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 Morning Brew: Monday, 10.27

    published Oct 27, 2008

    Could the potato be the key to providing food aid around the world? (New York Times) In light of the melamine-tainted milk scandal, the government of China promises tougher standards for foo... More >>

  • Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    published Oct 24, 2008

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... Congrats to Stef from the Cupcake Project, whose Web site has won a Kick-Ass Award from 52nd City. Well deserved. A Veggie Ventu... More >>

  • Now Open: The Wedge

    published Oct 24, 2008

    Annie had this news at A to Z earlier this week, but in case you missed it: The Wedge is now open at 442 Bates Street. The restaurant/bar/concert venue features a pizza and calzone menu courtesy of B... More >>

  • Closing: Blue Water Grill

    published Oct 24, 2008

    Restaurateur Tim Mallett has announced that Blue Water Grill (343 South Kirkwood Road) will close after service on Saturday, November 8, after nearly 20 years in business. Mallett's farewell letter, ... More >>

  • U.S. Rep. Carnahan Target of Graffiti

    published Oct 24, 2008

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  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.24

    published Oct 24, 2008

    The food crisis in North Korea worsens. (New York Times) President Clinton points fingers -- including at himself -- for the global food crisis. (Guardian) No week is complete without a dru... More >>

  • Beer School, Week 3: Matt's Belgian Waffle

    published Oct 23, 2008

    Every Wednesday, from roughly 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar Loop institution Cicero's hosts beer school. As part of a semi-regular account of the beer sampling and sudsy knowledge gained, RFT editorial f... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.23

    published Oct 23, 2008

    The effort to create drought-resistant crops, starring Monsanto. (New York Times) Doctors want the FDA to do more to regulate caffeine levels in energy drinks. (USA Today) The rare story ab... More >>

  • Now Open: Wm. Shakespeare's Gastropub

    published Oct 22, 2008

    Now open for dinner at 601 North Grand Boulevard in Grand Center is Wm. Shakespeare's Gastropub, the new venture from Eddie Neill. The Web site is terribly uninformative, but I did manage to spy th... More >>

  • In This Week's Issue: More Sushi and North Coast Brother Thelonious

    published Oct 22, 2008

    My review of Tani Sushi Bistro and Kampai, the second half of my sushi round-up, is now available online. Also in this week's issue, Kristie ventures to the Stable to try North Coast Brother Thelonio... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10.22

    published Oct 22, 2008

    A look at how restaurants across the country are dealing with the economic downturn. (New York Times) A new study finds a link between obesity and how quickly you eat. (BBC News) A signific... More >>

  • Support a Good Cause -- and Cast a Cupcake Vote -- at the Cupcakery

    published Oct 21, 2008

    www.cravethecup.com Central West End bakery and recent RFT Best Cupcake winner the Cupcakery (in back at 28 South Maryland Plaza) sent word today of two cool upcoming events. First, throug... More >>

  • Review Preview: Tani and Kampai

    published Oct 21, 2008

    There's at least one upside to reviewing four sushi restaurants in three weeks (besides, that is, the nagging fear that my body contains more mercury than a barometer): I can now understand why the b... More >>

  • Gut Check: Café Balaban's successor is a contemporary bistro

    published October 22, 2008

    A St. Louis institution is shuttered no longer. After sitting empty for most of this year, the Café Balaban space at 405 North Euclid... More >>

  • Roll 'Er Derby, Part 2: Ian's sushi quest continues in Clayton and the Central West End

    published October 22, 2008

    There's at least one upside to reviewing four sushi restaurants in three weeks (besides, that is, the nagging fear that my body contains more... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 10.21

    published Oct 21, 2008

    China's melamine scandal strikes an unlikely industry: edible sex toys. (New York Times) A new study might -- emphasis on might -- exonerate acrylamide, which forms in potato chips and other... More >>

  • Updated: Barack Obama Likes Pie -- And Pizza from Pi

    published Oct 20, 2008

    Barack Obama's speech Saturday under the Gateway Arch included a humorous anecdote about the senator and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland stopping for a slice of pie. "Some people like cake," Obama deadp... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.20

    published Oct 20, 2008

    Do you know how much you spend on food? This reporter asks random shoppers. (San Francisco Chronicle) An attempt to create the world's largest ostrich sandwich in Iran goes horribly -- or ma... More >>

  • Barack Obama in St. Louis: A Photo Essay

    published Oct 19, 2008

    Sen. Barack Obama shortly after taking the stage before a crowd of as many as 100,000 beneath the Gateway Arch on Saturday, October 18. The crowd was the largest domestic audience Obama has had -... More >>

  • Bacon Today, Tomorrow & Forever

    published Oct 17, 2008

    So I'm walking in the Central West End yesterday, and I pass by these two guys, one of whom was saying, I swear, "But bacon is my religion." Amen. Which reminded me I need to share Bacon Today wi... More >>

  • Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    published Oct 17, 2008

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... The Cupcake Project makes a cupcake wedding cake. Iron Stef makes "noodles" out of eggs. Show Me Vegan heads to MoKaBe's to try... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.17

    published Oct 17, 2008

    The FDA details its plans to open inspection offices in China and other countries. (AP) Brain scans reveal a link between obesity and how (or if) we perceive gratification as we eat. (Chicag... More >>

  • Opening Tomorrow: Herbie's Vintage 72

    published Oct 16, 2008

    After sitting empty for most of the past year, the former Café Balaban space at 405 North Euclid Avenue will open tomorrow night as Herbie's Vintage 72, a tribute to Herbie Balaban, the late f... More >>

  • Beer School, Week 2: Cuckoo for Cocoa Stout?

    published Oct 16, 2008

    Every Wednesday, from roughly 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar Loop institution Cicero's hosts beer school. As part of a semi-regular account of the beer sampling and sudsy knowledge gained, RFT editorial f... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.16

    published Oct 16, 2008

    Niman Ranch founder Bill Niman begins again with pasture-raised goats. Very cool story. (New York Times) Some bottled waters contain the same pollutants as tap water, a new study finds. (Blo... More >>

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