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  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 04.22-04.28

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Eat. See. Home.: Amanda celebrated taco Tuesdays by making grilled pineapple and avocado tacos. She also shares a preview of almost-open Central Table Food Hall (23 South Euclid Avenue; 314-932-5595). Sweet Art: Amrita shared cheesecake ice cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    21 Best Halloween Candies Of All Time

    Gut Check isn't so old that we don't remember the hierarchy of Halloween candy: i.e., good stuff and crap. While neighbors who neglect to buy the best sweets suffer at the hands of t.p.-ing teenagers, Gut Check's house remains unscathed. Stay on the good side of neighborhood ne'er do wells by dolin ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 7

    RFT Photo​It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty int ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Matt & Kim/The Thermals

    8 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    The Red Velvet Cupcake Cappuccino, or Would You Like Some Coffee with That Sugar?

    Ian FroebWhen you look into the red-velvet-cupcake-cappuccino abyss, the red-velvet-cupcake-cappuccino abyss looks back into you.​Yesterday I posted a picture of an advertisement for the new "Red Velvet Cupcake Cappuccino" at Circle K convenience stores. Because I love you and want to spare you th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Fang Island

    8 p.m. Wednesday, November 10. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    In Defense of Spaghetti Tacos

    image via​Really, there's no defense for spaghetti tacos, a creation that outraged the food blogosphere recently with rants from the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Atlantic and yes, even Gut Check. Spaghetti tacos were introduced on the Nickelodeon show iCarly, where they even got th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Ten Lamest Halloween Candies

    It's that time of year again. On Sunday evening millions of pint-size Iron Men and Hermiones will fill the streets and ring our doorbells, visions of tooth decay Skittles, Snickers and Hershey's full-size milk chocolate bars dancing in their heads. Yes, folks, it's Halloween, and our collective pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    Review: Pretty & Nice, Title Tracks, Jumbling Towers and Loza at the Firebird, Saturday, February 20

    Hey, St. Louis, the next time the local band you came to see tells you to stick around for the following acts, take heed. You wouldn't want another poor display like last night, when most of you left the Firebird after Jumbling Towers finished its set. You also wouldn't want to miss sets as punchy a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Review: Polysics Heats Up the Firebird With Dancing, Keyboards, Calisthenics, Exclamation Points

    Polysics or die!!!​ "It's fucking cold outside!" screamed Polysics singer/guitarist Hiroyuki Hayashi. The 150-plus-strong crowd at the Firebird cheered, as he squealed an even more vehement response: "But we're going to burn the fucking house down!!!" Figuratively, of course, the Japanese grou ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2009

    I See Stars

    6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 17. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Dining

    November 5, 2008

    Drink of the Week: Citrus Plunge

    Bruno's American Grill
    2652 Hampton Avenue