Cocktail season is here and bartenders throughout St. Louis have sweetened their menus with flavors of the summer. Gut Check has the perfect cocktail list to pair with sun-filled days and steamy nights.
The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>
Back in July, Daily RFT reported on Jourdan and Kirk who were -- as far as we knew -- one of, if not the, first local, same-sex couple to apply for a marriage-based green card after the demise of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. There's a happy update to the story -- Jourdan has been approved! ... More >>
The U.S Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act last month does not have direct consequences for states like Missouri that have constitutional bans on same-sex marriage. But the DOMA decision, perhaps in unexpected ways, has impacted various LGBT rights efforts here. For examp ... More >>
Jourdan and Kirk have a pretty standard love story. Banker meets librarian, they date, fall in love, move in together and get married. "It's not exceptional other than, it's two guys," says Kirk as he sits beside Jourdan in their attorney Jim Hacking's office. (The couple asked Daily RFT to use onl ... More >>
Are you waiting for the right excuse to ditch town and leave it all behind to pursue a lucrative career in a mile-high chef's hat? Tired of getting taunted by daytime infomercials? Well, look no further. The Culinary Institute of America forgoes that other CIA's incognito M.O. by hosting its first ... More >>
iliza.comIliza Shlesinger coming to the Funnybone this weekend!Iliza Shlesinger's hotness is (1) undeniable, and (2) irrelevant, because her comic chops are real: In 2008, at the tender age of 24, she won NBC's Last Comic Standing, and hasn't looked back since. She'll be at the Funnyb ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThis Friday Sleek at Lumière Place marks its second year in St. Louis with a celebration of art and beef. The steakhouse will host Carpe Diem with Chef Hubert Keller, featuring local artist Jennifer Hayes, at Sleek's second anniversary "Beef Around the World" dinner. "We ... More >>
courtesy of Meramec CavernsA worker puts the finishing touches on the Caveman Zipline.Devoted watchers of the reality show The Amazing Race are no doubt well-acquainted with the zipline: Someone straps you into a harness attached to a pulley, and then you go whizzing down a wire at high speeds ov ... More >>
Airlines with longest flights aim for impressive, entertaining on-board dining options. Because what else are you going to do on an 18-hour flight from Singapore to Newark? (ABC News) Red Robin closes its original location. The Seattle location, opened in the 1940s as a tavern near the Unive ... More >>
For elephants, one would think the Saint Louis Zoo would be a place to escape from, not to. Earlier this year, In Defense of Animals, an animal rights organization, named the zoo to its "Hall of Shame" on its Top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list. A month later, one of the elephants, Jade, contracte ... More >>
How to eat healthy at airports. (Washington Post)A remembrance of coffee shops past. (Chicago Tribune)Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher interning with the USDA. (ESPN)Singapore's Satay Man is the last of a dying breed. (The Atlantic)Monsanto draws antitrust scrutiny. (Washington Post)
Tatiana the Anonymous Model at Jezebel, our favorite source for fashion news, reports that St. Louis model Katie Fogarty's fall on the Prada runway in Milan last September has inspired an entire fashion spread in the magazine L'Officiel Singapore. Sadly, Fogarty doesn't get to play herself in the 'z ... More >>
Something told me that Ryan Coyne, albeit the dark horse of The Contender, Season 4, was gonna go all the way to fisticuffs for the $250,000 purse. The live fight at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, in Connecticut, rolls at 9 p.m. (central), I believe, on February 25.But unless the plot twists unexpectedl ... More >>
Finally!Last night's "Contender" featured a great match-up, a more technically attractive bout than any before, and a hot-damn-holy-SHIT-he's-DOWN knock-out.Here's the deal: With three fights left in Round 1, the gold team was ahead, 3-2, going into this episode. Our town's Ryan Coyne, of the blue t ... More >>
Ryan advances after the first episode of this season's Contender! The new season premiered last night and features St. Louis' own cruiserweight 26-year-old Ryan Coyne. Coyne arrived in Singapore to find himself on the Blue Team, coached by John Bray, who, I got to say, is one m-effin', scary-l ... More >>
Even as Borders announced today that it is borrowing $42.5 million from its largest shareholder, the bookstore chain's Brentwood outpost, which has been facing liquidity problems of its own -- namely a ruptured water main -- will reopen in early to mid-May. i.treehugger.com Though both the Associ ... More >>
www.answers.com Monday was the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations on the Travel Channel. As I wrote then, this is probably my favorite food-related show ever. I considered recapping each episode, as Jeanette did with Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, but given my wacky schedul ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
It's time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard.
Just in time for the worst storm in recorded history, Unreal catches up to Hash House Harriers, the drinking club with a running problem
New releases we didn't throw out with the old
Savor's menu travels the world, but it certainly isn't easy to navigate
Savor, 4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-531-0220
Even with the radiant Gong Li, Zhou Yu's Train's a wreck
Jimmi Yin's idea is sweet, but the execution is sour
Unreal bids fond farewell to Jerry Berger, witnesses a presidential Opening Day and a six-foot-tall termite and gives out a very, very special award
St. Louisans, take some civic pride in Nelly-sanctioned model searches, fire-loving artists, Vespa-ridin' cops and one really underwhelming presidential campaign
The Holmes Brothers aren't sweating the secular/sacred conundrum, just following Jesus' example
Our intrepid reporter chats face-to-face with swoon-inducing Nelly
Wonton King deluges diners with an almost limitless selection of Hong Kong-style dishes
Yes, St. Louis has dim sum. Yes, it's good.
Comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Annual St. Louis International Film Festival