New York City is a wonderful place to live, but it can be hard to make ends meet if you want to focus on your art. Such was the dilemma that Matt Mason and Nan Turner faced in 2012. As Schwervon!, a guitar/drum duo, the two had recorded a few albums, toured the States a bit and made a few forays int ... More >>
Welcome to Sugar High, a new series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. Presented on a n ... More >>
The Scottish Arms (8 South Sarah Street, 314-535-0551) The Hours: All day specials Monday through Thursday, late-night happy hour Monday and Sunday. The Deal: $2 off drafts on Mondays, $2 off cocktails on Tuesdays, $1 off wine on Wednesdays, discounts on single malt whiskeys and drams for shot pri ... More >>
Man-made disasters and tragedies range from the historic to the Darwin Award-winning, but no single event has proven to be as romanticized or lucrative an enterprise as the deaths of those 1,514 people who went down with the R.M.S. Titanic on April 15, 1912. Though it hasn't been news in 100 years, ... More >>
The eating-challenge carnage continues. Last month, we heard of a Ukrainian man who won a dumpling-eating contest and then immediately dropped dead. Now from Scotland comes news that a curry-eating contest sent two contestants to the hospital.Kismot, an Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant in Edinbu ... More >>
Kristen KlempertThe Joint: The Scottish Arms 6-8 South Sarah Street; 314-535-0551 The Hours: 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Late-night happy hour 10 p.m.-close The Deal: $3 rails, $2 off draft beers, $1 off wine by the glass, $2 baskets of crisps. Late-night happy hour: Specials including $4 wee bombs ... More >>
Some folks in Scotland aren't thrilled with Jaime Oliver. The Scotland Herald reports that the U.K.'s ever-present reminder to eat local food might not be staying true to his word in one of his restaurants. Jamie's Italian in Glasgow is using pasta sauce factory-made 400 miles away. Chefs at Oli ... More >>
(Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three are currently touring the U.K. He passed along some thoughts, which you can read below. Part two coming later.) Bill StreeterThursday 8/5, Big Chill Festival Our first performance of the tour. Big crowd with lots of young people dancing, which was surpr ... More >>
Search Engine LandIn honor of yesterday's epic "Dead Girl" Google Street Bomb, as reported by Gawker, we've put together a list of the top ten Google Street View Photobombs.
Last week a U.K. farmer anonymously confessed to selling illegal milk from cloned cows. Now the Guardian announces that beef from cloned bulls has entered the food chain. Two bulls were sold for food by a Scottish farm, one last summer and a second in May. The farm, which is the largest breeder of H ... More >>
Via Eater comes news from Scotland: Craft brewer Brewdog has introduced what it claims to be the strongest beer -- or, for you beer snobs who will quibble with this until my eyes roll back in my head, "beer" -- in the world: The End of History. It boasts 55% ABV and comes in a bottle encased in a de ... More >>
Not only are pesticides bad for bugs, there's more evidence showing how bad they are for humans. Reuters reports that the Harvard School of Public Health has released a study linking organophosphate pesticides to ADHD in kids. Over forty organophosphates are approved for pesticide use in the U.S. T ... More >>
Manhattan restaurant, cleverly called The Exchange, changes menu prices based on demand. Just like stocks. (ABC.com) Label art for craft beer not only entices buyers, but also express the company's personality, tell its story, and in some cases, rival the classic art that graced fruit crates a cent ... More >>
For your drinking pleasure this week, we lift up two whisky flights from the Scottish Arms (8 South Sarah Street; 314-535-0551), which took "Best Whiskey Selection in a Restaurant" honors in last year's RFT's "Best of St. Louis" edition. From that comprehensive list, general manager Michael Cline cr ... More >>
Oh, sure, kilt guys always LOOK fun. But just wait. It's going to get ugly. As part of my continuing mission to bring you the best and most complete coverage of sports-related male nudity the world over, I, um, I, uh...you know what? That is probably the absolute worst mission statement in the hi ... More >>
Pokey LaFarge's forthcoming album, Riverboat Soul, is available to download on iTunes starting today. He'll be celebrating the album's release with a show at Off Broadway on Friday, February 19. Before that, though, he'll be heading over to England and Scotland for a few days. Color me jealou ... More >>
I love this time of year. Time to put another holiday season back in the box and toss it in the basement. Time to start talking about spring training. Time for beers that taste better when there's a wind chill. Beers like malty, peaty, boozy Scotch ale.Christian Bickel, Wikimedia CommonsEdinburgh C ... More >>
Scott Hutchison of Scotland's Frightened Rabbit on Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival. More photos and the set list after the jump...
For those who missed the poet Robert Burns's 250th birthday party last night at Schlafly Tap Room, this morning we give you a momento: original verse from corporate lawyer, brewpub owner and fly-by-night-poet Tom Schlafly himself. Schlafly the Scot (RFT's Best Citizen last year) and his partne ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Upstream Theater doesn't mince words with Knives in Hens.
Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-862-0009.
Riddle of Steel checks in from Europe, Ghostface Killah gets all James Joyce on us, while the Download directs us to MP3 nirvana
The Scottish Arms is a wonderful wee place -- and yeah, there's haggis
Good for what ales you
It's aboot time for the St. Louis Scottish Games, ken?
Eleven Eleven Mississippi, 1111 Mississippi Avenue, 314-241-9999
Arena Liquor, 1217 Hampton Avenue, 314-645-6644
Bastante, 3315 Watson Road, 314-783-4000
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Week of June 25. 2003
Week of April 17, 2002
Geogaddi (Warp Records)
The Proclaimers celebrate the release of the aptly titled Persevere
Fresh from a successful European tour, St. Louis' Nadine returns to showcase songs from the new Lit Up from the Inside
Dad's Cookie Co.