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  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Bar Louie Adds Chesterfield Valley Location

    Bar Louie (multiple locations) is opening its fourth St. Louis location this fall in the valley at 103 Chesterfield Valley Drive. Bar Louie St. Charles opened last fall at the Streets of St. Charles development. The new location will be near Fox & Hound and Filippo's Italian Kitchen off the main dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Nosh Pit at LouFest Features Delicious Snacks from St. Louis' Finest

    We're super excited for LouFest (hello, Outkast!), but of course we can't forget about the food. Contrary to the usual festival food, LouFest actually has eats from some of the best restaurants in St. Louis. Check out the full lineup after the jump. See also: In the Nosh Pit at LouFest 2013

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Chaumette Vineyards Turns Wine Into Jelly

    We've heard of turning wine into water, sure. But what about wine into jelly? That's exactly what chef Adam Lambay at Chaumette Vineyards (24345 State Route WW, Ste. Genevieve; 573-747-1000) has been doing. See also: Home Wine Kitchen Pairs With Chaumette Winery

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Planter's House's Perfectly Blended "Down for the Count" Cocktail

    Happy Hump Day! Here's the cocktail that will get you through to Friday. Planter's House (Mississippi Avenue; 314-696-2603) is cocktail heaven. A place to sit back and enjoy a layered, carefully crafted drink. The dark wood and arched ceiling give the room a historic vibe, as if the bar has always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Sandy Hatte: Discovered in Missouri with Child She Allegedly Abducted 13 Years Ago

    A child abducted 13 years ago in Florida has turned up in northwestern Missouri, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Sandy Hatte, 60, was arrested for allegedly taking the child and bouncing around the country for 13 years -- that is, until a local school official took a look at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Juggalos Charged With Artistically Awful ICP-Related Vandalism in Madison County

    Four individuals in Madison County have been charged with vandalism after spraypainting cars, buildings, fences and the Livingston Village Hall with logos and slogans related to the horrorcore hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse. See Also: "Where Did My Dick Go?" The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    St. Louis County Fire: Terry Gapsch Dead, Girl Escapes, Two Others Critical (UPDATE)

    Updated*: At around 1 a.m. this morning, St. Louis county police and firefighters responded to a house fire in south county after, cops say, a thirteen-year-old girl escaped and ran to a neighbor's house asking for help. The girl, identified as Mia Gapsch, told police that three other people -- al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Missouri Preservation: State's Most Endangered Historic Sites in 2013 (PHOTOS)

    What historic properties in Missouri are most likely to face demolition? The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation has released its annual list of the state's most endangered sites, which this year includes the Book House, a beloved store in Rock Hill that recently got its eviction notice as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 15 to 17

    It's one of those weeks. My laptop broke, my vehicle broke and ultimately, my wallet's broke. Fortunately, some shows will cost a mere $5 to provide some cheer to get over these betrayals by machines (proof that you don't have to break the bank for a good time practically anytime: check out the pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Hokkaido Steak & Sushi Buffet Opening Second Location In South County

    A second location of Florissant Asian buffet restaurant Hokkaido Steak & Sushi Buffet (660 North US Highway 67, Florissant; 314-921-6666) is currently under construction in Concord Plaza Shopping Center at South Lindbergh Boulevard and Baptist Church Road in south county. Currently butcher paper co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Mob Testimony Gives Panera Bread Awesome Ad Opportunity

    Panera Bread, a.k.a. St. Louis Bread Co., doesn't run very high-profile ad campaigns. Come to think of it, Gut Check can't recall ever seeing a television ad for Panera, or if we did, it made exactly zero impression. That could -- and should -- change, thanks to an unlikely event: the recent testim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Pork Roast Takes Form of Piglet

    Screenshot:​That, my friends, is not a fetal pig. It is not a piglet. It is a pork roast compressed and reshaped into the form of a piglet (or fetal pig, if you like, which you shouldn't). It is produced by an outfit called Greenridge Farm, and it was brought to our attenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Gary Smith: Madison County Man Gets Probation for Fake Anthrax Scare

    ​A 68-year-old man from Madison County was sentenced this week to three years of probation and ordered to pay $1,200 in fines and court costs after pleading guilty to mailing a letter with fake anthrax to a family living in his hometown of Livingston. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Clementines' Lew Russell: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Ettie Berneking profiles Clementines' Lew Russell. Below is a Q&A with Russell, followed by the recipe for a South Beach. Ettie BernekingRussell spent a few minutes selecting the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    May 2011 Openings & Closings [Updated]

    Robin WheelerA pizza at Mad Tomato, the new restaurant from Vito Racanelli Jr. of Onesto​I've lost track of whether the economy is recovering, recovering but slowly, stalling or whatever. What I do know is that in St. Louis, May was a very busy month for restaurant openings, with everything from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Hawker of Elderberries -- Missouri's New Superfruit -- Gets Sued for Consumer Fraud

    Image viaElderberries -- curing AIDS and cancer?​Just as Brazilian açaí once rose to prominence as a faddish "superfruit," the elderberry may be The Next Big Thing in health food circles, and Missouri farmers are hoping to cash in: the biggest elderberry farm in the whole country sits in Hartsbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Muse is Playing Football Today in St. Louis -- And You're Invited!

    So, yes, Muse is unfortunately still not playing in St. Louis on its fall 2010 tour. However, you can still play with them this afternoon -- if you have football skills, that is. British football. The band posted on Twitter that it's passing through town this afternoon, and is inviting everyone to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    For Fourth of July Entertainment, Alton Housing Complex Shoots Fireworks at Cops, Firefighters

    Image sourceIn Alton, they shoot fireworks at the firefighters.​For their dose of Fourth of July fireworks this year, some poor suckers piled up on the riverfront at Fair St. Louis. Some braver souls shot off cherry bombs in their backyards and alleys. But the residents of the Oakwood Housing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Salmonella Outbreak at Illinois Subways

    Image viaNot the Subway Diet that Jared meant.​Sometimes the true cost of that $5 Foot Long can't be measured in money.According to the Illinois Department of Health, via the delightfully named Food Poison Journal, there have been 68 confirmed cases of salmonella traced back to Subway sandwich sho ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Tonight In Ear-Bleeding: Slang, Mind Eraser, Migraine and Ecoli at Fubar

    If you're looking for ear-splitting hardcore tonight, look no further than Fubar (3108 Locust Street) in Midtown when bands from California, Boston and Japan take the stage floor on the lounge side of the venue. Mind Eraser, which has played St. Louis three times in the past (all in basements, her ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2010
  • Music

    October 14, 2009

    Mike Doughty

    p.m. Sunday, October 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2008

    Hay, It's Grand

    Craft Alliance doubles the fun

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008
  • Music

    March 19, 2008

    DJ Trackstar Presents

    Boogie Bang Vol. 12

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE When Billy Joel isn't crashing his car into various objects, he's setting the record straight on A to Z. St. Louis places fourth on the list of Forbes' Most Affordable Places To Live Well. (Via STL Rising) A big high-fiv ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2007

    The Show Must GO

    It's the best of times and the worst of times for St. Louis theater companies

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Restaurant Closings, Temporary and Permanent

    Destination Dining (187 Concord Plaza Shopping Center), which the RFT last year deemed the Best New Restaurant Concept, is closed through Thursday, August 16, so that co-owner Cathy Hoyle can receive medical treatment. Visit the restaurant's Web site for the full story. Gut Check sends its best wish ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2007


    Unreal goes cornholing. What? Isn't that enough?

  • Dining

    June 27, 2007

    Fiji Natural Artesian Water

    Convenient Food Mart
    5253 Mattis Road
    south St. Louis county

  • Dining

    April 25, 2007

    Superb Tuscan

    Just like Mama used to make — if Mama wore a tuxedo and ran a restaurant in Affton.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006
  • Music

    February 16, 2005

    The Way of the Wu

    Haven't had enough Wu-Tang merchandise? Now there's a book.

  • Dining

    March 24, 2004

    It Must Be Love

    Oh, Moxy, your food puts us on cloud nine!

  • Film

    January 8, 2003

    Zero Hour

    A man's last day of freedom becomes Spike Lee's meditation on 9/11

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    The Mad Minute

    Week of May 8, 2002

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Empty Promises

    Missouri has been pouring millions into prisons that aren't being used. But stay tuned: If politicians have their way, there will be plenty of inmates to go around.

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    Taking No Prisoners

    Missouri maintains a spotless record at Bonne Terre facility

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Ferry Ride

    Golden Eagle

  • Music

    January 3, 2001

    Wu-Tang Clan

    The W (Loud/Columbia)

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2000

    Jams, Slams, and Christmas Hams

    The Shop 'N Save/KMOX Shootout promises a peek at the future of pro basketball

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Signature Dish

    Soufflés, Fio's La Fourchette

  • Culture

    July 26, 2000

    Tracking the Deer

    Eddie Silva and Allison Funk dissect Funk's poem "The Deer"

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2000

    Hair Today

    Is the seminal '70s musical still in style?

  • Film

    May 10, 2000

    The Last September

    Directed by Deborah Warner

  • News

    March 8, 2000

    Letter to the Editor

    Published the week of March 8

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of February 23

  • Culture

    December 29, 1999


    A little show-and-tell of 1999 productions

  • Culture

    December 8, 1999


    Visiting the people under the stairs at the St. Marcus Theatre

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