Gut Check did a double-take at the grocery store when we first spotted the pink label. "Jellybean Milk?" Behold, the latest seasonal flavored creation from the milk geniuses at Prairie Farms Dairy, based in Carlinville, Illinois (they also have a milk processing plant in Hazelwood). Naturally we had ... More >>
Charlie Stark, owner of the Whistle Stop in Ferguson, readily admits where the inspiration for his restaurant's thirteen-scoop, frozen-yogurt challenge comes from. "Man v. Food. I won't lie," he says. Jeff Mullersman, owner and chef at de.lish Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe, also found inspiration afte ... More >>
On Thanksgiving evening, after all of the turkey, pie and Pepto-Bismol, a group of local musicians will gather at Off Broadway to pay tribute to one of the most influential rock bands of the past two decades: Guided by Voices. The show will feature Bunnygrunt, Karate Bikini, Popular Mechanics ... More >>
Welcome to Read This Now, a recurring feature in which Gut Check recommends books, longer articles and other material worth an investment of your time.Lucky Peach is a new quarterly food magazine founded by Momofuku chef David Chang and food writer Peter Meehan and published by McSweeney's. The n ... More >>
Another Kind of Vapor opens this weekend at White Flag Projects. The works therein are created with non-traditional materials in many different media -- utilizing ketchup, chocolate, sun-bleaching and Pepto-Bismol -- to produce fleeting pieces of art. More on this event and more after the jump. Cour ... More >>
Alllllllrighty, folks! The theme of this post: These foods shouldn't exist.Creators of the following high-calorie, mixed-metaphor monstrosities flew a little too close to the sun (remember what happened to Prometheus?), and yet their charred and grease-soaked bastard children of Fast Food Nat ... More >>
Cheers! Drinkers celebrated 77 years of OK'ed imbibing on Saturday in Maplewood.Schlafly's Repeal of Prohibition Festival, held Saturday at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue) provided 25 brews, from Schlafly and three Michigan based micro-breweries. $25 got beer-drinkers a festival glass w ... More >>
Bow to your sensei.
At Tri-City Speedway they don't mess around with "race cars." They race cars.
Week of April 28, 2004
Directed by Peter Hyams