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"

2009 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • Some Needed Perspective on the Salmonella Outbreak
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    Some Needed Perspective on the Salmonella Outbreak

    published Feb 06, 2009

    The salmonella outbreak in peanut butter from the Peanut Corp. of America has dominated the food-related news for the past few weeks. That's understandable. For better or worse, food usually doesn't ... More >>

  • The Morning Peanut Butter: Friday, 2.6

    published Feb 06, 2009

    A Senate hearing on the salmonella outbreak in peanut butter features the expected righteous anger. (CNN)No more federal contracts for Peanut Corp. of America, the firm at the center of the outbreak.... More >>

  • Reporter Eats Five Denny's Grand Slam Breakfasts, Lives

    published Feb 05, 2009

    Here at Gut Check International Headquarters, we just can't get enough of the hoopla surrounding the free Grand Slam breakfast offer at Denny's. Even today, two days after the fact, we find ourselves... More >>

  • FoodWire: Schlafly Cod and Cask Festival This Weekend
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    FoodWire: Schlafly Cod and Cask Festival This Weekend

    published Feb 05, 2009

    Tomorrow and Saturday the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; Web site) is hosting its annual Cod and Cask Festival. Enjoy cod prepared by Icelandic chef Hakon Ovarsson and cask-conditioned ale whi... More >>

  • FoodWire: More on Fumanchu Space

    published Feb 05, 2009

    Sauce's new blog reports that the recently closed Fumanchu (7336 Manchester Road) will become a burger joint called Franklin's.... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.5

    published Feb 05, 2009

    All peanut butter, all the time:FEMA distributes recalled peanut-butter products to ice-storm victims in Kentucky. (All Headline News)Congress prepares to hold hearings today on the salmonella outbrea... More >>

  • CDC Goes New-Media Crazy over Salmonella Outbreak

    published Feb 04, 2009

    Regular Gut Check readers know that the recall of peanut-butter products possibly contaminated by salmonella has dominated the food-news headlines these past few weeks. Now the CDC, FDA and the Depar... More >>

  • Pappy's Smokehouse 1st Birthday Celebration
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    Pappy's Smokehouse 1st Birthday Celebration

    published Feb 04, 2009

    Amidst all the recession-fueled doom-and-gloom that has settled around the local restaurant industry, it was just plain terrific to stop by Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; Web site) today for ... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Sugo's Spaghetteria
    FEATURED STORY

    Review + Slideshow: Sugo's Spaghetteria

    published Feb 04, 2009

    My review of Sugo's Spaghetteria, the new venture from the Del Pietro family, is now available online. Sugo's is located at 10419 Clayton Road in Frontenac; visit the Web site for the menu and more i... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.4

    published Feb 04, 2009

    The reputation of peanut butter is certain to rebound from the current salmonella scare. (New York Times)A new report finds that restaurant traffic in the U.S. last year had its slowest growth in five... More >>

  • Denny's Free Grand Slam, A Photo Portrait
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    Denny's Free Grand Slam, A Photo Portrait

    published Feb 03, 2009

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  • FoodWire: Pappy's Smokehouse Going Whole Hog Tomorrow
    FEATURED STORY

    FoodWire: Pappy's Smokehouse Going Whole Hog Tomorrow

    published Feb 03, 2009

    Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; Web site) celebrates its first birthday tomorrow, and the Midtown barbecue joint is throwing one heckuva party: Owner Mike Emerson informs me that right now two... More >>

  • You Still Have 3 Hours to Enjoy a Free Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's

    published Feb 03, 2009

    Tucked in among this year's dreary crop of Super Bowl ads was a bombshell from Denny's: The restaurant is giving away free Grand Slam breakfasts!Why are they giving them away? Because no one in his or... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 2.3

    published Feb 03, 2009

    In light of the current salmonella outbreak, President Obama demands that the FDA do a better job of food oversight. (Washington Post)The caterpillars devastating crops in Liberia are laying larvae, t... More >>

  • Go Hungry: The newest venture from the Del Pietro family, Sugo's Spaghetteria piles it on

    published February 4, 2009

    You know who's enjoying this recession? Besides repo guys and Paul Krugman's booking agent? McDonald's. Profits are up as cash-strapped folks... More >>

  • FoodWire: Saleem's in U. City to Become Ranoush

    published Feb 02, 2009

    A sign outside the former Saleem's location at 6501 Delmar Boulevard in University City says that the space will become Ranoush. The sign describes Ranoush as a "Middle-Eastern restaurant -- the Syria... More >>

  • Review Preview: Sugo's Spaghetteria
    FEATURED STORY

    Review Preview: Sugo's Spaghetteria

    published Feb 02, 2009

    This week I visit Sugo's Spaghetteria, the new venture from the Del Pietro family in Frontenac.You know who's enjoying this recession? Besides repo guys and Paul Krugman's booking agent? McDonald's. ... More >>

  • FoodWire: Wine Merchant Closing Creve Coeur Location

    published Feb 02, 2009

    The Wine Merchant is closing its Creve Coeur location at 12669 Olive Boulevard. The Clayton location (20 South Hanley Road) will remain open. The details, from the retailer's newsletter: The world is ... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 2.2

    published Feb 02, 2009

    All peanut butter, all the time:The latest peanut-butter recalls, and news that the federal government has opened a criminal investigation into the salmonella outbreak. (UPI)A history of past criminal... More >>

  • St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.24-1.30

    published Jan 30, 2009

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Feast: George Mahe weighs on all the hubbub over bacon. Delicious, delicious bacon.A Veggie Venture: Alanna hates on oxtails and offers a recipe ... More >>

  • FoodWire: Downtown Starbucks Among Closures

    published Jan 30, 2009

    The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the Starbucks at 521 Olive Street downtown is among the 200 stores nationwide (300 total) being closed. According to the article, the downtown location will... More >>

  • Is Vegetarian Sex Better...or Just Bloodless?
    FEATURED STORY

    Is Vegetarian Sex Better...or Just Bloodless?

    published Jan 30, 2009

    As I posted yesterday, a PETA Super Bowl ad claiming that vegetarians have better sex was rejected by NBC. Of course, everyone will see the ad anyway, thanks to YouTube. But Gut Check is more interes... More >>

  • FoodWire: Winter Farmers' Market Saturday at Schlafly Bottleworks

    published Jan 30, 2009

    Want your Super Bowl party to feature fresh local produce? You're in luck. Tomorrow Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue; Web site) hosts its monthly Winter Farmers' Market. The market will ru... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.30

    published Jan 30, 2009

    A parting gift from the Bush administration: A 300% tax on Roquefort cheese. (Washington Post)As many as 7 million people in Zimbabwe -- 80% of the population -- require food aid. (AP)The FTC suspends... More >>

  • PETA Veggie Ad Too Hot for TV
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    PETA Veggie Ad Too Hot for TV

    published Jan 29, 2009

    PETA produced a Super Bowl ad urging viewers to go veggie. It was deemed too hot to broadcast. Give 'em credit: PETA understands the football demographic.... More >>

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