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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"

2008 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • In This Week's Issue: Bobo Noodle House

    published Dec 30, 2008

    This week's issue is now available online. Read my review of Bobo Noodle House. No Drink of the Week this week.- Ian Froeb... More >>

  • And the Gut Check Thing of the Year Award Goes to...

    published Dec 30, 2008

    ... the Not-So-Mighty DollarA no-brainer, really. What else did we talk about, really? Through most of the year, the cost of food increased. The economy continues its course down the crapper, taking ... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Year's Eve at Big Sky Café

    published Dec 30, 2008

    As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Big Sky Café (47 South Old Orchard Avenue) is hosting a three-course prix-fixe dinner on New Year's Eve. (The regular menu is available,... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Year's Eve Beer

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Champagne is overrated. Those of you who prefer to toast the New Year with a pint of beer instead will be happy to know that several of St. Louis' best beer bars and restaurants will be hosting New Y... More >>

  • Review Preview: Bobo Noodle House

    published Dec 30, 2008

    The new year of restaurant reviews begins tomorrow with a visit to Bobo Noodle House. On the front door of Bobo Noodle House are the restaurant's logo, a pair of chopsticks laid across a bowl, and its... More >>

  • FoodWire: Gio's Ristorante & Bar Now Open

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Gio's Ristorante & Bar is now open at 701 Market Street (the former Dierdorf & Hart's space).  The restaurant is the new project from Dominic and Jackie Galati (Dominic's on the Hill and... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.30

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Mexico allows meat imports from a majority of the U.S. slaughterhouses that it banned last week. (Reuters)Just in time for New Year's, everything you could want to know about prosecco. (New York Tim... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Year's Eve at Harvest

    published Dec 29, 2008

    As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Local favorite Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard) is hosting a four-course dinner on New Year's Eve. The cost is $60 per person, not i... More >>

  • Udon Know Bobo

    published December 31, 2008

    On the front door of Bobo Noodle House are the restaurant's logo, a pair of chopsticks laid across a bowl and its motto, "Yum now." This... More >>

  • FoodWire: The Wedge Introduces Delivery

    published Dec 29, 2008

    South City bar and pizza joint The Wedge (442 Bates Street) will deliver, beginning Wednesday, December 31. Delivery is available from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-Midnight Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m... More >>

  • FoodWire: Pi Introduces Entirely Green Wine List

    published Dec 29, 2008

    San Francisco-style pizza joint Pi (6144 Delmar Boulevard) has revamped its wine list to feature only "green" wines. The list denotes the specific practices each winery follows, including organic far... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.29

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Mexico bans meat imports from several large U.S. slaughterhouses. (Financial Times)The FDA wants Coca-Cola to removed the Plus from Diet Coke Plus. (efluxmedia.com)Has the view of wine in France tur... More >>

  • Happy Holidays from Gut Check

    published Dec 23, 2008

    And that's a wrap on this short week. Here are links to this week's review and Drink of the Week. Gut Check will return Monday for another abbreviated week, featuring the 2008 Gut Check Thing of the ... More >>

  • Gut Check Thing of the Year Nominee: Melamine

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Gut Check honors the people, places and things that obsessed us in 2008. The winner will be named on Tuesday, December 30.MelaminePros: We'd hoped to leave the food-safety issue in 2007. We'd even na... More >>

  • Review Preview: My Christmas Wish List

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Something different for my final column of 2008:As an adult I've come to prefer Christmas Eve to the holiday itself. Christmas Day peaks too soon, the presents opened and clucked over before breakfas... More >>

  • Gut Check Thing of the Year Nominee: The Not-So-Mighty Dollar

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Gut Check honors the people, places and things that obsessed us in 2008. The winner will be named on Tuesday, December 30.The Not-So-Mighty DollarPros: Seemed like whatever we were talking about this... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Year's Eve at Atlas

    published Dec 23, 2008

    As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Atlas (5513 Pershing Avenue) -- one of my personal favorites -- is hosting a three-course prix-fixe dinner on New Year's Eve. Guests select... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.23

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Where is the last place you would expect an outbreak of food poisoning? How about the Christmas party for the health department? (Chicago Sun-Times)How the toughest drunk-driving law in the hemispher... More >>

  • FoodWire: Trattoria Marcella Closed Until Friday After Car Crash

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Trattoria Marcella (3600 Watson Road) will be closed until this Friday evening to repair damage from a car that crashed into its front entrance this weekend. No one was injured in the accident, which... More >>

  • Gut Check Thing of the Year Nominee: The Grim Reaper

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Gut Check honors the people, places and things that obsessed us in 2008. The winner will be named on Tuesday, December 30.The Grim ReaperPros: He stalked the St. Louis restaurant scene with particula... More >>

  • FoodWire: Andria's Steak House in Chesterfield Now Open

    published Dec 22, 2008

    The second location of Andria's Steak House opens this evening at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West (the former Aqua Vin location). The restaurant is open 4 p.m.-Midnight Mon.-Thu., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-... More >>

  • Stocking Stuffing: Ian jots down his 2008 Christmas wish list for the local food scene

    published December 24, 2008

    As an adult I've come to prefer Christmas Eve to the holiday itself. Christmas Day peaks too soon, the presents opened and clucked over before... More >>

  • Gut Check Thing of the Year Nominee: Michael Pollan

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Gut Check honors the people, places and things that obsessed us in 2008. The winner will be named on Tuesday, December 30.Michael PollanPros: The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of F... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Year's Eve at Café Eau

    published Dec 22, 2008

    As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Café Eau at the Chase Park Plaza (232 North Kingshighway Boulevard) is hosting a New Year's Eve buffet featuring "heavy" hors d'oeuvres an... More >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    The Dish: Torta Milanesa at La Michoacana

    published Dec 22, 2008

    To call a torta a sandwich doesn't do it justice. Meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, avocado, jalapeño and sometimes more spilling out from a giant bolillo roll: The Earl of Sandwich never imagine... More >>

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