The 5 toasted ravioli in St. Louis that Jack Flaherty should try first

The St. Louis Cardinals begin play tomorrow, but there’s a more pressing matter. According to a recent interview with the SB Nation website, Viva El Birdos, their ace pitcher hasn’t tried one of the Midwest’s finest culinary creations: the toasted ravioli. You can thank the late Lou Oldani Sr. (he passed in 2015 after 103 … More The 5 toasted ravioli in St. Louis that Jack Flaherty should try first

Buffa’s 5 Things: Is Taylor Hall’s talent worth his clubhouse trouble?

Sports fans can be a fickle bunch. Uber-passionate and diabolically vindictive. Hitting a walk-off home run last night means they smile, but if you strike out in the eighth tomorrow, they will riot. Don’t get mad at me. After all, I am only an ordinary guy reading a clock. The St. Louis Blues look like … More Buffa’s 5 Things: Is Taylor Hall’s talent worth his clubhouse trouble?

Fox Sports Midwest gets new look and new name, but Sinclair Broadcasting continues to leave sports fans in the cold

How we doing? It’s Saturday, the sun is shining-at least here in St. Louis, Missouri-and the grass is getting greener by the day. It’s a great time to be alive, twice over after the year we just had. Baseball is days away instead of a week, and hockey is rounding second base itself towards an … More Fox Sports Midwest gets new look and new name, but Sinclair Broadcasting continues to leave sports fans in the cold

After just ten months, Byron Balasco’s ‘Kingdom’ will tap out of Netflix in May

Great things don’t last. If anyone knows this lesson well, it’s the diehard fans of Byron Balasco’s “Kingdom,” the MMA show that lit up Netflix last July with a newfound popularity for the previously-DirecTV-owned cult hit television series. It didn’t take long for the show to gain a huge following all around the world. Conversations … More After just ten months, Byron Balasco’s ‘Kingdom’ will tap out of Netflix in May

Justin Johnson’s ‘Never Coming Home’ evokes the true voice of one of St. Louis’ finest musicians

Great music can happen by accident. Justin Johnson’s “Never Coming Home” sits in that soulful category of right time, right place. The album, released in 2019, marked the St. Louis native’s first solo adventure, following popular strips of time spent with Pretty Little Empire, The Fog Lights, and a number of other gigs. A heart … More Justin Johnson’s ‘Never Coming Home’ evokes the true voice of one of St. Louis’ finest musicians

5 takeaways from the Academy Awards nominations: ‘Another Round’ cracks Best Director!

It’s spring in five days, and we finally have our Academy Award nominations. The show takes place on April 25, so that leaves plenty of time to dig into the list of nominees that came out very early this morning. Quick reflections on who got nominated and who was sadly overlooked: Thomas Vinterberg being nominated … More 5 takeaways from the Academy Awards nominations: ‘Another Round’ cracks Best Director!

Buffa’s 5 Things: Why Matt Carpenter should embrace the “whatever it takes” Alexander Steen role in 2021

Live from Fancy Farm, Kentucky. Let’s get started. 5. Matt Carpenter goes the way of Alexander Steen? Chances are waning for Matt Carpenter to win the starting job at second base. While it’s only been a couple weeks, a guy who entered camp without a starting spot was already on borrowed time. He came into … More Buffa’s 5 Things: Why Matt Carpenter should embrace the “whatever it takes” Alexander Steen role in 2021

Movie Review: Russo Brothers ‘Cherry’ isn’t greatness, but it’s pretty close

At one point in the Russo Brothers’ new movie, “Cherry,” Tom Holland’s PTSD-afflicted Nico Walker, a former army medic, gets high in the street. He removes his socks and shoes, shooting heroin into the foot. A few moments earlier, in the midst of a robbery, Walker tells the bank teller to push the button, and … More Movie Review: Russo Brothers ‘Cherry’ isn’t greatness, but it’s pretty close