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Awards

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

    "Near Beer"

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

    "Jeffrey Plaza Jewel"

2007 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #6

    published Dec 19, 2007

    This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year. #6. Nihari at Indian Food Nihari doesn't look extraordinary. A dark stew, chopped cilant... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12/19

    published Dec 19, 2007

    disembedded.wordpress.com Great news about one of the country's best chefs: Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea is cancer-free. Achatz was battling cancer of the mouth. (New York Times) A loo... More >>

  • Fat City, Baby!

    published December 19, 2007

    A chilly September night. My girlfriend and I are standing outside Niche, waiting for a cab that won't arrive. We're tipsy from the wine... More >>

  • The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #7

    published Dec 18, 2007

    This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year. 7. Small Plates at Erato Chef Kevin Willmann's menu changes frequently, so the dishes I ... More >>

  • Gut Check Thing of the Year Nominee: Aaron Proctor

    published Dec 18, 2007

    As part of our year-end celebration, Gut Check is highlighting the people, places and things that have made the blog's first year (well, seven months, actually, but who's counting?) so much fun. Th... More >>

  • Review Preview: Niche

    published Dec 18, 2007

    One of the great things about reviewing restaurants for Riverfront Times -- as opposed to other publications, that is, in St. Louis or elsewhere -- is that I don't have to assign stars or letter grad... More >>

  • The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #8

    published Dec 18, 2007

    This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year. #8. Baby-Back Ribs at 17th Street Bar & Grill Mike Mills' award-winning ribs are smoked ... More >>

  • Wine Spectator: January 15, 2008

    published Dec 18, 2007

    Gut Check reads the leading food and beverage publications -- so you don't have to! Next Time: The Science of Beer Goggles I love how almost every issue of Wine Spectator includes a news ... More >>

  • The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #9

    published Dec 18, 2007

    This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year. #9. Cupcakes at The Cupcakery The cake, whether vanilla, yellow or chocolate, is perfect... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12/18

    published Dec 18, 2007

    www.in.gov The rise in food costs isn't curbing the government's enthusiasm for ethanol. A bill increasing ethanol mandates skated through the Senate, and the House will likely pass it, too... More >>

  • The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #10

    published Dec 17, 2007

    This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year. #10. Kitfo at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant Without doubt, the most exotic food I ate th... More >>

  • Michael Pollan on Sustainability

    published Dec 17, 2007

    Frequent commenter Dan D. pointed out this New York Times piece by Michael Pollan that I totally, inexcusably missed while putting together today's Morning Brew. It's essential reading: Pollan bring... More >>

  • Gut Check Thing of the Year Nominee: Land Crabs

    published Dec 17, 2007

    As part of our year-end celebration, Gut Check is highlighting the people, places and things that have made the blog's first year (well, seven months, actually, but who's counting?) so much fun. Th... More >>

  • The Top Ten Dishes (and the Absolute Worst) of 2007

    published Dec 17, 2007

    In the past twelve months, I've reviewed sixty-two restaurants (and one minor-league baseball stadium) in the pages of the RFT. I've traveled to Columbia and the metro east. I've sampled the cuisin... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12/17

    published Dec 17, 2007

    www.elmonterey.com What's up at the Food Network? Hint: It ain't the ratings. (New York Times) Mike Huckabee can choose any restaurant in New York for lunch. He picks...the Olive Garden. (... More >>

  • We Keep the Steak House, Right?

    published Dec 15, 2007

    Jim Edmonds, Cardinals centerfielder and co-owner of F15teen, which received a very nice review this week from yours truly, has been traded to the San Diego Padres. What does this mean for F15teen? N... More >>

  • Hunker Down

    published Dec 14, 2007

    www.weather.com Well, the snow is coming, so I didn't bother to find a food or wine event to suggest for this weekend. (It also explains the late posts -- went to the grocery store to stock up!) ... More >>

  • Your Weekly Food Blog Digest

    published Dec 14, 2007

    A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. www.foodtechcorp.com Iron Stef makes pate a choux for the first time. At One Hot Stove, Naipur makes miso soup. K... More >>

  • Bookplates: Starbucked

    published Dec 14, 2007

    Gut Check reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. www.amazon.co.uk A few years ago, I got a job as a Starbucks barista. As part of my training, I had to attend coffee school. The in... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Dooley's Ltd.

    published Dec 14, 2007

    Downtown institution Dooley's Ltd. (308 North Eighth Street) will close on St. Patrick's Day, reports Joe Whittington in the Post-Dispatch. Also, midtown stir-fry joint Santo Bento (3108 Olive Stree... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 12/14

    published Dec 14, 2007

    www.lep.co.uk Have we really given Charlie, the pie-eating dog, the credit he deserves? Have any of us ever tried to disrupt an eating contest? Doubtful. Time and again we've turned our bac... More >>

  • Food & Wine: January 2008

    published Dec 13, 2007

    Gut Check reads the leading food and beverage publications -- so you don't have to! photo: Ian Froeb You're Right -- I Am Bored with Dubai The January issue of Food & Wine (not yet online ... More >>

  • Kitchen Nightmares: Secret Garden

    published Dec 13, 2007

    Who would've guessed that we'd spend the final episode of a rather brief season (was it ten episodes total?) about an hour outside LA in Moorpark, California? Everybody. www.fox.com Thr... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12/13

    published Dec 13, 2007

    www.lep.co.uk My friends, I'd like you to meet my new hero. Pictured at right is Charlie, a bichon frese who single-handedly derailed the annual world pie-eating championship in Wigan, Grea... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Dec 12, 2007

    My review of Jim Edmonds' steak house F15teen -- Tim McLaughlin is the executive chef, by the way -- is now available online. Click here to read. F15teen - Photo: Robert Boston Also in this week's... More >>

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