Ballpark Village is in the home stretch. Before the Cardinals take the field in St. Louis for the first time this season, the long-awaited, $100 million restaurant/entertainment district bordering Busch Stadium will officially open with six days of watch parties, grand openings and even a free conc ... More >>
For the president of a club about men's facial hair, Richie Darling is actually quite the feminist. "To hold office and vote on important club things, you have to have facial hair, which makes it a men's club by default," admits Darling, founder of the St. Louis Beard and Mustache Club."But I like ... More >>
Los Angeles talent agency ICM Partners is working on plans to hold dual Summer Rocks music festivals in downtown St. Louis' Gateway Mall, beginning the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2015. Proponents of the festival say that St. Louis' geographically central location makes it a perfect trave ... More >>
We need a hero! A superhero, to be specific. A new ranking analyzes which U.S. cities are becoming modern day Gothams in need of their own caped crusader. St. Louis ranks No. 3, behind Detroit (No. 1) and Oakland (No. 2.)
If you're a lifelong St. Louisan, it may surprise you to know that Opening Day is not actually a national holiday. It just feels like one here in the Lou. But two St. Louis institutions -- former Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith and Anheuser-Busch -- are petitioning the U.S. government to declare Op ... More >>
The opening of the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge in downtown St. Louis marks an important milestone in the history of the mighty bridges that cross the Mississippi River in the City of St. Louis. Almost a half century has passed since the last bridge, the Poplar Street Bridge, opened in 1967. But the ... More >>
Despite the fresh snowfall, hundreds of people turned out to apply for one of the 250 jobs created by the brand new Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium. The Cardinals will need new staff to work at the 10-acre baseball fan base, which spans seven city blocks. Most of those jobs are food industry ... More >>
St. Louis has a new media power couple, and their romance started in the most true-to-the-Lou location possible: Busch Stadium's Cardinals Club during postseason. John Sheehan, KMOX's (1120 AM) general manager most recently known for solidifying Mike Shannon's spot as the voice of the Cardinals, an ... More >>
Congratulations to St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha, who won more than 40 percent of the votes in the battle for the title of 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year.
Is it really 2014 already? It was a banner year for the St. Louis dining scene. A number of acclaimed chefs opened up new spots, like Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires and John Perkins. Many beloved spots closed, too, but we suppose that's just the way it goes. It's inevitable that we missed some things, s ... More >>
Bow-chicka-wow-wow, Cardinal birds! 2013 was the year the St. Louis Cardinals were named the best-looking team in major league baseball, and we couldn't agree more. The Redbirds are responsible for seven of Daily RFT's ten most-read articles in sports this year. Here are the top ten St. Louis spo ... More >>
Who had the biggest impact on St. Louis in 2013? You tell us. Mayor Francis Slay released the top five finalists for the 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year award Thursday, although only one is actually a person.
Pope Francis is Time Magazine's person of the year. Sedalia named Tuffy the Clown. Now, it's St. Louis' turn.
This week marks 58 years since Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, instantly rendering the brave young woman a hero and champion of the civil rights movement. The decades since have seen steady improvement in race relations and equality, but as always, we still have ... More >>
As David Freese leaves the Cardinals to play ball with Albert Pujols in Los Angeles, Daily RFT began to wonder: Who should fill the baseball all-star's three-year contract to be the spokester for St. Louis staple Imo's Pizza? We have a few ideas.
The flares lit by Bosnian soccer fans at last week's international friendly game did no damage to Busch Stadium, but they set off a firestorm on social media last week as St. Louisans reacted in ways that were by turns curious, angry and downright xenophobic.
The latest tenants in Ballpark Village were announced last week: St. Louis icon Ted Drewes Frozen Custard and Central West End sushi bar Drunken Fish. They're joining Anheuser-Busch (duh), PBR (huh?), plus a dueling-piano-bar chain. Oh, and that 400-spot parking lot. See also: Cardinals Ballpark Vi ... More >>
Their team may have lost, but St. Louis Bosnians went wild watching a world-class soccer friendly last night in a game largely overshadowed by America's love for Monday Night Football. Nearly all of the 30,000 fans at the game were loud-and-proud Bosnians, some even setting of flares in Busch Stadi ... More >>
It's easy to lose your way in the sea of videos that is YouTube, especially when looking for videos about the Lou. Never fear, Daily RFT readers! We're here to guide you. Check out six St. Louis YouTube videos you absolutely have to watch and their horrible, wanna-be opposites:
Those damn Red Sox. You want to hate 'em for beating us in two World Series in ten years, but then there's this: A big gushy advertisement from the front-office of the Boston ballclub thanking Cardinals fans for their "warm Midwestern welcome" and recognizing Cardinal Nation as "everything that's gr ... More >>
Perhaps it was the Cardinals losing the World Series the night before. Or maybe it was the off-and-on rain falling all night. But 2013's Halloween in St. Louis was a real stinker. So were the jokes. But, hey, we can't break with tradition. As RFT has done over the past several years, below are the ... More >>
By Halloween night, the St. Louis Cardinals will be the winners or the losers of the 2013 World Series. Either way, we're expecting some epic Cardinals-themed Halloween costumes. (Now if only we could find some Cardinals-themed jokes to tell! Help us out and leave yours in the comments.) Here are ... More >>
The Best Fans in Baseball started -- then quickly halted -- selling St. Louis Stronger T-shirts in a bizarre and insensitive challenge to the Red Sox's "Boston Strong" motto. To honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the city mowed "B Strong" into the Fenway Park outfield -- like the St ... More >>
We're right in the middle of the World Series, and after last night's loss, we aren't feeling too great. Having our home team in the big game is big business for many St. Louis sports bars, but unfortunately the opposite can be true for small, local restaurants who do not have televisions. The owne ... More >>
Howdy, y'all! Welcome to the Daily RFT, the news blog for the Riverfront Times. I'm your host, brand-new staff writer Lindsay Toler. Let's play, Who's Sittin' on a Hot Scoop? Every so often, we reach out to you, loyal blog readers, for story ideas. We get some really, really, really, really great ... More >>
In an effective-yet-stupid move, hawkers for counterfeit World Series tickets in St. Louis are letting their customers snap photos of them as a kind of insurance policy. Trouble is, that just leaves Cardinals fans with fake tickets, no money and a photo on their phone. St. Louis Metropolitan Polic ... More >>
The St. Louis Cardinals are a gay butt sex team -- at least, that's according to Wikipedia. Someone hacked the team's Wikipedia page, and while the three-word addition was promptly removed by Wiki editors, the description lingered on Google's and Bing's Cardinals search pages. If you Googled the C ... More >>
You know, sometimes even zombies crave a little recognition. Oh, sure, they stink from all the guts hanging out of their bacteria-ridden holes or sometimes they try to eat your brains, but deep down, zombies just want to earn a trophy for being the best at something -- same as any of us. A group of ... More >>
Hardcore baseball fans nerd out over math: batting averages, win shares, strike out to walk ratios. Eddie Roth, St. Louis' director of operations, is one such chic geek. As the St. Louis Cardinals advanced in the playoffs, he researched how their record compares to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's t ... More >>
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday may have rounded all four bases Wednesday night in Boston, but two bands playing back in the 314 were the ones who hit the real home runs. Punk stalwarts Voodoo Glow Skulls and ska elders the Toasters brought the sweet sounds of success and perseveranc ... More >>
Nineteen. It's the number of times the St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series, and a tally that's second only to the New York Yankees' 40 trips to baseball's big dance. The Redbirds also lay claim to the most championships, again after the Yankees. And while October baseball has mostly ... More >>
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 >>
It will cost more to watch Game Six or Seven of the St. Louis Cardinals-Boston Red Sox World Series in Fenway Park than it would to fly to St. Louis from Boston and catch the contest at Busch Stadium. Red Sox fans are paying 81 percent more on average for a scalped ticket, says Jesse Lawrence, CEO ... More >>
The closer St. Louis gets to the World Series, the more post-season rally jams pop up on YouTube in honor of the Cardinals. Writing a cringe-worthy fan song takes more than finding rhymes for "Red October" and "Carlos Beltran." Take a few tips from our nine favorite Cardinals rally songs:
This postseason, St. Louis Cardinals fans have taken a beating in the national media. We'd link to all the examples of this, but we'll save you the brain cells. (Getting trolled kills them, you see.) And we know we're the "Best Fans in Baseball," even the players themselves admit it, so we're cool, ... More >>
According to (and buried way far down in) a sports column published in USA Today, Dodgers fans in Los Angeles yelled, threatened, threw popcorn at and tried to trip the grandson of Stan "The Man" Musial and his friends while they watched Games 3 and 4 of the postseason series against the Cardinals t ... More >>
You guys, what a weekend we had. Up two games to nil on the Dodgers? St. Louis fans have a lot to be happy about this Monday morning (not to mention the success of the Rams, Blues and Mizzou over the weekend). The weekend's wins have almost washed away the ugliness we saw last week, an ire that seem ... More >>
After a decisive Game 5 victory over the Pirates, Cardinals fans were feeling jubilant and rowdy last night outside Busch Stadium. WTAE-TV Pittsburgh news anchor Guy Junker was doing an admirable job ignoring the St. Louis fans' best efforts to derail his report, until one red-haired lady managed ... More >>
For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, s ... More >>
No matter what, people will always want more chocolate. Thankfully, local chocolate makers Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier (3983 Gratiot Street; 314-534-2401) has purchased a massive building (220,000-square-foot) at 1600 North Broadway (as first reported by the Business Journal) with plans for ... More >>
Forget Netflix -- the St. Louis Cardinals have found an even better platform for their original television series. Instagram! The Cardinals yesterday debuted the so-called "#Nestflix Instagram Video Original Series #TheFrontOffice," with three fifteen-second episodes and more to come over the next ... More >>
The Cardinals yesterday released the team's official 2013 yearbook, which is, of course, dedicated to Stan the Man. Chronicling Stan Musial's career one season at a time, the yearbook offers a colorful tribute to the legacy of the greatest Cardinal that ever lived. The publication features a range o ... More >>
In case you missed it, Matt Adams made Cardinals history at last night's sixteen-inning game. After hitting home runs in the fourteenth and sixteenth innings, Adams became the first player on the team to ever hit two extra-inning home runs (securing the Cardinals a 5-4 win over Cincinnati). "It ... More >>
Last week, we published an item noting that, according to ESPN's Uni Watch Power Rankings, the St. Louis Cardinals are the "best-looking team" in all of major league sports. That much deserved ranking is specifically in reference to the team's great retro-style jerseys and all around spiffy uniforms ... More >>
The St. Louis Cardinals aren't just the best-looking team in all of Major League Baseball -- they've got the No. 1 greatest uniforms out of any team in all four major professional sports leagues! So says ESPN's Paul Lukas in his 2013 Uni Watch Power Rankings released this month. It's a nice rankin ... More >>
Just a parking lot? Not anymore! The St. Louis Cardinals' decade-plus Ballpark Village project completed its $100 million first phase today, a milestone marked by the placing a giant metal truss atop the building that, once completed, hopes to offer all the Cardinals goodies a fan could want.
Last week, the St. Louis Cardinals announced a "significant construction milestone" in the development of Ballpark Village, the highly anticipated project directly north of Busch Stadium: A giant parking lot featuring 400, $20-spots is now open to fans. The news, as we noted, has sparked renewed cri ... More >>