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  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    St. Louis Musician Shot By Stray Bullet at Broadway Oyster Bar Last Night

    UPDATE: According to police the suspect is a "male, dark complexion, early twenties, wearing a white t-shirt and white pants." He fled the scene in a red Chevy Monte Carlo. The full police report is now at the bottom of this post. (End of update; original story below.) Funky Butt Brass Band trumpet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Belleville Couple Weds at White Castle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Man Brings Beer to Downtown St. Louis White Castle, Gets Kicked Out, Stabs Customer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Did Farts Set Off Busch Stadium's Methane Detector During The 2011 World Series?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    12 St. Louis Food and Drink Deals and Freebies for Tax Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Your Fast-Food Lent Options Are Bountiful

    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 >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    10 Fast Food Valentine's Day Specials for St. Louis Lovers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    No Reservations: Gut Check's Valentine's Day Fast-Food Experiment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Open Letter to Fast-Food Workers Victimized by Crooks: Daily RFT Stands With You

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    7 Presidential Election Watch Parties, Freebies and Food Specials [Updated]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Six Spooky Halloween-Themed Restaurant Meals, Food Deals and Contests

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Report: Amtrak Has Lost $834 Million on Food Over Ten Years

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    No Big Deal, Just a Tank at White Castle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Stuff It: Gut Check Makes Stuffed Crust Pizza Monsters, Nasty Food Gang Bang Ensues

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    When I.R.S. Means I'm Really Starving: Where to Find Food Specials on Tax Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Love Castle: The Most Romantic Place in Saint Louis (And Elsewhere)

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Top Five Fast Food Joints Besides Del Taco to Enjoy While Drunk

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    What's Worth More: Food or Cash?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    John Lee Kennedy: St. Louis Homicide No. 57; Dies at North City White Castle

    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. ‚ÄčAccording to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Kennedy was at the intersection of North 21st Street and North Florissant around 11:5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Post of the Month: "New Age of Crave": White Castle Introduces New Breakfast -- and New Direction!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Win a White Castle Swag Bag!

    ​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 >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Top 3 Pet Peeves of a Movie House Concessionaire

    Photo by Nick PhillipsDon't make it rain on me. This is soda, not Sauget. ‚ÄčIn 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Costco Condemns Veal

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Fight Club Sandwich: Choose the "Battle of the Burgers" Combatants!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.15

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Valentine's Day Stay home. Seriously. Cook your significant other a nice meal. Better yet, cook the meal together. And, no, that's not a euphemism -- though cooking together can be totally sexy. Anyway, your meal doesn't have to be elaborate. It doesn't even have to be good. It's the thought that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    The Worst Dish of 2007

    This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year. "Baseball's Best Slider" at GCS Stadium Baseball's Best Slider is the sort of thing you should order only when drunk or on a dare. It's a White Castle cheeseburger breaded and deep-fried, ser ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 27, 2007

    Infield Hit

    Ian catches a Slider at the Gateway Grizzlies' GCS Stadium -- and lives to tell about it.

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    The world can be cruel to the very, very sweaty.

    Plus: The great pop-vs.-soda debate and a chat with Missouri's Most Handsome.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    Romancing the Slyder

    What with the roses, the chocolates and the romantic dinner, Valentine's Day can get expensive. So Unreal is here to suggest an affordable alternative: White Castle, where dinner for two runs about $8. It's not what you might think. On Valentine's Day some local White Castles won't be the fast-food ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 2, 2006
  • Dining

    August 2, 2006

    Water from the Ted Drewes spigot

    Ted Drewes, 4224 South Grand Boulevard, 314-352-7376.

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Llama Llatte

    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

  • Music

    October 26, 2005

    Beat Happenings

    Week of October 26, 2005

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2005

    South of the Border

    Just west of the Mississippi

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    Methmaker, Methmaker, Make Me Some Meth

    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

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Hide and Peek

    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.

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Late Night Food

    White Castle

  • News

    March 26, 2003


    The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Amour the Merrier

    A gaggle of Valentine's Day shows appeal to music fans of all stripes

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2002

    White-Trash Christmas

    Once he had sliders on the mind, there was no turning back

  • News

    December 18, 2002
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best White Castle Decor

    Collinsville, Ill.

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