rss Email Author Ian Froeb

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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  • The Dish: A Cheese-Rite Sandwich at Maid-Rite

    published Dec 08, 2008

    Occasionally, when I tell someone I lived in Iowa for a couple of years, I'm asked my opinion of Maid-Rite. "Don't have one," I say. "Never ate there."The reaction is similar, I imagine, to what woul... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.8

    published Dec 08, 2008

    The big story over the weekend: Pork from Ireland contaminated with dioxin has led to a recall and, soon, a cull of 300,000 pigs. (CNN)The World Health Organization decrees that trace elements of mel... More >>

  • Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    published Dec 05, 2008

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs...Iron Stef: Stef looks back at what she made for Thanksgiving, parsnip gratin with sage.The Cupcake Project: A recipe for roasted che... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 12.5

    published Dec 05, 2008

    The government of China releases a list of substances banned from food and pledges increased testing. (AP)The Iowa kosher meatpacking plant closed after an immigration raid reopens, but the problems ... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Straub's Open in Ellisville

    published Dec 04, 2008

    Straub's has opened its expansive new grocery store (artist's rendering above) at 15830 Fountain Plaza in Ellisville. Among other things, the new Straub's features a culinary center with a full sche... More >>

  • FoodWire: Ba Le Closed; Now Galaxy Bar & Grill

    published Dec 04, 2008

    The Vietnamese restaurant and bakery Ba Le (3515 South Kingshighway Boulevard) has closed. The space is now a restaurant called the Galaxy Bar & Grill. That's all I know at the moment. Thanks to ... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12.4

    published Dec 04, 2008

    The European Union creates a new fund to help poor countries deal with the food crisis. (AP)Can health claims trick you into eating more than you realize? Learn all about the health halo. (New York ... More >>

  • FoodWire: Cookie Class at ~Scape

    published Dec 03, 2008

    ~scape (48 Maryland Plaza) will host a cookie-baking class with executive chef Eric Kelly and sous chef Justin Wacker from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.on Saturday, December 13. The cost is $35 per person. Call 314-... More >>

  • FoodWire: Andria's Steak House Opening Chesterfield Location

    published Dec 03, 2008

    Popular O'Fallon, Illinois, steak house Andria's is opening a second location at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West (the former Aqua Vin space). Look for the new restaurant to open this month. The new A... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue: Mia Rosa and Martinis at Skybox

    published Dec 03, 2008

    This week's issue is now available online.I review Mia Rosa, a new Italian restaurant in Forest Park Southeast's Grove.Kristie's Drink of the Week checks out Skybox for a birthday party and some App... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.3

    published Dec 03, 2008

    China's problems with  melamine-tainted food will never end, it seems. Hong Kong finds melamine in imported eggs. (BBC News)Copia, the extravagant wine and food center funded in large part by t... More >>

  • Guns N' Roses Calls Out Dr Pepper -- Hilarity Ensues

    published Dec 02, 2008

    Earlier this year Dr Pepper promised everyone a free can of soda if -- and only if -- Guns N' Roses released its long-awaited album Chinese Democracy this year. Amazingly, Axl did finally let his bab... More >>

  • FoodWire: Bubba Tea & Cafe Now Open

    published Dec 02, 2008

    I'm a couple of weeks late with this item. Mea culpa. Bubba Tea & Cafe is now open at 417 North 10th Street, the former location of Breve. Call 314-231-5282 for more info.- Ian Froeb... More >>

  • FoodWire: Agostino's Chesterfield Now Open

    published Dec 02, 2008

    OK, enough closings. (For now.) Agostino's Chesterfield is now open at 280 Long Road, the space formerly occupied by Tsunami sushi restaurant. A trusted source attended the grand opening and tells me... More >>

  • Review Preview: Mia Rosa

    published Dec 02, 2008

    This week I visit Mia Rosa, the new Italian restaurant in Forest Park Southeast's Grove:When it comes to food, I'm no hidebound traditionalist. I pair red wine with fish, I eat sushi rolls never see ... More >>

  • Tapas by Any Other Name: Mia Rosa does the Spanish specialty Italian-style

    published December 3, 2008

    When it comes to food, I'm no hidebound traditionalist. I pair red wine with fish, I eat sushi rolls never seen nor imagined in Japan, and I don't... More >>

  • FoodWire: Kiss Beso Goodbye?

    published Dec 02, 2008

    Beso Mexican Grill & Cantina (1130 Washington Avenue) appears to be a) undergoing a serious remodel or b) closed for good. The interior looks as if it is being gutted, and the phone number has be... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.2

    published Dec 02, 2008

    Stevia, a new artificial sweetener derived from a shrub, is drawing attention from both food firms and food-safety activists. (Chicago Tribune) The CDC says food firms should consider new labeling to... More >>

  • FoodWire: The Juniper Grill Has Closed

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Posters on various area message boards noted this weekend, and I can now confirm, that the Juniper Grill in Soulard closed after dinner on Saturday. No further details at this point.- Ian Froeb... More >>

  • FoodWire: The Natural Fact Deli Has Closed

    published Dec 01, 2008

    Today is shaping up to be a Black Monday, of sorts, for the St. Louis restaurant scene: Sauce reports, and I can now confirm, that the Natural Fact Deli in Webster Groves has closed. A sign on the fro... More >>

  • FoodWire: The Pitted Olive Has Closed

    published Dec 01, 2008

    The Pitted Olive has closed, according to a note from owners Michael and Melissa Holmes posted on the restaurant's Web site: It is with great sadness that we announce the close of The Pitted Olive. N... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.1

    published Dec 01, 2008

    And Gut Check is back, stuffed nearly to bursting...with news. The FDA today releases a report on its efforts to overhaul its food-safety programs. (New York Times) Restaurants and grocery stores try... More >>

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Gut Check

    published Nov 26, 2008

    I can only hope that, next year, there is a picture of President Obama and the pardoned White House turkey that is this awesome. On the eve of Gut Check's favorite holiday, I wish you and yours a wo... More >>

  • FoodWire: New OR Smoothie in Central West End

    published Nov 26, 2008

    Look for a new OR Smoothie & Cafe at 3 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End. Permits and temporary signage are posted in the window, but it was too dark inside to see how far along work is.... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue: Pork, Deluxe and Spanish Coffee

    published Nov 26, 2008

    This week's issue is now available online. Kristen Hinman presents a feature story on Russ Kremer and the Ozark Mountain Pork Cooperative. I review Deluxe Fine Food & Spirits, a comfort-food join... More >>

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