It seems that once Spring arrives, it's time to bust out some brews. And we are so down with that.
This Saturday, April 27, Global Brew Tap House & Lounge (112 South Buchanan Street Suite 1, Edwardsville; 618-307-5858) will host the Edwardsville Spring Beer Festival and Ferguson Brewing Company (41 ... More >>
Are you blushing? Gut Check is blushing. The national media has so many nice things to say about St. Louis!
Let's begin at the New York Post, which on Monday filed a survey of our contemporary dining scene titled "Beyond the BBQ in St. Louis". Which headline and accompanying article ("Long the bast ... More >>
(Friday) Oct. 5:
Best of Missouri Market @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Mobot's annual market features more than 120 Missouri food producers and artisans offering fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more. The spread includes everything from pies to ghost peppers. Admission costs $5 for Garden membe ... More >>
Friday (Aug. 3):
Cherokee Street International Farmers' Market @ the intersection of Texas and Cherokee streets
Peruse and purchase fresh, affordable produce right in the heart of the neighborhood. Admission is free. 4 to 7 p.m.
Happy Hour Fridays @ Yemanja Brasil
Unwind from the week with 50% of ... More >>
Friday (July 13):
Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park (southwest side)
Grab multiple bites to eat from a bevy of food trucks including Hot Aztec, The Cheese Shack, Holy Crepe and many more. Schlafly and Six Row Brewing Company stand by with their signature brews. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m.
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Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2012 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>
Friday (Mar. 23):
Pints for the Planet @ Whole Foods Market - Galleria
Swing by the Whole Foods speciality beer department for a happy hour to help out the Whole Planet Foundation. Get a pint of Schlafly Beer in a special glass for $5 for a good cause. 5 to 7 p.m.
Savory and Sweet Tasting @ Vom F ... More >>
Back in October, RFT Music reported that Plush would be opening "next month," which is new-club code for "we'll let you know when we know." Owner Maebelle Reed has been laboring to get the club off the ground for more than two years, but renovating the 40,000 square foot behemoth hasn't been a walk ... More >>
Image viaWith the rapid growth of craft beer in St. Louis, it was only a matter of time before someone opened a retail store like Wolfbräu House of Beer (286 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters; 636-242-1040). Founder Ryan Wolf describes Wolfbräu, scheduled to open the second week of December, as a " ... More >>
The stars of the beer universe aligned when Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600) decided to put out its latest release, Plant No. 1 Pre-Prohibition Pilsner.
The midtown brewpub wanted to release its first lager at the same time that it was filling out a new expansion i ... More >>
Inside Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, part of the St. Louis craft-beer boomOf the national food publications, few -- maybe none -- have paid St. Louis as much attention as Food & Wine. Already this year, the magazine tabbed Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus as one of its "Best New Chefs" -- the sec ... More >>
Image viaSt. Louis Craft Beer Week offers lots and lots of fancy-pants brew-centric events.Call us crazy, but sometimes Gut Check International HQ misses the good ol' days when Anheuser-Busch drove this city like a team of clydesdales and you could actually buy a Busch beer at the stadium tha ... More >>
Bacon and beer - two great tastes that taste great together? We'll find out soon enough.
On Sunday Six Row Brewing Company announced on their blog that they're making a limited run of their Robust Porter infused with a specially-smoked slab of bacon from Baumann's Fine ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergA pint of the "Whale" beer at Six Row Brewing CompanyOne of the many new craft brewers gracing the St. Louis scene over the past couple of years. My review of Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600) is now available online, and be sure to check out Jenni ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergBeer flights at Six Row Brewing CompanyI took a break from writing reviews last week. What did I do instead? I drank beer. Specifically, I drank beer at Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600). I also tried some of the fare from the brewpub's relatively ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThree weeks ago Men's Health named St. Louis the sixth-drunkest city in America. Gut Check knows we can do better, so we posted some tips on how to reach the pinnacle of national drunkenness in '12.
This past weekend we got an e-mail from a fellow named John Clopton, who ow ... More >>
St. Louis craft beer welcomes more and more breweries.Former RFT staff writer Kristen Hinman, whose desk was located directly next to Gut Check International Headquarters, has an article in the Washington Post about the growth of the beer scene in St. Louis beyond Anheuser-Busch.Hinman gives prop ... More >>
The Silversun Pickups will play for free with Against Me this SaturdayFriday, July 23
*Kings of Leon, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
*Sara Bareilles/Brothers Lazaroff, Live on the Levee
*Michael McDonald/Steve Scorfina, Touhill Performing Arts Center
*On Tracy Lane/All Fall Down/Reigning Heir & ... More >>
Common will perform for free with DJ Needles Friday night at Live on the Levee.Friday, July 9
*Common/DJ Needles, Live on the Levee
*Jonny Lang/Brandi Shearer, The Pageant
*Let Them Eat Art festival, Maplewood
*3 Sheets to the Wind/Vanattica/Sonic Candy/Ahj/Acupunkture, Fubar (early show)
*Le ... More >>
sliminny.wordpress.comThe B-52s play for free on SundayFriday, July 2
*311/The Offspring, Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
*Whole Wheat Bread/Chase Long beach, Fubar
*Mad Titans, Lemmon's
*Eric Moeller And The Strummalongs/Equal Squeeze/Andy Hyland, Firebird
*Dave Stone Trio, Mangia Italiano
*Via ... More >>
Grace WoodardSix Row Brewing Company pays homage to the city's storied brewing history. They brew the sudsy stuff and serve it up cold in the historic Falstaff building on Forest Park Parkway, a place that still has the original Falstaff stained glass above the entry. Heck, the small microbre ... 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 >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Local Harvest Dish: Maddie got mindful about eating. Iron Stef: Stef embraced the crazy tastiness of Martha Stewart.Andrew Mark Veety: Andrew got excited about a future with a new kitchen, new garden, and new food writing opportunities. Feast: ... More >>
Here's when we glance at the newly purchased calendar, note the slightly strange four digits that signify the upcoming year and wonder where the hell it all went.User "Herr stahlhoefer," Wikimedia CommonsLuckily, it's been another strong year for craft beer. The craft-brewing industry grew ov ... More >>
Another day, another brewpub for St. Louis: Six Row Brewing Company is now open at 3690 Forest Park Avenue. The address was once part of the Falstaff brewery, giving this new venture a direct connection to St. Louis' brewing history. Six Row currently has six beer styles: a Kölsch, a porter, an ESB ... More >>