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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 Morning Brew: Monday, 12/3

    published Dec 03, 2007

    A new report finds that the FDA is underfunded and understaffed. (USA Today) www.great-lakes.net Can Congress improve how the nation's children eat at school? Depends on the passage of the... More >>

  • Good Night and Good Luck!

    published Nov 30, 2007

    Today is Jeanette Kozlowski's last as the RFT editorial intern. She's been a big help to me here at Gut Check: her hilarious Kitchen Nightmares recaps, keeping Gut Check running while I was on my mar... More >>

  • Your Weekly Food Blog Digest

    published Nov 30, 2007

    A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. We took Thanksgiving week off -- which means even more St. Louis food-blog goodies from which to choose this week's highlight... More >>

  • Bookplates: Hooked

    published Nov 30, 2007

    A new feature in which Gut Check reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. www.gloucesterbooks.com A book I should have mentioned in Monday's review of The Whale Warriors is Hooked: ... More >>

  • James Beard Award Open Noms Close Today

    published Nov 30, 2007

    A quick reminder: Today is the last day to submit nominations for the 2008 James Beard Awards. Click here to visit the nomination page. (You have to register. It's free.) I've made my nominations, wh... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 11/30

    published Nov 30, 2007

    Details on the public hearing the FDA held yesterday to debate limiting the amount of salt in processed foods. (Reuters) www.gooseberriesmarket.com Does eating two servings of fish each we... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbits: Companion, Kaldi's

    published Nov 29, 2007

    Companion has opened at 4651 Maryland Avenue in the Central West End (the former Bread Co.) The new location features such savory menu items as pizza and antipasti. Thanks to Bill for reminding me t... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 11/29

    published Nov 29, 2007

    The FDA will hold a public hearing today on whether salt levels in processed foods should be regulated. (Los Angeles Times) www.citynews.ca Obesity levels in the U.S. have leveled off, the... More >>

  • Kitchen Safety Is No Accident

    published Nov 28, 2007

    Deadspin posted the following Canadian PSA. Why? Because it's been airing during Canadian hockey broadcasts, apparently. It's not sports-themed. It's professional kitchen-themed. And it's a doozy. W... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Nov 28, 2007

    My review of the new Webster Groves wine bar Robust is now available online. Click here to read. Robust - Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue: Kristie cleans out the kitchen and f... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11/28

    published Nov 28, 2007

    China hosts an international conference on food safety. That's it. No snide comment necessary, really. (AP) www.drvino.com Will the, um, mystical properties of water derail the bottled-wat... More >>

  • Goblet Up!

    published November 28, 2007

    The servers at the new Webster Groves wine bar and café Robust wear... More >>

  • One Last Reminder: Dining Out for Life

    published Nov 27, 2007

    Dining Out for Life 2007 is already underway. If you don't have dinner plans for tonight, consider one of the participating restaurants. (Make sure it's taking part during dinner service, though. Not... More >>

  • Review Preview: Robust

    published Nov 27, 2007

    Owner Stanley Browne, a certified sommelier, has curated Robust's list with care, offering an eclectic, if not exhaustive, selection that avoids two common wine-list pitfalls: too many overpriced low... More >>

  • More Reasons to Skim Your Stock

    published Nov 27, 2007

    Chicken fat -- it's more dangerous than we ever knew! (AP) A waste truck leaked poultry fat along 20 miles of roadway [in Accomac, Virginia,] Tuesday, causing at least four crashes and making a stin... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11/27

    published Nov 27, 2007

    The Food Network is ending production of Emeril Live. Insert your own "Bam!" joke here. (New York Daily News) www.fundraisers.com A West African immigrant is charged with smuggling monkey ... More >>

  • Bookplates: The Whale Warriors

    published Nov 26, 2007

    Bookplate reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. The Whale Warriors by Peter Heller isn't, technically, a book about food, but it's a book anyone concerned about the sustainability of what ... More >>

  • Dining Out for Life

    published Nov 26, 2007

    Tomorrow is the annual Dining Out for Life charity event. Click here to see the official list of restaurants that have pledged to donate at least 25% of tomorrow's proceeds to fight HIV/AIDS. Also no... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbits: Gelateria & the Former King Louie's Space

    published Nov 26, 2007

    The Gelateria has opened a second location at 3197 South Grand Boulevard. The new space will look familiar to patrons of the original Washington Avenue location, though it's much bigger. Post-Dispat... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 11/26

    published Nov 26, 2007

    Hope you had a great holiday. Hey! Look! Another ground beef recall. This one doesn't seem to involve Missouri or Illinois, though. (AP) en.arocha.org European Union officials are concerne... More >>

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Gut Check

    published Nov 21, 2007

    www.madgettsfarm.co.uk Enjoy your feast. Travel safe. We'll be back Monday. Have a great holiday. For once, I don't think I have to tell you to eat something good. -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • Jellyfish Destroy Salmon Farm

    published Nov 21, 2007

    Wow. (AP) ...[B]illions of jellyfish -- in a dense pack of about 10 square miles and 35 feet deep -- overwhelmed [100,000] fish last week in two net pens about a mile off the coast of the Glens of A... More >>

  • Big V's "Animal": An Appreciation

    published Nov 21, 2007

    Pictured above, soaking through its wax-paper wrapping, maybe even through your computer screen, is the Animal, the greatest of the many culinary gifts Big V's Burger Joint brought us during its al... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Nov 21, 2007

    My review of Gioia's Deli and Shapiro's Market is now available online. Click here to read. Gioia's Deli - Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue, Malcolm tries to keep down a chocol... More >>

  • Where the Locals Eat, or Why I Should Write My Own Damn Book

    published Nov 21, 2007

    So my colleagues over at Night & Day received a new book from Magellan Press, Where the Locals Eat: The 100 Best Restaurants in the Top 50 Cities. www.wherethelocalseat.com Each city has ... More >>

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