We knew you guys would come through when it came to nominating St. Louis' most underrated doughnut. The breakfast classic is red hot right now, and we have so many new places to check out. We narrowed it down to four places with the most nominations, but you can write in your own vote, too. See als ... More >>
The football season is officially upon on us, and with that the search for the perfect serving of wings becomes paramount. The right amount of sauce, spice and breading is crucial to any successful gameday. It can get a bit tricky, though, because nearly every sports bar around has (sometimes painfu ... More >>
The Sweet Divine closed its doors this past Saturday to prepare for its move to a new location in Soulard. But fret not, cupcake addicts! You can now scoop up its treats at all four Straub's locations. Gut Check caught up with Straub's bakery manager Brandy Michel at the Kingshighway location to ch ... More >>
The good news? The St. Louis online community is alive and well. The bad news? There's so much great content out there, it's extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best of the best. But, hey, this is the Internet. People love them some lists. We'd hate to disappoint. So, then, the ... More >>
Okay, St. Louis puffers, you asked for it -- and here it is: the unofficial list of city bars that have applied for an exemption from the smoking ban. A quick word of caution: This is not a list of places that have officially been declared exempt, but rather a list of bars whose owners beli ... More >>
OK, St. Louis puffers, you asked for it, you got it: the unofficial list of city bars that have applied for an exemption from the smoking ban, to date. A quick word of caution: this is not a list of places that have officially been declared exempt, but rather a list of bars whose owners bel ... More >>
Tonight Southtown Yoga couples with Local Harvest for St. Louis' first yoga-food experience. Southtown owner Brigette Niedringhaus will lead an hour of vinyasa flow yoga, suitable for all skill levels. When the session culminates with its final relaxation, participants dine on a three-course veget ... More >>
Earlier this week, I partook in a perilous act: I read the commentary on a news story from another local news website. I found one regarding a change of ownership at Southtown Pub, neighbor of Black Derby Saloon and high on my list of potential dives to investigate. In addition to claiming an impro ... More >>
My review of Café Ventana is now available online and -- soon, if not already -- in the nearest RFT box or newsstand. Also in this week's paper, Kristie visits Lily's, the Mexican restaurant in Southtown, and samples horchata. - Ian Froeb
More companies drawn into China's tainted-milk scandal: Heinz, Unilever and Mars. (Daily Telegraph) A man challenges a friend to make and eat the spiciest homemade sauce -- and then dies. (The Times) The Frito Bandito strikes! Sort of. A tale of Fritos, nacho cheese and an unsympathetic clerk. (So ... More >>
photo: Jennifer Silverberg Jasminka Malnar's glad to see you. My review of three Southtown eateries -- Kabob House, Jasminka Homemade Cakes and Lily's -- is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue, Malcolm tries to keep down the new weight-loss drug ALLI, while ... More >>
Ian finds a trio of local gems that hit close to home.
If you're imagining a few dainty morsels set atop paper doilies, stop. These are big, bold cakes -- even simple, lemony cookies are two or three times as big as anything you might dip into your tea or coffee. This week I visit three restaurants in Southtown: Kabob House, Jasminka Homemade Cakes and ... More >>
Three new restaurants make up a minor Greek invasion -- and two are definitely worth visiting
The South Side National Bank Building, an Art Deco icon at Grand and Gravois, could be rehabbed into apartments or replaced by just another Walgreens. The struggle is about to start.
City residents' bold stand against retailer strikes a hopeful chord
For many in South St. Louis, replacing the Southtown Famous with a Kmart is just something they can't swallow. And they're letting City Hall know it.