Get outside this weekend! Fair Saint Louis awaits with plenty of festival fare: The World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival hits Collinsville, Illinois; the Saint Louis Art Museum kicks off its free summer film series on Art Hill; Eckert's fruit is just the right level of ripeness and more. Just take ... More >>
Friday (Apr. 12): Tagine: Vessel and Dish @ Kitchen Conservatory In this hands-on class, learn all about the tagine, a vessel and dish, while preparing honey potato orange salad, mussel and clam tagine with Isaraeli couscous, spicy potato tagine with olives, beef short rib tagine with raisins and ... More >>
Republican Representative Casey Guernsey is firing back against recent comments of Representative Stacey Newman regarding his bill to block federal gun control measures in Missouri. Earlier this week, Newman said to us, "Could you imagine anything crazier?" Guernsey tells Daily RFT that there is ... More >>
Friday (July 6): ArtDTour @ The Sheldon With local artists as tour guides, guests explore Gateway Gallery, Craft Alliance, Soulard Art Market Gallery and more, starting off with refreshments at The Sheldon. $20-35. Purchase tickets through the Art Dimensions Web site. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Grilling Univ ... More >>
Last night was World Book Night. We started with a box of books. Twenty copies of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, to be precise. We could give them to anybody we wanted.At first we thought it would be fun to pun on the book's title and give copies to people who were already carrying things. M ... More >>
Sometime today, if you're lucky, somebody will shove a paperback book in your face and demand you take it home and read it. There are worse fates that could befall a person. The reason for this ardent promotion of literacy is World Book Night. A conglomeration of publishers, booksellers, librarians ... More >>
Image viaFriday (September 23): Taste of St. Louis @ Soldiers Memorial Plaza Sample 45 restaurants, witness a master chef competition, listen to national and local music, sample wines and more at this annual growing event. Free admission. Friday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. ... More >>
UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. to include comment from the American Cancer Society Tomorrow, residents of the St. Charles County city of O'Fallon will vote on a sweeping smoking ban -- one that's far tougher than those recently enacted in St. Louis City or St. Louis County.But one O'Fallon city councilman ... More >>
Put that in your pipe, and smoke it. Such was the message at last night's Creve Coeur council meeting where council members voted unanimously (5-0) to pass a strict new smoking ban for all public places -- with the notable exceptions of the local American Legion Post and Elks Club. Patrons ... More >>
Arguing that the St. Louis County smoking ban was a "great start," Creve Coeur councilwoman Beth Kirstner is pushing her west county suburb to adopt even more stringent measures to prohibit indoor smoking. Unlike the county ban, which goes into effect this coming January, Kirstner's bill would al ... More >>
A strict smoking ban will go into effect in Brentwood beginning January 1. The Brentwood city council approved the measure by a 7 -1 vote last night. Unlike the ban for all of St. Louis County -- which goes also goes into effect this January -- the Brentwood law does not exempt "drinking bars" (thos ... More >>
Blunt: So much for the low profile.Hey, it worked for Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Of course, the pickup truck Brown drove to his Senate victory -- his 2005 GMC with 200,000 miles on it -- was his own. The pickup that Roy Blunt has been seen driving while campaigning in Missouri is reportedly a ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/auvet/2757596861This just in from our friends in Collinsville, Illinois, a.k.a. home of the World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival. Organizers are rounding up applicants for this year's Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup competition.Think you got what it takes? Read the regulations in ... More >>
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