Dierdorf & Hart's Steak House (323 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-878-1801) will close following service tomorrow, May 18. The closure ends a 30-year run at Westport Plaza for the restaurant originally opened by St. Louis football Cardinal greats Dan Dierdorf and Jim Hart. The downtown locati ... More >>
Openings once again outpaced closings this month, but you'll pardon us if we dwell for a moment on those closings. This has been one of the most spectacular months for restaurant closings that Gut Check has ever seen.
You had the abrupt shuttering of Root after three weeks, the closing of the four ... More >>
Remember that story from last month, when an anonymous donor paid for an Albert Pujols statue at Westport Plaza? Well, we just ran that new item through our decoder machine and discovered this disturbing secret message. Check it:
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Backstreet Jazz & Blues bartender Nikki Llewellyn.
Alissa NelsonEvery drink Nikki Llewellyn makes is a unique, boozy snowflake. "Girls come in and they wan ... More >>
This week I visit Ice Kitchen, a "fusion tapas" restaurant at Westport Plaza: "So you're familiar with tapas?"I don't fault the server for asking the question. On two previous visits to Ice Kitchen, two different servers had made the same inquiry. They were just following orders, I'm sure. Yes, I'm ... More >>