If Your Personality Was a St. Louis Food...

We couldn't help but notice that some people in St. Louis are fake like Provel. But other people are a sexy little…

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If Your Personality Was a St. Louis Food...
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The Best Food in St. Louis, According to RFT Readers

From the best brunch to the best new restaurant, our readers know where to find all of the good stuff. Our "Best…

By Riverfront Times

Best Chicken Wings
Navin’s BBQ (3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)
Runner-Up: Hogtown Smokehouse (6301 Clayton Avenue, 314-899-0550)
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The Best Bars & Entertainment in St. Louis, According to RFT Readers

We asked and you answered! Here are your picks for the best bars and entertainment in St. Louis. Our "Best of St.…

By Riverfront Times

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
The Factory (17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; 314-423-8500)
Runner-Up: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161)
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RFT's Best of Food & Drink in St. Louis 2022 [PHOTOS]

Mask mandates may be a thing of the past, dining rooms are at full capacity and diners have come back out in…

By Riverfront Times

Best Burger
Jack Nolen's
Jack Nolen’s (2501 South Ninth Street) owner Jim Grindstaff doesn’t have a phone in his Soulard establishment. What he does have is the city’s most quintessential smashburger, a stunning specimen created after he traveled the country on a quest to discover what makes for a delicious burger patty. He paid attention to the key details — the ideal blend of beef, the perfect melty cheese, the right type of bun — and the culmination of that effort is Jack Nolen’s double cheeseburger, a magical smashburger that is a perfection of the form. The key is the beef mix, a blend of brisket, chuck and short rib that is so well marbled it remains buttery and tender throughout when smashed on the flattop, save for the crispy edges that are like a beefy lace. Gooey American cheese seeps into every crevice, and a simple garnish of lettuce, tomato, onion and dill pickle slices crown the beauty before it’s tucked into a soft potato bun. That you can enjoy such a classic while bellied up to the bar at such a quintessential watering hole only adds to the mystique. It’s a good thing he doesn’t have a phone; it would be ringing off the hook. —Cheryl Baehr
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'Walls Off Washington' Murals Bring Life to Grand Center [PHOTOS]

These new murals between Josephine Baker Boulevard and North Leonard Avenue showcase the vibrancy of one of St. Louis' most famous arts…

By Riverfront Times

'Walls Off Washington' Murals Bring Life to Grand Center [PHOTOS]
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Kid-Friendly St. Louis Restaurants That Don’t Suck [PHOTOS]

Not all restaurants are for kids. And the restaurants that kids love are not always so great for parents, either. But these…

By Riverfront Times

Hi-Pointe Drive-In
(multiple locations including 1033 McCausland Avenue, HiPointeDriveIn.com)
Spectacular burgers, fries and shakes? They’re serving every kid’s dream meal each day.
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Tower Grove Pride Is One Huge Party in 2022 [PHOTOS]

Tower Grove Pride used to be held during pride month in June. But after a pandemic-related rescheduling last year, it was decided…

By Riverfront Times

Tower Grove Pride Is One Huge Party in 2022 [PHOTOS]
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Albert Pujols Hits 700th Career Home Run, Twitter Goes Wild

We knew he could do it. Albert Pujols made his 700th career home run tonight at Dodger Stadium and all of St.…

By Riverfront Times

Albert Pujols Hits 700 Career Home Run, Twitter Goes Wild
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Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and More Fall Things to Do in St. Louis [PHOTOS]

If you're looking for a fun spot for date night, somewhere to take the kids in their costumes or if you need…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Stuckmeyer's Farms Pumpkin Patch
    They also have "Halloween Family Fun" days.
    Find out more here.
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Josh Hawley Says There's One Gender, Gets Roasted on Twitter

Frequent embarrassment and Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley made a serious flub in an anti-transgender fundraising email he sent out Wednesday. The…

By Rosalind Early

Josh Hawley Says There's One Gender, Gets Roasted on Twitter
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This St. Louis Mansion Has a Floor Made of Crystals [PHOTOS]

This might just be the most opulent house in the entire St. Louis area. Everything in this four-story mansion has been built…

By Riverfront Times Staff

This St. Louis Mansion Has a Floor Made of Crystals [PHOTOS]
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The St. Louis Renaissance Festival Has Arrived, M'Lady [PHOTOS]

The opening of this year’s St. Louis Renaissance Festival took place in Wentzville, MO this past weekend. Located in Rotary Park, the…

By Reuben Hemmer

renaissance fest
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St. Louis' Balloon Glow in Forest Park Was Fun and Beautiful [PHOTOS]

St. Louis has many traditions, but few are as beautiful as the annual Balloon Glow in Forest Park. The event takes place…

By Riverfront Times

St. Louis' Balloon Glow in Forest Park Was Fun and Beautiful [PHOTOS]
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Things To Do Before St. Louis Summer Ends [PHOTOS]

Summer sure went by fast this year but here we are, with one full weekend of warm weather left before we transition…

By Riverfront Times

Spend the day drinking at Fast Eddie's Bon Air.
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Missouri's Black Madonna Shrine Is a Labor of Love [PHOTOS]

In 1927, a Franciscan Missionary from Poland named Bronislaus Luszcz was sent to the foothills of the Ozarks to help build an…

By Reuben Hemmer

The Black Madonna Shrine in Pacific, MO [PHOTOS]
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This St. Louis Mansion Looks Like Buckingham Palace Inside [PHOTOS]

While you say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth, say hello to this stunning mansion in the Central West End. Decorated in grand style,…

By Riverfront Times

This St. Louis Mansion Looks Like Buckingham Palace Inside [PHOTOS]
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Albert Pujols Hits 697th Homerun, Twitter Goes Nuts

In the top of the ninth inning, with the Cardinals trailing 2-1, Albert Pujols smacked his 697th homerun into the Pittsburgh Pirates…

By Benjamin Simon

Albert Pujols still plans to retire at the end of the season, despite his record-breaking August.
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Music at the Intersection Brought Good Vibes to St. Louis [PHOTOS]

The second annual Music at the Intersection launched in the Grand Center Arts District on September 10 to 11, 2022. Sponsored by…

By Riverfront Times

music at the intersection
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Find Some of the Best Mediterranean Food in St. Louis at Salve Osteria [PHOTOS]

Natasha Bahrami serves up a worthy successor to Cafe Natasha's at Salve Osteria on South Grand Boulevard. Read Cheryl Baehr's review: "Salve…

By Riverfront Times

Orecchiette with lamb sausage and broccolini.
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The Most Miserable Places in St. Louis [PHOTOS]

St. Louis is great, really. But sometimes, there are spots in our beloved city and surrounding metro that feel like they double…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Ikea on the weekend.
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This Festus House Has a Toilet and Uncle Fester in the Living Room [PHOTOS]

Listed as a two-bedroom, two bathroom property, this house in Festus is really something to see. The 1,044 square foot house is…

By Riverfront Times

festus
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Say Goodbye to These Annoying Things About St. Louis Summer

It's hot. We're hot. You're hot. The humidity is making it way hotter. Can anyone turn the AC on? Will we get…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The rowdy drunkards on float trips who blast country music and clog rivers.
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The Muny's Architect Designed This West County Charmer [PHOTOS]

The show must go on, and that rings true even for people who designed The Muny, a St. Louis treasure. Kenneth Wischmeyer,…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Muny's Architect Designed This West County Charmer [PHOTOS]
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Black-Owned Restaurants You Can Support in St. Louis

We have four words for you: Support Black-owned businesses. St. Louis' Black-owned bars, restaurants and other businesses are central to our economy…

By Riverfront Times Staff

4 Hens Creole Kitchen
     (3730 Foundry Way)
    Find out more here.
    Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr
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Festival of Nations Returns, St. Louis Rejoices [PHOTOS]

The Festival of Nations is one of St. Louis' most anticipated festivals of the year; billed as the "largest multi-cultural event," the…

By Dmitri Jackson

Festival of Nations Returns, St. Louis Rejoices [PHOTOS]
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Big Mama's BBQ Express Will Make Your Food Dreams Come True [PHOTOS]

From pig snoots to brisket to spare ribs to loaded fries, Big Mama's BBQ Express in East St. Louis has everything that…

By Riverfront Times

Pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw.
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Branson, MO Is Still Weird as Hell [PHOTOS]

For over 55 years Branson, MO has been a Midwestern holiday destination promoting Vegas style entertainment, but without all of the sinning.…

By Reuben Hemmer

branson
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St. Louis Restaurants That Have Been Featured on Reality TV

Yeah, yeah, so these days our food scene is getting raves from the national press. But we've long gotten raves from a…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Highway 61 Roadhouse
    34 S Old Orchard Avenue; 314-968-0061
    Featured on: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
    Guy Fieri called Hwy 61 Roadhouse "a really cool place; it's the kind of place he'd hang out in if he lived here in town. It just went really well," owner Bill Kunz says. "I think he ended up showing me the love in our episode, because traditionally they do three restaurants on an episode...Our episode was only two restaurants, and I got about twenty minutes of airtime, which is priceless."-Liz Miller
    Read more here.
    Photo: Highway 61 Roadhouse Facebook Page
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What Your St. Louis High School Says About You

Here in St. Louis, everybody always asks you where you went to high school. Why? People use it as a quick gauge…

By Riverfront Times

Bayless High School
You grew up in the city, but not really.
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Maaji’s Street Kitchen Offers Traditional (and Tasty) Indian Food [PHOTOS]

If you want healthier versions of traditional Indian food without sacrificing any of the taste, Heena Chopra (chef-owner of Maaji's Street Kitchen…

By Riverfront Times

Matar paneer, an Indian cheese dish with peas.
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