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 >>
Erica Hampton didn't let her two young children watch the chaos unfold in Ferguson Sunday night. But as the sun rose Monday morning to reveal smoldering ashes and broken glass, she sat down with her ten-year-old son to talk about the destruction wreaked on the town. "We talked about it, and we deci ... More >>
A former St. Louis police officer will spend a year on supervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing an LGBT couple in the Tower Grove neighborhood. If Jeffrey Leveque, 45, breaks his probation, he'll be sentenced to six months in prison, according to court documen ... More >>
In recent years, a spate of Vietnamese restaurants have popped up, bringing delicious Pho, a spice-filled broth served with noodles, to the masses. And we couldn't be happier. Lemongrass and ginger, rice and noodles, all fresh and remarkably healthy -- here are seven of our favorite spots to grab au ... More >>
The former St. Louis police officer who harassed a queer couple for displaying a rainbow flag is now banned by judge's orders from entering the Tower Grove East neighborhood. Jeffrey Leveque, 45, of north St. Louis county, faces one charge of harassment motivated by discrimination to frighten or di ... More >>
A former St. Louis police officer was charged with harassing a queer Tower Grove couple over the rainbow-colored U.S. flag hanging on their porch. Jeffrey Leveque, 45, of north St. Louis County, faces a felony harassment charge for making verbal threats and posting a picture of the couple's home on ... More >>
Christopher Frank, accused of exposing himself to an eleven-year-old boy in a Brentwood Home Depot last year, pleaded guilty this week. Police say the suspect got down on his knees in a bathroom stall, exposed his genitals to the boy -- and then watched him use the bathroom. Here at Daily RFT, we' ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, rain was falling in a solid wall on St. Louis, and Isaac loomed fairly apocalyptic on the radar. Not the best conditions for outdoor activities of any sort. And potentially disastrous for the Big Muddy Blues Festival, which was already taking something of a home run swing with d ... More >>
Photo by Brian FriedmanStandup Bill Burr, coming to the Pageant this weekendNobody personifies wise-ass East Coast standup quite like the Boston-born Bill Burr (he once told an entire crowd of heckling Philadephians, "I hope your mother has herpes in the center of her asshole"). Yet he's schedule ... More >>
Anna Moffatt and Eric Sargent in Tulsa. Courtesy of the Dive Poets.Roughly half of St. Louis' finnest fiddlin' folk/Americana outfit, the Dive Poets, took to the road recently -- Jeff York and Renato Durante stayed home with new babies, and Eric Sargent, Karl Eggers and Anna Moffatt comprised ... More >>
This Missouri home won a similar contest in Springfield.HomeVestors, the company that advertises as "We Buy Ugly Houses" is in search of the ugliest house in St. Louis. The winner will receive $450 in gift certificates to Home Depot and Carpet For Less to fix up their eyesore. But, hey, shouldn't ... More >>
The Missouri History Museum shines in blue.The Missouri History Museum. Soldier's Memorial. City Gardens. Chase Park Plaza. They are but a few of the St. Louis landmarks that will light up in blue next month in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2. Other St. Louis structures sl ... More >>
image viaLaugh if you want, but we here (OK, some of us here) at Daily RFT have always firmly believed that Delilah is a force of good. Sure, she plays nothing but the sappiest of music, but when she starts reading listeners' dilemmas out loud on the air, and starts offering support and encou ... More >>
Big Brother lives in Arnold, MOThe investigative report "Top Secret America" published early last week by The Washington Post offers a startling peak into the mysterious world inhabited Big Brother. The authors describe how the NSA intercepts billions of phone calls, emails and text messages each ... More >>
The seed company everybody loves to hate will roll its "mobile technology unit" into Wentzville next week for three days of plant-breeding and other demos.The 53-footer "semi truck on steroids," as one Monsanto employee terms it, travels the country trying to sow interest in St. Louis-based Monsa ... More >>
November was all about Thanksgiving -- though not in the traditional sense. No, our Thanksgiving was all about booze. (Or maybe that is traditional.) Anyway: The Beertender told you what beers to drink with Thanksgiving dinner, the Noble Writ discussed how to pair wines with your feast, and we ... More >>
Josh BacottSuppose it's a weekend afternoon, and you have a hankering for a nice 13-inch chili dog for lunch. You'd like to go to Foxy's Red Hots or Woofie's to indulge, but you're stuck with a stout to-do list that requires a trip to the local hardware. As much as a hot-dog palace such as Foxy' ... More >>
Image ViaIt seems like just yesterday that a ten-point buck sauntered into a Home Depot in Town & Country and began to wreak havoc. You'll recall in that incident how a renegade Bambi tried to fight an ornamental deer statue, broke off an antler in the process, and then headed into the hardwa ... More >>
The Mexican offers up some FAQs to keep in mind for '08.
Grad students in Wash. U.'s art school contend with a rainout.
B-Sides reboots Radiohead and takes a roadtrip with Ani.
Unreal talks ponies with a true racing expert, learns some things about mowing (severed toes are bad) and receives a particularly biting Commontary.
Fancy-ass margaritas! Guacamole made tableside! Why?
Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
The Hold Steady bring bombast back to rock & roll
FIRST Robotics heralds new scientists
609 comes close to the ideal balance of substance and style
Hanneke Hardware and Industrial Supply
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
When Emerson pulls out of this small southern town, it'll leave bitterness and broken promises behind. That's what happens when a marriage ends badly.
Week of July 31, 2002
Backyard-pond aficionados will get on swimmingly at Pond-O-Rama
To save Maplewood, some residents have to go
Fiery fun at the 25th Missouri Chili Cook-off and Salsa Competition
The homeless take a hike so that a "community" can come together.
a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta