• Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Uncle Munkey's Coin Club, New "Beercade" in Edwardsville

    Edwardsville might seem like a bit of a trek for St. Louisans, but it's one that's proven worth the wade across the river thanks to destinations including Cleveland-Heath and Brevan's Patisserie. Now those willing to make the drive can add Uncle Munkey's Coin Club (1027 Century Drive; Edwardsville, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Happy Hour at SqWires: Ideal Summertime Sipping, Snacking and Relaxing

    The Place: SqWires (1415 South 18th Street; 314-865-3522) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Deal: From 4 to 6 p.m., half-price appetizers are available. Bar prices run the duration of happy hour, featuring $3.75 local craft beers, $2 domestic bottles, $4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Banh Mi So #1 Closed for Renovations Until May 28

    South Grand Vietnamese restaurant Banh Mi So #1 (4071 South Grand Boulevard; 314-353-0545) will be closed for more than five weeks beginning today, April 22, for renovations. Owners Thomas and Lynne Truong announced on Facebook yesterday that they will reopen Banh Mi May 28 "with bright eyes and bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: April 11 to 13

    Spring is finally here folks. Get out and enjoy the weather, not to mention all that fresh produce coming in season. It's the first outdoor Tower Grove Farmers' Market, plus we're celebrating the end of Prohibition at Schlafly. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump, and go outsid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    The Drunken Vegan's Guide to Bloody Marys: Animal-Free Versions in STL and At Home

    Gut Check is proud to introduce the Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. A drun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    The Precinct's New Menu Focuses on Smoked Meats and Pub Food

    The Precinct (1900 Locust Avenue; 314-588-8899) debuted in October; it was a new concept for owners Mark Winfield and Jim Edmonds, whose Edmonds 15 Steakhouse previously occupied the space. The re-branding was set to coincide with the police department headquarters moving in next door, which has sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    First Look: Athlete Eats' Guilt-Free Gourmet Health Food on Cherokee Street

    Athlete Eats (2837 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5566) co-owners, husband-and-wife Simon and Angelica Lusky, boast pro food and pro attitudes. Simon Lusky got his start in St. Louis preparing meals as a chef and nutritionist for the Cardinals around two years ago, and the demand grew so much that the cou ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    The 5 Best Biscuits in St. Louis

    The biscuit is one of our favorite sides. But it has a lot of versatility, too -- it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner, a la carte, smothered with gravy, or replace bread in a sandwich. We've chosen a few of our favorites to get you started; these are all places where biscuits are available on their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill's Secret (and Not-So-Secret) Menu for Vegetarians

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill (2131 Marconi Avenue; 314-762-9899) Neighborhood: The Hill Cuisine: Gourmet hot dogs

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    The Best Things We Ate This Year

    We ate so much this year. Sure, it's part of the job, but not everything we try is delicious. In the past twelve months, though, there have been a few dishes that stood out to us amid the sea of cronuts, kale and Sriracha overload. See also: The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013

    Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    The Sneak: Champagne Wishes and Sneakable Dreams

    Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: Oscar-Nominated Shorts, AnimatedFood: Delightfully cheap sparkling wine, originally purchased for making mimosas.Here's a tip: t ... More >>