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Webster Groves

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Cyrano's Carrot Cake: A Decadent Classic Dessert Perfect for Two Forks

    Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. Since 2003 Cyrano's ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Happy Hour at Llywelyn's: Celtic-Style Eats and Drink Specials Galore

    The Place: Llywelyn's Pub - Webster Groves (17 Moody Avenue; 314-926-1515) The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and daily from 10 p.m. to midnight. The Deals: A selection of appetizers for $3 to $5, as well as $2 domestic bottles, $3 selected drafts, $3 premium wells, $3 house wines a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    9 Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks That Aren't Fair St. Louis

    Independence Day will be a little bit different in St. Louis this year, with construction on the Gateway Arch pushing the annual Fair St. Louis into Forest Park. The change in venue hasn't dampened the three-day patriotic extravaganza: The famed VP parade starts at the Muny at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: April 25 to 27

    Get outside this weekend with the St. Louis Earth Day Festival or the Edwardsville Beer Festival. Grow your own delicious herbs with the help of the Webster Groves Herb Society or learn about chemical-free makeup at Local Harvest Cafe. We know, Netflix is tempting, but there are so many cool events ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Webster Groves' Old Orchard Business District: An Updated Guide

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Webster Groves "Old Orchard" Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Grove Deli in Old Orchard Area of Webster Groves For Sale

    Yesterday we came across the following Craigslist post advertising the sale of a sandwich shop in Webster Groves for $115,000: 30 year old, well established sandwich shop in the historic Old Orchard district of Webster Groves is ready for turn-key purchase for the right owner. Loyal customer base. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The Veggielante Relishes Robust's New Downtown Wine Bar in the MX Building

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    October 3, 2012

    Alanis Morissette, Lindsey Buckingham, Maserati and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2012
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    May 4, 2012

    Brunching at Boardwalk Cafe

    Where:Boardwalk Café (600 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves; 314-963-0013) When: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. We Tried: Webster Skillet ($6.75) and French Toast ($5.50) The Verdict: From the outset the Boardwalk Cafe in Webster Groves looks small, unassuming; but do not be fooled. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Fight at St. Louis Bachelor Party Leads to Shooting, Police Chase Into the 'Burbs

    ​A bachelor party in the downtown St. Louis loft and nightclub district turned violent last night. According to police, a 28-year-old man attending the pre-wedding bacchanalia got into a fight and was shot in the lower back around 11:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Washington Avenue (above) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    The Veggielante Puts Robust to the Test

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Tidbits from Crostini, Robust and the Bleeding Deacon

    ​It's almost the weekend, we're about to go have drinks to celebrate the departure for bigger and better things of our two awesome interns -- including Gut Check's designated competitive eater Amanda Woytus -- so why don't we clear out the ol' restaurant-news backlog....- Gut Check first told you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    The Block Carves Up Webster Groves With Another Restaurant

    Robin UtzThe Block's spinach salad with fruit, pecans and onions​When the Block restaurant, butcher and bar (146 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-918-7900) opened in Webster Groves about two weeks ago, Gut Check was pretty excited. It's not too often that a new restaurant opens in Web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Cicada Ice Cream Tops the List of Buggy Treats

    Wikimedia CommonsCicadas: the perfect crunchy counterpart to creamy ice cream.​ Cicada mania continues! Last week we discussed ways to cook cicadas. With all the talk, ice cream keeps coming up as the favorite. Or most intriguing. Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia and their large colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Farmers' Markets Get Screwed by Mother Nature

    Holly FannMatthew Kuhns of Veggie Boy Produce stands in a cold drizzle at the Webster Groves Farmers' Market.​ Rain, hail and tornadoes have seriously screwed over the many vendors at local farmers' markets this year. With only a few precious sunny days thus far falling on market days, many ve ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
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    June 30, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    It's Officially a Miracle: Milagro Modern Mexico Comes to Webster Groves

    A few weeks ago Gut Check got all picante-and-bothered when we heard Adam Tilford's Milagro Modern Mexican in Webster Groves was soon to open. Well, we're just tickled rosada to tell you the restaurant opened today. Why the joy? Well, let's just say it's not every day that a white-tablecloth ethnic ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2010
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    April 7, 2010

    "Civility" Reigns in Webster Groves as City Council Race Ends in a Tie

    Ken "Civility" Burns wins a spot on the Webster Groves City Council​Webster Groves experienced one of those small electoral oddities last night when two candidates for city council finished in a flat-footed tie. With 100 percent of the vote counted, Ken Burns and Greg Mueller each tallied 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    What's Up with Those "Civility" Campaign Yard Signs in Webster Groves?

    Ken Burns has put up more than 100 yard signs since he filed to run for a seat on the Webster Groves City Council.​Ken Burns' campaign yard signs signs would suggest that he's taking a rather quizzical tact in his hopes to win one of the three open city council seats in Webst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Three People Now Presumed Dead at ABB Power, Including Gunman

    The Post-Dispatch is now reporting that a S.W.A.T. has discovered three bodies inside ABB Power, including the suspected gunman, Timothy Hendron of Webster Groves. As we've been posting all morning, a gunman entered the north St. Louis factory around 6:30 a.m. and began firing. Police later cordoned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Pantless Pervert on the Prowl in Webster Groves

    flickr.com/sterlinglupine​For nearly three weeks, a pantless man in a black four-door sedan with silver streaks (or stripes) running down its side has been on the prowl in Webster Groves. The most recent incident took place Wednesday, October 28, at the corner of Fairview and Cor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    FoodWire: Dine Out Today for Variety St. Louis

    Sorry for the late notice, but I just received a press release this morning: Several restaurants in the Webster Groves area are donating 10% of proceeds from lunch and dinner today to Variety, the Children's Charity of St. Louis.The participating restaurants are Cyrano's, Dr. Jazz, Llywelyn's Pub, R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    The Dive Bomber: Weber's

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.No, the Dive Bomber didn't get confused and visit the popular Webster Groves sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    FoodWire: Man Shoots at Webster Groves Llywelyn's

    Update (1/16/09 5:15 p.m.): The shooter has been identified and charged. According to the Post, Ryan H. Miller, 31, of the 3900 block of Jamieson Avenue in St. Louis, has been charged with felony discharge of a firearm at a building, felony first-degree property damage and misdemeanor property damag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    FoodWire: The Natural Fact Deli Has Closed

    Today is shaping up to be a Black Monday, of sorts, for the St. Louis restaurant scene: Sauce reports, and I can now confirm, that the Natural Fact Deli in Webster Groves has closed. A sign on the front door thanks the restaurants' customers. A couple other restaurant closings of which some of you m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Judicial Politics -- and Poop

    A pal in the judiciary informed Unreal last week that legal eagles have been squawking about a cluster of campaign signs planted on the front lawn of a Missouri Court of Appeals judge. It seems that Missouri judges aren't supposed to broadcast their political leanings, per Canon 5 of the Supreme Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Now Open: Tei Too

    Tei Too, the new Thai restaurant that I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, has now opened at 8158 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Call 314-961-8889 for more info. -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Coming Soon: Tei Too

    Opening soon at 8158 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves is Tei Too. As the sign says, Tei Too will feature noodles and satay. If you can't read the smaller sign in the window, it calls itself a Thai restaurant. More info as I learn it. (Thanks to my wife for the tip!) -Ian Froeb

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2008

    Killer Performance

    Somebody's gonna die onstage

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    February 27, 2008
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    November 28, 2007

    In This Week's Issue

    My review of the new Webster Groves wine bar Robust is now available online. Click here to read. Robust - Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue: Kristie cleans out the kitchen and finds Yogi DeTox Tea. Keep It Down has the week off. -Ian Froeb

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    October 31, 2007
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    July 23, 2007
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    June 27, 2007
  • Dining

    April 18, 2007
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    May 17, 2006
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    March 15, 2006
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    March 1, 2006

    56 in Webster Groves

    "Webster Groves: It is the best of America."— Charles Kuralt, 40 years ago

  • Culture

    January 11, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2004

    Go Tell It in the Garden

    The Lofties Sisters bring gospel music to the masses (and the flowers) at the Missouri Botanical Garden

  • News

    October 22, 2003

    Offside!

    The Public High League once dominated the local gridiron scene, and suburban districts were perennial doormats. Now it's the other way around. Ever wonder why?

  • Dining

    October 23, 2002

    Out to Lunch

    New places to get your eat on

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Place To Buy Imported Tchotchkes

    MacroSun Imports and Cultural Centre

  • News

    June 6, 2001

    Taking the Plunge

    St. Louis' suburban cities have been competing for years to build the biggest and best places to play. Around here, keeping up appearances is serious business.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
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