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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: Spudmaster Chip Founder Busted for Pot
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    FoodWire: Spudmaster Chip Founder Busted for Pot

    published Oct 27, 2009

    ​ In a story seemingly tailor-made for the Jay Leno-brand of late-night humor, Edward and Juli Pilla have been busted for growing marijuana -- lots and lots of marijuana -- inside their Warrenton ho... More >>

  • Anthony Bourdain, the Cartoon Series?

    published Oct 26, 2009

    Via Eater comes this trailer for a new Travel Channel animated series called Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe. Quoting Eater: "...assuming this isn't a hoax, it's only going to be online, as a si... More >>

  • Review Preview: Mayuri

    published Oct 26, 2009

    ​This week, I visit Mayuri, a new Indian restaurant at 12513 Olive Boulevard (the space formerly occupied by the Indian restaurant Ruchi). The Andhra chicken curry at Mayuri is named for Andhra Prad... More >>

  • FoodWire: New Balaban's Names Chef

    published Oct 26, 2009

    Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar (1772 Clarkson Road) has named Kevin Sthair chef. Sthair previously served as sous chef at the original Balaban's, thus giving the new restaurant another tie to t... More >>

  • FoodWire: Kirkwood Pi Now Open

    published Oct 22, 2009

    President Obama-approved pizza restaurant Pi (website) has opened its second location at 10935 Manchester Road (formerly Two Nice Guys and Trattoria Two). Pi² is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday,... More >>

  • FoodWire: GQ Names Kaldi's One of Ten Best for Coffee

    published Oct 22, 2009

    Oliver Strand of GQ magazine has named Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company one of the ten best places for coffee in the United States. Kaldi's illustrious company on the list includes such nationally well... More >>

  • Farmers' Market Share: Autumn Latkes
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    Farmers' Market Share: Autumn Latkes

    published Oct 21, 2009

    ​Last week, while browsing the wares at Local Harvest Grocery, I encountered the biggest beets I'd ever seen. They were like cow hearts. I considered staging the Harrison Ford sacrifice scene from I... More >>

  • FoodWire: Serious Eats Visits Thai Pizza Co.

    published Oct 21, 2009

    Well-respected national food blog Serious Eats today pays a visit to Thai Pizza Co. (608 Eastgate Avenue; website). In the article for Serious Eats' pizza blog Slice, Chicago-based Serious Eats contri... More >>

  • This Week's Tip of the Tongue Newsletter

    published Oct 21, 2009

    Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter.In this week's edition, learn what's tasty and h... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Taqueria la Monarca, Amigo Joe's and Latitude 26°
    FEATURED STORY

    Review + Slideshow: Taqueria la Monarca, Amigo Joe's and Latitude 26°

    published Oct 21, 2009

    ​My review of three new Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants -- Taqueria la Monarca in University City, Amigo Joe's on Southwest Avenue and Latitude 26° in Dogtown -- is now available online. In this we... More >>

  • FoodWire: KoBa Closed, but When?

    published Oct 20, 2009

    I try my best to stay on top of restaurant openings and closings, but more often than I'd like, a specific event slips past me. Case in point: Chesterfield Korean restaurant KoBa has closed. According... More >>

  • Re-Enter Balaban's — and Exit Ozzie's

    published October 21, 2009

    Central West End institution Balaban's is being reborn in Chesterfield as Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar. The new Balaban's will be... More >>

  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres! How many Mexican and Tex-Mex spots can Ian review in a single week?

    published October 21, 2009

    Taqueria la Monarca is the latest addition to the unlikely Murderers' Row of restaurants at the intersection of Olive Boulevard and... More >>

  • FoodWire: Owner Steve McIntyre on the New Balaban's

    published Oct 19, 2009

    As I reported last week, Central West End institution Balaban's is making a comeback of sorts as Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar at 1772 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield. Steve McIntyre, who owned ... More >>

  • FoodWire: Las Palmas Now Open in Maplewood

    published Oct 19, 2009

    Las Palmas, a Mexican restaurant, is now open at 7356 Manchester Road (the former location of Tex-Mex joint El Scorcho).Still trying to pin down exact hours of operation, not to mention a working phon... More >>

  • Review Preview: "¡Uno, Dos, Tres!"

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​In this week's review, I visit three recently opened Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants: Taqueria La Monarca, Amigo Joe's and Latitude 26°.Taqueria la Monarca is the latest addition to the unlikely M... More >>

  • This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    published Oct 16, 2009

    ​News broke this week that Balaban's would return -- in Chesterfield, as a tapas bar and wine shop -- but the comeback that excited us most around here was that of Drink of the Week, now written by ... More >>

  • Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    published Oct 16, 2009

    Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed this week:Coworker: "That [picture] looks like vomit." Yep, it's Editing Throwback of th... More >>

  • FoodWire: Blues City Deli Streetfest Saturday, 10.17

    published Oct 16, 2009

    The totally awesome Blues City Deli (2438 McNair Avenue; website) is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a free street party. Streetfest runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, October 17. The event fea... More >>

  • The Deep-Fried Butter Dance

    published Oct 16, 2009

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the EconomyVia Serious Eats comes this report from the Texas state fair, where deep-fried butter sends a young boy into a dance of joy. Ea... More >>

  • FoodWire: James Beard Foundation Opens 2010 Awards Nominations

    published Oct 15, 2009

    Doesn't seem that long ago that I was reporting on Gerard Craft of Niche, Taste by Niche and the soon-to-open Brasserie by Niche being a finalist for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Che... More >>

  • This Week's Tip of the Tongue Newsletter

    published Oct 15, 2009

    Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter.In this week's edition, learn about the rabbit p... More >>

  • FoodWire: More on New Balaban's

    published Oct 14, 2009

    As I reported on Monday, Steve McIntyre, who owned Balaban's in the Central West End for a good portion of its 36-year run, is opening Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar this November at 1772 Clark... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Taste by Niche
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    Review + Slideshow: Taste by Niche

    published Oct 14, 2009

    ​My review of Taste by Niche (1831 Sidney Street; website) is now available online. After the jump, pictures from Jennifer Silverberg of the interior, the food and the cocktails. ​ ​ ​ ​ ... More >>

  • FoodWire: Ellisville Straub's Closing October 31

    published Oct 13, 2009

    Straub's announced today that it will close its new store in Ellisville on October 31, less than a year after the 40,000-square-foot location, which includes a cooking school, opened. Both the Post-Di... More >>

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