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    November 21, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 21 to 23

    Despite the snow last weekend, it's not going to be too freezing the next few days -- so get out and enjoy it. You'll also be holed up with your family next weekend. We're most excited about all the whiskey-related events surrounding Whiskey in the Winter. We can't think of a better way to warm up. ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    Scared Country Stars Cancel St. Louis Shows, Blame Ferguson

    Citing the state of emergency Gov. Jay Nixon put in place for the state of Missouri this past Monday, two pop-country singers have canceled two separate shows in the St. Louis area that were planned this week. First Nashville's Hunter Hayes nixed his Chaifetz Arena show, scheduled for last night -- ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    100.3 FM Switches Format to Old School Hip-Hop and R&B

    St. Louis' 100.3 FM (KMJM) radio station officially switched formats on Tuesday, November 18. Abandoning its prior incarnation as Majic 100.3, which peddled in urban adult-contemporary music, the station's parent company iHeartMedia has rebranded the station as 100.3 the Beat, with a focus on classi ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    Escort Service: These Downtown St. Louis Guides Will Walk You To Your Car For Free

    Alone downtown? Need to walk to your car? Get an escort! (No, not that kind of escort.) Anyone who spends much time downtown has probably noticed St. Louis' guides, people dressed in yellow and black stationed around the area.

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    November 19, 2014

    Gooey Butter Cake Represents St. Louis in the New York Times' 50 States of Thanksgiving

    Ahead of Thanksgiving, the New York Times has put together a list of dishes from every state, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. We don't usually think of this as a Thanksgiving food, but gooey butter cake represents Missouri, and we couldn't be more proud. See also: Chef's Choice Recipe: Mari ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Critic Pick Comics: Gnarwhal Delivers Math Rock to the Masses

    Editor's note: Each week illustrator Curtis Tinsley and writer/clubs editor Joseph Hess team up in comic form to recommend an upcoming show in St. Louis. Follow Curtis and Joseph on Twitter at @curtistinsley and @JosephSHess, respectively.

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    November 18, 2014

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Endorses Missouri Efforts to Legalize Marijuana in 2016

    Is Missouri ready to join Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., in legalizing marijuana? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch thinks so. The editorial board for St. Louis' metro daily newspaper has often supported legalizing pot, especially with this region's history of hemp agricultura ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    801 Fish to Join 801 Chophouse

    801 Chophouse (137 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-875-9900) is one of the swankiest steakhouses in St. Louis, and the Des Moines-based 801 Restaurant Group will soon add a seafood restaurant to its local holdings. 801 Fish will open in mid-2015 in the former Brazikat space at 172 Carondelet Plaza, a ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Oliver Sain's Former Studio Plundered for Instruments, Scrap Metal

    In yet another case of thieves pillaging the St. Louis music community, a former recording studio of the late St. Louis musician Oliver Sain has been looted. Sain was a renowned saxophonist, band leader, producer, composer and arranger who, after founding Archway Studios in 1965, recorded the like ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From November 17 to 23

    Don't let snowfall ruin your good time. This city has a tendency to panic every time a flake hits the ground, but fret not, the road is still here for those brave enough to venture out for good music. Shaggy and The Urge are just a few highlights for the week ahead, but we want to make a special rec ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    Chef Chat: D. Scott Phillips Is Balaban's Resident Artist

    Modifications and special requests? "No problem," says chef D. Scott Phillips of Balaban's (1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-449-6700). In fact, he encourages people to ask for what they want. "I love it when people come to me and say, 'I had this dish at this one place years ago,' and ask if I ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    The 14 Best Obligatory First Day of Snow Photos from St. Louis

    OMG! SNOW! It's snow, St. Louis! River City tends to freak out a little on the first official day of snow, though this year's snowfall comes a little earlier than expected. Pockets of the region saw between one and three inches of powder fall from the sky -- even with a week and a half to go before ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Fried Chicken?

    Fried chicken is definitely having a moment. Of course, it has been a staple of American cuisine (especially Southern cooking) for years, but it's enjoying a bit of celebrity. Hell, Ben Poremba just opened an entire restaurant devoted to the dish. John Perkins and Josh Galliano take it to the next l ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    MoKaBe's Slammed By CopTalk Message Board for Serving as "Safe Space" for Protesters

    It seems the whole of St. Louis is on edge as the St. Louis County prosecutor's office prepares to announce the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Churches are offering official safe spaces and coordinating with north-coun ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    Critic Pick Comic: Dope Body's Andrew Laumann, David Yow's Buff Twin

    Editor's note: Each week illustrator Curtis Tinsley and writer/clubs editor Joseph Hess team up in comic form to recommend an upcoming show in St. Louis. Follow Curtis and Joseph on Twitter at @curtistinsley and @JosephSHess, respectively.

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    November 13, 2014

    St. Louis Ranked the 4th Most Dangerous City in America, Again

    St. Louis is the fourth most dangerous city in America, behind Memphis, Oakland and No. 1 Detroit, says a new study from Law Street. If this story is giving you deja vu, that's because St. Louis was ranked the No. 4 most dangerous city in 2008 and 2011. River City took the No. 1 most dangerous titl ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    Tour Van Break-Ins Have St. Louis in Music-Industry Crosshairs

    The Districts, a four-man, indie-rock group from Pennsylvania, had just finished playing the Old Rock House on October 15 when its tour manager called the band over to share some bad news. Sometime during its 40-minute gig that evening, a thief (or possibly thieves) busted the driver's side lock on ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    St. Louis City's Got Wood, Will Unload On You for Free

    Starting today, St. Louis is offering city residents free wood. Firewood, that is. Every year, the forestry department collects wood from the removal of dead or damaged trees in city parks and streets and gives it to residents for firewood.

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    November 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: November 5-11

    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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    November 11, 2014

    The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: November 2014

    There will (probably) never be another month like October in St. Louis for standup comedy. Luckily, standup isn't all there is. The gears have been ground and it's time to shift back to the local scene. Jokes abound -- and they don't always require a man standing behind a microphone. For those in s ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From November 10 to 16

    Ten days into November and I haven't seen a single mention (or picture) of "No Shave November." Wonderful - I'm really glad we, as a culture, were able to resist ingesting the same meme year after year. Really, you could sub the word "shave" for anything else. Let's see you try "No Pants November" i ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Chef Chat: Bixby's New Chef Corey Ellsworth on Going from Dishwasher to the Boss

    Chef Corey Ellsworth didn't realize his dishwashing gig in Bloomington, Illinois would lead to a stint working for Thomas Keller's mentor. He was just an angsty 17-year-old looking to make some cash. That was until, over the din of clanking plates and the dish machine, he paid attention to the guys ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    More St. Louis Churches to Offer Prayer Vigils, Shelter After Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

    Religious groups are preparing for the unrest, protesting and, possibly, violence that many fear will erupt in St. Louis after a grand jury decides whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should face charges for fatally shooting unarmed teen Michael Brown. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Att ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Week: November 10 to 13

    We usually chronicle the must-eat events every weekend, but there are so many fun things happening in St. Louis, we've decided to take on the weekday grind. Sometimes it helps us get through the day knowing we have a fabulous dinner or wine tasting to go to that evening. Continue on for our food-rel ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: November 7 to 9

    This weekend feels especially packed, which is odd considering Halloween (a holiday this city really takes to heart) was only last Friday. While some of us are still finding stains from a gross misuse of fake blood, there's no rest for local bands, venues and promoters. At least that means a huge ra ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 7 to 9

    It doesn't feel like November quite yet, and we're not complaining. Plus, the beer festivals are still going strong! Get out of the house this weekend for Budweiser's Brew Fest, a chili cookoff, or even a fairy-tale tea party. Continue on for our food-related recommendations. See also: Thrillist Na ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    Counties Outside St. Louis Area Denying Couples Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    Late Wednesday afternoon, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison declared Missouri's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and almost immediately local couples hurried down to city hall to get hitched. But one question arose almost immediately: Does the order apply to all of Missouri, or just the ci ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Black Fast Signs With eOne Music, Home of High On Fire, Overkill, Crowbar

    St. Louis' Black Fast, which this publication named Best Metal Band in St. Louis in both 2011 and 2013, announced on Monday that it has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music, home of top-tier metal acts including High On Fire, Overkill and Crowbar. See also: The Ten Best St. Louis Metal Bands

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    November 6, 2014

    Every St. Louis Release: October 2014

    This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area in October 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 previews ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Man Stabs Grandmother in Head, Gets Tased by Police

    A 70-year-old woman and her grandson both went to the hospital Tuesday night after he attacked her with a knife and stabbed her in the head, according to St. Louis police. The grandson, a 28-year-old with a history of mental illness, attacked his grandmother in their home in the 1000 block of Sells ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

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

    "Noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, is huge and diverse, but it isn't without its share of hangups. That's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from needlessly comple ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014
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    November 5, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: October 29 to November 4

    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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    November 5, 2014

    Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Missouri

    Sound the wedding bells because as of today, same-sex couples can get married in the Show-Me State. St. Louis Circuit Court judge Rex Burlison ruled Wednesday that Missouri's ten-year-old, voter-approved same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, opening marriages up to all legal, consenting adults ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Downtown Church to Hold 24-Hour Vigil After Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

    St. Louis is waiting. Some time between now and January, the news will break that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is or isn't charged with a crime for fatally shooting unarmed teen Michael Brown. For now, protests in Ferguson have calmed into small demonstrations, but if Wilson is released wi ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From November 3 to November 9

    This week we bring you sweaty garage rock, theatrical jams and plenty of kitsch (Pizza Underground anybody?). Although there's plenty of shows out there with a party vibe, heady acts like Mincemeat or Tenspeed come through to provide focused experiments in sound. If you're a music nerd or just looki ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Chef Chat: Grace Dinsmoor on Going from Jell-O Shots to Gourmet

    Ask Grace Dinsmoor why she cooks, and she'll tell you that it isn't really a choice. "I'm a chef by blood," she says. This doesn't mean it's come easy; this self-taught culinarian has spent the last twenty years working her way up in some of the city's hottest kitchens (Blue Water Grill, Modesto, Ni ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Touring Band Has Common Sense Stolen Out of Van in St. Louis

    [Editor's note: We at RFT Music feel for the bands and acts that have been victims of theft through a rash of touring van break-ins in the city of St. Louis recently. We really do. The good news is that police claim to have some solid leads; hopefully the thieves will be busted and brought to justic ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 31 to November 2

    It's Halloween! Yes, that magical holiday that encourages children to take candy from strangers. For one night, it's acceptable for anyone to dress like "slutty" versions of Disney characters, and let us not forget the clever jackasses all across the country who will dress in blackface and woefully ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 31 to November 2

    Halloween is here! We're so excited about this spookiest of holidays that we're just going to pretend that November isn't the next day. There is still one more beer festival this weekend, and it's the big Kahuna: the Saint Louis Brewers Guild Harvest Festival. If you'd rather pass on the beer, stop ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Tef Poe: The Democratic Party 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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    October 29, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: October 22 to 28

    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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    October 28, 2014

    St. Louis Is Still Having Trouble Getting Rides from Uber, But That's Changing

    Does this sound familiar? You're all glammed up, ready to hit the town on a weekend night, and you check your phone to book a ride. You click the Uber app to find a disappointing disclaimer: "There are no cars available at the moment." You hope things will be different at the end of the night, whe ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    St. Louis Comes Last on List of Happiest Cities in Missouri

    There's a lot to love about living in St. Louis, especially when the toasted raviolis are hot, the craft-brewed beer is cold and the dogs are dressed in Halloween costumes for pet parades. Here at Daily RFT, that's typically all we need in life to put a smile on our faces. But the truth is the pro ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Chef Chat: Mark Sanfilippo Is Salume Beddu's Cured Meats (Philosopher) King

    Mark Sanfilippo, the man behind Salume Beddu(3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100), didn't set out to be St. Louis' king of cured meats. The former academic spent years studying Hegelian philosophy and German, priming himself for a career as a professor when reality set in. "There are only two or three ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    What Are St. Louis' Most Underrated French Fries?

    French fries may be the greatest side dish ever created. So simple, yet so delicious. Despite the name (which refers to the cut of the potato, not its country of origin), french fries are just as American as apple pie. One of McDonald's bestsellers can also be elevated to gourmet heights, for better ... More >>

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