Sunset Hills

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    12 Last Minute St. Louis-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

    Happy (almost) Halloween! If you're anything like us, you still haven't bought a costume for the spooky, boozy weekend ahead. And whether you're passing treats out to trick-or-treaters or painting the town red with friends, you'll need a costume -- even if it's something you throw together last-min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Sunset Hills Mayor Won't Resign, City Considers Impeachment After Car-Bike Collision

    Things just keep getting worse for Sunset Hills mayor Mark Furrer. After Furrer was accused of intentionally hitting a cyclist with his car, the board of aldermen voted 6-1 Tuesday night to hire an attorney to start the impeachment process. By the same margin, the board also approved a vote of no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Sunset Hills Mayor Charged with Intentionally Hitting Cyclist With His Car

    Mark Furrer, the mayor of Sunset Hills accused of intentionally hittng a cyclist with his red Mercedes convertible, is now facing two felony charges. In court filings yesterday, the St. Louis County Prosecutors Office charged Furrer with assault and property damage for striking Fenton cyclist Randy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Another St. Louis Area Bicyclist Says He Was Intentionally Struck by Motorist

    For the second time in a little more than a week, a St. Louis area bicyclist says he was intentionally struck by a motorist. James Lewallen, 21, of Belleville, says he was riding with a group of cyclists Tuesday evening on Lincoln Farm Road in O'Fallon, Illinois when a man in a white Ford F-150 dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer Accused of Intentionally Striking Cyclist with His Car

    Yesterday, first on a post on Facebook that spread rapidly on social media and then in subsequent interviews, a local cyclist accused Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer of intentionally running him off the road with his car after screaming "Get off my fucking roads!" The cyclist, Randy Murdick of Fento ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Dine Out to End Alzheimer's in St. Louis August 29

    The Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis has teamed up with restaurants all over St. Louis for tonight's fundraiser, Dine Out to End Alzheimer's. 15 restaurants are donating a portion of every patron's bill to the Alzheimer's Association, which provides programs for local families affected by the di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Growlers Pub Closes Remaining Location

    Growlers Pub (3811 Lindbergh Boulevard, 314-984-9009) in Sunset Hills has closed. The South County favorite shut its doors in mid-June after eighteen years. "The timing is right to close now. The pub's lease is up, and coupled with the poor economy, it was just best to close the doors," owner Carl B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    The 9 Best Bike Shops in St. Louis

    The weather right now screams for bike rides: Gone is the face-melting heat, gone is that freak cold snap from last weekend. So, stash your car keys in the junk drawer, lace up your shoes, and get to one of St. Louis' nine best bike shops listed below (in no particular order). And for more great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Vianney, Rosati-Kain Win National Recognition for Academics. WTF?!?

    As a former Jr. Billiken of St. Louis University High School, it hurts my blue-and-white heart to type these words. But the Cardinal Newman Society in Virginia has released its 2012 Catholic High School Honor Roll Top 50. Not a single St. Louis institution made the Top 50, but two got special recogn ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 19, 2012
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    March 2, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: March 2-4

    Friday (Mar. 2): Canvas, Cocktails 'n More @ South Broadway Art Project Bring your own drinks and snacks, and enjoy an art workshop that focuses on winter and spring trees in paintings and drawings. $25 per person. 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Mar. 3): St. Louis Garden Blitz @ Missouri Botanical Garden C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Emails from Speed Camera Vendor Demonstrate Persistent Salesmanship

    ​Arnold councilwoman Doris Borgelt doesn't know what to make of the emails sent to her from John Baine, co-founder of the somewhat controversial speed-camera company B&W Sensors. On the annoying spectrum, the electronic messages seem to fall somewhere between Viagra deals and spam emails to jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Señoritas Pique in Sunset Hills Closed

    ​Señoritas Pique inside the Quality Inn at 3730 South Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills has closed. The Mexican restaurant, a spinoff of Señor Pique in Ballwin, opened in late 2010.Señor Pique manager Jennifer Jimenez confirms the news to Gut Check. "The restaurant was doing good," she says, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Suspects Charged in Sunset Hills Home Invasion

    Joshua Hammett and Todd McCubbins held a woman captive as they robbed her home, according to police.​St. Louis County prosecuting this morning charged Joshua J. Hammett, 35, of the 6500 block of Morganford Street in St. Louis, and Todd M. McCubbins, 36, of the 3700 block of Blow Street in St. Lou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    September 2011 Openings & Closings

    Ian Froeb​In what has become a trend, September was a busy month for openings, including Tucci & Fresta's Trattoria & Bar, a higher-end restaurant from the founders of the Pasta House Co., and the highly anticipated, members-only Blood & Sand.Oddly, it was also a busy month for restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    In Honor of St. Louis Craft Beer Week, Gut Check Plans to Launch Our Own Brew

    Image viaSt. Louis Craft Beer Week offers lots and lots of fancy-pants brew-centric events.​Call us crazy, but sometimes Gut Check International HQ misses the good ol' days when Anheuser-Busch drove this city like a team of clydesdales and you could actually buy a Busch beer at the stadium tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Helen Fitzgerald's Steve Buncher: 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 Katie Moulton profiles Helen Fitzgerald's bar manager Steve Buncher. Below is a Q&A with Buncher, followed by the recipe for his "Triple S" shot. Katie Moulton​ When Girl Walks In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Chips and Salsa Off the Old Block: A Visit to Señoritas Pique

    Ian FroebTacos al pastor, with a side of papas picositas, at Señoritas Pique​A Mexican restaurant attached to a Quality Inn in Sunset Hills? The prospect might seem daunting, but what if I told you it's a sibling of one of the area's better Mexican restaurants, Señor Pique in Ballwin?Does that m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Help Sunset Hills Tornado Victims, Enjoy a Tropical Moose Waffle

    Image via​Looking for a way to help the victims of the New Year's Eve tornado that struck Sunset Hills? Bring a monetary donation to the Grantwood Village town hall tomorrow (January 8) between noon to 3 p.m. The snow-cone wizards from Tropical Moose will be on hand with "Walkaway Waffles" -- name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Ass Clowns Off to Rollicking Start in 2011; Vote For Yours Today!

    ​Oh, my. Where to begin? 2011 is just seven-days-old and we're having trouble narrowing down the field for this week's Ass Clown. Must've been something in that $6.99 bottle of Asti Spumante on New Year's Eve that has everyone acting the fool.  Here, then, are the candidates who bubbled their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Family Charged with Looting from Tornado Victims

    Introducing the front runners for this week's Ass Clown competition:Omer, Elvis and Hajro Ferhatovic​Yesterday prosecutors charged the Ferhatovic family, father Omer, 52, and brothers Elvis, 25, and Hajro, 22, with looting from homes destroyed following last Friday's tornadoes.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Sunset Hills Tornado Won't Stop Massage Envy (w/ Pics!)

    courtesy of Massage Envy A photo of tornado damage, taken by employees of the Sunset Hills Massage Envy.​On Friday, when a tornado hit Sunset Hills and other south county suburbs, the Massage Envy franchise on Lindbergh Road was not spared.The place suffered more than 25 holes in the roof, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Nine Confirmed Tornadoes Touch Down Near St. Louis New Year's Eve​The National Weather Service has confirmed that nine twisters struck ground in and around St. Louis around mid-day December 31. The tornadoes destroyed several homes in Robertsville and Sunset Hills. In St. Louis an EF-1 twister with winds between 80 and 100 m.p.h. carved a path (righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Growlers Pub Closes Creve Coeur Location

    Mike Sweeney had the scoop on STL Hops this morning: Growlers Pub has closed its original location at 763 Old Ballas Road in Creve Coeur. An employee at the Sunset Hills location, which remains open, confirmed the closure. The Creve Coeur Growlers opened in 1996. All things considered, a run of four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    5 Questions with B&W Sensors' John Baine -- The Guy Behind Those Danged Speed Cameras

    ​His company has been compared to acne and derided as nothing more than a money grab. Still, these are heady times for John Baine, co-founder of Sunset Hills-based B&W Sensors. Just last week yet another St. Louis suburb announced that it would use his company's controversial speed cameras to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Cool Valley Latest North County Suburb to Employ Speed Cameras

    Updated 4:50 p.m. Speeders on South Florissant Road in Cool Valley beware. The city announced today that they'll soon become the fourth north St. Louis County 'burb to employ controversial speed cameras. "We have three schools, a great deal of pedestrian traffic on South Florissant, and w ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010
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    May 10, 2010

    Arizona, Traffic Surveillance Capital of America, To End Speed Cameras; Will Missouri Follow?​Here's an interesting story out of Arizona, home of the two biggest photo-enforcement firms operating in the United States in Redflex and American Traffic Solutions. (ATS is the company that operates red-light camera tickets in St. Louis and most other municipalities in Missouri.)Last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.7

    Nepal faces a severe food shortage. (AFP)Burger King apologizes after a Sunset Hills franchises kicks out a family with a shoeless baby. (AP)From the people who brought you Bacon Salt, it's bacon-flavored lip balm. (

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    April 29, 2009
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    March 23, 2009

    Monday, March 23, Morning's Newz

    The Post-Dispatch reports that one of two survivors in that grisly car crash Saturday in Des Peres is being told that he's in the hospital because he fell down a flight of stairs. The man's family and friends fear that the reality of the situation -- that his fiance and three friends perished in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    William Stage is "Fool for Life"

    Former RFT scribe William Stage is out with a new work of fiction titled Fool for Life. The novel chronicles the life of a St. Louis process server and freelance writer in search of both love and the parents who put him up for adoption fifty years ago. In other words, this fictional tale very much p ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 13, 2008

    Drink of the Week:
    Bomb Pop Martini

    3828 South Lindbergh Boulevard
    Sunset Hills

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 8, 2007
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    March 23, 2007

    Go! 3/23-3/25

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 3/23 We Want Auction Tonight: Drop by the Sunset Hills Country Club (2525 Highway 157 South, Ed ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2006
  • Music

    September 21, 2005

    Country Life

    LOMA merges art and music under the stars

  • Calendar

    August 24, 2005

    Bye, Summer

    So sad to see you go

  • Calendar

    June 22, 2005

    Garden State

    Many gardens, four tours

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of June 15, 2005

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2004

    St. Louis in Verse

    Instead of in chorus

  • Music

    September 29, 2004
  • Music

    January 28, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of January 28, 2004

  • Music

    October 8, 2003

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of October 8, 2003

  • Dining

    July 30, 2003

    The Conquest of Clayton

    Luciano's Trattoria marks another delicious victory for the Del Pietro restaurant empire

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Hard Hat

    Week of May 28, 2003

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Outdoor Graffiti

    Mary Miss' Abandoned Pool Installation

  • Dining

    August 25, 1999

    Hangin' Out

    Revisiting the '70s at South County's Note Bar

  • News

    June 2, 1999

    Developing Situations

    The following TIF projects have been approved by St. Louis County municipalities, according to the St. Louis County Department of Planning.

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