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  • Crystal City Underground Kayak Tour
    Less than an hour south of St. Louis, retired military man Don Marsan conducts kayak tours of the 150-acre submerged lake that is part of an abandoned Pittsburgh Plate Glass silica mine that's now the Crystal City Underground subterranean entertainment and sports complex. Read Danny...
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  • Gamers Crush $20,000 Halo 2 Tournament
    Who knew that the fate of the world would be decided in St. Louis? Well, the "Halo" world, that is. Ultimate Gaming Championship brought its "Halo 2" tournament to the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel for a three day videogame stint that ended January 4, 2015. Teams with names like "MY LiL...
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  • The Feed, Strange Owls, More Play Plush's Final Show
    One of St. Louis' most eclectic music venues, Plush bid the city adieu on January 3 with an evening of live music and discounted booze. After a nearly three-year run, the bar/restaurant/creative space announced its relatively sudden closing in a December 23 Facebook update. The ambitious...
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  • Fetish Fun at the Bad Dog on New Year's Eve (NSFW)
    On New Year's Eve, Bad Dog Bar & Grill owners Jim Mausteller and Bob Suggs called it quits the only way they knew how -- with a wild party full of fetishes and fire. Mausteller and Suggs ended their longtime ownership of the popular gay bar by bringing burlesque dancers, puppy spankers and fire...
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  • Balls, Bulls and Backes for NYE at Ballpark Village
    Ballpark Village celebrated its first-ever New Year's Eve in style. St. Louis Blues captain David Backes helped count down to midnight as BPV's giant ball dropped, local cover band Feel Good Inc. played everyone's favorite tunes and daring revelers tried their luck on the mechanical...
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  • Partying and Protests Ring in 2015 at the Hyatt Regency
    The Hyatt Regency's New Year's Eve blowout was music to St. Louis' ears, with live tunes by Dr. Zhivegas (celebrating its twentieth anniversary), Tess Boyer (the Glen Carbon, Illinois, gal who was featured on The Voice) and the Smash Band. Not all was calm, though, as protesters gathered on...
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  • Nelly's Black and White Ball at the Four Seasons
    Nelly held his ninth-annual Black and White charity ball on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event allured a sizable crowd of celebrities and athletes. Photos by Theo Welling for the Riverfront Times. See also: - Photos: Nelly's 2012 Black and White Ball - Story:...
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  • The Best Concerts of 2014 in St. Louis
    Forget that crap about bands skipping St. Louis during their tours (van break-ins excepted); some of the biggest names in music visited the Gateway City in 2014. Check out a few of our favorite concerts of the year, and follow our music blog RFT Music for the latest news and show...
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  • 24 Weird St. Louis News Stories of 2014
    Plenty of important stuff happens here in St. Louis, but we really love highlighting the crazy events that make the Gateway City so much fun for journalists to cover. Featuring sex, nerds, bad dress codes and way too many bodily functions, here are the local news stories of 2014 that made us...
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  • Fortune Teller Bar's Crazy Holiday Pageant
    Remember how excited you were as a kid to prepare for your first holiday pageant? The homemade costumes, the cardboard sets, the plot hole-ridden script? Now imagine that experience twenty years later, but with tons of booze. The Fortune Teller Bar on Cherokee Street reminded staff members and...
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  • 24 Must-Try St. Louis Dishes of 2014
    St. Louis is blessed with culinary delights that are putting the metro region on the national radar. We at Riverfront Times have been fortunate to sample plenty of delicious, inventive treats from creative local chefs this year, but we really, really want you to taste the amazement for...
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  • Lucha's Mexican Soul Food
    Lucha (522 North Grand Boulevard; 314-833-9993) opened on October 24, serving a full menu of self-proclaimed Mexican soul food, now available for lunch and dinner. As reported by Gut Check, Lucha mixes contemporary culinary methods with traditional Mexican flavors including chile de árbol,...
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