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 >>
Feed Me Banh Mi (@FeedMeTruck), the food truck that specialized in Vietnamese-style sandwiches, announced via Twitter last week that it is quitting the business.
Another busy month for openings included Bar Les Freres, a cozy new French spot from Zoë Robinson Pidgeon; Elaia and Olio, the restaurant and wine bar from Ben Poremba; and a new home for Niche, Gerard Craft's flagship venture. Closings were few, though my colleague Liz Miller's farewell to Spanky ... More >>
Try not to get too jealous, now. But Gut Check spent our Friday night in a movie theater packed with a 90 percent female crowd in a sold out theater at Galleria 6 Cinemas (Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights; 314-725-0808) watching tan, sculpted, hairless male bodies gyrate and jiggle. Magic Mike ... More >>
Friday (June 22): Yappy Hour @ I Scream Cakes Celebrate "Bring Your Dog To Work Day" by bringing pups to Cherokee Street for complimentary beer for you and half price scoops for your pooch. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Grub & Groove @ Francis Park Try out food from neighborhood businesses like Bartolino's, ... More >>
St. Louis PrideFest is the largest event of its kind in the Midwest. It draws more than 80,000 revelers each year and in 2011 was named "Best Festival" by the RFT. This year's festival is slated to kick-off on Saturday, June 23, at noon in Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Avenue; 314-771-2679). The p ... More >>
Friday (Apr. 13): 12th Annual Missouri Tartan Day Festivities @ Frontier Park Stop in to see clans clad in plaid and for a taste of authentic Scottish-American offerings including edibles such as Walkers Shortbread, meat pies from Highland Glenn Foods and scotch eggs, haggis and pulled pork from t ... More >>