You guys really love fried chicken. We knew it was having a moment (or jumped the shark, depending on your opinion) when Old Standard, an entire restaurant devoted to the Southern fried bird opened this fall. Continue on for the nominees, and be sure to click the poll to vote. See also: Old Standar ... More >>
A Missouri golfer was swallowed by a sinkhole in Waterloo, Illinois -- and survived to tell the tale. Mark Mihal, a Creve Coeur mortgage broker who runs a website called golfmanna.com, is now getting inundated with requests for interviews, one of his colleagues tells Daily RFT. Golfmanna sent us p ... More >>
Before we introduce you to Gregory Littlejohn, who's from Waterloo, Illinois and looks terrifying, we should explain what the History Channel's "Top Shot" is. It's a reality show, for those whose reality consists of:navigating back alleys, rappelling down buildings and hitting moving targets from ... More >>
Monroe County Sheep Producers Need a boneless leg of lamb for Easter dinner? Or are you feeling the need to frolic with sweet baby lambs in the spring sunshine? Either way, head to Waterloo, Illinois this Saturday for the 25th Annual Southern Illinois Sheep and Craft Festival. The event's hos ... More >>
Too many people write off the Metro East as strip clubs, squalor and crime. Beyond the stereotype strife, fields roll with local produce and livestock nurtured by generations of family farmers. There's also a growing culinary scene, populated by chefs who focus on fresh and local food. Southwestern ... More >>
Robin Wheeler"You may have the honor, but they probably have the system," one diner said to another at JFires' Market Bistro in Waterloo, Illinois, during Father's Day brunch. The cynic was speaking of the honor-system farm stands that dot the nearby countryside, like Scharf Farm, located o ... More >>
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jennifer Pensoneau of JFires' Market Bistro. Part two will be published tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Pensoneau, will be posted the following day. Robin Wheeler"Every single person I knew growing up in Prairie du Rocher - ... More >>
It's that time of week again -- you're hopefully left with at least a few hours of free time where you can decide to do whatever you feel like: No time-sucking birthday lunches, Saturday morning soccer games or shift-covering for your slacker of a coworker. ("How has he not been fired yet?" you may ... More >>
Waterloo vocalist-guitarist Mark Ray moved to Portland, Oregon, several years ago, meaning that the band rarely plays shows in town anymore. That's why this last-minute gig (with Magic City) will be such a treat. Live, the band's been known to play evocative covers -- at the Lot festival in A ... More >>
Robin WheelerSweet little lamb...gonna be good eatin'!It's lamb season, and they're celebrating in Monroe County, Illinois. Take a short drive across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge this Saturday, April 10, to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Waterloo to celebrate spring at the Monroe County Sh ... More >>
Even leaving aside the public servants (Jeff Smith, Steve Brown, T.D. El-Amin) who got caught red-handed this year, 2009 offered a bumper crop of truly stupid crimes. 10. Savvy Hillbillies Employ Dogs Eight men from 'round the town of Doniphan allegedly thought they could outsmart ma ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of the week again. Vote for the local headline maker you think made the biggest ass of themselves this week. And the nominees...1. Mizzou Officials: Administrators at University of Missouri helped make headlines this week when they sold old cell phones belongi ... More >>
house.mo.govDavis: Ass ClownWhich is the greater indignity? MSNBC's Keith Olbermann calling you the "World's Worst Person" in front of a national television audience measuring in the hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of viewers? Or being voted "Ass Clown of the Week" by dozens* of devoted ... More >>
Okay people. It's time for a star-studded edition of Ass Clown of the Week. Each candidate is a more-than worthy contestant and -- unlike last week -- we need not worry about any hanging Chad(s). So, without further ado, which local headline-maker of the past seven days embarrassed themselves enough ... More >>
bnd.comAndrew SchneiderThank God for morons. Without them we wouldn't be able to share stories like this one from over in Waterloo, Illinois. Police say Tuesday night Andrew J. Schneider, 29, and Trent J. Gilliam, 35, drove a truck onto the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse and hooked it up to an ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, January 2. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
Eating good in Maeystown
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A great St. Louis band makes a rare public appearance
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St. Charles' Greenwheel rolls to the big time
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The Sheldon gets a rare dose of rock & roll