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    October 30, 2014

    Why Everyone's Streaming Music and Everybody's Happy

    By Reed Fisher Remember the first time you listened to music using a computer? This is a moot question for people under the age of twenty. I was at a friend's house sometime in the mid '90s. He loaded a program called Winamp on his computer, and played one of a dozen or so MP3 files he had. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    The Market at the Cheshire Closed for Starbucks

    The Market at the Cheshire (7036 Clayton Road) closed on Sunday, September 8, to make way for a Starbucks. The market served grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, but management apparently wanted to eliminate any overlap within the Cheshire operation. See also: The Market at the Cheshire Invites You to ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2013
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    September 30, 2013

    The Five Best Pumpkin Spice Lattes in St. Louis

    Pumpkin spice latte season is upon us and we recently found out that people are abbreviating them "PSL," as in, "I'm heading to the 'Bucks for a PSL." If that isn't bad enough, even McDonald's is offering pumpkin spice lattes this season -- proof the trend has officially jumped the shark. However, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist": Why This Song Sucks

    Monday, Brad Paisley, a white man, joined hands with LL Cool J, a black man, and attempted to end racism with a song called "Accidental Racist" (below), wherein Paisley addressed the debilitating dread of being an affluent white male in America and LL panthered around in the background, high-fiving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    SXSW 2013: Critically Important Questions Raised By This Year's Event

    Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    21 Holiday Food and Restaurant Specials, Deals and Freebies

    For Gut Check there's no better way to say "Season's Eatings" than with restaurant specials and deals. Much is made about overeating and weight gain during the holiday season, but really you'd be a fool not to eat free food when it's shoveled at you in the form of restaurant gift cards, BOGO special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Memo: Wash U. Medical Center "On High Alert For Potential Terrorist Activity"

    With militant animal-rights activists converging on St. Louis for a national conference this weekend, security personnel at Washington University are warning staffers at the Medical Center "to be on high alert for potential terrorist activity," according to a campus memo obtained by the Riverfront T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Del Taco Spaceship Will Now Serve Coffee & Burritos

    ​Last summer's architectural cause celebre, the midtown Del Taco building that looks Parliament's Mothership, was saved from the wrecking ball thanks to public outcry and the efforts of the Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Aldermanic Committee. At the time, building owner Rick Yackey was push ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
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    July 11, 2011

    Matisyahu at the Pageant, 7/9/11: Review and Setlist

    Ruvi Leider​Matisyahu | Murder City Players The Pageant July 9, 2011 Only at a Matisyahu show will you find both yarmulkes and pot: The Saturday night crowd at the Pageant was transfixed as one of God's chosen people beat boxed and rapped his way across the stage. Matthew Paul Miller, better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Record Store Day 2011: Hot Sellers, Highlights from St. Louis

    ​As we have already mentioned, Record Store Day 2011 was a massive success, with a couple local stores suggesting it may have been their biggest sales day ever. Most places did plenty to give back to their rabid patrons, offering free food, beer, live music and local celebrity DJ sets througho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    South Central Regional Barista Competition: And the Winner Is...

    The setup at one of the stations at the South Central Regional Barista Competition.​Several former baristas work here at Gut Check International Headquarters, and sometimes when we're really, really bored, we gather in someone's cubicle and compare war stories. Oddly enough, none of these stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Annoying Trend of the 1990s Meets Annoying Trend of the 2000s at Gas Station

    The 1990s saw the swift rise of Starbucks and its ilk, swamping the world with higher-end coffee and increasingly un-coffee-like coffee drinks.The 2000s saw the inexplicable rise of cupcakes from grade-school birthday treat to "in" dessert.Now, spotted yesterday the Shell station and Circle K mini-m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Park Avenue Coffee Goes Downtown

    Robin Wheeler​Park Avenue Coffee ventured past its quaint Lafayette Square home on Thursday to open shop at 417 North Tenth Street, moving seamlessly into downtown life. With twice the seating space as the original, the two dining rooms sport the same blue, orange and brown color scheme, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Stuff This, Burger King: A Visit to the Wicked Lady Pub Jimmy Fallon vs. Stephen Colbert: Battle of Ben & Jerry's Late Night I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Free Starbucks Cake Pops!

    via starbucks.comRocky Road to Glory: Starbucks Cake Pops​Starbucks kills you with kindness -- one cake pop at a time. After recently unveiling the "trenta," its colossal coffee vessel, the big 'Bucks now announces a new line of sweet treats called Starbucks Petites. Among the diminutive, und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Video: How Big is Starbucks' Trenta?

    Starbucks new Trenta extra-large drink holds 31 ounces of liquid. This video puts this volume in perspective.Now, granted, one could have done this years ago with a 7-11 Double Gulp or whatever. Still, this is impressive. Or terrifying.(h/t: Eater)

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Food Packaging Labels Are Misleading

    They fixed the nutrition labels on the back of food packages, now let's fix the front, says the National Academy of Sciences. The Los Angeles Times reports that the independent research group found that nutritional claims on the front of packages are often misleading. An upcoming study will report o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Lady Gaga Wears Meat Dress at Video Music Awards #ladygaga #meat #blatantpanderingforpageviews RT @stlhops: Schlafly Portfolio Changes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Interview: Butch Walker Talks Pop Music, Club vs. Theater Shows and Winning Over Train Fans

    Photo: Todd OwyoungButch Walker at the Pageant, April 5, 2010.​1991 wasn't exactly the best year to launch a career, if you were a head-banging metal guitarist. But that's just the position that a young Butch Walker found himself in when his band, SouthGang, made its heavy metal pilgrimage fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Freebie Free-for-All

    ​It's April, which brings brings showers of free stuff from chain restaurants and food companies. Chick-Fil-A has a freebie a day this week. Today get a free yogurt parfait. Thursday's free chicken nugget day. Friday it's a fudge brownie. On April 15 (tomorrow), bring your own reusable tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    It's Freebie Day at Starbucks and Ben & Jerry's

    ​That's right. Go to any participating Starbucks, buy a beverage, and get the pastry of your choice for free. There's no signage, but baristas are spreading the word. Prepare for a wait and some craziness; a recent trip to a neighborhood Starbucks saw about three times as much traffic as usu ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2009
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    October 9, 2009

    Stuck to My Ribs: Murdoch Perk

    I don't like coffee. Nor do I consider myself a fan of any of its more elaborately named siblings. I've always found that there are much more appealing vehicles for pumping caffeine into your bloodstream every morning.So it probably doesn't come as a surprise that I don't spend much time in coffee s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Actually, Java Enabled Meant to Say Expresso

    Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.When I was in high s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    FoodWire: Chesterfield Mall Starbucks Among Latest Closures

    Beleaguered coffee giant Starbucks has announced the 200 domestic stores to be closed (link PDF) in its latest round of cost-cutting. The only Missouri location on the chopping block is the Chesterfield Mall kiosk, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    FoodWire: Downtown Starbucks Among Closures

    The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the Starbucks at 521 Olive Street downtown is among the 200 stores nationwide (300 total) being closed. According to the article, the downtown location will close next month.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 1.29

    In today's news: bad news for Starbucks, the Obamas hire a chef and a Norwegian wins the Bocuse d'Or

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    FoodWire: Free Coffee at St. Louis Bread Co. 1.28

    On Wednesday, January 28, St. Louis Bread Company (or Panera Bread, as its known to the rest of the pre-made panini-loving nation) is giving away cups of its coffee. Which is great because no one should have to pay for that swill!Wait -- what? Bread Co. is offering new coffee?Yes, it's true. Yet ano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    In Recession, the Promise of Free Stuff Gives Us Another Reason to Vote

    If the beautiful ideal of democracy is not enough to sustain you through the long wait to cast your ballot tomorrow, here are a few freebies that might. But be sure to collect your "I Voted" sticker on your way out. - Starbucks, as Ian already reported over on Gut Check, will be giving out free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Beer School: Week 1 Every Wednesday, from roughly 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar Loop institution Cicero's hosts beer school. As part of a semi-regular account of the beer sampling and sudsy knowledge gained, RFT editorial fellow Matt Kasper will write about the beer he tastes and the people who present ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2008

    Amos Lee

    8 p.m. Tuesday, August 12. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard

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    March 12, 2008
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    December 19, 2007
  • Music

    December 12, 2007

    Kick Out the (Holiday) Jams

    Here are ten holiday releases to deck your halls.

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2007
  • Dining

    February 14, 2007

    The Quintessential Crêpe

    Pancakes rule — but the crêpe is king.

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 3, 2004

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    October 13, 2004


    Week of October 13, 2004

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2003

    SpongeBob Ballard

    Welcome, undersea friend

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Hotel

    Westin St. Louis

  • Music

    September 10, 2003


    Dial M for Monkey (Ninja Tune)

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  • Film

    February 19, 2003

    Gale Farce

    Kevin isn't the only thing Spacey in this overlong death-penalty drama

  • Dining

    February 12, 2003

    Flat-Out Delicious

    Philippe Habassi keeps St. Louis crêpe-lovers happy

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Dining

    November 21, 2001

    Warm Comfort

    Richard Perry returns to St. Louis in time to provide cozy, homey winter meals

  • Dining

    December 13, 2000

    Air Fare

    Once reviled as a last recourse, airport food has gone upscale

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