I had the good fortune of being seated next to Christy Augustin at Sidney Street Café's ten-year anniversary dinner and quickly developed a bit of a girl-crush on the Pint Size Bakery (3825 Watson Road; 314-645-7142) owner. It was impossible not to. The effervescent Augustin was pontificating about ... More >>
Bone marrow was one of our favorite dishes when we reviewed Central Table Food Hall a few months ago, but it's one of the few restaurants in St. Louis serving the dish. You can get marrow with osso bucco, of course, at places like Lorenzo's Trattoria which generously provide you with a marrow spoon. ... More >>
Editor's note: Mary Boehne is the pastry sous chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis and its restaurant, Cielo (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800). Before that she worked as a line cook at Winslow's Home and at the Four Seasons in Vail, Colorado. Today marks the beginning of her se ... More >>
We hope you're thirsty this weekend. Read on for ways to quench that drinking curiosity with a wine festival, wine walk, beer-lesque, and bloody mary bar. Besides that, plenty of other drinking and dining options await. Read on for our suggestions. Friday (May 10): Rhythm & Ribs @ St. Charles Com ... More >>
Oh mon dieu. "Kid in a candy store" doesn't even begin to describe the awe and excitement induced by the plethora of encased treats at the heavily anticipated opening of La Pâtisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-7935) last week. But unlike just any sweets shop, pastry chef Simone F ... More >>
After reporting multiple restaurant closings to begin this week, Gut Check is happy to provide news of openings immediate and imminent: - La Pâtisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-7935) opened this morning in the city's Botanical Heights neighborhood. Owner Simone Faure was previo ... More >>
This ain't no dry rub. With many proud proprietors of sauce-heavy St. Louis-style barbecue popping up as of late, Gut Check's going to have to loosen its belt every now and then to, ahem, draw some quality comparisons. More and more, this city puts itself on the U.S. barbecue map, and Southhampton's ... More >>
- Wine Spectator magazine's annual awards for restaurant wine lists should be out very soon -- the issue is dated August 31 -- but one area restaurant is already trumpeting its improved status. Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar (1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-449-6700) announced this morning ... More >>
As we told you yesterday, Clayton Restaurant Week runs from Monday, January 23, through Sunday, January 29. Participating restaurants have three-course prix-fixe menus for $25, tax and tip excluded. You can see the full list of those restaurants and their menus on the official Clayton Restaurant Wee ... More >>
Daniel Hughes' insurance company bristles at paying for his legal defense.The company that holds the home insurance policy for Daniel Hughes, the Pennsylvania man accused of sexually assaulting a pre-teen in the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton this past March, has found himself in yet another legal battl ... More >>
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 >>
Rodney Hubbard will pay the ethics commission fine.$2,775 at the Ritz-Carlton, $662 at the Westin Hotels St. Louis and $575 at Brennan's, the Central West End bar. $85,850 in contributions -- and more than $20,000 in cash.Those are among the expenditures and withdrawals that the campaign of ... More >>
blacktie-stlouis.comBean at RFT's Iron Fork on Tuesday of this week.Harry Bean, the owner and lead photographer of Blacktie-St. Louis, passed away Wednesday morning from a heart attack while exercising. He was 53. Hours earlier, Bean had attended Riverfront Times' Iron Fork party Tuesday night at th ... More >>
Clayton's newest restaurant has style to burn — and the substance to back it up.
Lindsey Buckingham has big, big love for Fleetwood Mac and for his solo work.
We join the Clerks for tea and expletives
Unreal gets a headache over potential Botoxing. Plus, we put our carnivorous tendencies aside to pen an anti-meat poem.
Week of June 22, 2005
Week of December 15, 2004
Nelly's dropping two discs on the same day. And somehow, it works.
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Week of December 31, 2003
Labor troubles and amazing changing headlines at the P-D; plus the updates you've come to know and love -- and the opportunity to belt out some Gephardtian Christmas carols
Brian McKenna bares it all, Dick Gephardt runs a new campaign ad, the Sanford-Brown Indians keep up the fight, and Blake Ashby ruminates on Euro-dance; plus, the battle over the Famous Gerber wakes up Grandma
Week of August 14, 2002
Week of July 31, 2002
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
Our intrepid reporter chats face-to-face with swoon-inducing Nelly
Week of June 26, 2002
Renowned local sushi chef Naomi Hamamura opens up another location of Sansui
Lodging revenues are down since Sept. 11, and that could mean trouble for the arts
Writer Terry Tempest Williams believes the chaos and terror of recent weeks could bring about a restoration of place and spirit in America
Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar
You can get more than makeup at Neiman Marcus
Visiting the Crescent City by way of Florissant
Vote for Gore, vote for Bush -- what's the difference?
The newest rumors regarding the Drugstore that Ate St. Louis
First-time author Melissa Bank offers wildlife tips from her Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
T. Coraghessan Boyle discusses his fat -- and fascinating -- collection of short fiction, The Collected Stories