Last week's poll was our biggest ever. St. Louis has more than enough craft beer to go around, but we know some breweries get more love than others -- hence our question. One of the freshmen won the title of STL's most underrated craft beer, despite the fact that they've only been open for a few mon ... More >>
Dogtown fully embraces its Irish identity as evidenced by the Ancient Order of Hibernians' St. Patrick's Day Parade where attendees hold nothing back, imbibing from sunup to sundown in celebration of St. Patrick and shamrocks. During the rest of the year, though, Dogtown is home to a solid core of n ... More >>
Dogtown evokes thoughts of leprechauns, shamrocks and the St. Patrick's Day parade for many St. Louisans, but there's a lot more to the area, which was first settled in 1785. The Missouri History Museum's (Lindell Boulevard & DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599) History on Tap tours explore the early n ... More >>
To get everyone in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, here's an Irish poem about drinking: Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor when the pub was shut for the night. Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse and stood in the pale moonlight. He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor, then back o ... More >>
Forget Chicago and its green river. Heck, move over, Ireland! St. Louis has some of the biggest and baddest St. Patrick's Day celebrations around! With two parades -- one downtown on Saturday and one in Dogtown on Sunday -- St. Louis is the place to knock back a pint of Guinness in your finest gree ... More >>
We asked you to nominate the most overrated burgers in St. Louis, and you responded. While your nominations might not have contained many surprises -- then again, an overrated burger can't be a surprise, can it? -- your reasons were highly entertaining. Page through to see the six semifinalists for ... More >>
Last week, Gut Check asked you to suggest some of the most underrated burgers in St. Louis, and did you guys ever come through. Your 40 comments inspired us to alter our plans, even. From your suggestions (supplemented with our own personal experiences in a few cases), we've come up with a list of ... More >>
Mabel SuenThe "Carolina" burger, topped with pulled pork, at Baileys' RangeThis week, I visit Baileys' Range (920 Olive Street; 314-241-8121), Dave Baileys' downtown burger joint. Follow me after the jump for a sneak peek at my review.
Kevin Ward, Wikimedia CommonsJuly was a quiet month at Gut Check International Headquarters as St. Louis turned its attention to a certain Midsummer Classic. We did offer dining recommendations to our out-of-town guests -- and, for those who took a shine to St. Louis cuisine, tips on how to br ... More >>
Good things come to those who wait. Usually. This week, you got the oft-delayed Battle of the Burgers, with a flawed O'Connell's Pub burger still managing to defeat the Seamus McDaniel's entry. (Don't forget to suggest a battle for the next Fight Club Sandwich!)What else happened this week?The ... More >>
Finally, after a couple of delays, we're ready for the first edition of Fight Club Sandwich, the Battle of the Burgers, with the contestants that you chose: O'Connell's Pub vs. Seamus McDaniel's. I've eaten both burgers -- not for the first time, mind you, though I hadn't visited either restau ... More >>
So here I was, all ready to follow your votes and pit the burgers from O'Connell's Pub and Seamus McDaniel's against each other in a no-holds-barred, steel-cage battle to the death. Except...O'Connell's Pub has been closed all week. Won't reopen till next week.When I'm on vacation.So. Um. Yes.The in ... More >>
Well, the results are final -- and decisive. The first Fight Club Sandwich battle will pit the burgers from O'Connell's Pub and Seamus McDaniel's against each other. Look for your requested battle on Thursday afternoon. Which Battle of the Burgers Do You Want to See?(polls)
Don't forget: You have until the end of the day Monday to vote in our first Fight Club Sandwich contest, the Battle of the Burgers. As I write this, the match-up of O'Connell's Pub and Seamus McDaniel's is winning rather handily. Also: The documentary Food, Inc. opens at the Tivoli today. Aimee Levi ... More >>
The response to this first Fight Club Sandwich contest has been fantastic. All of you provided great ideas for both burgers to try and specific battles to stage. I decided it would be easier to choose from among five different battles -- a few suggested by readers, a few put together from your ideas ... More >>
Unreal prays, then bets it all on our namesake equine. Then, we get schooled in vocab by a fifteen-year-old.
Unreal learns how to keep young, bright St. Louisans in town and alive. Plus: Blog o' the Week, advice for the apocalypse and a chat with Bill the Thrill.
Week of October 13, 2004
Who's that knocking on your door?
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Who is Joe Staebell, and why is he battling booze in Dogtown?