Residents of south city might have been sad to see Murdoch Perk go, but a new restaurant and coffee shop opened in Murdoch Perk's old spot this week, and neighbors seem thrilled. Russell's on Macklind (5400 Murdoch Avenue; 314-553-9994) opened on Tuesday, March 19, to a steady flow of customers co ... More >>
The Sweet Divine (4521 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 636-942-2900) is about to get a little sweeter. The bakery, which opened in south city only last June, is already planning a move next month to bigger digs in Soulard. The cupcakery began as the dream of Jenna Seibert, who owns the store with her ... More >>
In November of last year, we spotted Wilson's BBQ, a new barbecue joint preparing to open at 4904 Devonshire Avenue, just west of the intersection with South Kingshighway Boulevard in the Southampton neighborhood. The restaurant's neon Open sign was dark and its front windows were soaped when we sto ... 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 >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
Image viaBring your pooch to Yappy Hour at the Bleeding Deacon this Sunday! Friday, May 13: Grand opening week @ I Scream Cakes During Cherokee Street's Cinco de Mayo celebration last Saturday, a new kid on the block opened its doors for the first time. I Scream Cakes debuted its custard sty ... More >>
Leaving the house = still awesome. Some recommended critic's picks are right over here. Other beaucoup weekend events (such as MotĂ¶rhead) are previewed elsewhere. And below, ten more good bets for the weekend. All Weekend: Crankfest @ Cranky Yellow Info about this all-ages art and music ce ... More >>
Greg Tsevis in front of the Avalon Theatre in July 2007Heather Ratcliffe reports in the Post-Dispatch today that the City has filed a lawsuit hoping to take control of the old Avalon Theatre on South Kingshighway.The building, condemned in 2006, was originally built in 1935 as an old-school "movie p ... More >>
The defiant owner of the old Avalon Cinema won’t give up his south St. Louis movie house without a fight.
Ever hear the one about the unions and the convention bureau?
Guided by Voices returns to STL
Wait no more: Unreal's presidential-candidate endorsements are in; plus we lament the loss of "Poetry Beat," check in with the lads at Sanford-Brown and wonder if we can get a direct line to God
Week of July 18, 2001
Bi-State is losing riders and money. Mike McGrath, who has driven a bus for more than a year, thinks he knows what's wrong.
Lafayette Square has a plan to keep the riffraff from mucking up the neighborhood
By William Shakespeare (St. Louis Shakespeare Company)