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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"

2008 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    published Jan 11, 2008 A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Meet Kelly, the newest addition to our happy food-blog family. Go say hello. Elsewhere this wee... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.11

    published Jan 11, 2008 The European Union's food-safety authority says meat from cloned animals is safe. As we learned last week, the FDA is expected to approve the sale of cloned-animal meat a... More >>

  • A Questionable Use of Chicken (Part 2 of 2)

    published Jan 10, 2008

    Do we get press releases? Yes, we do! High Resolution Photo available upon request Contact: 954-xxx-xxxx January 10, 2008 Chris F------, ext xxx Adam S-----, ext. xxx as-... More >>

  • A Questionable Use of Chicken (Part 1 of 2)

    published Jan 10, 2008

    I neglected to mention that this week's Keep It Down -- the Harlem Car Bomb, if you don't remember -- features a video component. Click here to watch Malcolm attempt the drink/snack. -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Tin Can Tavern & Grille

    published Jan 10, 2008

    Over at A to Z, Annie reports that the Tin Can Tavern & Grille has opened its second location at 1909 Locust Street, the former Panama Red's space. It's right across the street from F15teen. I would... More >>

  • You Can't Spell Idiot Without T

    published Jan 10, 2008

    Fortunately, I have a spare T lying around these parts. Specifically, I've been spelling the name of Mathew Rice, the superb pastry chef at the superb Niche, with two Ts instead of one. Mathew: Mea... More >>

  • Beer Talk (Beer Not Included)

    published Jan 10, 2008

    Just a quick note to let you know Mike has set up a new forum at STL Hops. So if you've been looking for a place to chat about your favorite craft brews, homebrewing and so on, you should stop by and... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.10

    published Jan 10, 2008 The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents don't need to avoid certain foods to prevent their children from developing allergies. (AP) Curious how the big chain r... More >>

  • Food & Wine Offers Love to Niche

    published Jan 09, 2008

    Our third and final tip from regular commenter Dan D. -- though, in this case, only because his February issue of Food & Wine arrived a day before my own. (Damn you, USPS routing!) In the "... More >>

  • What I Would Eat Before Dying -- But Only Then

    published Jan 09, 2008

    Courtesy of regular commenter Dan D., who is basically responsible for Gut Check's content today -- there's one more Dan D. tip coming -- is this recipe and photograph for a deep-fried cheese-stuffed... More >>

  • A Few Thoughts on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations

    published Jan 09, 2008 Monday was the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations on the Travel Channel. As I wrote then, this is probably my favorite food-related show ever. I considere... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue

    published Jan 09, 2008

    My review of Araka is now available online. Click here to read. Araka - Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue: Malcolm tests the boundaries of political correctness and chicken-wing... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Zaytoon

    published Jan 09, 2008

    A quick note, so I included a photograph. Now open at 711 Olive Street downtown is Zaytoon, a wrap joint with a Mediterranean bent. -Ian Froeb... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.9

    published Jan 09, 2008 A disturbing story out of New England: three elderly men died and a woman suffered a miscarriage after drinking milk contaminated with listeria. The milk was pasteurized, so ... More >>

  • Just Ducky

    published January 9, 2008

    In 2006 the Chicago City Council attracted much attention — and not a little scorn — when it banned foie gras from restaurants.... More >>

  • How Can Something Called Beer Chips Not Be Awesome?

    published Jan 08, 2008 So I walk into the Whole Foods in Brentwood one day last week, and just inside the front door is a giant display of Beer Chips. These, as you might guess, are ... More >>

  • Review Preview: Araka

    published Jan 08, 2008

    Now, I like foie gras -- a lot -- but only as an occasional indulgence. I never crave it. Yet in the days following my meal at Araka, that's exactly what happened: I craved foie gras. I wanted to try... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Vin de Set

    published Jan 08, 2008

    As of today, French bistro Vin de Set (2017 Chouteau Avenue) is open for lunch. Service hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri. According to the press release I have here, the menu will include smaller po... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.8

    published Jan 08, 2008 Yesterday, the Morning Brew led with an analysis of Starbucks' problems. Later that day, the company replaced its CEO, James L. Donald, with Chairman -- and by far its mos... More >>

  • Return of the Restaurant Crime Blotter!

    published Jan 07, 2008 OK, so neither of these cases actually involve a restaurant, but I couldn't pass up the chance to post links, via Man kills and (maybe) eats girlfriend. (... More >>

  • Shameless Unpaid and Unsolicited Promotion for Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations

    published Jan 07, 2008 Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations -- one of my absolute favorite food-related TV shows of all time -- begins its new season at 9 p.m. tonight (CST) on the Travel Channel.... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Off the Vine

    published Jan 07, 2008

    Off the Vine, the brand-new restaurant at 2605 Hampton Avenue, has launched a rudimentary Web site. Not much there as of yet, but it does feature the most important info: Chef Andy White's lunch and ... More >>

  • But Are the Hot Wings This Hot?

    published Jan 07, 2008

    After reading the Morning Brew item about the wings so hot you have to sign a waiver, my colleague Keegan Hamilton passed along this video of ESPN reporter Rob Stone and his encounter with the hottes... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit: Basil Spice Thai Cuisine

    published Jan 07, 2008

    Basil Spice Thai Cuisine will open at 3183 South Grand Boulevard, a storefront roughly equidistant between The King & I and Pho Grand. (The space used to be a coffeeshop, but I'm drawing a blank on t... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.7

    published Jan 07, 2008 Is Starbucks in trouble? This analyst thinks so. (Guardian) (Full disclosure: I used to work at Starbucks, blah blah blah.) McDonald's is booming in Great Brita... More >>

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