We here at Gut Check International Headquarters are all about helping guide our readers to the very best eats, and come Halloween-time that includes making sure you and your little ones are armed with great trick-or-treating jokes. Food and drink-related ones, at that: Q: Why did the ghost go into ... More >>
It looks like one of St. Louis' top defense attorneys needs a lawyer of his own. Just hours after getting his client acquitted of drunkenly molesting a nine-year-old girl at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, ace criminal-defense attorney Scott Rosenblum was arrested on drunk-driving charges early Tuesda ... More >>
In typical Missouri fashion, we went from 67 to snow in less than 24 hours this week. Don't let that get you down -- there's plenty of events to warm up your belly this weekend. Enjoy the snow falling and roast a few marshmallows in the Central West End or have brunch with Santa downtown. Check out ... More >>
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 >>
This weekend, look forward to Tour D'Onut, the Francis Park Grub and Groove, a Sustainable Backyard Tour, Fiesta in Florissant and more. Bottoms up, everyone! The weekend awaits along with our suggestions, right after the jump. See also: - Guide to Lafayette Square - Endangered Wolf Center Announce ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Monica Schepis of the the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton. Below is a Q&A with Schepis, followed by her own recipe for a Gooey Butter Cake Martini. The Lo ... More >>
- Maplewood could become the latest St. Louis County municipality to allow food trucks to roam its streets. Maplewood-Brentwood Patch reports on this week's meeting of the Maplewood City Council at which Councilman Tim Dunn proposed a six-month trial for food trucks provided that they avoid the main ... More >>
The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>
Every native St. Louisan knows what type of gooey butter cake person they are: a middle, an edge or even a corner eater. Now the opportunity to have your gooey butter cake in liquid alcohol form has finally arrived thanks to the mixologist at the Ritz-Carlton (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-863 ... More >>
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
Diana BenantiInside the Jumpin' Jupiter. St. Louis' first neo-supper club, the Jumpin' Jupiter, opened its doors in Maplewood this weekend in the old Jive and Wail location (7376 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-645-5867). We reported on the opening back in March, and now the wait is over. ... More >>
Hide your kids, hide your wife: Clayton Police have captured a bed intruder.Today's shocking crime news comes from, of all places, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton. KSDK Channel 5 News reports that Daniel Hughes, a 42-year-old hotel guest from Conschohoken, Pennsylvania, told des ... More >>
Today's comment of the day comes in response to our post about Daniel Hughes, a Pennsylvania man charged with assaulting a nine-year-old girl in her bed at Clayton's Ritz-Carlton Hotel.Reader Kreamalmeyer_bobbie pontificates that Hughes' reprehensible behavior while drunk might be somehow related to ... More >>
The Ritz-Carlton Lyin LionThe Post-Dispatch reports this morning that the St. Louis Ritz-Carlton has become Clayton's first business ticketed for violating the city's smoking ban that went into effect last July. The pricey hotel received the citation Saturday while hosting its annual Cigar Club p ... More >>
The Whiz-Tech Technology Cafe isn't exactly a computer repair business. Nor is it, precisely, a restaurant.A new tenant for the Printers Lofts building: a tech business-slash-cafeThe new business opens its doors to the public for the first time tomorrow morning. And it promises everything from IT ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly celebrated Thanksgiving with creamed leeks and a proposal. She shared lots of Thanksgiving favorites, contest ideas of Menu for Hope and her future great-great grandmother-in-law's spinach recipe.Cupcake Projec ... More >>
8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Avenue.
Nick LucchesiRed curry chicken from Florissant's Simply Thai.Last night Riverfront Times hosted its annual Iron Fork benefit at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. My colleague Nick Lucchesi was there to photograph the food from twenty-five area restaurants that roughly 1,100 guests got to sample. You can ... More >>
Nothing says Valentine's Day like a new mattress! The chic-chic The Ritz-Carlton is apparently making over its entire Clayton property, and just in time for the special February holiday has put up for sale its pre-owned desks, armoires, and yes, double, queen- and king-size *beds*. Like this one. &n ... More >>
From: email@example.com Subject: Southern Gentleman Date: November 26, 2007 4:37:50 PM CST Hope all is well and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We have a terrific program currently taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation -- located 75 miles east of Atlanta ... More >>
I swung by the Central West End this afternoon to check out the two new restaurants that Chicago-based Levy Restaurants is opening in Maryland Plaza: ~scape and Crêpes, Etc. I couldn't really tell how close to opening Crêpes: Etc. is, but ~scape looks very close. (As I mentioned last week, ... More >>
The Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondolet Plaza, Clayton; 314-863-6300.
Let's have a silent day!
The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza, 314-863-6300
A trio of St. Louis tea rooms revive a lovely, genteel tradition
The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge
Luciano's Trattoria marks another delicious victory for the Del Pietro restaurant empire
Week of June 11, 2003
The Ritz is, well, puttin' on the Ritz
How much service is too much service?
The Grill (Ritz-Carlton)
Adam's Mark Hotel
Developers of pricey high-rise condominiums are selling Clayton as a place for the rich and famous. So far, out-of-towners aren't buying.
Published the week of April 26
There's live jazz in St. Louis -- you just have to know where to look for it