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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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  • Restaurant Tidbit: La Dolce Via

    published Dec 12, 2007

    Can we agree that New Year's Eve just sucks and that you never have as much fun as you think you should - or, if you are the more extroverted type, pretend to? Thanks. Moving on... In order to make... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12/12

    published Dec 12, 2007 Diners at two St. Louis restaurants -- Blue Water Grill and Frazer's Restaurant and Lounge -- have fallen ill after eating amberjack. The disease is likely ciguatera. Both... More >>

  • The Economist on Food Costs

    published Dec 11, 2007

    The current issue of the Economist has a lengthy article on the global rise in food prices. It's well worth your time. Though the article ranges over a number of topics r... More >>

  • Review Preview: F15teen

    published Dec 11, 2007

    "Joe Buck just walked by." My wife turned, but she was too late. The fair-haired broadcaster and scion of St. Louis royalty was gone. Had I hallucinated him? (Again?) I did the math in my head: Just... More >>

  • Center Cut

    published December 12, 2007

    "Joe Buck just walked by." My wife turned, but she was too late. The fair-haired broadcaster and scion of St. Louis royalty was gone.... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12/11

    published Dec 11, 2007 The U.S. and China reach an accord on food safety. Now -- about all those bootleg DVDs.... (New York Times) Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union protest ... More >>

  • But What Did They Think of the Sprockets Reference?

    published Dec 10, 2007

    I'm inexplicably amused -- like, actually giggling -- to learn that a German blog about molecular gastronomy posted a link to my review of ... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Everest Café

    published Dec 10, 2007

    Everest Café and Bar should open its new location at 4145 Manchester Avenue on Wednesday. This replaces the Nepalese-Korean restaurant's original spot on Washington Avenue. -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12/10

    published Dec 10, 2007 More than a few questions about school programs that reward good grades with McDonald's Happy Meals and other fast food-related promotions. (ABC News) China's latest... More >>

  • Your Weekly Food Blog Digest

    published Dec 07, 2007

    A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. As I mentioned a few days ago, I'm bogged down in the holiday-deadline swamp. Never fear, though, your favorite St. Louis foo... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 12/7

    published Dec 07, 2007 A group of twenty-three senators have sent President Bush a letter requesting more funding for food safety. (Reuters) Think drinking diet soda is helping you conserve calor... More >>

  • Cute -- Or Nightmare Fuel?

    published Dec 06, 2007

    Jeanette sent me this, I think expecting I would find it cute. After all, it's on Cute Overload! But, frankly, I'm terrified. Photo: Angie Naron -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12/6

    published Dec 06, 2007 China has demolished nearly 3,000 rural food facilities, the government's latest effort to improve food safety. (New York Times) The cost of healthier foods has been ris... More >>

  • Xmas Shopping for a Foodie? - Part 2

    published Dec 05, 2007 I'm somewhat late in pointing this out, but several St. Louis food bloggers -- most of whom will be familiar to regular Gut Check readers (and a few of whom are regular ... More >>

  • Xmas Shopping for a Foodie?

    published Dec 05, 2007 My colleague and Washington state expat Keegan Hamilton alerted me to the meat-related goodies at "legendary" Seattle toy store Archie McPhee. That little bit of awesomeness ... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Veruca

    published Dec 05, 2007 Look for Veruca, the new bakeshop and café from Niche pastry chef Matthew Rice, to open on Monday or Tuesday of next week. Veruca is located right next door to Nic... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Dec 05, 2007

    My review of the Eastern European-themed Loft District restaurant Red is now available online. Click here to read. Red - Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue: I review the new docu... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12/5

    published Dec 05, 2007

    Official Gut Check cabinet member Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt tells Congress that President Bush plans to increase funding to the FDA to improve food safety. (AP) ... More >>

  • Corn Circles

    published December 5, 2007

    In the opening minutes of the documentary King Corn — directed by Aaron Woolf and starring Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney (also Woolf's... More >>

  • Study in Scarlet

    published December 5, 2007

    A thumbnail sketch of Red sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit circa 1992. The three-month-old loft district... More >>

  • Review Preview: Red

    published Dec 04, 2007

    Cruz's menu presents (I'm quoting verbatim here) "eclectic American cuisine with an Eastern European flair." Forget for a second that this is probably the first time you've ever seen "Eastern Europea... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbits: Sleek & The Burger Bar

    published Dec 04, 2007

    So I heard a radio commercial the other day announcing that the grand opening of the casino at Lumiere Place would be Wednesday, December 19. Which led me to wonder when the first two restaurants -- ... More >>

  • The Morning Brood: Tuesday, 12/4

    published Dec 04, 2007

    Food news for a morning when everything tastes like bile. Climate change and population growth are the main culprits of a global rise in food costs, a new study finds. ... More >>

  • Please Allow This Baltimoron a Moment to Express Himself

    published Dec 03, 2007

    If you don't hear from me tomorrow, this is why. -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • No Political Comment Intended

    published Dec 03, 2007

    Actually, we can't decide whether this is meant to be pro or con the candidate in question. At any rate, a colleague informs me that this particular item is the top selling kitchen/dining merchandis... More >>

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