in your newsfeed are bound to depict someone's dinner. Our food choices are inconsequential -- yesterday's lunch means nothing today, lest you be struck down with food poisoning. But what do our food choices say about S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    First Look: Cini Serves Molto Bene Italian Food

    Sure, a salad or a bowl of pasta topped with made-from-scratch diavolo sauce and tons of fresh veggies sounds wholesome and healthy and all -- but doesn't it sound even better when the meal comes accompanied by bite-size, deep-fried arancini? At brand-new Italian fast-casual concept Cini (374 South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    New "Ultra Modern" Wendy's Opens on Hampton Avenue Today

    Today, Wendy's opens its first "ultra-modern" fast-casual restaurant in the Greater St. Louis Area at 2130 South Hampton Avenue. By coincidence -- because we haven't been stalking it daily -- Gut Check crashed happened upon the restaurant's grand opening VIP event yesterday evening. And let's just ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    20 Unholy Recipes: Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them

    After about a year of perusing old-school cookbooks looking for weird recipes and spotting bizarre trends (hot dogs eggs, inside a Jell-O mold) from the '50s, food blogger Robin Wheeler compiled her twenty most stomach-turning concoctions. (Do not view this list before lunch. Jeez, or maybe after ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009
  • Dining

    May 10, 2006

    Meat the Family

    Rose explains her beef with Ruth's Chris

  • News

    August 20, 2003

    Cold Comfort

    Our panel of experts (including an executive chef and two stoners) puts frozen treats to the test

  • Film

    May 29, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of May 29, 2002