You deserve a vacation. But taking a vacation doesn't have to mean leaving St. Louis. After all, WalletHub's new study ranking the entertainment and expenses in 100 American cities found St. Louis is the thirteenth best city in America for a stay-at-home holiday. Just because a city is a hot vacat ... More >>
Airlines booked 16 percent more flights from St. Louis to Denver since December 1, and number crunchers think marijuana tourism may be behind the boost. Demand for flights to Denver jumped to 10 percent above the national average this month, peaking at 14 percent during the first week of January, s ... More >>
The U.S. State Department keeps a list of countries where extreme human-rights abuses, active military conflicts or weather disasters would prevent Americans from vacationing safely. Turns out, other countries have the same list -- and St. Louis is on it.
The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>
This Finnish man has found a "St. Louis hat" with the magical power to help him speak "little better American language," then proves it with his very best impression of a free-spirited Midwestern dude. Gives us a hankerin' for a road trip! Apparently the "Tykylevits" are documenting their summer va ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 23. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
image viaYou, too, can spend an exciting night in jail.If you haven't made any summer vacation plans yet, hoo boy does the Cole County Sheriff's Department have a deal for you! For a mere $30, you can spend the night in the new county jail in Jefferson City and you don't even have to get arre ... More >>
Minneapolis hip-hop workhorse Atmosphere is coming to the Pageant on August 17. Tickets are $21 in advance and $24 day of show; they go on sale this coming Friday, June 17th at 5 p.m. MC Slug and DJ Ant are headed here as part of their Family Vacation tour. Evidence, Blueprint, DJ Babu and ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, February 5. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
image viaAt Younge Middle School in East St. Louis, it's still summer vacation.Last week the Belleville News-Democrat reported that over the course of the last school year, more than $1 million worth of electronic equipment was stolen from East St. Louis schools. However, District 189 officia ... More >>
McClellanShow of hands: Who out there read Bill McClellan's fantastic column yesterday on James Kornhardt -- the former Mehlville fireman convicted this week of killing a man in a 1992 murder-for-hire plot? McClellan's piece had what no other media (including Daily RFT) offered in their coverage ... More >>
Crosby Kemper IIIDaily RFT received a call today from a source claiming to have intimate knowledge of the embezzlement investigation at the conservative think tank Show-Me Institute. The source tells us that the amount of money missing from the institution may reach as high as $1.2 million, with ... More >>
Staycation = Adventure!Unreal has been suffering a bit of malaise lately. There's been too much everydayness, in the words of Binx Bolling, the narrator of Walker Percy's The Moviegoer, which happens to be our Bible of malaise.The best way to escape the malaise is to escape from everydayness. The mo ... More >>
Last week, Daily RFT received a curious press release from the Lake of the Ozarks' Convention and Vistors Bureau. The notice -- encouraging travelers to visit the lake's Ha Ha Tonka and Lake of the Ozarks state parks -- seemed innocuous on its surface. But then came the term "family-friendly." As in ... More >>
All peoples love a party
All peoples love a party
McLozzi brings it home
As a rule Unreal tries to avoid as many press conferences as possible. But a rare few we just can't ignore. keaggy.com St. Louis or bust! Such was the case yesterday when we got wind that Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley would randomly select two lucky local reside ... More >>
The Magic House is a beach
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles
photo: Ian Froeb With cheese sauce, of course. What is that...thing...on the right? That, my friends, is a deep-fried White Castle Slyder, just one of the unusual food items available at GCS Stadium in Sauget, Illinois, home of the Frontier League's Gateway Grizzlies. Check back here tomorr ... More >>
The latest stop on Ians Illinois vacation hits close to home.
Executive chef Kevin Willmann emerged from the Erato kitchen, a slightly dazed expression on his young, bearded face. It was after nine on Saturday night, and the dining room was packed -- though now, finally, most patrons seemed to be finishing dessert or lingering over a glass of wine. Willmann's ... More >>
Even before you pull into the parking lot, you'll smell the wood-smoke. And if that doesn't alert you that this place is Pork Valhalla, then the benches out front certainly will. They are in the shape of pigs; the pigs have a glazed, contented look. You would, too, if you knew your ribs would turn o ... More >>
Two St. Louis rappers deconstruct an early-'90s classic
Mayor Slay blasts into cyberspace
Sunday, July 17; Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway)
Frazer's Brown Bag
Global Foods Market
Great River Road
Though both are set in beach houses, two plays approach the locale from opposite angles and shine a different light on their characters.
A local couple brings the long-forbidden culture of Cuba to St. Louis and vice versa