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St. Patrick's Day

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    March 20, 2014

    Draft Pick: Perennial's "17" Mint Chocolate Stout

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. Washing down Thin Mints with a hearty stout is all well and good, b ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Photos: St. Louis Gets Lucky at St. Patrick's Day Dogtown Parade

    If you got to play hooky from work Monday and party at the Hiberian's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dogtown, then you must really have the luck of the Irish on your side. Monday's parade celebrated all things green -- floats, beads, tutus, beer...and, after too much beer, puke. St. Patrick would be p ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 14-16

    Mardi Gras is barely cold and we're already on to the next: St. Patrick's Day. Technically it's not until Monday, but we gotta bring home the bacon, so we'll be celebrating on Saturday. Spring is in full swing, too, though it doesn't officially start until March 20. Check out our favorite food-relat ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    St. Patrick's Day 2014: Your Guide to Getting Lucky This Weekend in St. Louis

    Sure, St. Patrick's Day isn't technically until Monday, but who says we can't party now? Prep your liver for green beer and corned beef now so you're ready for the big day. Here's our official Daily RFT guide to the best St. Louis St Patrick's Day celebration ever:

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    March 14, 2014

    How to Make "Black Velvet," a Guinness-Based Cocktail, for St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day is Monday (with celebrations starting Saturday), and usually that means green beer for all. But the more we thought about it, we figured there had to be a better cocktail out there to celebrate the luck of the Irish. That's when we stumbled across a recipe so foul-sounding we figur ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    The Tap Restaurant Brewery Opens Next Week in St. Charles

    St. Charles doesn't have an iTap, but perhaps the Tap Restaurant Brewery (3803 Elm Street, St. Charles) can fill the craft-beer void. We first reported on the restaurant in December, and co-owner Jerry Berhorst tells us barring a health inspection, the Tap'll be open for St. Patrick's Day. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Heavy Riff Brewing to Debut its First Beer

    Dogtown is already one of St. Louis' best neighborhoods and now it has its own brewery -- St. Patrick's Day just got a little more interesting. The Heavy Riff Brewing Company (6413 Clayton Avenue) officially opened on Monday, September 16 and Justin Saffell, one half of the brother duo behind the ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    History on Tap Tours Dogtown

    Dogtown evokes thoughts of leprechauns, shamrocks and the St. Patrick's Day parade for many St. Louisans, but there's a lot more to the area, which was first settled in 1785. The Missouri History Museum's (Lindell Boulevard & DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599) History on Tap tours explore the early n ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    What It's Like to Bartend in Dogtown on St. Patrick's Day [PHOTOS]

    Gut Check enjoys the drinking and general debauchery that descends on Dogtown on St. Patrick's Day in St. Louis as much as the next functionally alcoholic food blog, but until this year, our experience was simply as another soused, green-clad reveler trying not to hurl in the streets. When we learne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    St. Patrick's Day Parade: Coolers Banned in Effort to Limit Trash, Underage Drinking

    We all know the damage that parades can cause to St. Louis neighborhoods -- and the folks over in Dogtown have one idea to make the St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend slightly less destructive. No coolers allowed. The new rule, parade organizers say, should help cut down on underage drinking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 15 to 18

    Let someone else do the cooking for you over the next few days. Enjoy a special dinner prepared by a competent chef at spots like the Kitchen Conservatory, or get the full package of food plus entertainment over murder mysteries, variety shows and even glassblowing. Don't forget to enjoy Irish fare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Hibernians, Dogtown to Paradegoers: No Coolers for You

    Dogtown residents are an almost universally genial bunch. They open their neighborhood and occasionally their bathrooms to faux Irish revelers, and generally accept that overflowing trash cans and parking inconveniences come with the territory for one rowdy day in March. And while paradegoers will ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    The 10 Best Irish Pubs in St. Louis

    To get everyone in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, here's an Irish poem about drinking: Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor when the pub was shut for the night. Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse and stood in the pale moonlight. He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor, then back o ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    March 14, 2013
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    March 13, 2013

    St. Patrick's Day Poll: Downtown vs. Dogtown

    Forget Chicago and its green river. Heck, move over, Ireland! St. Louis has some of the biggest and baddest St. Patrick's Day celebrations around! With two parades -- one downtown on Saturday and one in Dogtown on Sunday -- St. Louis is the place to knock back a pint of Guinness in your finest gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    St. Charles GOP Holds a Caucus: Round Two

    When last we left the St. Charles Republican Party, they were attempting to hold a caucus on St. Patrick's Day. That one ended in shouting, recriminations and a couple of arrests -- so it was more like Thanksgiving dinner than St. Pat's. Then David Cole, chairman of the state GOP, announced there wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Do-Over: State Republicans Plan Second St. Charles Caucus

    ​Following the St. Patrick's Day cock-up caucus in St. Charles, the Missouri Republican Party has officially scheduled a second St. Charles County caucus that it intends to see all the way through to the end. Tuesday, April 10, is the new date, and it will take place at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events March 16-18

    Friday (Mar. 16): Pre-St. Patrick's Day Festivities @ Westport Plaza Head to Westport Plaza for a pre-St. Pat's Day celebration to go green for the weekend. The event features green beer, green food and green fireworks all alongside a scenic green lake. Free. 6 to 9 p.m. Around the World Wine Dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Ten Best Irish Dishes in St. Louis: Irish Soda Bread at The Daily Bread

    To many, Irish food is synonymous with potato soup, bangers and mash, and prototypical pub fare. But with St. Patrick's Day just days away, other Irish classics are making an appearance in local restaurants and bakeries. Irish soda bread is one such delicacy. For a taste of this festive bread we lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Tattoos That Won't Win CraftBeer.com's Best Beer Tattoo Contest

    Kristina ColeyIf you must get a craft-beer tattoo, take a clue from Stone Brewing's Greg Koch -- go temporary.​Good news! Tattoos have become mostly accepted by polite society and are no longer considered a sign of being a filthy, dirty sailor/whore! How mainstream have they gotten? Enough th ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Ten Songs Perfect for Drunk Sing-Alongs

    Wikimedia Commons​For many people, today is a drinking holiday -- whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or reveling at SXSW. It's also a day to let loose those vocal cords, with these stellar drunk sing-along songs. Whether fun, maudlin or cheese-tastic, these ten songs are among the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Mother Nature Loves the Irish More Than the French

    When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay, And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.​Could it be that Mother Nature (or perhaps even God!) loves the Irish more than the French? That's the message one could get while staring at the heavens this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Snow!? Haven't We Seen Enough of This Sh@# Already?

    ​As of 7 a.m. it's more like a mini-blizzard outside the windows of the Daily RFT "Storm Center." The white stuff is coming down fast, and the National Weather Service predicts we could get 2 to 4 inches of snow by noon before the precipitation turns to rain.  Lovely. Here's the good news, th ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    March 6, 2011

    Show Review: Dropkick Murphys, Against Me!, Off With Their Heads at the Pageant, Saturday, March 5

    Todd Owyoung​It may have been Mardi Gras in Soulard, but Saturday night in University City, you would have assumed St. Patrick's Day showed up a little early. Covered in green, Mardi Gras beads and Guinness-infused grins, thousands shuffled into the Pageant to take in the beloved Boston punker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Ten Best Non-Mardi Gras Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: March 4 to 6

    ​This weekend kicks off the drunkest time of the year in St. Louis -- yes, it's Mardi Gras, the precursor to the days-long St. Patrick's Day celebration. All of the Mardi Gras listings and action is here. Some of the shows coming to town are here. And below, ten more events at which you won't ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    Not Good Things: Martha Stewart Behaving Badly

    Last week, after years of being teased by David Letterman about her time in prison, Martha Stewart finally lost it and nailed him in his smartass face. It's hardly the first time the domestic goddess/ex-con has behaved poorly. We present a video history of Martha has defied proper housemaven beh ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010
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    March 20, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Gut Check International Headquarters was in a bit of frenzy this week as your fearless leader dealt with some car issues. But that didn't stop us from providing you with tips on the perfect wine for spring and sneaking kolaches into Watchmen. We learned about Cup to Crop in Uganda and a decidedly no ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009
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    March 11, 2009

    This Week's RFT, March 12-18

    The wait is over. This week's Riverfront Times hits newsstands throughout the St. Louis area today, and here are some of the highlights you'll find both in print and online. Unreal offers up some news of the weird about the dumping of human placentas down the drain in Urbana, Illinois. Seems th ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009
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    March 11, 2009
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    March 4, 2009
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    March 21, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    www.techpaedia.com A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. The Cheesemonger's Wife advocates for a state dessert -- for Maryland. Iron Stef honors St. Patrick's Day by making her own corned beef. The Pollacks have dinner -- and a bit of a problem -- at Athena's. ... More >>

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    March 12, 2008
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    March 12, 2008
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    December 14, 2007

    Restaurant Tidbit: Dooley's Ltd.

    Downtown institution Dooley's Ltd. (308 North Eighth Street) will close on St. Patrick's Day, reports Joe Whittington in the Post-Dispatch. Also, midtown stir-fry joint Santo Bento (3108 Olive Street) has closed. For more information on the future of this development, read this thread on UrbanSTL. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    The Burger Chronicles: O'Connell's

    The Burger Chronicles is an occasional feature that chronicles burgers. We cheated, stopping by O'Connell's Pub the day after St. Patrick's Day. I doubt we were alone. Driving there, we passed a small group walking along Kingshighway all decked out in green and gold, wearing beads around their neck ... More >>

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    March 14, 2007
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    March 14, 2007
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    March 7, 2007
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    March 15, 2006
  • Dining

    March 12, 2003

    Black and Tan

    John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, 1200 Russell Boulevard, 314-776-8309

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