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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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  • FoodWire: Free Coffee at St. Louis Bread Co. 1.28

    published Jan 22, 2009

    On Wednesday, January 28, St. Louis Bread Company (or Panera Bread, as its known to the rest of the pre-made panini-loving nation) is giving away cups of its coffee. Which is great because no one sho... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 1.22

    published Jan 22, 2009

    The continuing expansion of the peanut-butter recall in light of the current salmonella outbreak. (Los Angeles Times)Just in time for the Super Bowl, a chicken-wing shortage roils Buffalo...and the r... More >>

  • FoodWire: Zuzu's Reopens in Clayton

    published Jan 21, 2009

    Zuzu's Handmade Mexican Food (Web site) has reopened its Clayton location. The restaurant is now located at 16 North Central Avenue, across the street from its previous location.... More >>

  • FoodWire: McCormick & Schmick's Opening 2.24
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    FoodWire: McCormick & Schmick's Opening 2.24

    published Jan 21, 2009

    The much-anticipated opening of St. Louis' first McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant will take place on Monday, February 24 at 4 p.m. The restaurant is located next to the new Barnes & N... More >>

  • FoodWire: St. Louis Food & Wine Experience This Weekend

    published Jan 21, 2009

    The 7th annual St. Louis Food & Wine Experience to benefit the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is being held this weekend at the Chase Park Plaza (212 North Kingshighway Boulevard). The main event ... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.21

    published Jan 21, 2009

    The dispute between chef Alice Waters and the former White House executive chef over whom the Obamas should hire to cook for them is amicably resolved. (New York Times)A new study finds that men can ... More >>

  • Review & Slideshow: Monarch
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    Review & Slideshow: Monarch

    published Jan 20, 2009

    My review of Monarch, now featuring the cooking of executive chef Josh Galliano, is available online.This week also marks the debut of Back of the House, a Web-exclusive slideshow accompanying my rev... More >>

  • FoodWire: Strassenfest Moves to Chesterfield

    published Jan 20, 2009

    My colleague Chad Garrison has the report at STLog: Strassenfest is returning this year, but in Chesterfield, not in the city.... More >>

  • FoodWire: Smokin' Al's BBQ for Sale

    published Jan 20, 2009

    Wanna buy a barbecue joint? Smokin' Al's BBQ (1216 Hampton Avenue) is listed for sale at this Web site. The asking price is $59,000. The restaurant appears not to be open at this time, or at least no... More >>

  • Barack Obama's Inauguration Luncheon Menu
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    Barack Obama's Inauguration Luncheon Menu

    published Jan 20, 2009

    Though the news of Senator Ted Kennedy's collapse has cast a bit of a shadow over the just-concluded Inauguration luncheon held in the Capitol building, I would be remiss not to post the menu.If you ... More >>

  • Yes We Can...Eat Beets
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    Yes We Can...Eat Beets

    published Jan 20, 2009

    Received a fantastic press release from Jim Fiala's Clayton restaurant the Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard). I can't capture the brilliance, so I'll just reproduce it here:Chef Jim Fiala of The Cros... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.20

    published Jan 20, 2009

    Your token food news on this historic day:The latest on the salmonella outbreak in peanut butter, including news of a Kellogg peanut-butter cracker being tainted. (USA Today)Wine enthusiasts are hope... More >>

  • A Stiff Drink (or Ten) for Bush's Last Day
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    A Stiff Drink (or Ten) for Bush's Last Day

    published Jan 19, 2009

    I just can't envision myself, you know, the big straw hat and a Hawaiian shirt sitting on some beach. Particularly since I quit drinking.- President George W. Bush at his final press conference, 1.12... More >>

  • Josh Almighty: New chef Josh Galliano takes Monarch to regal heights

    published January 21, 2009

    Monarch on a weekday evening. Miles Davis on the stereo. A low boil of crosstalk from the few occupied tables. My wife lovely as ever in... More >>

  • Review Preview: Monarch
    FEATURED STORY

    Review Preview: Monarch

    published Jan 19, 2009

    This week I return to Maplewood's Monarch, now featuring Josh Galliano (formerly of An American Place) in the kitchen.Monarch on a weekday evening. Miles Davis on the stereo. A low boil of crosstalk f... More >>

  • FoodWire: Some J. Buck's No Longer J. Buck's

    published Jan 19, 2009

    I've received a couple of reader e-mails noting the strange goings-on at some of the area's J. Buck's: signage disappearing, menus without the restaurant's name. This article from the Belleville News... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.19

    published Jan 19, 2009

    The big news this weekend: The FDA tells consumers to "postpone" eating products containing peanut butter until the current salmonella outbreak is better understood. (USA Today)On this Inauguration Ev... More >>

  • Classic Cocktails from Rachel Maddow

    published Jan 18, 2009

    Turns out MSNBC's Rachel Maddow knows a thing or two about classic cocktails. Here's an extended clip, via Gawker, from her radio show in which she offers recipes for some of the all-time greats. And,... More >>

  • FDA: Don't Eat That Peanut Butter!
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    FDA: Don't Eat That Peanut Butter!

    published Jan 17, 2009

    The FDA today advised consumers not to eat peanut butter or products containing peanut butter unless they are certain that it did not come from the Peanut Corp. of America, which has been linked to a... More >>

  • Wash. U. Study: Buffet + No Exercise = Fat
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    Wash. U. Study: Buffet + No Exercise = Fat

    published Jan 16, 2009

    File this one under I Gotta Get Me One of Those Government Grants: A new study by a Washington University professor, funded by the NIH and the CDC and published in the December issue of the journal P... More >>

  • FoodWire: Man Shoots at Webster Groves Llywelyn's

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Update (1/16/09 5:15 p.m.): The shooter has been identified and charged. According to the Post, Ryan H. Miller, 31, of the 3900 block of Jamieson Avenue in St. Louis, has been charged with felony disc... More >>

  • Krispy Kreme and Abortion, Together at Last
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    Krispy Kreme and Abortion, Together at Last

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Great catch by our sister paper Miami New Times: An Inauguration Day offer from Krispy Kreme has prompted an absolutely insane response from a pro-life organization.Here's the deal: On Tuesday, every... More >>

  • FoodWire: Barack-O-Tini at Baileys' Chocolate Bar

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Ben & Jerry's has Yes Pecan ice cream. Schlafly is celebrating with Inaugurale. And now Lafayette Square hotspot Baileys' Chocolate Bar (1915 Park Avenue) joins the Inauguration festivities with t... More >>

  • St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.10-1.16

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly bakes a loaf of honey-wheat bread.A Veggie Venture: Alanna wins Best Recipe Name for this week, "Ugly But Delici... More >>

  • FoodWire: Fire Destroys Home of Annie Gunn's Owners

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Joe Bonwich has the unfortunate news at Off the Menu: Annie Gunn's and Smokehouse Market owners Thom and Jane Sehnert lost their house to a fire on Tuesday. Thankfully, there were no injuries.... More >>

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