Veterans Day

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Pimped Out Pickles, Home of the "Haterade" and "Pimpjuice" Pickle, Open for Business

    As soon as Gut Check heard news that a business called Pimped Out Pickles (4259 Martin Luther King Drive, 314-401-1807) just opened its first brick-and-mortar store two weeks ago, we grabbed our coat and ran out the door. There inside the tiny storefront we met Finess and Bart Latchison, two brothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    The 5 Best Veteran's Day Specials in St. Louis

    We probably don't thank our veterans enough, but Veteran's Day is a start. If you're still active duty or retired military personnel, businesses all over St. Louis are offering discounts and more. Check out some of the best places to go today after the jump. See also: Five Restaurants Where You Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Ty Nsekhe, Former Rams Player, Disses Soldiers Because it "Doesn't Take Much Skill To Kill"

    Pro football player Ty Nsekhe was already having a rough summer before he put his cleats in his mouth via Twitter. Cut from the Rams practice squad in late August, Nsekhe apparently used his newfound free time to jump into a Twitter exchange Monday that culminated in the offensive tackle spouting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Why People Hate Christmas Music

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. I don't hate hearing Christmas music as much as I hate hearing people complain about Christmas music. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    10 Veterans Day Food Freebies and Specials Happening Today

    Yep, yesterday was Veterans Day. Many restaurants offered food freebies and specials to celebrate this national holiday, and a few are today, too. Members of the military can score a meal special at these ten restaurants by brandishing any of the following forms of ID: Active, former or retired mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Peter Kinder Second to Anthony Weiner in Embarrassing Tweets of 2011

    ​Peter Kinder didn't need the Riverfront Times to embarrass him last year by exposing his bizarre relationship with a former stripper and Penthouse centerfold. It turns out Missouri's lieutenant governor is plenty skilled at embarrassing himself -- via Twitter. Last week the NationalJournal named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Peter Kinder: Go to Hooters for Veteran's Day!

    Ol' Peter D. Kinder (Missouri's lieutenant governor) apparently just can't help himself. He re-tweeted the following this morning, then quickly deleted it (but Daily RFT was able to get a screenshot): ​We understand why he might've deleted this, what with the recent revelations about his link to a ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    A Veteran's Day Look at Military Chow

    Wikimedia CommonsA Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.​Talk to any veteran, and there's a good chance you'll hear about military food, from mess halls to MREs, food drops and sharing with the needy, and of course the local eats from the far-flung places where they've served. E ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: November 11-13

    Image via​Friday (November 11): Mussel, Clam and Oyster Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar Clamoring for seafood lately? Enjoy the likes of ten different mussel, clam and oyster specials along with BOB's regular menu. Market oyster prices are down which means $16.95 for a dozen, $9.95 for a half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    The Amazing Story of the Quadruple Amputee Marine From Arnold, Missouri

    Image via WashingtonPost.comTodd A. Nicely was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal​Today is Veteran's Day and, whether you're relaxing at home at the couch or grumbling about being at work, it's easy to lose sight of how much this holiday can mean to people who have either served i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Ten Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, November 6-8, 2009

    You could go out this weekend and spend a wad of cash drinking like a sailor. Or, you might find yourself online or at the mall, and end up charging a ridiculous-looking thermal coat to your Visa. But why put yourself in the poorhouse (or the poky) when all the following events are just $10 or less? ... More >>