Richmond Heights

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Mental Patient Escapes Hospital by Climbing Drain Pipe To Roof

    St. Louis police are on the hunt for a Richmond Heights man who escaped from the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center Sunday afternoon. Gregg Atkisson, 27, of the 1000 block of Commodore Drive, is a patient at the psychiatric hospital on Arsenal Street, though police haven't released why he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: June 2014

    We were a little too excited about the state of St. Louis' culinary scene last month. June saw a number of restaurants close -- including several in the same week. Here's our roundup of the last month. As always, let us know in the comments if we missed anything. See also: Lemmons to Close, Owner S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Saint Louis Bread Company in Richmond Heights Moving Across the Street

    If you're a patron of the Saint Louis Bread Company in Richmond Heights on Clayton Road, don't be confused by news that there's a Saint Louis Bread Company opening just across the street in a space formerly occupied by Applebee's. No, saturation levels have not reached epic new heights -- it's just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Harvest Wins People's Choice Vote at Iron Fork 2014

    There were 39 topnotch restaurants at Iron Fork last week, armed with samples of everything from spicy savory doughnuts to lobster risotto. There were nearly 2,000 people at the sold-out event. Guests texted their votes to pick the Bite of the Night. And the winner is... See also: John Perkins Take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Yes, Vegetarians Can Go to Five Star Burgers

    Destination: Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue; 314-720-4350) Neighborhood: Clayton Cuisine: Gourmet Burgers Overview: After leaving Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, 314-645-3522), the acclaimed Richmond Heights restaurant he started, renowned St. Louis restaurateur and chef Steve Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Vino Nadoz's Roasted Golden Beet Salad: A Recipe from Chris DiMercurio

    This is part three of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Chris DiMercurio of Vino Nadoz. Read part one, a profile of DiMercurio, here. Read part two, a Q & A with DiMercurio, here. Chris DiMercurio nearly walked away from cooking after a miserable experience at a corporate hotel chain. His wife ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Of Course You Don't Want to Find a Mouse in Your Salad -- But You Shouldn't Want Bagged Greens in It, Either

    Is there any specimen of contemporary consumer convenience more beautiful than the bagged salad? The shiny plastic clamors for our attention from the supermarket shelves. You want a specific leaf? Bags trumpet the virtues of arugula or iceberg, baby spinach or hearts of romaine. Can't decide? Grab a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    First Look: Dynasty Hibachi Steak, Seafood and Sushi Buffet

    Occupying the former Outback Steakhouse space next door to the AMC Esquire 7 in Richmond Heights, Dynasty Hibachi Steak, Seafood and Sushi Buffet (6710 Clayton Road; 314-781-8888) offers a wide array of choices for diners (even for a Chinese buffet). And that's how general manager William Luan inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Lay's New, Limited-Time Sriracha, Chicken and Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips Now Available In Some St. Louis Grocery Stores

    Three new flavors of Lay's potato chips enter grocery stores across the country this week, but only one will earn a permanent place on chip aisle shelves. In late 2012 Frito-Lay launched its "Do Us a Flavor" contest, encouraging potato chip fans to dream-up a new flavor for Lay's chips. The three f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, Arcelia's: Reviews Slideshow

    This week, I offer a two-fer of new Mexican restaurants -- or, rather, one new and one newly returned. New is Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (at St. Louis Galleria, South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; 314-863-1150). Newly returned, in a new location, is Arcelia's (1928 South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Openings & Closings 2012: The Final Reckoning

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Schnucks Now Carries Salume Beddu's Locally Made Artisan Salumi

    Devotees of Salume Beddu's (3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100) cured meats have known for years the glories that reside within the humble walls of its south St. Louis location. Now the masses can join the salami soirée. The locally made artisan salumi is now available at a number of Schnucks store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Missouri Legislator Wants to Shoot Down State's "Gun Show Loophole"

    State Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) announced today that she will file legislation in January aimed at closing Missouri's "Gun Show Loophole" that allows for the sale of weapons without background checks. "After the recent horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Celebrate National Cheesecake Day Today

    A few weeks ago, we mocked National Peach Ice Cream Day and twenty food holidays even more absurdly specific. Absent from that list? Today, July 30, which is National Cheesecake Day. Why? Because cheesecake is freaking delicious, even if a single slice makes our thighs swell to watermelon-esque prop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Police Seek Information on Attempted Bank Robber

    CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for a felony conviction in an attempted robbery this morning at a Commerce Bank. A woman entered the Commerce Bank in Richmond Heights (7901 Clayton Road) this morning at 9:45 a.m. and presented a note to a teller that demanded money. The note further indica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Opposition Mounts to Missouri's "Don't Say Gay" Bill for Schools

    A week after Republicans sponsors in the Missouri House referred it to committee, a bill that would severely restrict conversations about sexual orientation in public schools is under attack from a growing number of detractors including educators, doctors and fellow politicians. HB 2051 would permit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    March 2012 Openings & Closings

    March followed the trend of the past year or so, with openings (including new food trucks) far outpacing closings. That said, it's difficult not to focus on one particular closure as the month's big news: Monarch, which ended its nine-year run. (Still no word on what will happen to its Maplewood s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Blackfinn American Grille Opens This Week

    Blackfinn American Grille will have its official opening this Thursday, March 29, at the St. Louis Galleria (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road, Richmond Heights). Curious? You don't have to wait till Thursday. The restaurant, which is taking over the former Mark Shale space in the mall, has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Logo Hat Bandit Caught; No One's More Surpised Than Him

    I don't care what kinda hat he wears, those eyes will haunt your dreams.​St. Louis County Police Detectives, acting on information relayed to them by the Maplewood Police Department, have arrested Bryon J. Gullion, the so-called "Logo Hat Bandit," in the 7000 block of Glades in Richmond Heights. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Occupy St. Louis "Hijacks" Walmart, Macy's; Police Captain Explains Tactics

    ​Forcibly evicted from downtown's Kiener Plaza, Occupy St. Louis has taken its protest to area department stores. Yesterday afternoon, roughly 30 Occupiers held a meeting outside Macy's at the Galleria. Later, a few "mic-checked" -- using their collective voices as a human megaphone to shout anti- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Tidbits from DeMun Oyster Bar, Perennial Artisan Ales, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

    Jennifer SilverbergDeMun Oyster Bar in Clayton​- DeMun Oyster Bar (740 DeMun Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0322) has announced a change in hours. Beginning today, Monday, October 31, the seafood-centric restaurant will be open from 4 p.m. daily. Lunch will be available on Saturday only, beginning at 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    The Veggielante Puts Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium to the Test

    ​The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to prosely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Demolished: Five St. Louis Restaurants That Are No More

    Laura Ann MillerDel Taco: Set to join Noah's Ark and the Parkmoor?​We're all abuzz about the possible demolition of the Googie-style Del Taco on Grand, enough to merit Facebook pages and news stories about how outraged -- outraged! -- we are as a city. Were we equally outraged when these othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Pregnant Lady Assaults Victoria's Secret Manager As Water Breaks

    Victoria's Secret: It's all sexy angelic fun -- until some crazy nine-month-pregnant customer starts beating on the store manager.​It's not every day, surely, that Victoria's Secret has to call the police over a customer who's responded violently to the store's return policy. And it's not every da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Vino Nadoz Opening at the Boulevard in Richmond Heights This Week

    Vino Nadoz was transformed from a Cold Stone Creamery to a sleek 43-seat restaurant by the architects at SPACE.​For the past nine years, Steven and Kathy Becker have been serving up fast-casual meals at Nadoz Euro Bakery & Café -- with the original location at the Coronado Ballroom in midtown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    June 2010 Openings and Closings

    Ian FroebMac & cheese in the Delmar Loop​June was unusually hot. Did that translate to the restaurant scene? Well, there were a few more openings than in May -- including the return of Copia, two and a half years after a fire devastated the loft district restaurant, and the highly anticipated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Bread Co. Up, Airline Food Upchucked in Today's Headlines

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Panera Bread, still stubbornly known around these parts as Saint Louis Bread Co., is scouting locations in Manhattan. "Current real-estate conditions are paving the way for Panera's entrance," Panera's president and CEO Bill Moreton, told the WSJ. Just goes to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Gone Are the Days When Bars & Restaurants Simply Stopped Allowing Smoking... light of all the hullabaloo surrounding potential smoking bans, going smoke-free is now apparently an act worthy of a press release. To wit: The Fox & Hounds, at the Cheshire Lodge, is now prohibiting smoking, per a statement sent to RFT today."This isn't about the rules or financial impac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Richmond Heights' "American Wife" Author Imagines Inauguration Day

    There are plenty of writers this week who are trying to make George W. Bush appear likeable and, yes, even sympathetic. It is his last week in office, after all. But let it be known that Curtis Sittenfeld was there first, and before the Bushes have even left the White House, she's already moved on.T ... More >>

  • Film

    July 16, 2008
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    March 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007

    Review Preview: Starrs

    Starrs might have had the least flashy opening of any area restaurant this year. Regular patrons of Bud Starr's spacious Richmond Heights wine shop and gourmet market probably knew the private dining area was being renovated -- essentially closed off from the store proper -- but it had been several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Go! 9/21-9/23

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 9/21 Smells Like Green Spirit: If you're downtown and see someone laying sod on the a ... More >>

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    July 25, 2007
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    July 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    Go! 3/23-3/25

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 3/23 We Want Auction Tonight: Drop by the Sunset Hills Country Club (2525 Highway 157 South, Ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Small Plates, Thursday, 1/11 Cafe Balaban will close for renovations on Monday, January 22. New owners Brendan Marsden and Harlee Sorkin will reopen the Central West End mainstay on Thursday, February 8. Taking over Balaban's kitchen will be Andrew White, previously the executive chef at Harvest. Meanwh ... More >>

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    August 2, 2006
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    April 12, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of April 13, 2006

  • News

    February 1, 2006

    Week of February 2, 2006

    >"I think a little of Brie's favorite pastime would go a long way towards loosening you guys up!"

  • News

    December 7, 2005
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    November 24, 2004

    Boy Crazy

    For the Vienna Boys' Choir

  • Music

    July 7, 2004

    Gimme Shelter

    MapleHood Rekkids will rock for food; R.I.P., Mike Blake.

  • News

    July 7, 2004

    Rabble Rousers

    Who's that knocking on your door?

  • News

    May 26, 2004

    The Bands of Summer

    Here are ten hot, not-to-miss local acts

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2003


    And puppet time

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    What Lies Beneath

    Laclede Gas and state regulators knew about corroding underground service lines for years and did little to fix the problem. Tom and Mary Hessel are among St. Louisans whove been burned as a result.

  • News

    September 20, 2000

    For Schnucks, Friendly Just Isn't Enough

    A plan to close three city Schnucks stores sets off a backlash

  • Dining

    April 26, 2000

    Little Things Mean a Lot

    Celebrating the spring Harvest

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