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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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  • Pho Longer Just Pho

    published Jun 28, 2007

    source: www.neonsign.com Someone please buy me this sign for Xmas. When I reviewed Pho Long in November of last year, the tiny restaurant at 8613 Olive Boulevard offered a menu of pho and har... More >>

  • Small Plates: Wednesday, 6/27

    published Jun 27, 2007

    A slow day here at Gut Check headquarters. I had a grilled pork banh mi from Ba Le for lunch. It was much spicier than I remembered from my review of the place earlier this year. I opened it up and fo... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Jun 27, 2007

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg A grand slam of flavors My review of the food at GCS Stadium, home of the Gateway Grizzlies, is now online. Click here to read. Also in this week's paper: Kristie... More >>

  • Infield Hit

    published June 27, 2007

    2301 Grizzlie Bear Boulevard, Sauget, Illinois; 618-337-3000. Hours: Gates open one hour before game time. More >>

  • Small Plates: Tuesday, 6/26

    published Jun 26, 2007

    source: www.localharvestgrocery.com Now open in Tower Grove South Local Harvest Grocery will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 3148 Morganford (near the Tin Can... More >>

  • Review Preview: GCS Stadium

    published Jun 26, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb With cheese sauce, of course. What is that...thing...on the right? That, my friends, is a deep-fried White Castle Slyder, just one of the unusual food items available at GCS ... More >>

  • Restaurant Listings: Now With More Internet!

    published Jun 26, 2007

    source: www.sfu.ca You'll find banana under B, my friend. A heads-up if you haven't wandered over to the RFT restaurant page lately: We've redesigned the whole shebang. You'll find links to m... More >>

  • Small Plates: Monday, 6/25

    published Jun 25, 2007

    The husband-and-wife team of Dave Owens and Margaret Kelly are leaving Terrene. Owner John McElwain confirmed the news, first reported (as far as I can tell) on Sauce Magazine's Web site, when I spoke... More >>

  • How Sweet Are You?

    published Jun 25, 2007

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg Marcia Sindel at La Dolce Via From the files of Gut Check, the RFT food blog: Sunday, a shade after noon. I wake up groggily. After one too many beers the night be... More >>

  • How Sweet Are You?

    published Jun 25, 2007

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg Marcia Sindel at La Dolce Via Sunday, a shade after noon. I wake up groggily. After one too many beers the night before - I attended my colleague Randy Roberts' goi... More >>

  • In the Kitchen: Can'taloupe

    published Jun 25, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb Yes, that's parsley. Before we embark on another busy week here at Gut Check, I thought I'd show you the result of my first attempt at making ice cream. In fact, I decide... More >>

  • The Week in Gut Check

    published Jun 22, 2007

    source: www.propartganda.com > Gut Check's got your goat. It was a busy week at Gut Check. We - asked for your help to make ice cream. - made an unexpected connection between a new barbecu... More >>

  • "Ice Cream!" You Scream

    published Jun 22, 2007

    source: concise.britannica.com 31 flavors is just a start Regular readers of my restaurant reviews know that I often refer to my fiancée. Well, her bridal shower was this past weekend, a... More >>

  • El Scorcho's First Fan?

    published Jun 22, 2007

    Over at A to Z, my good friend Annie notes that El Scorcho, the new barbecue and Tex-Mex restaurant in Maplewood that I mentioned earlier today, may have a special appeal to a certain musician. (Warni... More >>

  • Small Plates: Friday, 6/22

    published Jun 22, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb Will El Scorcho bring heat to Maplewood? Another new restaurant for the heart of Maplewood: El Scorcho has opened at 7356 Machester Road. (Look carefully: It occupies a tin... More >>

  • Seeing Red

    published Jun 21, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb Eastern Europe comes to Wash. Ave. Today we continue our look at the bonanza of new restaurants -- both actual and merely promised -- opening in the Washington Avenue Loft Di... More >>

  • Gently Worn, Part Two

    published Jun 20, 2007

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg The Tuxedo Room, December 2006 Here's the promised update on Reggie's Backstage, which opened last week at 522 North Grand Boulevard in the space vacated earlier t... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Jun 20, 2007

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg Big-city style in Alton My review of Gentelin's on Broadway is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's paper, Malcom tries to keep down a Rai... More >>

  • Gently Worn

    published Jun 20, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb Second act? Reggie's Backstage now occupies the space at 522 North Grand Boulevard, directly across from the Fox Theatre. Does that address and facade look familiar? It sho... More >>

  • The Road to Ravioli

    published June 20, 2007

    122 East Broadway, Alton, Illinois; 618-465-6080. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4-9 p.m. Sun. (Closed Mon.) More >>

  • Review Preview: Gentelin's on Broadway

    published Jun 19, 2007

    These were no ordinary T-ravs, though. There were only three to our order, but each was as plump as an empanada. The breading was crisp, the pasta kept its shape without being tough or chewy, and the ... More >>

  • Small Plates: Tuesday, 6/19

    published Jun 19, 2007

    source: www.ci.clayton.mo.us They put the J. Bucks in, um, J. Bucks. Please forgive Gut Check its four-day hiatus. Your host took a long weekend to visit his family in Baltimore, where a b... More >>

  • Small Plates: Thursday, 6/14

    published Jun 14, 2007

    source: www.pepperidgefarm.com Even heartier than you think. Still no Web links for this week's issue. Instead, here are a couple of fun articles from around the Internet. A colleague for... More >>

  • Little Wonder

    published June 13, 2007

    126 North Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-307-3203. Hours: Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue.-Fri. Dinner 5-10 p.m. Tue.-Sat. More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Jun 13, 2007

    photo: Ian Froeb I'm in ur hamper, hiding ur Interwebz. For reasons I couldn't possibly explain without several more years of education, this week's issue is not yet available online. In l... More >>

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