White Castle is a little different from other fast food joints. For one, it's got a lot of history. The first restaurant opened in 1921. It's also got a major cult following -- Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle hit the nail on the head. So somehow it makes more sense that a Belleville couple got m ... More >>
A White Castle customer was so upset he couldn't wash his sliders down with an ice cold beer that he stabbed another customer in the head, police say. The knife-wielding craver was trying to BYOB around 3:50 a.m. Tuesday at the downtown White Castle on South Broadway near Busch Stadium when an empl ... More >>
St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson blamed "off-gassing," (Translation: Stinky farts) for triggering one off Busch Stadium's methane detectors during the 2011 Word Series. Jenkerson speculated that White Castle or Courtesy diner was responsible for the "raised methane levels" (Translation: Fartp ... More >>
Today is Tax Day, also known as mass chaos at the Springfield Post Office Day. Whether today finds you scrambling to get your info in order or basking in the smug satisfaction of submitting your taxes weeks ago, there is a reward: food and drink deals at restaurants across the St. Louis area. Once ... More >>
The Lent season gives rise to a great St. Louis tradition, the Fish Fry. But local church parishes aren't the only folks in on the fish. At least since 1962, when McDonald's debuted the Filet-O-Fish, fast-food restaurants have offered Lent-friendly options for patrons. Gut Check figured we'd run do ... More >>
For many couples, Valentine's Day means a fancy dinner out complete with flowers, chocolate and sparkling wine. But with Valentine's Day profits expected to reach $18.6 billion this year, fast-food restaurants are looking to get in on the holiday craze. Why have an expensive steak dinner when you ... More >>
It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air. But also burgers. Love and burgers. And fries. And does Gut Check detect a hint of waffle? We do! This Valentine's Day, both White Castle and Waffle House are capitalizing on the romantic holiday by offering a (comparatively) upscale couple's dining exp ... More >>
To all you fast-food workers who've been victimized by robbers recently: It's probably scary just to show up for work these days. Last night, the Jack-in-the-Box at 4201 South Kingshighway was robbed. Two young males jumped over the counter, ordered employees to the back, plundered the registers and ... More >>
Gut Check is ready for the 2012 presidential election. Months of punditry, the presidential and vice-presidential debates and our Facebook newsfeed have prepared us ad nauseam, all leading up to tomorrow's presidential election. Naturally, watching the returns is a lot more exciting for Gut Check w ... More >>
We're not exactly ready for our close-up on Extreme Couponing, but Gut Check does love us a good deal on food. And though Halloween isn't the most food-based holiday, it isn't the least, either. After much research and investigative reporting, we've compiled a list of the best restaurant and food de ... More >>
Yes, that headline is accurate: Amtrak has lost $834 million on food service over the past ten years, an audit by the Government Accountability Office has revealed. Seems like the national rail line's food-service workers get a little peckish and a little sloppy on those long hauls across the countr ... More >>
Here's a guy who goes by the name FPS Russia driving a tank through a White Castle drive-thru. That's the first couple minutes of the video posted after the jump. Then, he takes the tank -- a World War II-era number -- into the middle of nowhere and blows the shit out of some stuff. It's kind of the ... More >>
Gut Check is suffering from Pizza-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the last month we've seen Pizza Hut UK introduce a hot dog stuffed crust pizza and Pizza Hut Middle East roll out a cheeseburger-stuffed-crust pizza and a chicken-filet-stuffed-crust pizza. We reported that Pizza Hut US re-released its ... More >>
Today is tax day. Normally it's April 15, but because it fell on a Sunday this year, Americans have an additional two days to get their shit together. If you're responsible and not scrambling a la the people of Springfield, then you have one more reason to be happy today: As usual, in honor of tax d ... More >>
White Castle just might be the perfect dining option for a romantic Valentine's Day out. A crave case of 30 sliders for $20? What could go wrong? When White Castle introduced a fancy Valentine's Day dinner complete with table service and fancy decorations in 1991, they introduced the idea slowly, in ... More >>
Laura MillerSo long, after-bar hangout.A community of St. Louis drinkers was surely surprised when news broke that plans might be in the works to demolish an after-bar staple, the midtown Del Taco (212 South Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1424). Gut Check reported yesterday that developer Rick Yack ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsTime to steal the doughnuts.Three not-too-bright robbers in Hyannis, Massachusetts, attempted to rob a Dunkin' Donuts last week. They demanded a paper bag an employee was carrying in her purse and ran. Because so many paper bags at Dunkin' Donuts are filled with cash instea ... More >>
John Lee Kennedy, of the 3800 block of North 25th Street, died last night after being shot just blocks away from his home in the Hyde Park Neighborhood. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Kennedy was at the intersection of North 21st Street and North Florissant around 11:5 ... More >>
Gut Check is constantly working to bring the latest food news to our readers. As a result, we do a lot of blogging. In an effort to draw attention to great posts that may have otherwise been lost in the blogosphere (and to recognize our hard-working writers), we present Post of the Month. Katie M ... More >>
This one goes out to the hippies. It's okay, you can admit it. You're excited about 4/20. That's okay! Everyone deserves to treat themselves. If your idea of a good time involves listening to jam bands and inhaling sliders, we salute you. In fact, we reward you. You can win one of two bags ... More >>
Photo by Nick PhillipsDon't make it rain on me. This is soda, not Sauget. In this series, food and drink professionals dish to Gut Check about their pet peeves anonymously -- but honestly.Gut Check Code Name: The Milk DudPosition: Concessionaire, St. Louis movie theaterPet Peeve #1Milk Dud: "I ha ... More >>
Costco condemns veal producer at urging of animal rights group. The Associated Press reports that the Washington-based wholesale club was presented a video of Buckeye Veal Farm in Ohio, made by animal rights group Mercy for Animals. The video shows calves chained in pens too small for them to lie do ... More >>
The response to this first Fight Club Sandwich contest has been fantastic. All of you provided great ideas for both burgers to try and specific battles to stage. I decided it would be easier to choose from among five different battles -- a few suggested by readers, a few put together from your ideas ... More >>
The woman in the mobility scooter vs. the White Castle drive-thru. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)How could the Aussies make Vegemite even more disgusting? How about introducing a version with cream cheese blended into the protein spread? (BBC News)Gut Check lifts its ban on eating contests to note the w ... More >>
Ian catches a Slider at the Gateway Grizzlies' GCS Stadium -- and lives to tell about it.
Plus: The great pop-vs.-soda debate and a chat with Missouri's Most Handsome.
Ted Drewes, 4224 South Grand Boulevard, 314-352-7376.
Unreal shares our coffee with a posse of camels, finds out if a fitness guru is truly "lovin' it" and gets competitive with Howie Mandel
Week of October 26, 2005
Just west of the Mississippi
Unreal finds good meth-lab locations and talks to a young lady making her way in the world (with the help of semi-nude photos); Bill Haas gets honest; and we (and Denny's) find several ways to play with our food
There's a new Mr. Missouri Leather! Plus: counterfeit-proof White Castle gift certificates; talking crab rangoon with novelist Lynn Messina; and a disturbing SAT flashback.
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
A gaggle of Valentine's Day shows appeal to music fans of all stripes
Once he had sliders on the mind, there was no turning back
Week of December 18, 2002
Gas House Express
A new Somali restaurant shines against its industrial-wasteland backdrop