Union Station

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Q & Brew in the Lou is Sold Out: Here's What You Need to Know

    We've hate to break it to ya'll, but our first ever Q & Brew in the Lou event is sold out. That means there won't be any tickets available at the door. But we've got some tips for those who are attending. See also: Check Out the Final List of Breweries and Barbecue for RFT's Q & Brew in the Lou

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 25 to 27

    St. Louis Craft Beer Week kicks off this weekend with lots of events. It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so even if craft beer isn't your thing, we've got some ideas for you. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: 15 Must-Drink Events at St. Louis Craft Beer Week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Daily RFT Tests Out Circus Harmony's New Flying Trapeze Rig (Video)

    Give Matt Viverito a flying trapeze rig and 25 feet of air, and he'll make it look good. His moves look effortless as he releases into somersault after somersault. His fall becomes a weightless dance -- bouncing once off the net, throwing his limbs to the other side of his body, stabilizing in air - ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2013
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    October 17, 2012

    [UPDATED] Hey, How About Turning Union Station Into...A Soccer Stadium?

    Update October 17: Alert reader Mike M. from Arlington, Virginia, has written in with a hopeful message about St. Louis' prospects for a Major League Soccer team. Find out what it is at the end of this post. ------ Original Post: As far as malls go, Union Station has always been kind of a dud. Sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Secret History of the St. Louis Post Office and Its Amazing Pneumatic Tube

    One hundred years ago, subterranean St. Louis was a fascinating place. There was, of course, the web of caves that stretched from Benton Park north to downtown and east to the Mississippi River with detours into neighborhood basements. Before the Civil War, the cave network may have been one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Yet Another Knockout King Victim?

    As if the murder of Megan Boke and a second armed robbery in the CWE weren't enough, now it appears the "Knockout Game" is alive and well in central St. Louis -- just in case you needed more proof that certain St. Louisans are capable of behaving like jackals. KMOV, KSDK, KTVI, KMOX and the Post-Dis ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
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    March 21, 2012

    Iron Fork 2012 Advance Ticket Sales End Today!

    Attention all of you who have been procrastinating or sitting on the fence or living in the dark cave of your own ignorance: Today is the last day that you can buy advance tickets for Iron Fork, Riverfront Times' blockbuster tasting event tomorrow, March 22, at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: February 3-February 5

    Friday (Feb. 3): Missouri Organic Association organic food workshops @ St. Louis Union Station Marriott Catch the last couple of days of this annual conference geared toward urban and suburan farms and gardeners, gardener wannabes and foodies, featuring plenty of workshops ranging from consumer he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Cops Arrest Two Car Vandals

    Willis​The Fourth of July theatrics in St. Louis this weekend weren't limited to concerts and light shows. In case you missed it, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, in dramatic fashion, apprehended two of the men suspected of twenty car break-ins that occurred near Union Station on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Alison Krauss Coming to the Fabulous Fox

    Wikimedia Commons​Alison Krauss, the bluegrass singer whose steller career has hit mainstream peaks with appearances on the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack and a recent collaborative album with Robert Plant, will be playing in St. Louis later this year. Her Paper Airplane Tour comes to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Riverfront Times Presents Iron Fork Thursday, April 7

    Image via​For the fifth consecutive year, Riverfront Times will showcase food from multiple restaurants and host an Iron Chef-style battles between local chefs and bartenders. This year's Iron Fork will be held Thursday, April 7, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott.General ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Punks Steal Historic Piece of Union Station After St. Pat's Parade Downtown

    Anybody know these chumps? Last Saturday afternoon, while many green-clad St. Louisans were sh$thouse-wasted from St. Paddy's Day festivities downtown, these scoundrels were stealing history -- specifically, one of the "finials" (or big metal balls) from the main staircase at Union Station that desc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, August 6-8, 2010

    ​It's been a busy week and we almost didn't get to this, but we wanted to make sure that everyone knows the cheap happenings going on around town. So here's a truncated version of this week's 10 things for $10 that includes a free movie night at Union Station, monster flicks, cult films, live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    What's Up Magazine Presents City Sound Tracks Festival Along the MetroLink on Saturday, March 27

    Nothing beats a good train song -- "Folsom Prison Blues," "Cannonball Rag" and the grandaddy of them all, "Mystery Train" -- and nothing beats a music festival in the spring, especially when you can get in for the price of a MetroLink train ticket. City Sound Tracks, a festival organized by What's U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    2009 in Review: October

    ​Waldo Jaquith, Wikimedia Commons​October saw the return of Drink of the Week, the column founded by Randall Roberts and continued by Kristie McClanahan that muses on life and libations. Alicia Lohmar is the new author, and we're thrilled to have her as part of the Gut Check family. The rest of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    FoodWire: Beechwood Bistro Closed?

    ​Looks like Union Station might have claimed another one: Beechwood Bistro by Sage, the offshoot of Soulard's Sage, appears to be closed. The restaurant was closed during its usual operating hours this afternoon, and the phone number (314-621-1161) has been disconnected. Beechwood Bistro opened in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Top 10 Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend, June 5-7

    If you love summer more than any other season, the first weekend in June should mean something -- and if you find yourself having fun and spending wee amounts of green, you'll likely remember this weekend fondly while trudging through the slush of February. Here's our best attempt at directing you t ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Street Art is Not a Crime

    Wikimedia commonsUnless of course you're caught drawing a smiley face on the subway in New York's Union Station. Then you'll spend two days in jail, even if you're a renowned artist in town for a major gallery opening.Such was the case of Yoshitomo Nara a Japanese sculptor (his work Light My Fire i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    FoodWire: Beechwood Bistro Now Open

    Beechwood Bistro is now open at the entrance of Union Station. The new restaurant should make a lot of noise at Union Station -- if only because the retail is so very quiet./rimshot/Beechwood Bistro comes to us from the same folks who opened Sage (1031 Lynch Street; Web site) in 2007. The menus are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Rave On! (Silently) at Union Station on Saturday, February 28

    Some old folks who have vivid memories of the nineties may think that 4:30 in the afternoon is a little early to start raving, and Union Station is kind of a strange locale when there are so many abandoned warehouses in St. Louis, but those folks are just showing their age.It's a whole new world now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE There'll be no citywide WiFi in this town. Blast! Didn't make it to Union Station on Friday? Observe Barack Obama from the front row on Daily Kos. Get a Halloween costume history at 69 & 1/2 Classic Love Songs. So, what ... More >>

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    October 26, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Stomach rumbling for some food blogs? Gut Check has you covered. Stop by or completely avoid Union Station this evening, as the Barack Obama rally will be taking the place over. Congrats to the two St. Louis bloggers who ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2006
  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • Dining

    June 22, 2005

    Hpnotiq on the rocks

    Plush, 1820 Market Street (in Union Station); 314-436-7578

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    Lost Downtown

    An insider's guide to downtown St. Louis

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2004

    Dances in the Dark

    And in India

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Mile of St. Louis

    Market Street, between 4th and 20th streets

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2003

    Bet Ya Didn't Know

    Metropolis downtown walking tours illuminate

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Calendar

    July 10, 2002

    Hard Schlock

    The Hard Rock Café serves up a breakfast you won't soon forget

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    The Hill Still Sizzles

    Week of June 5, 2002

  • News

    May 22, 2002

    Tough Enough

    Union Station's security staff makes life difficult for "troublesome" employees

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Boat Ride

    Paddle boats at Union Station

  • Dining

    January 10, 2001

    Side Dish

    Mohanned Alsaliti takes his delicious Middle Eastern fare to Union Station

  • Dining

    August 23, 2000

    Alternate Route

    Despite a new name and location, the sights are largely the same at Route 66 Brewery and Restaurant

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2000

    Fiesta, Then Siesta

    Ay caramba! Union Station's Latin American Festival promises fun, food and frenzied footwork

  • Dining

    December 29, 1999

    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Taking some time to let 1999's dinners digest

  • Calendar

    September 8, 1999


    David Judd, UM-St. Louis prof and co-author of The Tourist City, wants St. Louis to be linked by more than just highways between sports palaces and shopping malls

  • News

    May 19, 1999

    Sun Dance

    Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts

  • Music

    May 12, 1999
  • Dining

    April 14, 1999
  • Dining

    February 17, 1999
  • Culture

    December 23, 1998

    Black and Blue

    An anthology of African-American writing on St. Louis paints a bleak portrait of the city

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