The good news? Mizzou's beloved Shakespeare's Pizza (multiple locations) is doing so well that it just expanded to its third location. The bad news? You still have to drive all the way to Columbia to dine at one of its restaurants.
The third pizzeria, located on Peachtree Drive in south Columbia, ... More >>
If you're in the market for an unusual post-work activity on this pleasantly mild Monday, you're not going to find much that's more unusual than a free coffee shop performance of Shakespeare's Cymbeline. This strange story of love, betrayal, attempted murder, voyeurism and
divine intervention is s ... More >>
When Rick Dildine moved to St. Louis from Chicago in 2009 to assume the post of executive director of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, he, like many other newcomers to the city, was struck by the number of dead-end streets.
"They're blocked-off, chopped-up by concrete culverts covered with gr ... More >>
image viaThe Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has just received a $25,000 grant to participate in the National Endowment of the Arts' Shakespeare for a New Generation program, plus an additional $10,000 from Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Rep will use the m ... More >>
Love your mom? Give her a Manwhore pot holder for Mother's Day!Give your mom some credit. Sure, she might be a crazy bat now, but that woman gave up liquor and soft cheese while carrying you in her womb. She endured rotting McNuggets from your Happy Meals under the seats of her minivan. And t ... More >>
Show: St. Louis Shakespeare's cunning blood-n-gore production of Macbeth, a terrific play about terrible people.Food: Globe Theatre Apple-Hazelnut Tart, baked by yours truly.Difficulty: Extreme. While the initial sneak phases of repackaging the food in aluminum foil and taking it into the theater w ... More >>
Well, this week went by quickly. (Thank you, Labor Day!) If while checking your online banking statement, you realize you might have gone overboard with the spending last weekend, here's your opportunity for redemption: Have fun this weekend on a budget. All the following events cost less than $10 - ... More >>
Just received a note from restaurateur Eddie Neill informing me that Wm. Shakespeare's Gastropub (601 North Grand Boulevard) has closed. It had been operating on greatly reduced "summer hours." Wm. Shakespeare's opened only last fall in the teeth of the economic downturn, and despite generally po ... More >>
Received an email last week from well-known local restaurateur Eddie Neill, informing me that Wm. Shakespeare's Gastropub (601 North Grand Boulevard; Web site) is switching to summer hours. The Grand Center restaurant is no longer open for lunch and will be open for dinner only before or after theat ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Any pocket-jockey can smuggle half a pack of Twizzlers into a movie, but that has no consideratio ... More >>