Looking for a historic hidden gem of a city to visit this summer? The travel website Orbitz says St. Louis should be on your bucket list. In honor of the long Fourth of July weekend, Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore published a list of the five beautiful places every American should visit. S ... More >>
Yesterday morning, Cornealious Michael Anderson III woke up in a prison cell at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Missouri. He said corrections officers threw him in "the hole," or solitary confinement -- he wasn't sure why. He didn't get breakfast. Fast-forward several hours, and An ... More >>
What happens when you put two adorable pit bulls in a photo booth? Answer: They do what humans always seem to do -- make out with each other. That's what St. Louis photographer Lynn Terry discovered when she created a photo booth for St. Louis dogs for Valentines Day, and the results are just to d ... More >>
Since we first wrote about him in November, "Dr." Dan Drake has become somewhat of a local celebrity for his fancy flapjacks at Courtesy Diner (3155 South Kingshighway; 314-776-9059). He's been on the local news, of course, but also the Today show, and when we talked to him this week, he was sitting ... More >>
Dan Drake, the artist-slash-cook behind Courtesy Diner's nationally famous custom pancakes, officially launched his Kickstarter campaign over the weekend to raise money for his own pancake food truck. The campaign comes a few weeks ahead of schedule: A burglar broke into Drake's home and stole the ... More >>
In the two months since his pancake artistry went viral and jettisoned him to accidental fame, Dan Drake saved enough in Christmas tips and gifts to hang up his Courtesy Diner polo and pursue pancakes full-time. He hid $1,500 in a lockbox in his closet, put in his two weeks at the South Kingshighwa ... More >>
Get in the holiday spirit by joining in on some festive performances this weekend. The 8th Annual Dan Kelley Christmas Show hits the Warehouse, the Demo holds a toy drive and CoCo Soul performs at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Besides that, Spotlight St. Louis holds its music awards, Pokey Lafarge goes ... More >>
Dr. Dan the Pancake Man is movin' on up. After achieving Internet fame via Reddit and Riverfront Times fame (which is the best kind of fame, in our totally unbiased opinion), Dan Drake of Courtesy Diner flipped some pancake artistry on KSDK. After that? Oh, just the Today show. See also: 1-Up Panca ... More >>
Cher, she with no last name, the songstress now over 50 years into her game, dubbed "the Goddess of Pop," will be coming to St. Louis on June 4. The show will take place at the Scottrade Center, and based on the success of her last tour (325 dates and attended by over 5.5 million people), we'd bet i ... More >>
It's finally the end of the road for Salt (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-932-5787). The acclaimed Central West End restaurant closed last weekend after a rocky two years. Salt opened to much fanfare in April 2011 and chef and co-owner Wes Johnson, formerly of the Shaved Duck and Eclipse, was the toa ... More >>
Just before President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term, Senator Claire McCaskill went all Joan Rivers on the men of the Supreme Court and their curious taste in headgear. Justice Antonin Scalia got it the worst for an odd little chapeau that looked a bit like an overturned b ... More >>
Gerard Craft of Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) is one of five finalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards in the category "Best Chef: Midwest." This is the third time that Craft has been a finalist for the award, following nominations in 2009 and 2010. Craft was in a meeting when ... More >>
We got a chance to talk today to Neil Bruntrager, the St. Louis attorney representing five local women whose before-and-after-boob-job pictures were exposed online by their plastic surgeon -- complete with their first and last names.Bruntrager revealed new details about the shocking incident. He ... More >>
Image viaIs Julia Child rolling over in her grave yet? Cooking shows, the genre she helped create, are roaring out of control. So says Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Specifically, "It's foodie chaos right now." Oseland should know; he's been a judge on ... More >>
Last year, Frito-Lay pulled its new compostable bag for Sun Chips from the shelves because the bag was too gosh-darn loud. (Except in Canada, where the company instead offered a jovial eff-you to the haters.)Now the compostable Sun Chips bag is back in new, supposedly-not-as-loud form. As this video ... More >>
Gunning for a St. Louis premiere. Did you feel like a winner when you woke up this morning? No? How about one-fifth of a winner? Because that's what you should feel like!The Other Guys stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg announced yesterday via a Facebook video that St. Louis is one of ... More >>
image viaA view of a vineyard at Augusta Winery in Augusta, MissouriA local winery made good earlier this week when it was one of seven selected by Joe Bastianich, son of Italian-American superchef Lidia Bastianich and restaurant partner of Mario Batali, to appear in a Today show segment. Jo ... More >>
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Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Gut Check waves goodbye to Big V's. In case you missed it: Yesterday's Today Show appearance by Megan Meier's parents. Discover which locals kicked ass this year. Bloggers vs. Walgreens. Can you guess who won? So, this ... More >>
Dr. Sherman Silber says he can extend a woman's fertility by decades. All he needs is an ovary and some ice.
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