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Awards

  • 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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  • Everyone's a Critic

    published Jul 09, 2007

    source: www.wikipedia.org This could be you! Just a reminder, folks: You can now post your own comments -- rants or raves -- about any of the restaurants in our database. You can also give ea... More >>

  • Today in Chinese Imports

    published Jul 09, 2007

    source: www.ehponline.org You can't check every fish. This week's edition of the Economist has an excellent summary of the problems with goods imported from China -- not only the recent brouh... More >>

  • Small Plates: Monday, 7/9

    published Jul 09, 2007

    source: www.theimaginaryworld.com Dude always creeped me out. For your morning coffee (or that first break of a long work week): - A scientist at my undergrad alma mater, the University of ... More >>

  • Weekend Update: Trouble at Cafe Brasil

    published Jul 07, 2007

    Kudos to the Webster-Kirkwood Times for breaking this story yesterday: Cafe Brasil (2811 South McKnight Road) lost its liquor license after police notified Rock Hill's Board of Aldermen of an alleged ... More >>

  • So I Caught a Land Crab. Now What?

    published Jul 06, 2007

    source: stjohnbeachguide.com To the pot with you! Our saga so far. First, we feared the land crab. Then we learned how to catch them. Now it's time to eat. To begin, some words of wisdom fro... More >>

  • Small Plates: Friday, 7/6

    published Jul 06, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb House of India, closed for now House of India (8501 Delmar Boulevard) has closed temporarily due to a kitchen fire, according to a sign on its door. The sign states that the ... More >>

  • Catfish Blunter

    published Jul 06, 2007

    source: www.ag.auburn.edu A catfish farm in Georgia Today's Washington Post has a detailed look at the catfish-farming industry in China, both its contamination and farmers' use of hard-to-t... More >>

  • How to Catch a Land Crab

    published Jul 05, 2007

    source: www.fbo.com.au Actually, you don't need a boat. It's a land crab. After the last post, I can't think of anything but land crabs. Now, if you watched the news clip, you know that it's... More >>

  • Let Me Be the First to Welcome Our New Land Crab Masters

    published Jul 05, 2007

    source: www.nieworld.com RUN!!!!! This is only tangentially related to food, but I can't stop giggling about it: The land crabs are invading! (Video. No registration, but you have to sit thro... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Jul 05, 2007

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg Trust us: There are more TVs. My review of Lester's Sports Bar & Grill is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue, Kristie is on the ca... More >>

  • Hot Dog Upset (Stomach)

    published Jul 05, 2007

    source: www.nathansfamous.com You won't be smiling later, friend. Personally, I find eating contests to be utterly disgusting displays of gluttony. And it freaks me out that the winners are u... More >>

  • Gut Checked

    published Jul 05, 2007

    artist: Gabriel Metsu / source: developmentalidealism.org Ugh. Shortly after posting this week's Review Preview on Tuesday afternoon, yours truly was felled by...something. I'll spare you the... More >>

  • Ladue Me

    published July 4, 2007

    Here's why I love sports bars: A weekday afternoon in June. I'm sitting at the bar at Lester's Sports Bar & Grill in Ladue, nursing an iced... More >>

  • Cracker

    published July 4, 2007

    critics' picks You don't get many accordion solos at rock shows. With good reason, usually. But let us... More >>

  • Review Preview: Lester's Sports Bar & Grill

    published Jul 03, 2007

    You can spend as much as $22.95 on a corned-beef or pastrami sandwich here. This will get you "Lester's Triple Decker Combo" -- more than a pound of meat on rye bread with a slice of Swiss cheese. The... More >>

  • Who Loves Butter?

    published Jul 03, 2007

    source: www.buttertrough.com Who doesn't love butter? I haven't received any responses to this query over at Gut Check. Maybe STLog readers know what's up? Westbound on Highway 40, alongside... More >>

  • Tip Your Blogger

    published Jul 03, 2007

    source: www.musicomh.com Please, sir, may I have some news? In a perfect world, yours truly would be able to drive around town all day, checking up on the latest restaurant openings. What I d... More >>

  • Washington Avenue: Men Plan...

    published Jul 02, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb 1511 Washington Avenue Continuing our look at the new Washington Avenue Loft District restaurants trumpeted by the Downtown St. Louis Partnership earlier this year: The bu... More >>

  • Who Loves Butter?

    published Jul 02, 2007

    source: www.buttertrough.com Who doesn't love butter? Westbound on 64/40, alongside Forest Park, just past where the mounted police stable their horses, affixed to a tornado-siren pole is a s... More >>

  • Made in America?

    published Jul 02, 2007

    source: www.victorystore.comhttp://mt.laweekly.com/mt.cgi?__mode=view&_type=entry&id=35320&blog_id=36 Flag of convenience? Lots of teeth-gnashing over the weekend about the source of our fo... More >>

  • The Week in Gut Check

    published Jun 29, 2007

    source: hope.abta.org We're one! (One month old, that is.) This week marked the end of the first full month of Gut Check. And what a week it was! - We made canteloupe sorbet -- with parsley.... More >>

  • Happy Birthday to Us!

    published Jun 29, 2007

    source: hope.abta.org We'll save you a bite. Today marks the end of our first full month here at Gut Check. (Yeah, there's an archive that goes back to last year, but most of that was written... More >>

  • Seeing Red: Update

    published Jun 29, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb Red on Washington Ave. Following up on last week's post about the grand opening of Red, the eastern European-themed restaurant at 1130 Washington Avenue: I finally spoke wit... More >>

  • Small Plates: Friday, 6/29

    published Jun 29, 2007

    source: www.robscape.com AVOID. The FDA has announced that it is banning farm-raised catfish, eel and shrimp (as well as a few other species) imported from China because of contamination from... More >>

  • A Drop To Drink

    published Jun 29, 2007

    source: www.chemistryland.com Drink up. From our friends at the mothership, STLog: In a town thirsty for good news, it's no surprise Mayor Francis Slay is crowing about St. Louis' latest tri... More >>

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