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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
John Blyberg, Wikimedia CommonsHey, 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 >>
Food safety bill passes the Senate. (Los Angeles Times)Top ten dubious food label health claims. (Epicurious.com)Giant 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 ... More >>
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 >>