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  • 2011 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published November 4, 2010

    "Jeffrey Plaza Jewel"

  • 2011 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published November 11, 2010

    "Near Beer"

2007 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • Review Preview: Southtown Bound

    published Jul 17, 2007

    If you're imagining a few dainty morsels set atop paper doilies, stop. These are big, bold cakes -- even simple, lemony cookies are two or three times as big as anything you might dip into your tea or... More >>

  • Opening Soon: Sage

    published Jul 17, 2007

    Sage will open its doors at 1031 Lynch Street (the former Lynch Street Bistro space) on Monday, July 23. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat., according to its Web site. Not much ... More >>

  • Bo Hart: A Deeper Circle of Baseball Hell

    published Jul 17, 2007 Sorry, Bo. The Chicago Cubs have traded minor-league infielder -- and scrappy, sentimental favorite of Cardinals fans everywhere -- Bo Hart to the Baltimore Orioles. As a die-hard Or... More >>

  • Small Plates: Tuesday, 7/17

    published Jul 17, 2007 No more Big Macs for you. I'm having a meat hangover today -- more on that in a few weeks -- so I apologize if posts are infrequent. For your morning edification: Steven A... More >>

  • Cheesesteak Quest: Natural Fact Deli

    published Jul 16, 2007 We need an official ruling. Technically, I should disqualify Natural Fact Deli (20 Allen Avenue) from Cheesesteak Quest. The Philly cheesesteak on the Webster Groves restaura... More >>

  • Iron Barley Branches Out

    published Jul 16, 2007

    Just a quick note to let you know that kick-ass comfort-food joint Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue) will now feature live music, too. Kick-ass Annie has the details over at A to Z. -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • Small Plates: Monday, 7/16

    published Jul 16, 2007 Is my table ready? Mayor Slay has signed a bill to allow dogs on restaurant patios in the city. ( You knew this was coming: The Chinese government h... More >>

  • Mussel Up

    published Jul 13, 2007 You can have my share, too. Tonight and tomorrow the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street) is hosting its annual Belgian Beer and Mussel Mania event. There will be Penn... More >>

  • Some Offal Good Pig's Head

    published Jul 13, 2007 Snoots, listeners and more! A Friday or so ago when I was craving a panino, I called a friend who shares my obsession with New York City's 'ino. This guy knows every St. Lou... More >>

  • Cheesesteak Quest: Lenny's Sub Shop

    published Jul 13, 2007 Cheesesteak Quest begins here. The only reason why our quest for a decent, relatively authentic cheesesteak began at a chain restaurant was convenience. I needed to run a f... More >>

  • Small Plates: Friday, 7/13

    published Jul 13, 2007 Edmonds is excited. Post-Dispatch columnist Deb Peterson has more details on Fifteen, the steakhouse-lounge that Jim Edmonds and partner Mark Winfield are opening at 1900 Locus... More >>

  • Whole Foods CEO Exposed

    published Jul 12, 2007 Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Oh, man. I can't believe I missed this story this morning: Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey has been exposed as "Rahodeb," who for eight years post... More >>

  • We Haven't Forgotten

    published Jul 12, 2007

    -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • Will Starrs Shine?

    published Jul 12, 2007

    Richmond Heights wine shop and gourmet market Starrs (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard) is now serving dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 5:30 p.m. Starrs has featured private di... More >>

  • Have They Never Eaten a Dirty-Water Hot Dog?

    published Jul 12, 2007 Piling on OK. First, the news: A Chinese TV network found a street vendor selling buns made out of freakin' cardboard. (AP at CNN) Squares of cardboard picked from the ground ... More >>

  • Desperately Seeking Cheesesteaks

    published Jul 12, 2007

    source: Wit' whiz Commenter Aaron Proctor has a question: What's the best Philly cheesesteak in town? Being born in Philly, I found the best steaks in the West were at a place apt... More >>

  • Small Plates: Thursday, 7/12

    published Jul 12, 2007

    source: But which one to have? A follow-up to Tuesday's post about the Mexican version of Coca-Cola: A poster named Marc pointed out this article from the May 30 edition of the Sa... More >>

  • Vegetarian -- With Soul

    published Jul 11, 2007

    source: Tofu 'que? Last weekend I was halfway through the best barbeque sandwich I've ever eaten when Juhari's proprietress Mariquita Daniels asked, "How'd we do?" How cou... More >>

  • Small Plates: Wednesday, 7/11

    published Jul 11, 2007

    source: Coming soon to South Grand! Good news for gelato fans and Tower Grove South residents: Downtown gelato parlor the Gelateria will open a second store on South Gr... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Jul 11, 2007

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg La Vallesana. 'Nuff said. The mystery is revealed! My review of the absolutely wonderful La Vallesana -- and another very good Cherokee Street joint, Taqueria el B... More >>

  • Cherokee Pastoral

    published July 11, 2007

    The pigeon waddling around the patio outside La Vallesana was the fattest one I'd ever seen. Marlon Brando at the end of his life fat.... More >>

  • Review Preview: Special Mystery Edition

    published Jul 10, 2007

    I don't keep a numbered list of my favorite restaurants. But if I did, this place would certainly crack the top ten. I suspect it would make the top five. Factor in a cost-benefit analysis, it just mi... More >>

  • Small Plates: Tuesday, 7/10

    published Jul 10, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb Booster's Cafe, 567 Melville Ave. Booster's Cafe has opened at 567 Melville Avenue in the Delmar Loop. The menu features breakfast from 7-10 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m.-10... More >>

  • Hecho en Mexico

    published Jul 10, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb Even better than the real thing? Every few years I fail miserably to overcome my adolescent's addiction to Coca-Cola. I make it a few weeks or months -- but then, usually ... More >>

  • King Louie's Is Dead. (Long Live King Louie's?)

    published Jul 10, 2007

    Joe Whittington breaks the news in today's Post-Dispatch: Local institution (and RFT staff favorite) King Louie's has shut its doors for good. Owner Matt McGuire tells Whittington that the restaurant ... More >>

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