Plenty of people have dinners which pair drinks with food to highlight the flavors of the cuisine. Randall's Wine and Spirits (14201 Manchester Road; 636-527-1002) and Gerard's Restaurant (1153 Colonnade Center, Des Peres; 314-821-7977) are doing it a little differently.
The wine and spirits store ... More >>
Early Tuesday morning the St. Louis Rams touched down at Heathrow Airport in London. On Sunday the team faces off against the New England Patriots in the annual NFL game in fabled Wembley Stadium.
Sure, there isn't a lot of European interest in American football -- perhaps the Rams should consider ... More >>
Mumford & Sons has just announced an unusual summer tour, and one of its four US dates is in Dixon, Illinois. A limited run of tickets will be on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 for $59 (with no fees or charges). The rest will be $69 (again, no fees) and you can reserve campsites created by the tour f ... More >>
Yesterday, Gut Check shared our thoughts on the Fabulous Fox Theatre's tasteless $500 fundraising event that recreates the eleven-course meal that Titanic's first passengers ate the night the ship sank. In honor of the iceberg that shortchanged Titanic's maiden voyage, Gut Check has compiled a list ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaAs major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>
For our first column of the year, let's start with an off-color joke!
Why don't Jews drink? It interferes with their suffering. Thankyouverymuch, we'll be here all week. (And thank you, Henry Youngman.) But seriously, after a full year of documented drinking, we can attest that drinking is a ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiJohn Douglas of Trashcan SinatrasMarch is always good to St. Louis. If it's not bands coming from SXSW, it's bands going to SXSW -- if not just general spring thaw. The latter seems to be bringing Scotland's Trashcan Sinatras back to St. Louis. According to the band's website, it ... More >>
Jon GitchoffAre the Drive-By Truckers on this list? After looking over the (very helpful) comments to my blogpost asking for the year's best concerts, I started perusing our show review archives. I got as far back as July before the archives ended -- which meant that in the past six months al ... More >>
Polysics or die!!!
"It's fucking cold outside!" screamed Polysics singer/guitarist Hiroyuki Hayashi. The 150-plus-strong crowd at the Firebird cheered, as he squealed an even more vehement response: "But we're going to burn the fucking house down!!!" Figuratively, of course, the Japanese grou ... More >>
Via the The HeraldClaude AnelkaFor the second day in a row it's a balmy, 40-something degrees and Daily RFT is thinking, naturally, about springtime and soccer.Okay, not really, but we are rather fascinated about the following little tidbit we found online this week in Scotland's The Herald. It's ... More >>
After more than a month of robust activity, it feels as if the local theater scene is about to take a brief hiatus. Blues in the Night at the Black Rep and Little Shop of Horrors at Stages are both closing this weekend. After this weekend The Lady from Dubuque returns to that netherworld where Edwar ... More >>
The Daily Record, a newspaper in Scotland, has found a recording of Susan Boyle singing "Cry Me A River" on a charity CD that came out in 1999. The CD was to benefit Whitburn Academy, a high school near Boyle's home in West Lothian, and only 1,000 copies were ever burned. I assume it's high Internet ... More >>
As Annie mentioned yesterday, it's cold and gray and altogether a depressing time to be in St. Louis. Despite all the goodwill that was supposed to be generated by Easter and Passover (rebirth, freedom, chocolate), my thoughts have taken a misanthropic turn.This morning a friend sent me a YouTube cl ... More >>
This week the Bear Market
embarks on a great adventure: the sandwich. Last weekend we bought a
stack of frozen grocery store panini and flatbread and stockpiled them
in the RFT freezer. Barring theft, we will try out a new one every day this week.We had to go back to the supermarket this morning to ... More >>