Though referred to colloquially as "Home Depot dogs," the hot dog carts that grace the exits of the big-box hardware store are not actuallytThe Home Depot's. In fact, they're not even owned by the same company. It turns out, somewhere in the city's entrepreneurial collective consciousness, two folks ... More >>
St. Louis County police arrested a Sunset Hills teenager Friday after identifying him from security tapes as the man who robbed a south-county gas station the day before.
That's right folks -- Gut Check has received another report on the infamous Scamwich Artist, a.k.a. Mitchell Kerman. The accountant from Ladue was first accused of scamming local restaurants back in 2012, and he resurfaced last summer while allegedly attempting to get free food from Onesto Trattoria ... More >>
The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>
Reminder: You have until Monday to nominate your choice for St. Louis' most underrated Italian restaurant. If I were to make a nomination, one place I'd definitely consider would be cozy Trattoria Toscana (9416 Gravois Road, south St. Louis County; 314-631-4321). Now comes word from Joe Bonwich of t ... More >>
Sunset Hills collectibles dealer Bill Goodwin reaped a higher-than-anticipated $1.2 million for the well-graded Honus Wagner T206 baseball card in an online auction last night. Your baseball cards are still comparatively worthless, however, so don't get your hopes up.The Wagner card, which measures ... More >>
Corned beef and cabbage is far from native fare in Ireland, and largely appears on menus to satisfy the tastes of tourists. On this side of the pond, though, the legend persists that corned beef and cabbage is authentic Irish cuisine, and, as a result, no other dish is as heralded as quintessentiall ... More >>
At last, Gut Check closes the books on 2011 with our annual roundup of all the year's openings and closings and relocations. Of course, we say "at last" knowing that, in spite of our best efforts, we likely missed more than a few restaurant debuts and departures. Please let us know in the comments!
image viaIs there anything sadder than an empty bookstore?The end is here, after months of being near. To anyone who has been spending time at area Borders stores over the past week or so and seen people carrying out the shelves and the tables and other fixtures, this news should come as no s ... More >>
This story isn't quite as sexy as the artork here, but, well, you try finding art for this subject.When Mary Geldmacher of Sunset Hills died in 2009, she left much of her estate to charity. According to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, the gifts to benefit lung disease research and the Ope ... More >>
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 MoultonWhen Girl Walks int ... More >>
Governor Jay Nixon was in St. Louis yesterday to announce that the region would soon receive more than $550,000 in federal grants to build and improve its trail system for bicyclists and pedestrians. The money comes via the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which applied for, and was awar ... More >>
A coalition of Tea Party groups plan to picket tomorrow in Sunset Hills near the Republican Party's St. Louis headquarters. The groups say they're protesting Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann's decision to come to Missouri to stump for Senate candidate Roy Blunt. Bachmann is seen as somet ... More >>
Goodman on Letterman. Click for larger version.John Goodman's weight loss has become a pop culture topic of conversation as of late. Wednesday night the actor appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman where guess what? He talked about his weight loss.
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Lou Rook III of Annie Gunn's. Part two will be published tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Chef Rook, will appear on Friday. This week, shallow flood water saturated a field on the north side of Highway 40 in Chesterfield, a reminde ... More >>
Do you love kitchsy Japanese cartoon cats? Do you also love the spare realism of Edward Hopper? Well, you're in luck this weekend as Leslie Holt's Hello Modern Art debuts at phd gallery. Her miniature replicas of classic art pieces, updated with the adorable bow-adorned Hello Kitty in ... More >>
The South Broadway Athletic Club has hosted Golden Gloves boxing since the tournament was started by the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1935. The club itself has stood on the corner of 7th Street and Shenandoah Ave in Soulard since 1904. Tonight, the legacy continues with 23 bouts, featuring amateur fi ... More >>
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced today that his office has charged Sunset Hills police officer Christine Miller with four counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree assault for the March 21, 2009, crash she caused which killed four people.Shortl ... More >>
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Anheuser-Busch InBev employees are buzzing about imminent job cuts in the wake of InBev's recent acquisition of St. Louis' corporate crown jewel. The company today announced that it would cut 1,400 jobs in the United States, about 75 percent of them (1,050 jobs) in St. Louis. According to ... More >>
Some readers say Cloy Richards is the exception, not the rule.
Here comes the neighborhood!
Unreal tries a few smooth lines on Pat O'Brien's comely colleague, takes a ride down everyone's favorite redundant roadway and checks out 500 kid's-meal toys (grease-free).
Week of June 8, 2005
Cherokee Street's business establishment wants that Mexican bus to vamoose
Week of January 5, 2005
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Week of March 10, 2004
Brian McKenna bares it all, Dick Gephardt runs a new campaign ad, the Sanford-Brown Indians keep up the fight, and Blake Ashby ruminates on Euro-dance; plus, the battle over the Famous Gerber wakes up Grandma
Week of November 12, 2003
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Jennifer Joyce contest results, a psychic porn star and perhaps the only Provel-related legal battle in history: Who could ask for anything more? (We've got dirt on Gephardt and the Cards, too, just in case you're greedy.)
SpongeBob SquarePants is just getting started
Week of June 18, 2003
Crazy, wacky, hilarious -- the American musical is back
An art exhibition gets made without any art administrators
For many in South St. Louis, replacing the Southtown Famous with a Kmart is just something they can't swallow. And they're letting City Hall know it.
Sparing an angelic intervention or an infusion of cash, the Arena is not long for this world