This is weird. The local races for Board of Aldermen seats in St. Louis don't generally get a whole lot of mainstream media attention -- but here at Daily RFT, we couldn't ignore the craziness that has apparently occurred in the the 27th Ward. Chris Carter, who has held the seat since October, i ... More >>
Yesterday, we wrote about a somewhat bizarre "open letter" rant from FOX 2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins on his Facebook page, directed at his "haters" who have apparently been attacking him for not accurately predicting the snow storm over the weekend. It included some gem quotes like, "That is an as ... More >>
"Nothing demonstrates what a critical asshole I am more than judging the RFT Web Awards." -- Anonymous So said one of our esteemed judges during a marathon session this week to determine this year's RFT Web Awards winner and finalists. It's true. Our judges are a discerning bunch for good reason. A ... More >>
Just like the sign that hangs from Capitalist Pig restaurant suggests, owner Ron Buechele started a minor revolution on his Facebook page this week when he announced that someone at the city has a big pig problem with his sign. "Apparently Joe McCarthy has risen from the grave," he wrote. "I had a ... More >>
We Are Scientists has just announced that it is canceling a series of upcoming tour dates -- including a scheduled set at LouFest -- due to lead singer Keith Murray's throat issues. The band's full statement can be found below. LouFest, meanwhile, took to its official Facebook page to say that an ... More >>
Diplo | Chiddy Bang | Lunice The Firebird March 30, 2012 In this day and age of corporate sponsorships often intertwining and ultimately propelling events by selling artists' "cool" - some kind of interesting (and confusing) standard is being set by the Axe: One Night Only tour featuring Lunice, Ch ... More >>
The Show-Me State made an appearance on page A1 of Sunday's New York Times in an article outlining the various ways U.S. school districts are grappling with the ethical and legal implications of electronic communication between teachers and students. Missouri has in some respects been ahead ... More >>
Thanks to social media, corporations and public figures can now embarrass themselves (often by sticking their stinky, figurative feet right into their metaphorical mouths) more easily and more often. While this is usually entertaining (hello, intentional nip slips!) and often illuminating (à la Al ... More >>
via FacebookWell, contra my earlier comment about the proliferation of new food trucks, here's a news item about a truck leaving St. Louis:Wanderlust Pizza, which serves pizza from a wood-fired oven installed in a vintage Airstream, announced via Twitter and Facebook that it is leaving St. Louis ... More >>
Last week Emma Sullivan of the Kansas City suburb of Fairway, Kansas, had 65 followers on Twitter. Right now she has 6,200 and rising. Her meteoric surge in popularity stems from a Tweet made from her phone last Monday when Sullivan was attending a speech from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback:Turns out ... More >>
Gut Check first learned at the beginning of July that national chain Pita Pit planned to open its first area location at 200 North Ninth Street, the space previously occupied by Baladas Bistro. This morning, I drove by the location, and the restaurant certainly looks ready to go, right down to th ... More >>
Well that was ridiculous. Marc Broussard, who will be performing this evening at Old Rock House, is scheduled to make an appearance tonight at 6 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl. That has long been in the works. And the web team from Broussard's label, Atlantic Records, went to post about the appearance ... More >>
Facebook groups: if they can topple totalitarian regimes, perhaps they improve the way producers exchange ideas too.As we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, this year's S.L.U.M. Fest Beat Battle Champion James "JBJR" Bishop explained how he shuts out the world when he sits down at his compute ... More >>
wikimedia commonsMötley Crüe's summer tour is under way; the St. Louis date is Wednesday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. A couple very important notes about this show: 1. Poison and the New York Dolls are opening 2. The setlist is fan determined 3. Tommy Lee is playing drums ON A F ... More >>
Ian FroebIt's curtains for Brandt's in the Delmar Loop.Delmar Loop mainstay Brandt's Café (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-3663) announced its closure on its Facebook page this morning. Owner Adam Brandt posted the news:Unfortunately ... Brandt's Café is closed.The Loop has been ... More >>
Zach Galifianakis: bro-dawg, beardo, and apparently huge environmentalist.Things we have learned about dudes from beer commercials: Dudes like beer and camaraderie, and they dislike effort and fussy groomy things like shaving.So -- and again, our research here is based entirely on Beer Commercial ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Gut Check is stuck in a chair at home with a bad ankle sprain. Where should I order lunch from? (Gut Check Aux. HQ is in Shaw 'hood.) Yeah, so, Eat ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: My first reaction to news that Sbarro's is filing for Chapter 11: Sbarro's still exists? RT @EvanBenn: O'Fallon Brewery sale moving forward; propos ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: TGI Friday's to double # of restaurants worldwide: http://yhoo.it/efUTTZ So basically the new Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut is a pizz ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Back from two days of jury duty, during which I was reminded that The Terrace View has damn good fries. I wonder if Cafe Natasha ever has to cut so ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Stuff This, Burger King: A Visit to the Wicked Lady Pub http://bit.ly/iibZzz Jimmy Fallon vs. Stephen Colbert: Battle of Ben & Jerry's Late Night I ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: RT @Francostl: With wennemans down we're having a heck of time getting pork belly. Any advice on good local and available? Whole hog at Pappy's Smokeho ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Smithfield Pork Exposed by Humane Society, Boycotted by Bittman http://bit.ly/fIAP9f Restaurant menu error of the day: "Cream englaze"
Courtesy Wendy LowVote for us, darn it!A few years back, Parkway North High School student Wendy Low and some of her friends thought it would be a great idea for the school to use solar panels to meet its electrical needs. The administration was all for it. Just one thing: Solar panels cost money ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: What Americans Need to Know About Hunger http://bit.ly/d7hsIG Farmhaus introduces taco Tuesdays Blue Plate special: http://bit.ly/ekxuFj #tacos
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: The Contradictory Link Between Poverty and Obesity http://bit.ly/beWUCR Late news: Wapango in Chesterfield closed.
Five years later, the New Orleans Times-Picayune looks at thirteen ways Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans' food culture - what's gone, what's new, and why the tea got sweeter. Forget Yelp! and foursquare. Foodspotting just got some big financial backing to make it a player in the food social m ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Walmart Sandwiches Recalled http://bit.ly/b9v31V ...and here I was looking forward to having an egg-salad sandwich from Walmart...
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: This restaurant's music makes me feel like I just spent $20 on hotel room pay-per-view. Well of course the sushi lights up. 8 different colors!
The Internets are abuzz over a St. Louis pet spa owner's call to arms via social media. Wikimedia CommonsYesterday a little after two o'clock, Mark Langevin, a co-owner of A Walk in the Park Grooming, a new pet boutique in Tower Grove South, asked patrons and friends to rally up against PetSmart ... More >>
The New Oxford American Dictionary is out with its "Word of the Year" for 2009. That term? Unfriend, meaning to remove someone from a social media site, such as Facebook. The New York Times quotes Oxford lexicographer Christine Lindberg as saying unfriend has ''real lex appeal'' for best reflecti ... More >>
Sad news to report: Jamie Foehner, who was a familiar figure at Lemmons as their booker/door man and trivia co-host, passed away late yesterday. He was 38. His Facebook page alluded to some recent health problems and hospital stays, but no further details are available at the moment. ... More >>
That iPod "name the first line of the song" meme is going around Facebook, and one of the few tracks I guessed was this one.
Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Saturday, March 4. 9 p.m. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
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