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St. Louis Cardinals

  • Dining

    June 27, 2013
  • News

    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Cardinals: Why Are There Christian Symbols On The Field At Busch Stadium? (PHOTOS)

    A few weeks ago, Daily RFT got an e-mail from a reader and lifelong Cardinals fan who, while watching the games this season, had noticed something he hadn't seen before on the pitcher's mound. Right near the cleat scraper, etched into the dirt, there appeared to be a Christian cross and fish symbol. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Flying Saucer Leaves Veggie Critic Beaming

    Destination: Flying Saucer (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456) Neighborhood: Downtown Cuisine: "American Food with a Southern Flare" Overview: With sixteen other locations across the U.S. -- the St. Louis location being one of the newest -- the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is truly an emporium. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    St. Louis No. 1 "Most Sinful" City In America, Report Says; RFT Chooses Top 7 Places To Sin

    In St. Louis, we're often quite displeased when a misleading national crime report puts us in one of the top spots. But today, we're going to just embrace our latest achievement in the rankings department, no matter how flawed the methodology may be! St. Louis, ladies and gentlemen, is the No. 1 " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from June 17 to 23

    This week's show recommendations include visits from Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Black Flag, and more. Also, be on the look out for the Skin Graft St. Louis Homecoming and a dual release show featuring Humdrum and the latest Tower Groove Records single. Read on for all that and more!

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Grammy-Winning St. Louis Artist Thi'sl to Throw First Pitch at Marlins/Cardinals Game This Saturday

    This Saturday, local Hip-Hop artist Thi'sl will throw the first pitch against his beloved St. Louis Cardinals while sporting a Miami Marlins jersey. What motivation could a hometown boy have to turncoat and guest pitch for the Marlins? Plenty, it turns out. "I can't lie I was crushed at first, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    [Updated w/ Winners] Write a Caption, Win Tickets to Tonight's Cardinals Game

    Update: Thanks to the more than 40 of you who contributed a caption via Facebook or our comments section. You all definitely have a sense of humor and love your Cardinals. It wasn't easy, but we've chosen the two captions we liked best. And the winners are: April Charles, who commented via Facebook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Museums, Theaters, Barbecue: An Updated Guide to Midtown

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Midtown in a larger map As its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Track Your Bud: Busch Stadium Budweiser Not from St. Louis?

    Gut Check recently received an e-mail from an inquisitive reader alerting us to a somewhat counterintuitive discovery made while using Budweiser's new Track Your Bud app. The app is pretty straightforward: Plug in the "born on" date or QR code found on the can or bottle and the origins of your bee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    25 Reasons to Love Summer in St. Louis

    People may gripe about the heat and humidity of St. Louis in the summer. But ask someone to share his or her favorite memory about this town, and chances are you're going to hear a story about something that happened between May and September. Why? Because summer is when we get together with frien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    "Blasphemous!" Cardinals Fans Outraged By "Horrible Idea" of Soccer at Busch Stadium

    Update: See photos from soccer at Busch Stadium.Think soccer at Busch Stadium will be a hit? Not so fast, sissy boys! This is the message of a handful of vocal, outraged haters, a.k.a., the Best Fans In Baseball, who are making their disdain for soccer at Busch very clear on the Facebook page of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Flying Saucer Draught Emporium: Review Preview

    By now you are no doubt aware that Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456) opened in St. Louis earlier this year. You know that the restaurant serves beer -- a lot of beer. And you might have been aware that only this weekend did a few proud St. Louisans try -- but, alas, fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Music Video: St. Louis Native Bhi Bhiman Covers Dire Straits' "Walk of Life"

    John Burroughs grad (class of 2000) Bhi Bhiman left St. Louis after high school and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. But once a Redbirds fan, always a Redbirds fan -- Bhiman once wrote a song in celebration of former Cardinals star Albert Pujols -- and when RFT Music asked Bhiman to tell us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Jenna Fischer, Murphy Lee, Joe Buck and More Lend Their Voices to Citygarden

    Since its opening four years ago, Citygarden has become a must-see St. Louis destination. Now the downtown sculpture park is worth a listen, too. See also: - Jenna Fischer Defends Imo's Pizza - Jon Hamm Brags About St. Louis Cardinals Today Citygarden unveiled an iPhone app that offers -- among ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    EPA to Recognize St. Louis Cardinals for Reducing Food Waste

    Don't feel too guilty about not finishing your nachos at Busch Stadium. Chances are the leftover chips (and other half-eaten scraps) will make their way to St. Louis Composting for use as lawn and garden food. A similar second chance exists for unsold food at the ballpark. It is donated to Operati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Opening Day: Thirty Cardinals Fans Who Are So Excited They Just Can't Handle It

    It's Opening Day, St. Louis! Everyone is totally completely losing it this Monday morning because they are just so friggin' excited! (Even if the police are watching you, and there's no more free parking.) We're pretty excited here at Daily RFT and thought we'd share that excitement with you, dear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Opening Day: No Free Parking...And the Police Are Watching You!

    Nothing on Planet Earth can get in the way of having a really awesome Opening Day today, right? Wrong! Here's a quick public service announcement for you: No more free parking! In the past, the city has offered free parking to fans on the most important day of the year for St. Louis, but apparentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus Sees St. Louis on the Precipice of National Recognition

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus. Part two, a Q&A, will be available Thursday. Part three, a recipe from Jennrich, will be published on Friday. For many years, the migration went like this: Talented young St. Louis cooks, eager to make their bones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    New Favorites, Old Friends: An Updated Guide to Restaurants in Lindenwood Park

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Mad Hatter Pub Crawl Celebrates Crazy Hats and Booze

    In Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter drank tea. In St. Louis, Mad Hatters drink booze. On Saturday, March 30, Fuel, a local social volunteer group, is hosting its annual Mad Hatter's Pub Crawl. Drinkers and revelers will travel by bus (and two ferries) across St. Louis and into Illinois boozing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    [VIDEO] Flying Saucer Opening Marred by Evil Royals Fan Plot; Kicks Off Most Important Drinking Contest of All Time

    Gut Check has uncovered a dastardly scheme to ruin the new Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street, St. Louis; 314-932-1456) downtown and spit in the face of every Cardinals fan in town. Confronted with the results of our investigation, we asked the man at the center of this travesty -- o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Photos: Cardinals Finally Break Ground on Ballpark Village, Release New Renderings

    Finally. This morning, the St. Louis Cardinals officially broke ground -- shovels and all! -- on the much-anticipated, much delayed development of Ballpark Village, the mixed-use seven-block project just north of Busch Stadium. The Cardinals, working with development partner Cordish Companies, say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Chris Carpenter's Five Best On-Field Obscenities

    In honor of the (possible), end of Chris Carpenter's time in St. Louis -- not to mention a potentially career-ending situation -- we here at the Riverfront Times thought it was high time we took a look back at all the biggest moments from his tenure here.No, not his tenure as the staff ace for one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Has Chris Carpenter Thrown His Last Pitch for the Cardinals?

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Chris Carpenter may not pitch for the Cardinals this year.  Now, after hearing that, you may very well be casting about your home, car, or office, looking for a calendar, hoping against hope you haven't fallen into some kind of sinister wormhole to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Videos: Stan Musial Honored at Funeral Service Featuring Bob Costas Eulogy

    Since news broke that St. Louis icon Stan Musial has died, fans have had many opportunities to pay tribute to the late, great Cardinal. And on Saturday, fans got to say a final goodbye to the baseball legend, packed inside the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis for Stan the Man's public funeral servic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Cardinals 101: This Week's Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 20, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. Even though hockey's back, this is the time of year when we yearn most for bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Nationally-Renowned Funnyman Tommy Johnagin Comes Home to St. Louis, Fresh Off of Appearances on Letterman and Conan

    Most entertainers can point to a few unique moments in their careers where in a matter of minutes, things changed. These brief moments reshape an entire career, a life -- and if a few things click, an entire generation of fans. When tracking the career trajectory of comedian Tommy Johnagin, these un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    2013 RFT Web Awards Winners

    It's been said that employees engaging in social media while at work cost the U.S. economy $650 billion a year in lost productivity. That's $4,452 per company, and it doesn't even factor in the economic losses from plain, old Web surfing. Throw that into the mix, and good lordy: No wonder the econom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Five Cardinals File for Arbitration

    It's that time of year again, when salary arbitration comes to the forefront, as players across baseball file for a raise. It's not quite as exciting as the run-up to the annual Winter Meetings, and certainly not as much fun as when the countdown to Pitchers and Catcher Report Day begins in earnest, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Musicians Squawk As City Quadruples Price of a Street Performer Permit

    On January 1, the city quietly quadrupled the price of a busker's permit from $25 to $100 annually -- and Charles Haller of the Bates Street Folk and Blues Band feels compelled to make some noise. "It's going to diminish the music on the streets of St. Louis," he predicts to Daily RFT. Haller con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    There's Always a Cardinal on the St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 6, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. There are some changes to the local bestseller list this week. For one thing, fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Musicians Squawk As City Quadruples Price of a Street Performer Permit

    On January 1, the city quietly quadrupled the price of a busker's permit from $25 to $100 annually -- and Charles Haller of the Bates Street Folk and Blues Band feels compelled to make some noise.  "It's going to diminish the music on the streets of St. Louis," he predicts to Daily RFT. Haller ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    PHOTOS: Cardinals Uniform Re-imagined as a Soccer Jersey

    Fact: You can purchase an official pair of Cardinals thong underwear at the team store at Busch Stadium. We know this because a friend of ours (with questionable taste) recently bought a pair for a female acquaintance as a wedding gift. All of which begs the question: Given that the Cardinals will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 30, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. This week's bestseller list displays the effects of final-de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    What St. Louis Taught Me

    This is my last day as music editor of the Riverfront Times. It's been 21 months and two weeks since I moved to St. Louis from Denver, and there has not been a more dynamic stretch in my life. My predecessor, Annie Zaleski, offered me some tips when I started, just as her predecessor had. Daniel Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 9, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. According to the Mayan calendar, the world's about to end thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    RIP The Sporting News -- After 126 Years, Finally Irrelevant

    The Sporting News has never had a swimsuit issue. For most of the first century of its existence, it didn't even have color photography. Instead, it had box scores. Lots and lots of box scores. And a special section for participants in fantasy leagues. Yes, TSN, founded in St. Louis in 1886 by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 2, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. This week, there are three books on the local St. Louis inde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 25, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. This week's bestseller list proves that Cardinals baseball a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    The St. Louis Cardinals: Firmly in the 'Have-Nots'

    The Los Angeles Dodgers just sent a message to the rest of baseball, and that message is that the big, bigger, biggest money in baseball is no longer confined to the East Coast axis of evil. The Dodgers are currently engaged in the late stages of negotiating an enormous new television deal, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Mark McGwire Gamble Paid Off For Cardinals; Will Successor Prove The Same?

    So apparently it's become like a thing now for Cardinals sluggers to leave the team in the offseason and head for Southern California. Last year it was Albert Pujols, aka the Second Greatest Cardinal (and who will never, ever reach number one on that list), leaving the Redbirds and taking his talent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Ernie Hays, Longtime Organist for St. Louis Cardinals, Dead at 77

    Local legend Ernie Hays has passed away at the age of 77. Hays manned the stadium organ for the St. Louis Cardinals for 40 years before retiring prior to the 2010 season. In an age when more and more ballparks use recorded pop songs to entertain fans, Hays was an outlier who insisted on playing show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 21, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. In an exciting new development in the local book world, reade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The Lohse Legacy

    Okay, so it isn't exactly as exciting as The Bourne Legacy, but it works better from an alliterative angle, right? Of course it does. Plus, so far as I know, Jeremy Renner isn't any good at baseball. So we've got that going for us right off the bat. (If Jeremy Renner is actually an ex-minor league b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    10 Ways to Console Yourself Now That The Cardinals Have Choked

    So the Cards choked. It happens -- not to the Cards, of course, not usually. But life goes on. The World Series starts tonight, and the rest of the world has already forgotten about us. 1. Gather at Busch Stadium. Bring candles. Sob, "It shoulda been us!" Experience catharsis with your fellow membe ... More >>

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