The wait is over. Sunday night during the Super Bowl, Pizza Hut revealed its latest, earth-shattering innovation: Pizza sliders. Last week Gut Check stalked spoke with Pizza Hut spokesman Doug Terfehr, hoping to get the scoop on the chain's new pizza permutation. Having managed only to tease a few ... More >>
Are you a fan of quality punk rock? Is your upcoming weekend looking rather boring? Do you like watching and/or being an unstoppable slam-dancing trainwreck of a party animal? Then there's something afoot - the Dudes Magazine 20th issue release-party-stravaganza-bration-palooza at Lemmon's this Frid ... More >>
Michelle Faye White is going away for 15 years. It's probably better for everybody this way. White, a 34-year-old from the 1900 block of Warren Street, was sentenced on Friday after admitting to an unusual robbery that occurred back on August 22, 2011. At around 3 am on that date, White pulled up to ... More >>
Yesterday Gut Check's sister blog Daily RFT reported that a drunk lady passed out in the drive-thru line at a Hardee's just across the Mississippi River in Godfrey, Illinois. The incident began on Saturday, November 24, at 9:57 p.m. when the Madison County Sheriff's Office was called to respond to a ... More >>
As briefly reported over at STLtoday by Joe Holleman, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan somehow ended up at P'sghetti's (5540 South Lindbergh Boulevard; 314-849-5332) in south county last Thursday, prior to his show at the Chaifetz Arena. This caused Gut Check to wonder: Who decided it'd be a ... More >>
Last week, Gut Check offered up a list of ten snacks to pair with Republican National Convention coverage. Of course, the fun doesn't stop there. On Tuesday, September 4, the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina, prompting Gut Check to brainstorm another set of them ... More >>
Police had a busy Sunday throughout St. Louis City, as seven people were shot in five separate incidents. In the most serious incident, a 25-year-old black man was shot multiple times while in the parking lot of White Castle at 3524 North Kingshighway in the Kingsway East neighborhood at 11:30 p.m. ... More >>
May is National Hamburger Month, which means if you need Gut Check, we'll be celebrating this fake 30-day holiday at our favorite burger joints in St. Louis. Though White Castle doesn't make the cut for this list, they do get an honorable mention for not only tipping us off to this four-week burger ... More >>
Easter-egg hunts are all fine and good: there's the thrill of the chase, surreptitiously throwing elbows to be the first one to grab the brightly colored plastic ovum, the victorious score, and finally, the sweet second of anticipation before breaking open the loot to find...stupid jelly beans. Now ... More >>
In preparation for Thanksgiving, that most food-centric of holidays, families have been storming area grocery stores and haggling over Butterball turkeys. But as the big day approaches, some may decide to run far, far away from the kitchen when faced with the imminent arrival of a dozen relatives ... More >>
By this point, I've become numb to the inundation of press releases, advertisements and tweets for World Series-, Cardinals- and -- above all else -- Rally Squirrel-themed specials, so my eyes glazed over even before I opened the e-mail from Delmar Loop institution Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulev ... More >>
Last year we warned Gut Check readers about the Belleville Runners Club's insidious plan to fatten, nay, kill their racing competition with their potentially deadly Belleville Chili Cookoff concoctions. Just when we thought they couldn't top the health-endangering creations of chili-topped nach ... More >>
aldenteblog.comYou want fries with that Burger King beer? Taking lead from a handful of Whopper Bars -- Burger King restaurants that serve beer -- and a few Seattle Starbucks outlets that have started serving beer and wine in the evenings, Sonic's jumping on the fast food booze bandwagon. Two ... More >>
In October, the Incurables had the opportunity to open several Midwest dates for Alejandro Escovedo. Guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Griffin agreed to keep a tour diary for A to Z. Here's the second installment; part one is here. All photos are from the Bloomington, Illinois, show. Stay tuned to A to Z for ... More >>
Robin WheelerPick your poison: You got your Chili Cheetos on the left and a Chili Slider Bowl on the right.This past weekend Belleville, Illinois, held its 27th chili cook-off. Forty-five vendors from local businesses and nonprofit organizations lined six blocks of downtown and circled the Ve ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Miso on Meramec bartender Mark Sandt. Below is a Q&A with Sandt, followed by a video of him mixing a Torched Cherry Limeade. Alissa NelsonThe thought of vi ... More >>
corle2da.comYou may have seen this excellent vid floating around the Interwebz in the past two weeks. "So St. Louis" is the work of one Corle 2 Da, a Belleville rapper looking to make his mark on this side of the river. "A lot of people call it the new St. Louis anthem," says Corle's manage ... More >>
So, exactly how much is 8.5 tons of pot? Obligatory photograph of pot.Answer: 17,000 pounds or 7,711 kilograms or 103 Michael Phelpses or 38,555 copies of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon or 453,592 Twinkies or 131,949 White Castle Sliders. That's how much mary jane an East St. Louis drug de ... More >>
Rasoi plays with Indian cuisine — and that's a good thing. Anyone for a Bollywood Popper?
Week of December 27, 2007
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Kyo aims for the heights -- but altitude sometimes gives way to attitude
It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.
Unreal unleashes the power of the homework shirt, contemplates continuing education and meets two ladies who are looking to share a man. Plus, a local blogger gets his potato-pancake-and-Tilt-O-Puke fix at Strassenfest.
We compare killers and Killers, look into The Source and learn about the final recordings of a rock legend
Drink of the Week: A downtown highlight reel
Has the St. Louis College of Health Careers failed to deliver on promises of a good education and rewarding jobs?
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Week of July 28, 2004
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The South Side National Bank Building, an Art Deco icon at Grand and Gravois, could be rehabbed into apartments or replaced by just another Walgreens. The struggle is about to start.
Going east -- 15 miles or so -- for great Japanese food
A return visit to Lynch Street Bistro finds faster service but only occasionally rewarding culinary experimentation
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