"Some guys smoke. Some guys drink. Some guys chase women. I'm a big barbecue-sauce guy." -- Rick Majerus
Rick Majerus loved to eat. That was no secret. But what were some of his favorite St. Louis eateries?
Last week Gut Check caught up with several local restaurateurs whose tables often served ... More >>
Just so y'all know, the word mistletoe is Anglo-Saxon for "shit-on-a-twig." (Probably.) Does that still make you want to put on a Santa hat with a little sprig attached to the top and sidle up to your sweetie, lips all a-pucker?
If so, you will be distressed to hear that 2012 was almost The Year Wi ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
We love pumpkins! We just want to carve 'em, roast their seeds and then bake the guts into all kinds of awesome. So, this autumn, we're on a quest for the tastiest local pumpkin goodies, before the fleeting flavor is gone. Do you have a favorite local seasonal pumpkin food? E-mail tips@riverfronttim ... More >>
Image viaThe reward Biggest Loser contestants receive is a big one: $250,000.Some lucky St. Louisans could be next in line to get their asses kicked into shape by Anna Kournikova.
In search of season thirteen contestants, NBC's feel-good weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser is coming ... More >>
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Pick-Your-Own Peaches @ Eckert's
Keen on peaches? This plump fruit is in season at Eckert's, and picking season begins now. Plenty of homegrown Garnet Beauty and Red Haven varieties are ready. Peaches are $1.89/lb plus tax. 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Image viaOur toenails are painted glossy lipstick red. Sundresses and sandals have emerged from their long hibernation. The sun tea jar basks on the front porch. We are ready. We have been ready. But it wasn't until this week, until the night we sat on our bumper in the Ted Drewes parking lot ... More >>
ITwistin' the night away...f you're like Daily RFT and you awoke this morning to (gasp!) no Internet connection and a large branch dangling from the power line to your casa -- you're not alone. Early reports are that between 30,000 and 40,000 people are without power after last night's storm blew ... More >>
Have you heard Katy Perry's "California Gurls"? Dumb question; of course you have. The song is everywhere this summer. Of course, the parodies are already rolling in, including this one called "Pennsylvania Guys" by Sloppy Secondz. Even if you're not from the state, it's pretty funny. (Sample lyrics ... More >>
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:
Serious Eats gives shout-out to Ted Drewes: http://bit.ly/bWrxsy
RT @mikedrinksbeer: Why You Shouldn't Worry About the @Schlafly Sale: http://bit.ly/cH ... More >>
Danno's American Pub is a bit off the beaten path, but it's a good reminder why venturing out of the city is a worthwhile exercise.
Danno's is exactly what you expect from a classic American pub. It has a casual atmosphere, comfy club chairs, Big Buck Hunter, a pool table and a kitschy '60s ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergGut Check contributors upped their caffeine intake and staked out the 24-hour diner scene for this week's RFT feature story, "Counter Intelligence." Give it a read and then vote for your favorite 24-hour establishment in this Gut Check poll.
What else did we do th ... More >>
Ian FroebJohn Rooney lied to you.Welcome to When Bad Dishes Happen to Good Restaurants, a new feature in which Gut Check writers, their hearts heavy, note when favorite local establishments have gone astray.If you listen to Cardinals broadcasts on KTRS, the Big 550, you've probably heard Mike Sha ... More >>
Yes, that's some fresh air.The St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership is hosting its seventh annual festival tomorrow at Kiener Plaza.The event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. includes live music, giveaways and information booths from entities such as Trailnet, the EPA, the Lung Association and many mor ... More >>
Kevin Ward, Wikimedia CommonsJuly was a quiet month at Gut Check International Headquarters as St. Louis turned its attention to a certain Midsummer Classic. We did offer dining recommendations to our out-of-town guests -- and, for those who took a shine to St. Louis cuisine, tips on how to br ... More >>
A small shoutout for local favorite Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in the May issue of Bon Appétit magazine. As part of its travel issue, the magazine offers a list of what to buy, what to eat and what to drink in each of the 50 states. A Ted Drewes chocolate concrete is Missouri's "what to drink" selec ... More >>