St. Louis founded and based Panera Bread Company and its ad agency Cramer-Krasselt broke up in a very public way earlier this week. It wasn't a mutual split, though -- an internal memo from Cramer-Krasselt leaked yesterday morning basically calling the company "crazy" and it doesn't paint a pretty p ... More >>
Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. In February of 2006, Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231- ... More >>
Destination: Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537) Neighborhood: Lafayette Square Cuisine: American Fusion Overview: Square One Brewery, known for its homemade beers and spirits, also has a ridiculously varying menu, abundant with vegetarian selections. And the food is true to Ameri ... More >>
We didn't make the top five, ten, fifteen or even twenty, but hey, we weren't left out altogether. According to the Daily Beast, St. Louis ranks 23 in its study and list compiling the 25 "drunkest cities" in America in 2012. Maybe we're a skosh too sensitive, but we're sort of offended by our ranki ... More >>
George Allen has been locked up for about three decades for the brutal rape and murder of court reporter Mary Bell in 1982. But a campaign to prove his innocence has convinced Cole County Judge Daniel Green that he didn't get a fair trial, and tomorrow -- barring a procedural move from the Missouri ... More >>
Lee Enterprises announced a third-quarter loss of only $1.5 million, which is down quite a bit from the losses of $155 million in the same quarter of the previous year. Successfully pushing that decimal point two places to the left means that shares only lost three cents of their value in the third ... More >>
courtesy of Google Finance.Lee Enterprises' stock (shown in blue) is down 20 percent in the last six months, as this graph shows. Fellow media giants Gannett (in red) and McClatchy (in yellow) have also lost considerable value.Another quarterly report, another piece of bad news.That's the woefull ... More >>
Stock down; refinancing on hold. Not a good day for the P-D's parent company.The parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, announced plans yesterday morning a plan to refinance nearly $1 billion of debt -- only to announce later in the day they were abandoning those plans du ... More >>
Today's comment comes from a post reviewing last night's Super Bowl ads with ties to St. Louis. One reader was not impressed with Anheuser-Busch's advertisement featuring its famous Clydesdales, a western gunslinger and Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." KittyLitterKing writes: "Tiny Dancer" is just as bad ... More >>
Kristen KlempertSquare One Brewery & Distillery, Lafayette SquareThe Joint: Square One Brewery & Distillery 1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537 The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4-6 p.m. The Deal: $1 off all house drafts and house spirits; discounts on select appetizers. Make ours a beer...
Online revenue is growing for the Post-Dispatch's parent company -- but not nearly fast enough to replace the print advertisers being lost.Profits up; revenue down -- that generally means fewer journalists.That's the latest news from Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa. The St. Louis Post-D ... More >>
This just in: Lee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a host of other newspapers, lost another 4.9 percent in ad revenue this quarter.That's not, of course, a headline you'll see in the Post-Dispatch. In its brief report on page A11, the paper reports the latest quarter's fi ... More >>
Chick-fil-A will give you a free meal today if you show up dressed like a cow. No, really. Chipotle wants you to know it has its sustainably raised heart in the right place. But it's not a marketing strategy. Except it is a marketing strategy. First Lady Michelle Obama has had it up to here with c ... More >>
You know what's easier than snacking healthily? Thinking you're snacking healthily and letting the, uh, chips fall where they may.At least, that's Gut Check's takeaway from an article in today's New York Times detailing the marketing push behind new Pringles Multigrain Crisps. In devising the ma ... More >>
Google busts out some big figures.Was I the only one who thought it strange yesterday that Google decided to make public its "economic impact" in Missouri and other states? The news release yesterday was apparently the first time ever that the search engine has shared its state-by-state financia ... More >>
modot.comRahn drew attention to highway work zones in 2006 when he set up his office alongside a Missouri freeway. Updated 4:25 p.m. MoDOT informs Daily RFT that it has entered into 52 contracts with HNTB since Rahn's arrival with a total cost for those contracts at more than $75 million. O ... More >>
Remember how The South Butt LLC -- a Mizzou freshman's apparel company that's getting sued by The North Face for trademark infringement - has that motto, "Never Stop Relaxing!"? Well, on Friday, the student's father, Jim Winkelmann Sr., stopped relaxing. Eighteen minutes into a deposition held by ... More >>
CloudCamp is coming to St. Louis this Thursday. CloudCamp is a conference that's structured in a similar way to a BarCamp except that it's all about cloud computing. Cloud computing is basically running applications and using other IT resources over the Internet (the "cloud") rather than on your des ... More >>
As we reported last week, U.S. "Drug Czar" Gil Kerlikowske is in St. Louis today to unveil the White House Office of National Drug Policy's new anti-meth campaign. Here's hoping the campaign is as good as the last one featured here. Continue on to view the full press release of today's announ ... More >>
Brilliant viral marketing campaign? Surreal drug trip? Allegory on racial integration? All of the above? We report (via Ad Freak), you decide: The second episode, after the jump...
Earlier this week I posted a tidbit taken from the St. Louis American's Political Eye column. The Political Eye reported how dark horse mayoral candidate Denise Watson-Wesley Coleman entered a lucrative, $160,000 contract back in 2006 to do debt collection work for the city's red-light camera vendor ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/fringehogNote: A follow-up to this story can be found here. The City of St. Louis has yet to issue warrants against those who refuse to pay tickets generated from red-light cameras, but it has turned their names over to a collection agency. Last month scofflaws who haven't paid the ... More >>
Chris Goodson, president of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, announced today that he will step down from his post at the end of February. Goodson was appointed to the board by former Gov. Matt Blunt in February 2005. He has been serving on an expired term since January 31. In a statement ... More >>
Lafayette Square microbrewery Square One Brewery is adding a distillery. Look for micro-distilled spirits to arrive early next year.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Daily RFT incorrectly identified the party filing for bankruptcy in our original blog post, published in April 2008. The matter was brought to our attention by an attorney representing James Neumann in August 2010 and this post was subsequently corrected.Daily RFT regrets the error.On ... More >>
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Dan Horkheimer liked the exhibit tabs on his legal documents spaced exactly one inch apart. He could speak German and Mandarin Chinese and was learning Spanish and Bosnian. He helped drive a neighbor boy to school. He lived with his wife in the north-side neighborhood of St. Louis Place. That's ... More >>
So that microwaving-inappropriate-stuff Web site I mentioned yesterday? It's a freakin' viral marketing campaign for Kraft Easy Mac. I just get so excited by the prospect of seeing food explode that I don't bother snooping around for answers. On to the news: www.alwayswow.com Ethanol pro ... More >>
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The kitchens a tad flat, but cheers to the beers at Square One Brewery
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