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  • Film

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    What's on Tap (and in Bottles) at MicroFest 2014

    St. Louis MicroFest is in its nineteenth year and is bringing back a huge selection of local, domestic and international beers to Forest Park. There are three sessions, plus a morning two-mile Micro Run. Profits also go to Lift for Life Gym, so guests are totally drinking for a good cause. Tickets a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    International Tap House's "Nightmare Before Christmas" is a Beer Drinker's Dream

    If you're looking for that perfect gift for the beer enthusiast in your life, you can't do much better than taking them down to the International Tap House's (1711 S. 9th Street; 314-621-4333) annual "Nightmare Before Christmas," held this Saturday, December 14, at the Soulard location and the follo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Eight Bars With the Best Beer Selections in St. Louis: 2013

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The eight bars with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Happy Hour at Plush: Take a Tipsy Trip

    Plush (3224 Locust Street, 314-535-2686) The Hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and all day Tuesday. The Deal: Half off of well drinks, reduced-prized sixteen-ounce draft beers and half-off appetizers.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Worst of Coachella 2013: Weekend Two

    Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    First Look: SOHA Bar & Grill

    In the nearly four years since the low-slung building that used to house Off the Vine has been closed, the space at Hampton and Columbia avenues sat dark and empty, acquiring cobwebs. Nearly three weeks after it has reopened, 2605 Hampton Avenue, now known as SOHA Bar & Grill, is still rather dark. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Eco-drinks for Earth Day

    Needing to unwind after a hard day of Earth advocacy? Or perhaps you just want to give your corporate master the virtual finger after being trapped in your cell cubicle, increasing shareholder value, all day? In either case, you can do so in a way that's friendlier for the planet we all share. Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    The Beertender: The Gift of Beer Always Fits

    John Blyberg, Wikimedia Commons​Hey, look, more holidays! Here are a few easy-to-find, crowd-pleasing holiday beers to spice up your family's Christmas feast.Again we begin with the St. Louis Brewery. Schlafly Christmas Ale is, like many winter beers, great for a dessert or after-dinner drink. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 11.20

    ​ Food safety bill passes the Senate. (Los Angeles Times)Top ten dubious food label health claims. ( Humbolt squid is quite tasty. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Beetles make all-natural Superglue on asparagus. (MSNBC)Craft beer kings Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head collaborate on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    The Beertender: What to Drink This Fall

    ​If you've been paying attention over the past few years, you know how the beer selection in the St. Louis area has ballooned. (Seventeen breweries!) With so much out there, it can get a little overwhelming at times. Here are a few Must-Trys and New-&-Excitings to seek:(Don't forget that STL H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    The Beertender: Get Hip to Hops

    Ever seen that ad where Jim Koch of Samuel Adams noses around a hops field and says, "Hops are to beer what grapes are to wine"? While it's not quite an SAT-worthy analogy, it does make the point that there are different varieties of hops -- and that they are crucial to beer.Hops are the spice of be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    The Dive Bomber: The Corner Bar

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.When did day drinking fall out of favor? I want to think that if everyone took an h ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Review Preview: Mattingly Brewing Company

    Jennifer SilverbergThis week I visit Mattingly Brewing Company, the small brewpub in Benton Park. When I was a grad student in Iowa City, my classmates and I often hung out after our weekly writing workshop at this bar called Martinis. Six days of the week it was a cesspool of underage corn-fed coed ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2008
  • News

    October 4, 2006

    Kill the Messenger

    The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists

  • Dining

    March 8, 2006

    Warsteiner Premium Verum

    Joel's Shell Food Mart, 1814 Arsenal Street, 314-772-1977.

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    The Forty Challenge

    "No stronger than the tap water in Compton": We put Forties to the test

  • Dining

    January 26, 2005

    Unchained Melody

    Dewey's Pizza aims to keep it all deliciously local

  • Dining

    March 3, 2004

    When Is a Tavern Not a Tavern?

    When it's the Del Pietros' inventive latest, Tavern 43

  • Dining

    February 26, 2003

    Viva Vito's

    SLU expansion couldn't keep a good restaurant down

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    Drinkin' Dirt

    Bargain brews such as Pabst Blue Ribbon are making a comeback in some of St. Louis' hippest clubs, but Anheuser-Busch isn't too worried

  • Music

    August 16, 2000

    Radio Who?

    Hailed as a successor to Radiohead, Grandaddy makes great music while looking to the good old days