Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The eight bars with t ... More >>
In December 2012 Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen (34 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-968-0061) appeared on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Since its initial airing, the episode has replayed a handful of times each month, with four airings slated for April, including tonight at 8:30 ... More >>
Every summer, Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; 314-351-4500) keeps upping the ante for the world's largest BLT. It hit the record in 2009 with a 179-foot, 2-inch sandwich made with 500 pounds of bacon.
But BLT makers are an ambitious bunch. In Kansas City last June, the Associated Wholesale Groc ... More >>
Diana BenantiA lively Chippewa Chapel earlier this year. If you haven't been to a Chippewa Chapel Open Mic night, you're missing out. Most open mics are hit or (awkward, oh so horribly awkward) miss, but the Chapel has been around long enough that it pulls in a higher caliber of performers -- ... More >>
Image viaExpecting a bumper tomato crop this year? Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; 314-351-4500) wants you for the restaurant's annual Tomato Fest on Sunday, August 22.
"Right now we are in the process of finding, more or less, a farmers' market -- farmers, art and craft booths," says manager ... More >>
The cheese stands alone. Much like Drink of the Week.If Drink of the Week were a food, we'd be a soft, crumbly, stinky blue cheese. We'd be made from the rich, verdant milk of sheep that grazed in sunny meadows, unpasteurized (we're worth the risk), aged to perfection in a musky, dank French ... More >>
Iron Barley (2003)Tom Coghill's laidback -- but decidedly not quiet -- restaurant has enjoyed a recent surge in interest thanks to its appearance on the Food Network's megapopular Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's the rare case when I don't want to kick host Guy Fieri in his Rocky Mountain oyster ... More >>
The fifth-annual Tomato Fest at Iron Barley in South St. Louis wrapped up Sunday with owner Tom Coghill and a crew of 90 volunteers working to create the world's longest bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, at 179-feet, two-inches. (That's a lot of bacon -- 500 pounds of savory, crispy, delicious baco ... More >>
This weekend, before you admit defeat to To Catch a Predator reruns, check out these suggestions for having fun on a budget. At least, for two glorious days, you won't have Bossy Bosserson sending you e-mails about the broken copier (because we know how it really broke) or your mother, bless her hea ... More >>
Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; website) is holding its fourth annual Tomato Fest tomorrow, August 8, and Sunday, August 9. Saturday is the Tomato Ball, which features a dinner buffet, prizes and live music. The cost is $30 per person. Call 314-351-4500 for reservations. Sunday's party runs from ... More >>
This ends badly.Man v. Food host Adam Richman visits St. Louis spots Crown Candy Kitchen, Iron Barley and Pappy's Smokehouse.8:57 p.m.: We'll be live in just a few minutes. Unless LOST runs late.9:05 p.m.: Uh... LOST ran 5 minutes late. Apparently, I missed Iron Barley. D'oh. Sorry, Tom Coghill. I d ... More >>