On June 24, as hundreds of fans entered the Ready Room — a new 800-person-capacity music venue on Manchester Avenue in the Grove — they were greeted with a warning sign: "Tonight's show features excessive volume levels. Hearing protection available at front door." The experimental-rock g ... More >>
Happy pride, St. Louis! Now in its 35th year, PrideFest St. Louis kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday with the official wreath laying ceremony on the steps of Soldiers Memorial. The gay pride festival also honors LGBT troops with an official military entry in the Wells Fargo Grand Pride Parade, the city' ... More >>
Fresh off making sports history as the first openly-gay man to sign an NFL contract, Michael Sam celebrated in true St. Louis style: with a night out at Just John Nightclub, the Grove's preeminent gay bar. Sam met fans and took a spin in the DJ booth Friday night before continuing the party across ... More >>
A Washington Post article this week reported on the rise of heroin coming into the United States and mentions Mexican drug traffickers' "shrewd marketing strategy": targeting areas where prescription-drug abuse is high, including St. Louis. According to the story, drug cartels aren't making as much ... More >>
When Gut Check last checked in with St. Louis native turned international supermodel Karlie Kloss, she was collaborating with star pastry chef Christina Tosi of New York City's Momofuku Milk Bar on a line of "wholesome" cookies and an intentionally cheesy video to promote said cookies. But Kloss' d ... More >>
As Sauce was first to report, a Thai restaurant called Fork & Stix will open this fall at 549 Rosedale Avenue, the east Delmar Loop storefront vacated earlier this year by the Ethiopian restaurant Selam. Opening a Thai restaurant in the Delmar Loop might seem foolish, as the neighborhood already bo ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
The fast-fooderati are abuzz about ShopHouse, the brand-new, Asian-themed, fast-casual spinoff from Steve Ells, founder of the empire known as Chipotle Mexican Grill. The first ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opened its doors last month in Washington, D.C. (Click that big ol' link back there to re ... More >>
This is part three of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Scott Truong of Pearl Cafe. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Truong, is published here. Chrissy WilmesPearl Cafe chef Scott Truong prepares drunken noodles.According to Wiki Answers: No one is sure where the name ... More >>
Michael Pollan's 2007 best seller The Omnivore's Dilemma documented the industrialization of the world's food supply and whipped the foodie vanguard into a self-righteous froth. His encore, the "Manifesto" In Defense of Food, revealed the author as a proselytizing zealot/minimalist poet ("Eat food. ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three tomorrow. Robin WheelerJarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini LoungeDid your family cook when you we ... More >>
Unreal narrowly averts Car-mageddon, dispels a Brad Pitt rumor and gets some berry good news about vino.
From Q&As to film debuts, your guide to the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
The Chiu Chow cuisine of Meng Lei.
Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!
Be it nuclear holocaust, quake or hurricane, St. Louis' Zombie Squad is ready for anything even an attack from the living dead.
Misty wants your affection (um, not that kind). Plus, one St. Louis man teaches us how to come back from vacation alive, while another reveals our dishonesty.
Old-school private eye Joe Adams and his talented sidekick Jason Walz are on the case -- and they always get their man
Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new
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May Company and the city wish Jack Randall would just go away -- he won't
Two current video installations, Carol Hodson's The Stillness in Between and Currents 84: Christian Marclay, attack the medium from different angles
The King & I
A giant quarry and the world's largest cement kiln are being welcomed by Ste. Genevieve County. But the operation may leave St. Louis gasping for air.
The new Sukho Thai provides a meal every bit as enjoyable as the offerings of its West County sibling