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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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  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11.26

    published Nov 26, 2008

    A record number of Americans -- 30 million -- now use food stamps. (Los Angeles Times) Experts say the FDA needs a major overhaul under the new Obama administration. (Washington Post) The Great Massa... More >>

  • Red-Hot and Brown: Hip comfort food at Deluxe's Fine Food & Spirits in Maplewood

    published November 26, 2008

    Can you imagine, without reference to scatology or infectious disease, a less appealing name for a sandwich than the Hot Brown? If you don't know... More >>

  • Review Preview: Deluxe Fine Food & Spirits

    published Nov 25, 2008

    Can you imagine, without reference to scatology or infectious disease, a less appealing name for a sandwich than the Hot Brown? If you don't know what a Hot Brown sandwich is, could you even begin to... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.25

    published Nov 25, 2008

    What will be public-health enemy #1 in 2009? Early indications from leading food firms suggest that salt will be the bad guy. (USA Today) The emerging market for fine wine in India. (Reuters) Be... More >>

  • FoodWire: Thaxton Speakeasy Now Open

    published Nov 24, 2008

    The Thaxton Speakeasy is now open in the basement of the Thaxton Building (1008 Olive Street) Call 314-241-3279 for opening hours and more info. I had my wedding and reception in this building: I... More >>

  • The Bear Market: Costco Take-N-Bake Pizza

    published Nov 24, 2008

    We could pretend that going to the supermarket is a new kind of adventure now that times are tight. Shopping trips become infinitely more exciting when you add the element of mental calculation. It's... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Chef at Harry's Restaurant and Bar

    published Nov 24, 2008

    St. Louis favorite Harry's Restaurant and Bar (2144 Market Street) has hired René Cruz as executive chef. Read the full press release after the jump. - Ian FroebHarry's Restaurant Announces N... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.24

    published Nov 23, 2008

    We've just upgraded our blogging software, so if anything looks wonky or doesn't work, please bear with me as I learn what I'm doing! An investigation into allergy warnings and the lack thereof on ... More >>

  • The Return of Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    published Nov 21, 2008

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... After taking a few weeks off, the digest returns with news of a new, very well written St. Louis food blog called Let Them Eat Ca... More >>

  • More on Bistro Toi

    published Nov 21, 2008

    Regarding yesterday's post on seemingly defunct Bistro Toi: A wise reader points me to this revealing article from the St. Louis Business Journal and this thread on the UrbanSTL message board. - Ian... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 11.21

    published Nov 21, 2008

    Man, A-B's rough year continues. Bud Light is no longer the world's best-selling beer. Meet Snow. (Guardian) Going to the U.K.? Order your meat well-done. British meat inspectors vote to str... More >>

  • What's Happening (Or Not) at Bistro Toi

    published Nov 20, 2008

    Not a good sign for Bistro Toi, the Asian-fusion joint that opened at 3257 Ivanhoe Avenue only three months ago: The restaurant is dark during tonight's regular operating hours, and the phone rings a... More >>

  • Now Open: Blue Ocean Sushi

    published Nov 20, 2008

    Delmar Loop eatery 609 (609 Eastgate Avenue) has transformed itself into Blue Ocean Sushi, effective today. Yes, yes, we have approximately 400,000 sushi restaurants in St. Louis, but Blue Ocean does... More >>

  • Michael Pollan at Washington University This Afternoon

    published Nov 20, 2008

    Sorry for the short notice, but I learned this moments ago: Author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food) will be honored with the Washington University International Humanities ... More >>

  • Sammy Hagar Opening Restaurant at Harrah's

    published Nov 20, 2008

    Yes, it's true. The Red Rocker is opening a restaurant, Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill, at the Harrah's casino in Maryland Heights. Annie has the details on Hagar's venture. I can hardly wait. - Ian Froe... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 11.20

    published Nov 20, 2008

    Yes, it's that time again: the Beaujolais Nouveau is here. This year, though, producers aren't very excited. (Wall Street Journal) A new study suggests that childhood obesity rates could be... More >>

  • Now Open: Racanelli's Cucina and Racanelli's Express

    published Nov 19, 2008

    New (sorta) in the Delmar Loop is Racanelli's Cucina. (The Web site is currently a placeholder.) The new restaurant, which has taken over almost all of the old Market in the Loop at 6655 Delmar Bou... More >>

  • Everything You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know About Biodynamic Wines

    published Nov 19, 2008

    A quick heads-up here: What the hell is biodynamic wine? SF Weekly, our sister paper in San Francisco, has a feature story this week on the strange science and "occult" beliefs behind the growing tre... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue: The Fountain on Locust and Colorado Bob's Ship of Fools

    published Nov 19, 2008

    My review of the Fountain on Locust is now available online. Also in this week's issue: Kristie ventures to Colorado Bob's Ship of Fools for a Midnight Sun, pissed-off vets and stories of rumrunning.... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11.19

    published Nov 19, 2008

    A new study suggests that obese children are actually eating fewer calories than they need -- and almost none of the nutrients their bodies require. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Nestle recalls... More >>

  • Eat Like Obama!

    published Nov 18, 2008 The election of Barack Obama has apparently turned us into a nation of twelve-year-old girls, with Newsweek, the New York Times and 60 Minutes our Tiger Beat, YM and TRL (RIP... More >>

  • Review Preview: The Fountain on Locust

    published Nov 18, 2008

    As its name might suggest, the Fountain on Locust is a throwback to the days of soda fountains and lunch counters, of phosphates and ice-cream floats. If that doesn't offer enough opportunities for n... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.18

    published Nov 18, 2008

    Upon my return from Mexico, there were 1,736 unread emails in the account I use for Google news alerts. D'oh. Here are some highlights from the last 24 hours... It's official: InBev has purc... More >>

  • We Now Resume Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

    published Nov 18, 2008

    I'm back, y'all. Slightly tanned, mostly rested and ready to return to Mexico post haste resume Gut Check in all its daily splendor. So, uh, what did I miss? - Ian Froeb... More >>

  • Always on Sundae: The Fountain on Locust is everything that's good about soda shops with none of the faux finish

    published November 19, 2008

    There are many drawbacks to having been a child of the 1980s. The attention span of a puppy. An abiding fondness for high-fructose corn... More >>

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