World Fairs and Expos

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Thursday Throwdown: World's Fair Donuts vs. O'Fashion Donuts: The Buttermilk Cake Edition

    If there's one thing that unites our city besides baseball, it's our love of doughnuts. From Florissant to Wentzville, Overland to south city, the landscape is dotted with one mom-and-pop shop after another. Classic glazed, long john, cream-filled or Strange, there's no denying it -- St. Louis is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    A Blind Taste Test of 5 Doughnuts Including Strange, World's Fair and, Yes, Schnucks

    Doughnuts are having a moment in St. Louis. From the crazy collaborations at Strange Donuts to the old-fashioned breakfast pastries at World's Fair, they've graduated from cops in coffee shops. Everyone has a favorite, but we decided to put some of the city's best doughnuts to the test -- a taste te ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
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    December 4, 2012

    And The Voting Begins! The Weird, Wonderful (and Sometimes Wishy-Washy) Ideas of Rally Saint Louis

    Think St. Louis could use a microbrewery trolley system? How about a set of City Museum-like playgrounds for adults? Or is it time to give street artists free reign? Some people out there think so. Voting began this week for Rally Saint Louis, a crowd-sourced and publicly-funded ideas competition ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    January 23, 2012

    The Eight Best Doughnut Shops in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    July 25, 2011

    Gut Check Indulges in Baked Goods from the Tour D'Onut

    Amanda WoytusTour D'Onut bikers line up in front of John Donut before moseying to the second shop. ​At 9 a.m. Saturday, the inside of Soulard's John Donut was packed with about 30 people dressed in their athletic finest, enjoying breakfast around the bright yellow tables. They're participants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    More Never-Before-Seen Photos of St. Louis History

    Courtesy of John FosterA young man and his two lady friends take a spin in the new-fangled invention of the day, the gas-powered automobile.​ Yesterday, Daily RFT showed you some lost photos of St. Louis circa 1900, courtesy of found photo buff John Foster's blog. Foster's worked to rejuvenate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Found Photos Show St. Louis 100 Years Ago

    Courtesy of John FosterTwo women take a nap in a St. Louis park circa 1900.​Forest Park turned a whopping 135 years old almost two weeks ago, and we're getting nostalgic. And those feelings were only egged on by the recent discovery of this blog from TOKY account manager John Foster, who earli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The St. Louis African Arts Festival

    For the last twenty years, the African Heritage Association has presented the St. Louis African Arts Festival, a weekend full of dancing, singing, art, poetry, lots of food and an authentic African market with a wide variety of products, set up at the World's Fair Pavilion. The event's many sponsors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    World's Fair Donuts Temporarily Closed [Updated]

    Ian FroebA day no donuts would fry.​World's Fair Donuts (1940 South Vandeventer Avenue; 314-776-9975) is closed today. A sign on the front door says that the iconic St. Louis doughnut shop will be closed "for a few days" due to a car accident.It's unclear when the sign was posted -- any regulars k ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009
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    April 1, 2009
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    August 27, 2007


    One of the more beautiful things about St. Louis is its surplus of doughnut shops that are not Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme. Mmmm...doughnuts...sugary, yeasty, deep-fried bits of goodness... Sorry, got a bit carried away there. Ahem. Back to the point of this post: Dough ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2007

    Coffee with milk

    World's Fair Doughnuts,
    1904 South Vandeventer Avenue;

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    September 6, 2006
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    August 9, 2006
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    October 26, 2005

    Love Park

    Mr. Night and Ms. Day grab iPods for an iPopping tour of Forest Park