In her semi-regular column Real Life of a Pastry Chef, pastry sous chef Mary Boehne of Cielo (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800) at the Four Seasons Hotel dishes on secrets of the trade and about the industry as a whole. This week's topic: holiday cookies. As I have mentioned previously I gener ... More >>
Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>
Update, 9:00 a.m.: We spoke with Jay E, producer of almost every song on Country Grammar and frequent Nelly collaborator. While he certainly isn't about to condone anyone's actions here, he is urging restraint. After all, none of us were there. He posted the following on his personal Facebook page y ... More >>
Update: A Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department press release confirms that drug-sniffing dogs led cops to the enormous stash. Nelly's tour bus was just busted last night in Texas with massive amounts of weed, heroin and a loaded gun. Daily RFT is not certain what's crazier -- the sheer amount of ... More >>
This is part one of Gut Check's Dinner and Movie feature of The Hunger Games. Part two, a review of the film, will be published tomorrow, and part three, a Hunger Games giveaway, will be available on Friday.Gut Check was thrilled to learn of the existence of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. Mos ... More >>
Metal StudZWill Lackey's double life is the stuff of superheroes. He manages the video production team LumiVid in the daylight, but when the sun goes down he becomes Drake Darrington, lead singer of the spectacle act Metal StudZ. Or, at least he will channel his inner Def Leppard for one last ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, February 28. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.
Aimee LevittOn a recent morning, Andria Simckes and her mother Evelyn Lard invited Gut Check to Simckes' Creve Coeur kitchen to give us a crash course in their specialty: kosher soul food. The results were delicious. They were kind enough to provide recipes, but Gut Check declines to take res ... More >>
Back in January we told you about Lulu, the English bulldog from suburban St. Louis, whose owners took her to the vet only to discover 15 baby pacifiers lodged in the dog's gullet. "After the surgery, the contents of her stomach filled half of a one-gallon Ziploc bag," recalls Lulu's owner Jennif ... More >>
The good news? A new study out today ranks St. Louis as the 21st least-wasteful city in the United States. The bad news? The study surveyed just 25 metro areas.Though our city finishes near the bottom in 23 categories, we do love our leftovers (we rank third in re-eating previous meals). ... More >>
Roller derby's St. Louis roots run deep. Now a new generation of skaters vows to bring this rock-'em sock-'em sport back to life.
They might be moguls: Meet Mike Landau and Brad Goldenberg, the minds behind Phat Buddha Productions
Meet the people who scrape up the most godawful messes in Missouri
Indian traditions with a St. Louis twist
Wednesday, July 11; Riverport
Modern-day Daniel Boones are a deer's best friend -- and its worst nightmare
Dr. Joel Cooper pioneered lung-volume-reduction surgery to save the lives of thousands of emphysema patients. Now he wants the government to get out of the way.