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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Lynn Terry, St. Louis Photographer, Captures Kissing Dogs in Photo Booth

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    I Chaperoned a Middle School Valentine's Day Dance

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: February 14 to 16

    Yay, Valentine's Day! Or, boo, Valentine's Day! If you're celebrating with your significant other, enjoy a candlelit dinner or howl with the wolves. Looking ahead to Mardi Gras? Watch some of the best chefs in St. Louis cook up some Cajun food, or help celebrate the city's 250th birthday. Check out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Valentine's Day Do-Over: Your Romantic Date Plan B

    So you forgot to make a reservation for Valentine's Day. Don't panic. There may be some spots left, but we've got a better idea. Lots of places are extending their romantic dinners all weekend or offering alternative activities. We're here to help -- you'll have such a good time, your significant ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Brews for Two: Our Favorite Local Beers to Drink on Valentine's Day

    Since the days of Chaucer, lovers have expressed their affection on Valentine's Day with gifts of flowers, chocolate and poetry. And when it comes time to pick a poison, most will head for the wine and Champagne sections. While these make decent enough gifts, Gut Check has a better idea -- brews ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Ask a Geto Boy: Is It Wrong For Parents to Smoke Weed With Their Kids?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! LOVING ORANGE COUNTY Dear Willie D: I'm a newly single divorcée with lots of time and money on my hands. After dating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: February 15 to 17

    Celebrate a belated Valentine's Day this weekend or get a taste of fried fish at a local fry or Schlafly's Cod and Cask fest. Read on for more suggested events. Friday (Feb. 15): Fish Fry @ St. Stephen Church Fish fry seasons kicks off this weekend with baked cod, fried jumbo shrimp, green beans ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Photos: STL Improv Anywhere Gives Handmade Valentine's Day Cards to Strangers

    Are you feeling blue this Valentine's Day? Sitting at your desk dreaming of a love note that you probably won't receive? We've got you covered. Daily RFT got in touch this morning with STL Improv Anywhere, which is brightening the days of random folks in St. Louis with some handmade February 14 chee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Guess Where I'm Eating Loaded Chips and Win $25 to The Cup [Updated]!

    Guess where we ate loaded potato chips topped with Provel cheese, bacon and ranch dressing and right in time for Valentine's Day win $25 to the Cup (28 South Maryland Plaza; 314-367-6111)! Hint: We dined at a pizzeria near St. Louis Hills. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail addres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    10 Fast Food Valentine's Day Specials for St. Louis Lovers

    For many couples, Valentine's Day means a fancy dinner out complete with flowers, chocolate and sparkling wine. But with Valentine's Day profits expected to reach $18.6 billion this year, fast-food restaurants are looking to get in on the holiday craze. Why have an expensive steak dinner when you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Gut Check's Valentine's Day Reservation Guide: Two Days Out Edition

    Have you still not made your dinner plans for Valentine's Day yet? Are you worried that there are no tables for two available at any of your favorite romantic spots in St. Louis? Did you ignore the one-week-out edition of this very post? Reluctantly, with a stern lecture on the vices of procrastina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    No Reservations: Gut Check's Valentine's Day Fast-Food Experiment

    It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air. But also burgers. Love and burgers. And fries. And does Gut Check detect a hint of waffle? We do! This Valentine's Day, both White Castle and Waffle House are capitalizing on the romantic holiday by offering a (comparatively) upscale couple's dining exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Galactic at the Pageant This Thursday

    New Orleans jazz / funk group Galactic comes to the Pageant on Thursday, and we've got two tickets! Mardi Gras weekend is over. Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, and then the party is gone for good this year. Or is it? Need to extend that feel-good New Orleans vibe for just a couple more days? Or maybe you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: February 8 to February 10

    I see bead people. The Mardi Gras party commences in Soulard this Saturday. A few related events get included in the following recommendations. Check out these lists of ten Mardi Gras food and drink specials and seven St. Louis bakeries offering Mardi Gras desserts for more. Click ahead to see what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Gut Check's Valentine's Day Reservation Guide: One Week Out Edition

    Have you made your dinner plans for Valentine's Day yet? Are you worried that there are no tables for two available at any of your favorite romantic spots in St. Louis? Never fear! With one week remaining until the Big Night, Gut Check has once again done the heavy lifting for you. We've searched O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    17 of St. Louis' Best Valentine's Day Standbys

    Fresh out of ideas and feeling pressured to make this Valentine's Day the Best Valentine's Day Ever? Just breathe. We've done some of the work for you. Now only if you can remember to keep the food in your mouth and to stifle the political rants for one single night. Try these Valentine's Day sugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: February 1 to February 3

    This time of year always seems a tad overwhelming. Look forward to festivities surrounding Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and the Superbowl all at once! Plenty of drinking and dining opportunities await. Click ahead to work up an appetite for the weekend. Friday (Feb. 1): Sweethearts Lunch @ Bixby's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Cadbury Caramel-Filled Eggs, Best

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Love Castle: The Most Romantic Place in Saint Louis (And Elsewhere)

    White Castle just might be the perfect dining option for a romantic Valentine's Day out. A crave case of 30 sliders for $20? What could go wrong? When White Castle introduced a fancy Valentine's Day dinner complete with table service and fancy decorations in 1991, they introduced the idea slowly, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Win Tickets to moe. at the Pageant

    Today in band names that give grammarians high blood pressure: moe. is coming to the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) on Thursday. The band, whose credits include Bonnaroo and frequent comparisons to Phish, approaches rock much like Carl Weathers approaches stew. Tickets are $25 day-of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    ​Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending February 5, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. This week on the bestseller list, we have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 2.6-2.12

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Family Style Food: Karen shared a recipe for Tuscan kale salad. Every Little Thing: Stacy made bacon jam. Iron Stef: Stef made eggs in a bread boat. Sweet Art: Amrita shared a recipe for hazelnut chocolate mousse cakes. Rhubarb a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Why HELLO, Kitty: Adorable Japanese Icon Hits Career Low

    Tokyo Hooters locations recently announced a very special Valentine's Day promotion: Hello Kitty herself will don the signature orange shorts, tan pantyhose and push up bra to serve hot wings and beer to lucky patrons. Where to begin? With the fact that it's terrifying to sexualize a cartoon chara ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2012
  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Shearwater

    9 p.m. Tuesday, February 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Your Valentine's Day Reservation Guide: Two Weeks Out Edition

    Holy crap, you guys! Valentine's Day is two weeks from tomorrow. As a general rule, one of the few days of the year when you won't see Gut Check gracing a table at your fine establishment is Valentine's Day. However, we understand that many of you do want to enjoy a romantic meal with your loved ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Tidbits from Siete Luminarias, Taste-D-Burger, Fuzzy's Taco Shop

    ​- George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine has the always-exciting news of a new restaurant on Cherokee Street: Siete Luminarias is now open at 2818 Cherokee, serving traditional taqueria fare and at least a couple of dishes new to the area. Siete Luminarias is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Visit the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    How to Cancel a Reservation Like a Civilized Person

    Surely we don't need to go over something as simple as having the good manners to cancel a reservation on one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, right? Apparently, we do. .bbpBox37365228480114690 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/a/1297726420/images/themes/theme1/bg.png) #C0DEED;pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Clownvis Presley Singing Telegrams Return for Valentine's Day

    ​Valentine's Day is upon us very soon, and if you're like A to Z, the whole chocolate/jewelry/flowers industry which dominates the holiday is all a bit much. Thankfully, our old pal Clownvis Presley -- who's been in LA working on fame and fortune -- understands this as well. On Monday, Februar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Interview: Woody from the Point's Morning Show Team, A.K.A. Where Chris Dumped Ashley

    Last week, I found and blogged a clip of an on-air break-up between a couple named Chris and Ashley, which originally aired on the Point (105.7 FM) before Valentine's Day. The short post exploded on the Internet on Friday and on through the weekend -- and as of now, has been streamed nearly 800,000 ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2010

    Sherwood/Hot Chelle Rae/Black Gold

    8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    10 Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, February 12-14, 2010

    Egan O'KeefeScene from Mardi Gras 2009, February 21 in Soulard. This year's parade kicks off at 11 a.m. in front of Busch Stadium.​ This is gonna be a busy weekend. Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day in the same weekend means that you are probably going to waste a lot of money on over-priced flowers, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2010
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    February 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Is a Heart-Shaped Pizza a Good Idea for Valentine's Day? How's Your Relationship Doing?

    As a dining option, pizza is always a good idea. But as a Valentine's Day gift, a heart-shaped pizza can be interpreted two ways and two ways only: 1) as a mozzarella-covered caloric bomb that ultimately is a cute, thoughtful gesture, or, 2) as a pathetic, last-minute gift that turns an already in s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    What You Doing for Spring Break? Mayor Slay Wants to Know.

    The RFT received an e-mail blast yesterday from Mayor Francis Slay's re-election campaign. As some of you may know, the mayor is quite Internet savvy with his blog, podcasts and whatnot. He's also a big fan of so-called "mini-polls" in which he asks St. Louisans all sorts of pertinent questions, suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Seven Crappy Cardinals Valentine's Gifts

    The guys -- and I don't write that with a general connotation, I mean guys -- over at InsideSTL  have suggested, or more likely, predicted what the better half of lazy Cardinal fans will receive on Saturday for Valentine's Day. Called "Seven Crappy Cardinal Gifts to Buy Your Sweetheart for Vale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.31-2.6

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Our friends at Sauce have started a blog: food news, features and more. Go check it out.Show Me Vegan: Got pita? Because Lisa has a recipe for curry chickpea dip.Off the Menu: Joe Bonwich has the scoop on where you can get Rick Majerus' mother's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2009

    That's Amore!

    My tummy valentine

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Not Your Average Valentine's Special: A Four-Star Mattress

    Nothing says Valentine's Day like a new mattress! The chic-chic The Ritz-Carlton is apparently making over its entire Clayton property, and just in time for the special February holiday has put up for sale its pre-owned desks, armoires, and yes, double, queen- and king-size *beds*. Like this one. &n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Procrastinator's Tip for Valentine's Day

    Anyone looking to impress a date on the night after Valentine's Day should hie to the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Web site and snag tix for tomorrow night's installment of the Portrait Concert Series. The debut performance is tonight, but it's sold out. A few tickets remain for tomorrow, though ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    Romancing the Slyder

    What with the roses, the chocolates and the romantic dinner, Valentine's Day can get expensive. So Unreal is here to suggest an affordable alternative: White Castle, where dinner for two runs about $8. It's not what you might think. On Valentine's Day some local White Castles won't be the fast-food ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2007

    Barbie Milk Chocolate Flavored Shapes

    $1.99
    Schnucks
    8867 Ladue Road
    Ladue

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2007
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    February 23, 2005

    Who'd Like to Thank the Academy?

    Cinema St. Louis goes to the Oscars

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2005

    Haute Haute Heat

    Rising from the runway

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