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University City

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Corner 17's Fluffy Ice: A Frozen Taiwanese Treat Topped with Fresh Fruit

    Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. In addition to its s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    New England Fish & Chips Co. Coming to University City

    We know what you're thinking: U. City is tragically devoid of fish and chips places. OK, maybe you weren't, but either way, RFT's neighborhood is getting a bit of merry old England. We noticed that New England Fish & Chips Co. is moving in next to Mi Ranchito at 879 Kingsland Avenue. See also: An U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Pork Agnolotti and Win $20 to Frida's Deli

    It's time for our weekly guessing game. We had some delicious pork agnolotti the other night. Think you know where it's from? Hint: It's a popular spot in Clayton. See also: UPDATED: Guess Where I'm Eating This Duck Salad and Win $20 to La Tejana

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    UPDATED: Guess Where I'm Eating This Turkey Club and Win $25 to La Tejana Taqueria

    Happy Monday, loyal readers! Get your week started right by winning a free meal. All you have to do is correctly guess where we filled our bellies this weekend. See also: La Tejana Taqueria's Goat Soup: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now Update: Our winner is Facebook commenter Jar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Asparagus in U. City is Lush, Will Still Make Your Pee Smell Weird

    Whether or not the accusations are true, Schnucks (6920 Olive Boulevard, University City, 314-726-2373) got itself into a bit of a PR mess this week when a member of the University City human relations commission came upon dry asparagus at his local Schnucks. David Olander alerted a manager to the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Post-Dispatch Defends Story on Asparagus And Race, Says Not Part of A "Liberal Conspiracy"

    Here at Daily RFT we are no stranger to mobs of angry commenters attacking our stories as pointless, non-newsworthy crap. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, presumably, is also familiar with this phenomenon, but one story this week has caused such an outcry from readers that the daily's editors -- in what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Two Men Found Dead In University City Apartment, Police Suspect Foul Play

    Hours before four people were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on Cherokee Street yesterday afternoon, police in University City responded to a residence and also made a horrible discovery: Two men were dead inside an apartment, and while there are few details so far, police officials say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Chow Down at the Second Annual Taste of U. City

    University City is packed with top-notch restaurants, and you can get a sampling from some of the best at Taste of U. City this Thursday, May 9. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Heman Park Community Center (Vernon & Pennsylvania avenues University City; 314-505-8617), Taste of U. City celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Vegetable Tort and Win $25 to Hokkaido Steak & Sushi Buffet [Updated]!

    Guess where we ate this vegetable tort and you could win $25 to Hokkaido Steak & Sushi Buffet (660 North U.S. Highway 67, Florissant; 314-921-6666). Hint: We dined at restaurant in University City. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating Soup and a Sandwich and Win $10 to Porter's Fried Chicken [Updated]!

    Guess where we ate this cup of chicken noodle soup and veggie sandwich stacked with mushrooms, avocado and Swiss, American and provolone cheeses and you could win $10 to Porter's Fried Chicken (3628 South Big Bend Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-781-2097). Hint: We dined at spot in University City. Rules ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Sir's Bar-B-Que Closed? (Again?)

    Stop us if you've heard this before. Sir's Bar-B-Que (6714 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-499-3461), which has already relocated twice -- from east of the Delmar Loop to downtown and then from downtown to University City -- and survived a shutdown at its current location last winter, might h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Jeremy and Jared Bowers Charged with the Murder of Destinee Clemons

    Two brothers have been charged with the murder of University City teenager Destinee Clemons. Clemons, 17, was shot while on her porch with six other family members on the night of June 21 in the 6500 block of Plymouth Avenue in University City.Jeremy Bowers, 20, and Jared Bowers, 19, both of the 700 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Vegetarian Burger and Win $10 to Porter's Fried Chicken!

    You can win $10 to Porter's Fried Chicken (3628 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-781-2097) and all you have to do is guess where we ate this vegetarian burger. Hint: We dined at a vegetarian and vegan-friendly cafe in University City. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Tw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Sir's Bar-B-Que Returns (Again)

    Sir's Bar-B-Que (6174 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-669-0025.) is back. Sir's closed suddenly in December of last year due to a regulatory dispute with St. Louis County. What was supposed to have been a brief closure stretched into the new year, and its listed number was disconnected, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Saturday Night Special: Big Crowds, A Brawl and A Couple Shootings in the Loop

    ​The unseasonably warm weather brought out a big crowd to the University City Loop on Saturday night. Most of those people were there for a concert, a meal, or just to sit outside and enjoy drink on a nice night, but there were also some looking for trouble. And as is the case with trouble, it doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Yonder Mountain String Band at the Pageant: Win Tickets

    Yonder Mountain String Band will play back-to-back shows this weekend at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161). Friday and Saturday's shows both start at 7:30 p.m. and feature Brown Bird as opener. We have a pair of tickets for both shows, and we'd like to send a few of you fine folks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    More on New Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spice n Grill

    ​I noted Tuesday that a new Indian-Pakistani restaurant, apparently to be called Spice n Grill, was preparing to open at 6800F Olive Boulevard in University City. Within 24 hours of that post, additional signage appeared in the modest strip-mall storefront, confirming that the name is indeed Spice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Indian and Pakistani "Fast Food" Restaurant Coming to U. City

    New life for Indian Food?​Signs in the windows of 6800F Olive Boulevard, the westernmost storefront of the small strip mall at the intersection of Olive and Ferguson Avenue in University City, tout the imminent arrival of an Indian and Pakistani "fast food" restaurant. There is no official signage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Tidbits from Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro, Fast Burrito

    Ian FroebDao Tien Vietnamese Restaurant, coming soon to University City​- Gut Check reported late last month that Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro looked ready to open its doors at 8600 Olive Boulevard in University City. We even heard that it might debut as soon as the first weekend in October.Did it? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Third Time's the Charm at Sir's Bar-B-Que

    Ian FroebA half-slab of ribs at Sir's Bar-B-Que in University City​This summer, Sir's Bar-B-Que (6714 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-727-1474) opened its third location in as many years, following the original on Delmar Boulevard east of the Loop and its successor on Pine Street downtown.He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    New Vietnamese Restaurant for University City

    Ian FroebDao Tien Vietnamese Restaurant, coming soon to University City​Work is under way to turn the restaurant space at 8600 Olive Boulevard in University City into Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro. The address, which is set back from quite a bit from Olive where it intersects with McKnight Road, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    University City to Recognize Same-Sex Relationships

    Domestic partners in U. City can have their cake and eat it too!​University City last night became the first of St. Louis County's 91 municipalities to recognize domestic partnerships. In a 6-1 vote, University City council members put into law a measure that allows same-sex partners certain privi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Missouri Latest State to Push for Online Sales Tax

    Local retailers want to wipe that smug smile off those Amazon.com boxes. ​Two state representatives held a press conference today in the University City Loop, calling attention to legislation that would add sales tax to purchases Missouri residents make over the Internet. State representativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Artgasm, This Weekend's Art Openings, January 28-30, 2011

    Jamie Adams Jeanniebigbed.​It's not exactly a heatwave, but the ever-so-slight increase in temperatures this weekend should have everyone throwing off their anoraks and dancing in the street. In between, head to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, which boasts not one but four show openings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Teens Banned from U. City Loop after 9 p.m.

    Goodbye, teen slackers.​The University City council this week passed a new curfew on teenagers hanging out in the Delmar Loop. Teens 16 and younger are now banned from the area after 9 p.m. The council passed a similar curfew of 10 p.m. in 2008 after large crowds of teenagers began congregating in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    University City Police on the Lookout for Disruptive Wash U. Students

    The University City police are working to "lessen the complaints" from residents in the neighborhood between the Delmar Loop and Washington University campus. Police chief Charles Adams tells Daily RFT today that his department has received several calls recently from people living along Washington ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Proposed Biking Trail Irks Ladue Residents Worried About Outsiders

    A proposed biking and walking trail along Interstate 170 that would connect Greensfelder Park in University City to Shaw Park in Clayton is under fire from some people who live along the corridor. View Proposed Trail in a larger mapParts of the $2-million trail, which is being proposed by the G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Sign o' the Times, or Get on Your Boots

    Wikimedia CommonsAs I was leaving my house yesterday, I heard a strange sound. A loud -- though not deafening -- rattling. I didn't think much of it. My neighbors a couple of houses down the street have been doing some landscaping over the past few days, so I figured it was a power tool of some kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Security Cameras Go Up in U. City Following Muggings

    The Washington University police department has installed closed-circuit television cameras on Ackert Walkway (a.k.a. Greenway Walk) in an attempt to beef up security following several recent assaults near the University City Loop. View Larger MapThe university's Student Life newspaper reports today ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2008
  • Calendar

    June 4, 2008

    Hit the Lights

    Starlight, searchlights and you

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Now Open: Winslow's Farm & Home

    Now open at 7213 Delmar Boulevard in University City, about half a mile west of the Loop, is Winslow's, which bills itself as a "new American general store." I stopped by today to snoop around. It's a cool place, with groceries and housewares as well as a small selection of beer and wine, an espress ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Hearting Hillary

    Tell us how you really feel! Spotted outside the University City Post Office. -Unreal

  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Hold Your Fire

    Readers sound off on policing of the internet, the Catholic church and Wash. U.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Fore!

    Okay, the tree is not the most significant part of the controversy over University City’s plan to build a driving range on the Ruth Park municipal golf course. www.lost-golf-balls.com Perhaps more significant is that the 76-year-old, nine-hole golf course has been losing money for the city for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Fore!

    Okay, the tree is not the most significant part of the controversy over University City’s plan to build a driving range on the Ruth Park municipal golf course. www.lost-golf-balls.com Perhaps more significant is that the 76-year-old, nine-hole golf course has been losing money for the city for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007
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    August 21, 2007

    Red Moon Closes

    Our friends at Sauce magazine have the scoop: Red Moon has closed. No word on the exact reason. Speaking of closings: The Olivette Chinese restaurant Jade Garden is now closed. As we learned a few weeks ago from Deb Peterson in the Post-Dispatch, the family that owns the University City Vietnamese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8/1

    Today's Post-Dispatch reports on plans by University City and Olivette to revitalize Olive Boulevard on either side of I-170. The suburbs share some common goals: Both would like a hotel on their sites and attractive, landscaped developments with shops, residences and offices. Why did this grab Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    Review Preview: Queen of Sheba

    As far as non-Western dining customs go, using injera as both a food and utensil seems straightforward. But if learning to use chopsticks is like learning to ride a bike -- tricky, but second nature with practice -- learning to eat with injera is like learning to kiss. The mechanics are obvious, but ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    Frank Has Left the Building

    University City bids a (mostly) fond farewell to its long-time city manager

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2006
  • Calendar

    May 26, 2004

    A Memorial Day to Remember

    Let your Monday off involve huffin', puffin' and scarfin'

  • Dining

    November 26, 2003

    Grand New

    Another Vietnamese restaurant on South Grand? Yes, and the food is superb.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Burgers

    Mickey's

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Camera Store

    O.J. Photo Supply Inc.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • Dining

    May 17, 2000

    Mixed Impressionism

    The European Caffé falls short of masterpiece status

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