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    September 30, 2014

    Every St. Louis Release: September 2014

    This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area in September 2014 that we could get our hands on, listed in alphabetical order. There are links to information about the bands and places to buy these things as well as streaming previe ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Autumn Drink?

    Forget the pumpkin spice latte for now -- at least the Starbucks iteration. There are so many other delicious, spiced and yes, sometimes, pumpkin flavored beverages to enjoy as the days get colder and shorter. We thought you guys could help us discover some more at places around St. Louis, whether i ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Uber is Coming to St. Louis, Could Start Premium Sedan Service Next Week

    After months of negotiations, the ride-sharing app Uber could finally be on its way to launching in St. Louis. The company applied Friday for its third party dispatch license -- a requirement for any taxi companies in St. Louis city and county -- to operate its premium sedan service, Uber BLACK. " ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 26 to 28

    Fall is in full swing, and St. Louis has so many festivals to celebrate the season. Check out the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival or pretend it's St. Patrick's Day at Ballpark Village. Get out and about and bring you pup along too -- we're sure he loves the weather just as much as you do. Contin ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Clementine's, St. Louis' Oldest Gay Bar, is Closing Sept. 28

    Although there have been rumblings in the LBGT community for some time, Clementine's (2001 Menard Street; 314-664-7869) has announced it will close for good this weekend. It's St. Louis' oldest remaining gay bar, founded in 1978. We spoke to St. Louis LGBT History Project founder Steven L. Brawley a ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis" Issue Offers 101 Reasons to Dine Out

    It's finally here -- the Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis" issue! Our writers and editors have carefully investigated all that St. Louis has to offer over the past few months, from restaurants to shopping to parks and everything in between. Avid Gut Check readers will recognize more than a few of ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Death in the Afternoon Named One of the Best New Restaurants in the Midwest

    Conde Nast Traveler put together a list of the fifteen best new restaurants in the Midwest, and our own Death in the Afternoon (808 Chestnut Street; 314-621-3236) came in at No. 8. Our only complaint (and no disrespect to Indianapolis and Michigan, which both snagged multiple spots) is that there's ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Yoga Buzz Teams with Ferguson Brewery to Benefit Ferguson Youth Inititave

    Yoga Buzz has been mixing exercise and, yes, beer, all summer at places including the Schlafly Tap Room, Morgan Street Brewery and Urban Chestnut. $20 nets an hour of yoga, a commemorative pint glass and, of course, beer. Each event also benefits a different charity. Next week, though, Ferguson Brew ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated City in America, But Still Better than NYC, Chicago

    That the St. Louis area is heavily segregated is not necessarily news. But a new study details how that segregation plays out and how racial inequality in St. Louis compares to other cities around the country. Where We Stand, a study conducted by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, found ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Excel Brewery Debuts New Stable of Beers

    Excel Brewing Company (488 South Broadway, Breese, Illinois; 618-526-7159) doesn't get mentioned as much as the other craft breweries around St. Louis, but perhaps a new look and a new line of beers will change that. It's much more well-known for its sister operation, Excel Bottling, which has been ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Hip-Hop Is Failing Us

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from the St. Louis area. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magaz ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    The Best of St. Louis 2014 Music Winners

    Our extra-thick love letter to St. Louis -- also known as our annual "Best Of St. Louis" issue -- hits stands today! With roughly 250 categories ranging from "Best Politician" to "Best Athlete's Butt," there is plenty of St. Louis' finest to celebrate within. But this is the music blog, where we ar ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 15-22

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 22 to 28

    This week, check out plenty of great touring acts including Sham 69, John Prine, Chrisette Michele and Ab-Soul. An Undercover Weekend also makes its return to the Firebird, and the Brothers Lazaroff hosts its annual block party at Vintage Vinyl. Get info on these shows and more in this week's recomm ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Brewer Chat: 4 Hands Brewing Company's Martin Toft IV

    Martin Toft IV laughs when he recalls his first foray into making beer. "It was awful. Technically, I suppose it was beer. I don't know why I kept going with it, but it eventually got better," he says. See Also: Bottled Wisdom: An Oral History of St. Louis' Craft-Beer Movement

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    September 22, 2014

    DJ Cryptonix Spins Drum & Bass During Monthly Series, Love Hz

    Welcome to Hey DJ, a series that delves into the St. Louis DJing scene. Get to know some local music lovers and their quirks as they fill out our short answer questionnaire, and find out where to catch them around town. When asked why he chose "Cryptonix" as his moniker, local DJ Brian Bradley resp ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    The First St. Louis Tim Horton's Will Be in Maplewood

    Beloved Canadian bakery chain has been in talks to come to St. Louis for a while now, and it looks like the first location will be in Maplewood. Local franchisee Show Me Hospitality announced it is in talks to build a free-standing cafe at Big Bend and Manchester. See also: Tim Horton's Plans 40 St ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Mineral's Van Broken Into Outside of Flamingo Bowl, Thousands Stolen

    In what is becoming an alarming trend in St. Louis, Texas emo band Mineral, currently in the midst of an otherwise successful reunion tour, had its van broken into during the group's time in St. Louis on September 16. Following a show at the Firebird that went without incident, the members of the ba ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 19 to 21

    Taste of St. Louis is finally here, and in Chesterfield for the first time. Even if you're miffed about the location change, you should still check it out -- dozens of St. Louis' best restaurants will be on hand. You could also check out the Lebanese festival or celebrate Belleville's bicentennial. ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    What to Do and Eat at Taste of St. Louis 2014

    The annual Taste of St. Louis festival is upon us, and for the first time ever, it's out in Chesterfield. Some people are pretty pissed about that and some people are happy -- either way, you're still going to want to check it out. Tons of St. Louis restaurants are participating, top chefs are compe ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    KimCheese to Hit Creve Coeur in October

    Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant KimCheese (13435 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-485-1408) has announced that a second location will open in Creve Coeur next month. The original is inside a former Dairy Queen, but don't let that fool you. The burger is one of the best -- and we mean the best. ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Tef Poe Honored By National Association of Black Journalists for RFT Music Column

    St. Louis rapper Tef Poe has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work with RFT Music in this year's round of awards. The NAJB, which is celebrating its 40th year, was founded by a group of 44 men and women in December of 1972, and is based in Washington, D.C. Tef P ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 12 to 14

    It's a busy weekend for music in St. Louis, so get out while the weather's nice. St. Louis Symphony, New Music Circle and HEARding Cats Collective all kick of their new concert seasons with noteworthy shows. Additionally, artists Pokey LaFarge and Ian Fisher each have special homecoming shows. Plent ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Six Things to Know About Bringing High-Speed Fiber to St. Louis

    Four years ago Google announced that it would test an ultra-high-speed fiber network in one United States city before exploring how to deploy similar networks across the country. With a speed of about 100 times faster than the standard Internet connection -- one gigabit per second -- Google Fiber in ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 4-10

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Brew Hub Expands Experimental Brewery to St. Louis

    Brew Hub was founded two years ago in St. Louis, but its first brewery ended up in Lakeland, Florida. It's something of a shared office space: brewing equipment for craft breweries that don't have the capacity, capital or proximity to open their own brewpub. The second Brew Hub is set to open in Che ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    18andCounting, Coreyography and iLLPHONICS to Perform at RFT Best Of Party October 2

    It is Riverfront Times' Best Of season! Each fall we honor the city's favorite restaurants, businesses, politicians, artists, musicians and even athelete's butts with an extra-thick issue bursting at the seams with....well, the very Best that St. Louis has to offer. While that issue is just around t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Celebrate the Best Restaurants in Town at the 2014 Best of St. Louis Party

    It's that time of year again: we're going to name the best of the best in St. Louis dining with our annual Best of St. Louis issue. What's even better is the celebration to honor the winners. Join Gut Check at the 2014 Best of St. Louis party on October 2 at the Moto Museum (3441 Olive Street; 314-5 ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    What the Bands Ate at LouFest

    We're familiar with the restaurants featured in this year's LouFest concession stand, a.k.a. the Nosh Pit. But out-of-town bands are just looking for a quick bite, and they still loved what St. Louis had to offer. Restaurants like Pappy's, Strange Donuts and Sugarfire Smokehouse had brushes with fam ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Homicide No. 95: Gunman Shoots Felita Davis Multiple Times While Driving on I-70

    A University City woman died Thursday when a car pulled alongside her car while driving on eastbound Interstate 70 near East Grand Avenue and started firing. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson says he isn't sure yet whether Felita Davis, 42, of the 8100 block of Blancha Drive, was the i ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Chef Chat: Jennifer Cleveland's Guilty Pleasures and Not-So-Secret Crush

    Following college, the siren song of the mountains drew Jennifer Cleveland to Salt Lake City where she met her two great loves: cooking and her partner, Ed Heath. After culinary school at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and stints at some of the country's top restaurants ( ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Empires, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Cherub

    By Nick Horn Another LouFest is in the history books! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans had plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout this past weekend. RFT Music sent several operatives into the field, tasked with watc ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Portugal. the Man, Moon Taxi, Grouplove

    Another LouFest is in the history books! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans had plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout this past weekend. RFT Music sent several operatives into the field, tasked with watching and liste ... More >>

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    September 7, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Washed Out, the 1975, Cake

    By Melinda Cooper LouFest is finally happening! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans have plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout the weekend. RFT Music has several operatives in the field, watching and listening and cat ... More >>

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    September 7, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, San Fermin, RAC

    LouFest is finally happening! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans have plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout the weekend. RFT Music has several operatives in the field, watching and listening and cataloging and reviewi ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 5 to 7

    It's the first weekend in September, meaning two of our favorite events are finally here: Art Outside and the St. Louis Art Fair. It's also time for LouFest, and all three festivals have plenty of yummy local food for you to nosh while you're there. It's also Morgan Street Brewery's nineteenth birth ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: September 2014

    St. Louis has a fair amount of hip-hop concerts this September to ease your end-of-summer woes. Catch a whiff of the underground with Inspectah Deck and a benefit for Mike Brown, or catch a little mainstream action with the coveted Die Antwoord and Ab-Soul. From the local to the lesser known and dow ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Concerts: September 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    The Best Destination Restaurants Within Driving Distance of St. Louis

    The kids are back in school, and your vacation time is likely not what it was three months ago. But summer's not quite over yet (according to the mercury). There's still plenty of sunshine and hours in the day left to visit destination restaurants in the St. Louis area. They're all just a mini-road ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Catholic High School Cor Jesu Fires Gay Teachers, Former Students to Protest

    For Olivia Reichert and Christina Gambaro, this was supposed to be a summer to remember. But not like this. Earlier this summer the couple traveled to New York to get married, and upon returning to St. Louis signed a mortgage on a house together. By the end of July they were anticipating the start ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 2 to 7

    It's a big week for music in St. Louis. LouFest brings a barrage of artists to Forest Park while Pü Fest simultaneously congregates bands from near and far at Empire Hall. Besides that, there's plenty to look forward to all week, including the Breeders, Inspectah Deck and more. Read on for our crit ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Chef Chat: Chris Bolyard Is a Butcher with a Soft Side

    Chris Bolyard is a busy man these days. Technically still the chef de cuisine at Sidney Street Cafe, Bolyard has been hard at work getting ready for the fall opening of his much-anticipated Bolyard's Meat & Provisions. It's the realization of a dream for the Culinary Institute of America grad, who i ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 29 to 31

    Technically, this is the final pool weekend of the year, which makes it basically the worst weekend ever. In between all that watersliding, hit up St. Louis' huge Greek festival or celebrate John D. McGurk's birthday in Soulard. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: K ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Lindy Hop St. Louis, Dedicated to Preserving Jazz and Swing Dance Traditions: Video

    Lindy Hop St. Louis is a locally based 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on preserving jazz and swing-dance traditions both here in St. Louis and nationwide. The group, founded in 2011 by Nick Aperson, Christian Frommelt and Jenny Shirar, teaches dance lessons and hosts events around the city, including o ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Annie Gunn's, Balaban's, Truffles and More Win Wine Spectator Awards

    Every year, Wine Spectator gives out restaurant awards for wine lists at eateries around the country. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award at the top. See also: Best Wine List (Price Be Damned) 2013: Elaia Sommelier Andrey Ivanov's Fa ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    10 Weird Foods for the Adventurous St. Louis Eater, Including Pig Tails, Brains and Bugs

    Sometimes we just want to try something new. And when we do, St. Louis chefs are more than happy to rise to the challenge. We've compiled of some of the stranger local offerings that just might tempt you away from your comfort zone and into an extraordinary taste adventure you're sure to remember. ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Corner 17's Fluffy Ice: A Frozen Taiwanese Treat Topped with Fresh Fruit

    Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. In addition to its s ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    45 Local Law Professors, Lawyers, Advocates Sign Pledge to Aid Ferguson

    At a time when many are asking what the long-term solutions are to the social and criminal-justice issues being raised by the killing of Michael Brown, a coalition of legal experts and advocates have stepped forward pledging their services. In a letter drafted and signed by 45 individuals from loca ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Chef Chat: Marianne Moore on Going Out Czech and Italian Style

    Chef Marianne Moore's path into the kitchen wasn't exactly straight. While on a sabbatical from her interior-design career, Moore was recruited to attend a "just for fun" culinary class with a friend, only to walk out with a new calling. Now, with a resume that includes stints at some of the city's ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    4 Hands Brewery Expansion to Debut at the End of August

    The craft-beer scene in St. Louis is growing rapidly, and 4 Hands Brewery (1220 South Eighth Street; 314-436-1559) is a perfect example. It opened in 2011, and just two years later announced a massive expansion plan. And it's finally (almost) ready. See also: Bottled Wisdom: An oral history of St. ... More >>

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