This week's review invites my compatriots on this side of the Missouri to make the jaunt across the Blanchette Bridge to old town St. Charles' Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas (325 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-3434). See Also: Green, But Sustainable? Prasino has eco-friendly dining down. Con ... More >>
Grand Center is already home to over 30 arts organizations and more than a few eateries. Now, it's partnering with the International Photography Hall of Fame and Kranzberg Arts Center's Ken Kranzberg and Chris Hansen for The Dark Room, a wine bar-cum-art gallery located between Powell Symphony Hall ... More >>
Gut Check loves us some wine. Yesterday was National Wine Day, and let's just say we did the holiday proud. Aside from guzzling glasses of grape, we, on occasion, like to read about wine, too. Imagine our delight, then, upon learning that four St. Louis wine bars are featured in the March 2013 issue ... More >>
The unassuming old (circa 1937) Standard Oil gas station at the corner of McRee and Tower Grove Avenues in the city's Botanical Heights neighborhood has received a new lease on life, thanks to chef Ben Poremba, one of the masterminds behind the acclaimed salumeria Salume Beddu. Poremba has renovate ... More >>
Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2012 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>
Last year, Jim Fiala transformed the back dining room of his Central West End spot Liluma (236 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-7771) into Liluma Side Door, a more casual, small plates-focused restaurant-within-a-restaurant. Now, Fiala is introducing something similar at The Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boule ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/reyhaukssonCome on! Roll the dice! Order a glass!Get a nose of this tart little rant! The author, we've confirmed, is the general manager of a wine bar in St. Louis. He sent this missive to a few friends, and it quickly made its way to our inbox.We'd describe the text below as f ... More >>
Image viaWe heard it through the grapevine that Jenny Turner plans to convert some of Boenker Farms' land into a winery.In these uncertain times, opening a business is an intimidating venture. Jenny Turner and a handful of her ten siblings have persevered through years of waiting and cutting ... More >>
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Webster Groves gets a wine bar. Will Ian drink to that?
Sasha's Wine Bar beckons diners to spend a lazy afternoon