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.
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- 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.
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Daniel Hughes now faces a civil suit on top of criminal charges.Well, we can't say we're too surprised by this one.The family of the nine-year-old girl who was subjected to an early-morning attack at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton has filed a $20 million suit against the schmancy hotel chain, ... 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 >>
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 >>