There are approximately 16,000 residents of Clayton. If each of them throws away eighteen plastic bags a year, they would collectively generate enough oil to drive a car around the equator 17.8 times. Why anybody would want to do that is a complete mystery, but this factoid, generated by a group of ... More >>
A few weeks back, Schnucks unveiled its twenty or so newly minted Certified Specialists of Wine who have earned their CSW certification by passing "a rigorous exam developed by the Society of Wine Educators," which is just dandy.
But we wanted to see how one of these CSWs would do handling some se ... More >>
Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed this week, was present for some of the 20th Century's pivotal events. Born in Hawaii in 1924, he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer. He enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II; there he lost an arm and still stayed in the service until 194 ... More >>
Friday (Oct. 26):
South Grand Creepy Crawl @ participating South Grand restaurants
Enjoy drink specials and entertainment at a number of favorite South Grand watering holes. Start with select martini and beer specials set to a villainous theme at Absolutli Goosed, drop sake bombs at Sekisui in a s ... More >>
Researchers at Stanford University published a study earlier this week that knocked proponents of organic food on their collective ear. Turns out that organic food, while far more expensive than conventionally-produced food, isn't any healthier.
But now that the foodies have had a chance to read th ... More >>
EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery (550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield; 636-532-0550) is the Narnia of west county. Walk through the double doors, and you're transported to a warmer world, filled with fine wine, chocolate-covered mushrooms, fireplaces, oak tables and wooden-rafter ceilings. It's ... More >>
When Gut Check has out-of-town guests, they never fail to be amazed by one of St. Louis' most iconic food and beverage locations.
That's right -- they all dig Dirt Cheap. We hang with some really classy types!
Some of them were in town last weekend. And while our guests' pilgrimage to the Aff ... More >>
Neal Boyd's American dream includes serving in Missouri House of Representatives.Neal E. Boyd of Sikeston has already won lots of American votes. Enough to win the 2008 season of America's Got Talent, when he wowed audiences with his pop opera skills.
Before finding reality-show fame, Boyd ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsStrawberries tended by a person of legal working age. E. coli isn't the only problem plaguing strawberry farms in the Pacific Northwest. Last week three Washington State strawberry farms were fined for employing children as young as six years old to work in their fields.
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Washington State UniversityCougar Gold cheese cans are being recycled into cheesy music.For more than 60 years, Washington State University has been selling Cougar Gold Cheese in 30-ounce tin cans. Great idea, but what to do with the can when the cheese is gone?
Make banjos, of course.
Jo ... More >>
Gray's Harbor Public Market
Who doesn't love a good seafood salad with tangy little grape tomatoes?
The human gastrointestinal tract, that's who, especially if that salad's made with the canned seafood the FDA's just recalled.
Quinault Tribal Enterprise in Washington State has recalled al ... More >>
Organic doesn't mean perfect. 34,000 pounds of organic Nature's Harvest ground beef has been recalled for possible E. coli contamination, according to KTVN in Reno, Nevada. The beef was sold in California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington State.Flights from Newark migh ... More >>
In this week of overabundance, the Washington Post takes a look at the five biggest myths about hunger in America. Turns out some Americans do go hungry, helping them isn't just a good deed, it's not just about kids, we can't solve hunger with the food we waste, and it's not just about food.Where ha ... More >>
For the 25th year, Farm Aid combined music, agriculture and food, this time in Milwaukee. USA Today covered the festival, emphasizing its support of family farms. Performer Jason Mraz said, "This is the one concert (and) cause that affects everybody. This is about our food. Farm Aid reminds us that ... More >>
Image viaMizzou scientists splurged taxpayer dollars on rat sperm.During the 2008 presidential election, John McCain simply could not shut up about earmarks. Even though the wasteful "pork" spending makes up just a tiny fraction of the federal budget, the aging senator from Arizona seemed to thin ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
We've taken over the couches in the back corner at our joint, Sasha's on Shaw, nicknamed Shawsha's. The bar's dark wood and dim lights are barely augmented by the flickering fire behind us, the votives set on the granite tabletops, a few neon signs. Last night, we got a text from one of our friends ... More >>