Back in March, Gut Check bought five plain glazed doughnuts from five local shops and pitted them against one another in a blind taste test. Pharaoh's Donuts (200 North Seventh Street) beat out Strange Donuts, World's Fair Donuts, a doughnut of humble origins from Schnucks and Donut Drive-In. Were y ... More >>
The Cardinals yesterday released the team's official 2013 yearbook, which is, of course, dedicated to Stan the Man. Chronicling Stan Musial's career one season at a time, the yearbook offers a colorful tribute to the legacy of the greatest Cardinal that ever lived. The publication features a range o ... More >>
In this biweekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Kens ... More >>
Update: St. Louis county police have announced that Florissant resident Jerrin Brown, 32, has been charged in the homicide of Paul Moore, a twenty-year-old who, as we reported yesterday, showed up to a gas station early Sunday morning with gunshot wounds -- and soon after died. Our original coverage ... More >>
QuikTrip was accused before of price cutting.You love their corndogs, taquitos and bathtub-sized fountain drinks. And the cheap gas isn't bad, either. But is QuikTrip's low-priced petrol illegally inexpensive? That's what a lawsuit filed last week in federal court contends. Members of t ... More >>
Robin WheelerSlurpees are best served cold.Oh thank heaven! Free Slurpee Day lands on what might be the hottest day of 2011! In St. Louis, does 7-11 cross anyone's mind on any day other than July 11 (Get it? 7-11.)? Not really. The granddaddy of all convenience stores - the first one opened ... More >>
The good folks at Mobil on the Run have given us some notable pieces of advertisement over the past couple years, but I have yet to see a new commercial from them this baseball season, regarding the number six or any other numbers, serious or otherwise. To which I say: bunk! We need cheap drink ... More >>
Earlier this week, I partook in a perilous act: I read the commentary on a news story from another local news website. I found one regarding a change of ownership at Southtown Pub, neighbor of Black Derby Saloon and high on my list of potential dives to investigate. In addition to claiming an impro ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThis week I visit Pearl Café, a Thai restaurant that opened earlier this year at 8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant:The Thai restaurant Pearl Café doesn't hide so much as hunker down -- one more squat, featureless building on a long stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard lo ... More >>
User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia CommonsThere's no rule that says good sweets can't be cheap. Anyone with a sweet tooth worth its weight in Hostess CupCakes and Hershey's Milk Chocolate can tell you that. Sometimes, cheap simplicity hits the spot better than ornate decadence. You might not know ... More >>
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.Last September, McDo ... More >>
I first mentioned ToastedRav.com's Tour de Frankfurter a couple of weeks ago. The event, which takes place this Thursday, is an effort to eat 24 hot dogs at 24 St. Louis locations in 24 hours. Well, ToastedRav.com has released its route, and I have to say it's pretty impressive. Of course, it would ... More >>
My review of Onesto is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue: Malcolm samples the fare at the new QuikTrip Grill, while Kristie bids farewell to Chuy Arzola's. - Ian Froeb
My review of the new restaurant at the wine shop and gourmet market Starrs is now available online. Click here to read. photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue: In the mood to celebrate, Malcolm tries to keep down a QuikTrip double cheeseburger, while Kristie plays an interes ... More >>
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Tom Bauer wants his opponents to say uncle. They just want his job.
Alderman Tom Bauer's stealth schemes are raising eyebrows
The Year in Review: A Quiz
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
Week of August 4, 2004
Jackass-riding Alderman Tom Bauer and QuikTrip join forces to test the limits of eminent domain
No, really: tap water. Give it some respect.
Local sketch comedy troupe the NonProphets are in it for the laughs
Week of June 25, 2003
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
How to gain success and notoriety in the crack trade
Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.
Week of August 8, 2001
Week of June 27, 2001
Clancy's Butcher Shop and Catering purveys everything from top-notch gourmet meats to down-home barbecue
St. Louisans hope to cash in on their motorcycling skills -- if they live long enough