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Soft Drinks

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    6 World Series Bets Between St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox Fans

    It's Game Day, Birds! The Commissioner's Trophy and a year's worth of bragging rights are at stake for the St. Louis Cardinals, and fans are finding ways to make the Fall Classic even more interesting. We found politicians, radio stations and even churches who are wagering on the series. Here are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Drinks at the Libertine: The Mixologists Who Stare at Goats

    It's a funny thing how you can go into a bar prepared to talk about cocktails and end up on an organic-goat tangent. Then again, it's a funny thing how you can be on the bustling streets of Chicago one day and a goat farm in Willamette, Oregon, the next. Such is the story of Victoria Mitchell and Na ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    St. Louis Zoo Says There's No Evidence Employees Were Poisoned

    Apparently, some of the animals at the zoo can be found outside the cages. At least two workers at the St. Louis Zoo have complained that someone intentionally put chemicals in their beverages. A supervisor and his employee in the maintenance department both say they got a nauseating shock after le ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 29-July 1

    Friday (June 29): Yelp Drinks Friday Happy Hour @ Ernesto's Wine Bar Yelp often? Meet other Yelpers for a special happy hour complete with half price drinks like razzberry lemon punch and screaming bloody marias. Snack on special food prices for pulled pork sliders, flatbreads and more. 5 to 7 p.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Extreme Coca-Cola Habit Contributes to Woman's Death

    Back when Gut Check had the metabolism of a teenage boy (because, at the time, we were in fact a teenage boy), we'd think nothing of slamming back a six-pack of ice-cold Coca-Cola over the course of a lazy afternoon. Of course, we'd also think nothing about slamming back a bacon double cheeseburger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Food Service Job Applicants, Mind Your Fucking Manners

    Fact: Gut Check frequently eats lunch at the Chipotle Mexican Grill (6316 Delmar Boulevard; 314-678-3200) in the Delmar Loop. Not only is the location just steps away from the RFT offices, it's ahem, Chipotle. We love its burritos, tacos, chips and salsa and burrito bowls, and, as far as we know, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    A Tasty Recipe for Your Beefy Love Meat, Valentine's Day Style

    While these days it seems like those who eat offal are adventurous gourmands, this wasn't always the case. Organ meats are humble by nature, the odd science-project leftovers after the animal has been broken down into the more obviously appealing roasts and steaks. With clever cooking techniques, th ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

    7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 to Saturday, February 4. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Avenue.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Was a Mouse Really Found in a Mountain Dew Can? Local Lawsuit Goes Viral

    ​Remember Ronald Ball, the Illinois man who's been suing PepsiCo on a claim that he opened a can of Mountain Dew and found a dead mouse inside? The Madison Record broke the story a year and a half ago, followed by the Daily RFT (here and here). But yesterday, websites from the Daily Mail in Great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Tea (and Lunch) for Two at London Tea Room

    Robin WheelerA proper tomato soup and grilled cheese lunch for a rainy day.​ The Place: The London Tea Room (1520 Washington Ave., 241-6556), the cheeky British tea house and cafe across from the City Museum. The Lunch: As the weather turned drizzly and gray, the mood turns to tea. When it fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Bailey's Range Now Open for Lunch

    Mabel Suen​Last week, Dave Bailey's newest venture, Bailey's Range, debuted with its soft opening in downtown St. Louis. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the restaurant began offering lunchtime hours as well. Gut Check caught up with Bailey for a glimpse into the brand new burger-and-shake eatery's offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Seven Commercials That Led to the Taste Test Comedy Revolution

    ​Cheese is awesome, but it can't replace love. Or car keys. Your computer. Your job. Some Second City alumni try to prove that cheese isn't a substitute for non-food items, and trying to force the issue will break a woman. In doing so, Kraft's Cracker Barrel Cheese (not to be confused with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    All This Soda Talk is Enough to Make Us Sick

    It's bad news for soda. Reuters reports that sugared soda consumption is dropping in America. It's not so great in the land of diet soda drinkers, either. A report presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions suggests that even sugar-free sodas can be linked to diabetes. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Videos: New York Soda Anti-Soda Ad Grossout

    The latest weapon in New York City's ongoing war against unhealthy food and drink? Grossing the hell out of people.New ads from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene attack sodas with very literal interpretations of their sugar and calorie contents.This first one isn't that gross, actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Danno's American Pub's Chris Muether: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Danno's American Pub bartender Chris Muether. Below is a Q&A with Muether, followed by a video of him mixing an Agent Orange cocktail. Alissa NelsonA martinez by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Ten Lamest Halloween Candies

    It's that time of year again. On Sunday evening millions of pint-size Iron Men and Hermiones will fill the streets and ring our doorbells, visions of tooth decay Skittles, Snickers and Hershey's full-size milk chocolate bars dancing in their heads. Yes, folks, it's Halloween, and our collective pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Boylan's Creamy Red Birch Beer, Macklind Avenue Deli

    failblog.org​We land at the Macklind Avenue Deli after a long morning of digging for sweet deals at estate sales. It's a favorite summertime Saturday morning ritual and we were happy to get back to it on this first truly hot day. By the time we went looking for lunch, we were sweaty, tired and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Drink of the Week: Barritt's Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer, Randall's Wines and Spirits

    via​We knew we were pushing it. We'd spent the month of December eating too much sugar and drinking too much alcohol, being stressed out and overtired. On New Year's Eve, we should have toasted with champagne and gone home early. We knew it as we stood outside sucking cigarette smoke and icy air i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    No Hallucination, STL Addicted to Caffeine

    An outfit called HealthSaver -- a "health-care discount program" -- has released its second annual HealthSaver Caffeinated Cities Survey. The survey looked at caffeine consumption in twenty major metropolitan areas, including St. Louis.How do we rank? Well, we love our caffeine -- God knows, it's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.29

    In today's news: Mexico bans U.S. meat, Diet Coke Plus shouldn't be "Plus," and France isn't happy about its wine.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Gut Check Christmas* Gift Ideas: The Alinea Cookbook

    As part of the Year-End Bonanza, here are some Christmas* gift ideas for the foodie in your life. These are personal favorites, and these posts in no way imply an official RFT endorsement. The makers of these products didn't pay for my "endorsement," either.The Alinea CookbookEven if I restrict th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
  • Calendar

    September 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008
  • Music

    April 30, 2008

    Bad Dudes

    8 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2008
  • News

    February 20, 2008
  • Music

    October 24, 2007

    Lyrics Born

    8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Avenue.

  • Music

    July 18, 2007

    Alison Krauss and Union Station

    8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

  • Music

    February 28, 2007

    The Gourds

    9 p.m. Thursday, March 1. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    The world can be cruel to the very, very sweaty.

    Plus: The great pop-vs.-soda debate and a chat with Missouri's Most Handsome.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 20, 2006

    Attention: College Students

    You can't spell "party" without "art"

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    The Other Basement Tapes

    "I Drink Sody." "Disco for Drunks." "Pull My Finger." Pearls from the overlooked oeuvre of Bruce Cole and the Screamin' Mee-Mees.

  • Music

    May 21, 2003

    Cowboy Mouth with Soul Asylum and Jennie DeVoe

    Friday, May 23; Rib America Festival, Soldiers Memorial Plaza (Market and Tucker)

  • Dining

    March 27, 2002

    Wrap-Up Show

    Mexican-food lovers should swing by El Burrito Loco

  • Dining

    November 14, 2001

    Water Table

    The Robert E. Lee once helped keep St. Louis fine dining afloat

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Free-Music Venue

    Forest Park Boathouse

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Neighborhood Grocery Store/Deli

    Garavaglia's Deli & More

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Statue At a Strip Mall

    The clown at General Grant Center

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Place to Eat Junk Food

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH South) Cafeteria

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Run

    Labor Day Classic

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