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 >>
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 >>
- 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Week of December 27, 2007
This St. Louis crooner plays old tunes for old folks.
Week of March 9, 2005
The Year in Review: A Quiz
SLU president Lawrence Biondi says he leased his Trova from the city fair and square, for $10 a year. Others beg to differ.
The St. Louis Film Office loses its funding and closes its doors
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.
Two Metro East purveyors of dainties satisfy all the senses
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.
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
Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses
Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.
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