Pasta House Co.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Joe's Chili Bowl at Citygarden to Close October 30

    Gut Check has learned that Joe's Chili Bowl (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070) will close Wednesday, October 30. The casual chili restaurant -- housed in the elegant glass and steel box perched on the edge of Citygarden -- was opened in April 2012 by the owners of The Pasta House. General manager R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Soulard Market: Produce Galore -- Plus Bloody Marys, Beignets and Busch Beer!

    Back in 1779, when Gut Check was a little tyke, farmers would gather in Soulard -- basically an open field just south of downtown -- to peddle their wares, and thus St. Louis' first farmers' market was born. History! Soulard Farmers Market (730 Carroll Street; 314-622-4180) is still going strong and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Tidbits: More Crushed Red, No More Pazzo's, Buy the Feed Me Truck

    - Crushed Red (8007 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-8007), the wildly popular fast-casual restaurant that opened last February, is set to add new locations. George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine reports that the pizza-and-salad restaurant will open this spring at 140 South Kirkwood Road in downtown Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Openings & Closings 2012: The Final Reckoning

    Yes, 2012 has been over for a few weeks now. No, we're not done looking back at it just yet. Don't worry. This isn't another Top Ten list. No, what we have here is Gut Check's annual omnibus listing of every restaurant that opened, closed, both opened and closed, relocated or changed its name in 2 ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    September 2012 Openings & Closings

    September was an exceptionally busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included the lastest venture from Gerard Craft, the new tasting-menu concept from Mike Randolph, a new barbecue spot from prolific restaurateur Mike Johnson, a new barbecue spot from the prolific team of Dr. Gurpreet P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Tidbits from Citygarden, Famous Szechuan Pavilion

    A final few items for the week. - Sauce scooped the news of what will happen to the restaurant space in Citygarden after last year's closure of the Terrace View (808 Chestnut Street): Kim Tucci and Joe Fresta of the Pasta House Co. chain and the new(ish) Tucci & Fresta's Trattoria & Bar in Clayton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    McGinty Jewelers Closing Central West End Shop

    Three years ago, Chuck and Laura McGinty opened a second branch of their Cape Girardeau jewelry shop, called McGinty Jewelers on the Plaza, in St. Louis' Central West End.The Maryland Plaza is losing its jeweler.​But in January, the McGintys will be closing their doors for good. Laura McGinty tell ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Clooney Chaos Continues: Scenes From a Mall

    Yes, that is the parking lot of the Crestwood Court Mall as it appeared last Saturday afternoon. That's the same Crestwood Court Mall that is about to lose one of its two anchor stores and where enochlophobes can shop in peace, even on Black Friday. It took Unreal a whole ten minutes to find a parki ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2007

    Unreal News Challenge 2007

    Week of December 27, 2007

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    Ron Reichard's Sentimental Journey

    This St. Louis crooner plays old tunes for old folks.

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2005

    St. Patrick's Day Parties

    Week of March 9, 2005

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

  • News

    April 21, 2004

    Sculpture Shock

    SLU president Lawrence Biondi says he leased his Trova from the city fair and square, for $10 a year. Others beg to differ.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Culture

    November 21, 2001

    Final Cut

    The St. Louis Film Office loses its funding and closes its doors

  • News

    October 24, 2001

    Feeding Frenzy

    Two developers, three cities, the airport and the county are engaged in a dogfight over 438 acres of prime North County land. And there's plenty of sleaze to go around.

  • Dining

    March 14, 2001


    Two Metro East purveyors of dainties satisfy all the senses

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • News

    June 7, 2000

    The Albatross

    St. Louis has a long and tortured history with the Admiral, home of the President Casino, but the city is about to gamble another $3 million to keep it afloat. It's a risky bet.

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    The Deal of the Century

    Convention and Visitors Commission honcho John Ferrara gets hot and bothered about the RFT's treatment of the Trans World Dome deal; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

  • News

    February 2, 2000


    Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses

  • News

    January 26, 2000


    Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.

  • News

    June 30, 1999
  • News

    June 9, 1999

    The Sacred & the Profane

    Father Lawrence Biondi is praised for revamping the campus of St. Louis University and boosting its endowment. But the enemies he's made along the way claim that behind the fountains, statues and donations stands a Jesuit bully who's more interested in th