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  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 25 to 31

    This week, KISS comes to town along with a handful of other great touring acts -- large and small. A five-band punk bill promises to provide one more hot summer night at Melt, Songbird Cafe constrastingly cools down the Focal Point, Brooklyn's Fielded brings her future pop to the Luminary and much m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 22 to 24

    This summer has been pretty mild by St. Louis standards, but you wouldn't know it from this week's weather. It'll be worth it to brave the heat this weekend -- there's so much yummy stuff going on you won't want to miss it. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: Bottle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    S.L.U.M. Fest Presents Michael Brown Benefit Show This Sunday

    This Sunday, the crew behind Saint Louis Underground Music Festival, a collective that showcases the hip-hop community in St. Louis, presents a benefit show for the late Michael Brown. The concert, hosted by Plush (3224 Locust Street; 314-535-2686), features more than a dozen local artists including ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in St. Louis

    With exceptional seafood options like this, it's hard to believe St. Louis is hundreds of miles from the sea. These ten restaurants offer land-locked seafood lovers the variety of fresh and flavorful dishes one often associates with coastal towns just steps away from an ocean full of fish. No need t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Bottled Wisdom: An Oral History of St. Louis' Craft-Beer Movement

    The taps behind many bars in St. Louis look very different today than they did two decades ago. Sure, there's probably still that familiar red Budweiser handle, but it's got additional neighbors in an ever-growing variety of local ales, porters, Hefeweizens and more. Dan Kopman, cofounder of the Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Chef Chat: Lassaad Jeliti Is Spare No Rib's Resident Mathematician

    Barbecue and tacos together under one roof may not seem to add up, but mathematician turned restaurateur Lassaad Jeliti found the common denominator. "It's all street food," he said back in March of his inspiration for Spare No Rib (2200 Gravois Avenue; 314-202-8244). Obviously, he was on to somethi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Bob Reuter To Be Remembered By St. Louis Community in Show At Ready Room Saturday

    I keep wondering what Bob Reuter would have to say about the recent violence and civil unrest in St. Louis. He would have a lot to say, no doubt. He always had a lot to say. That was probably my favorite thing about him: how he could go on and on about any old thing. The man could spin a yarn. Most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Join Gut Check at the Top Chef Ultimate Burger Challenge

    Alive magazine is holding its sixth annual Top Chef Ultimate Burger Challenge this Sunday, August 17. And guess what? Gut Check is helping judge! The competition pits six local chefs against each other to see who can cook up the best burger. We'll be nibbling on each one, but you can too. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: August 15 to 17

    We think it goes without saying that it's been a long week in St. Louis for everyone: T.G.I.F. Celebrate the art and music culture of the city by checking out a show this weekend. The concert calendar's ripe for picking. Locals Cara Louise Band and Kisser release new recordings, the Bob Reuter birth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    DJ Hobbbz Spins An Open Format at the Debut of HG Danceclub Tonight

    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. Julian Kussman is DJ hobbbz, a decidedly strange misspelling of his childhood f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    St. Louis Hip-Hop Artists Prince Ea and MME Release New Pieces Inspired by Michael Brown

    The screenshot above of St. Louis hip-hop artist Prince Ea walking past an entourage of fully equipped militants and armored vehicles looks like a staged setting out of a high-budget music video or action movie, but it's not. The startling scenery filmed during Ferguson protests is one-hundred perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 11 to 17

    This week, a variety of interesting acts make St. Louis an exciting music town to live in. Just take your pick from a pool of talented performers traveling from near and far. Choose from concerts including OK Go, Wiz Khalifa, Ahleuchatistas, Umphry's McGee and much more. Read on to get a taste of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Chef Chat: Lauren "Lulu" Loomis Is Bursting with Pure Joy

    Though Lauren "Lulu" Loomis wishes she had the ability to teleport herself around the world, she's already logged quite a few miles. In fact, it was while she was in New Zealand, working on an organic farm with her husband Robert Tucker, that the idea for Lulu's Local Eatery (3201 South Grand Boulev ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

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

    St. Louis is serving up a healthy batch of national and local shows for y'all this month. Whether you're looking for a dance party to practice your #SchmoneyDance or want to rap alongside Wiz Khalifa on his newest banger "We Dem Boyz," we've got you covered. You're welcome.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    St. Louis Applies to Shelter Migrant Children Overwhelming U.S. Border

    As the gang violence and drug wars ravaging Central American countries propel waves of homeless, needy children to the southern border of the United States, St. Louis city and county governments are applying for federal dollars to pay for 60 migrant children to find shelter in St. Louis. Mayor Fran ... More >>

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