The Corpse Reviver No. 2. | Seth Anderson
It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when our crazy country actually banned the production, sale and consumption of alcohol. How it happened is a weird and complicated story involving Congress, the Temperance Movement and a bunch of party poopers. But, on December 5, 1933, after more than a decade as what would (ironically) become known as one of America's drunkest, most depraved, violent and glamorous eras, the 21st Amendment was ratified, and Prohibition was over.
We've got some ideas on how to celebrate at home, plus two Repeal Day parties that are sure to be the bee's knees.More »
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street, 314-932-1456)
With nearly 70 beers on tap, you'll want to ride the Saucer for a while. | Jennifer Silverberg
The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, specials all day on Mondays and Sundays.
The Deal: $1 off drafts during happy hour, $3 off some 60 beers and $3 Missouri beers on Sundays.
The Scene: For a place built so recently, Flying Saucer looks like it has been posted up across from Busch Stadium for forever. Parking is a little dicey (there is a gated lot next to the bar), but if you're willing to brave downtown, definitely put the Saucer on your list. The bar was packed on a Monday night, and Gut Check lucked out by finding a seat outside on the patio awash in light from the nearby ballpark.More »
In April Gut Check talked to Emily Gifford, representative for Salute American Vodka's parent company, Better Brands BevCo., about the company's first big contest in St. Louis. Dubbed "Battle of the Bartenders," the competition kicked off its first round on Monday, April 22.
Image via Salute American Vodka
Tonight the competition enters its final round, with a showdown pitting eight local bartenders against one another at Three Sixty St. Louis (1 South Broadway Street; 314-241-8439) from 7 to 10 p.m.
Curious who the eight finalists are -- and which restaurants and bars they'll be representing?
- Calling All Local Bartenders: Salute American Vodka Hosts "Battle of the Bartenders" Contest With $1,000 Cash Prize
- Q&A With Pete Kelly, Founder of Salute American Vodka -- Released First in Missouri
Mango Peruvian Cuisine (1101 Lucas Avenue, 314-621-9993)
Jennifer Silverberg Flan at Mango plates vanilla custard made with eggs and liquor, drizzled with caramelized topping.
The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and late-night happy hour Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Deal: $5 margaritas, martinis and wines, $3 premium drafts, $16 pitchers of sangria and $5 select small-plate dishes.More »
Gut Check's inbox runneth over with press releases: local restaurant news, bizarre and enticing fast-food and junk-food, area food events...just to name a few.
Liz Miller Chipotle's new Patrón margs.
Last week we received a press release announcing a chain restaurant would be introducing a new Patrón margarita to St. Louis locations. This would be fairly boring news from most restaurants, but this time it wasn't.
Because it's Chipotle.More »
The Scottish Arms (8 South Sarah Street, 314-535-0551)
Caillin Murray Outside the Scottish Arms.
The Hours: All day specials Monday through Thursday, late-night happy hour Monday and Sunday.
The Deal: $2 off drafts on Mondays, $2 off cocktails on Tuesdays, $1 off wine on Wednesdays, discounts on single-malt whiskeys and drams for shot prices on Thursdays.More »