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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"

2010 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • Restaurant Tidbits from Caito's Pizzeria, Pasta House Co.

    published Oct 20, 2010

    George Mahe reports on Relish that Caito's Pizzeria in Chesterfield has closed. (A spinoff location in Glendale was already shuttered.) Caito's was one of the first restaurants I reviewed for the RFT.... More >>

  • #44: Pizza at La Pizza
    FEATURED STORY

    #44: Pizza at La Pizza

    published Oct 20, 2010

    ​There couldn't be a more fitting name for this beloved little gem of a restaurant in University City. For this East Coast expat, the pie at La Pizza is the dictionary definition of great pizza. The... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Addie's Thai House

    published Oct 20, 2010

    ​An amazing duck dish and several other reasons to seek out a certain Chesterfield strip mall right now. My review of Addie's Thai House is now available online. For a look at the people and the foo... More >>

  • Jeff Ruby's and the Case of the Disappearing Website

    published Oct 19, 2010

    ​File this under "Things That Make You Go Hmmm": The screenshot above is what you see if you visit www.jeffruby.com/st-louis.php. This should be the home page of the St. Louis branch of Jeff Ruby's ... More >>

  • Will Lady Gaga's Meat Dress Be the Hot Halloween Costume?

    published Oct 19, 2010

    Gut Check has only a mild interest in intermittently interesting pop megastar Lady Gaga, but our curiosity about her infamous meat dress is approaching the perverse. Why else would we sit through a tw... More >>

  • Park West Grille Reopens?

    published Oct 19, 2010

    Park West Grille, which opened at 2917 Jefferson Avenue in Benton Park West in early 2007 and closed at the beginning of this year, apparently has reopened. I'm still working to nail down specific det... More >>

  • Review Preview: Addie's Thai House

    published Oct 18, 2010

    ​To say gang kua ped yang is a red curry with duck is a gross understatement. It's the best Thai curry I've eaten in St. Louis, probably the best Thai dish I've had here and maybe the best duck dish... More >>

  • Gyro House Opens New Location

    published Oct 18, 2010

    ​How about some good news for this Monday afternoon? Delmar Loop favorite Gyro House has opened its new location at 6152 Delmar Boulevard, several blocks east of its previous home at 571 Melville Av... More >>

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    At Addie's Thai House in Chesterfield, the serious eater finds true love

    published October 20, 2010

    The serious eater lives in strip malls and shopping plazas. He searches them as assiduously as the scruff-bearded kid wearing skinny jeans and... More >>

  • #45: Fried Chicken at Young's Restaurant & Ice Creamery
    FEATURED STORY

    #45: Fried Chicken at Young's Restaurant & Ice Creamery

    published Oct 18, 2010

    ​Fried chicken might not inspire as much debate around St. Louis as, say, pizza does, but its many variations have their partisans. I'm fairly ecumenical on the subject. As long as the batter isn't ... More >>

  • Mark Bittman Reflects on Visit to St. Louis

    published Oct 15, 2010

    ​Mark Bittman was in St. Louis last Thursday, October 8, to promote his new book, The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Recipes for Conscious Eating. He reflects on his visit here (and other cities) on a p... More >>

  • Scientists Find Likely Cause of Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder [Updated with Dissenting Opinion!]

    published Oct 15, 2010

    ​The New York Times reports that scientists from the University of Montana and the U.S. Army have identified the likely cause of colony collapse disorder, which is blamed for destroying as much as 4... More >>

  • Five Totally Sweet St. Louis Sweets

    published Oct 15, 2010

    Since February, I've been sharing my 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes. From time to time, I'll highlight groups of these dishes that fit together in some way. Today, five great desserts.The Lemon Meringu... More >>

  • Report: City Gourmet Closes Today

    published Oct 15, 2010

    Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch filed the scoop yesterday afternoon: Downtown grocery store City Gourmet will close for good at the end of business today. Longtime fans and opportunistic bargain hunter... More >>

  • Wal-Mart Expanding Local Produce Selection

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​First, Wal-Mart entered the market for organic produce. Now, the New York Times reports, Wal-Mart plans to expand the amount of local produce it sells. "No other retailer has the ability to make mo... More >>

  • #46: The Philly Cheesesteak at 9th Street Deli

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​A few years ago, when Gut Check was still in short pants, a reader and Philadelphia expat asked where he could find a decent cheesesteak in this town. I had no easy answer. Thus began Cheesesteak Q... More >>

  • #47: Smoked Chicken Wings at Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill

    published Oct 13, 2010

    ​I'm at a sports bar, right? It says so on the sign outside: Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill. Even though no sports are playing on the TVs above the bar -- it's a show on the History Channel call... More >>

  • These Bumper Stickers Do Not Quack Me Up
    FEATURED STORY

    These Bumper Stickers Do Not Quack Me Up

    published Oct 13, 2010

    Let me preface this post by saying, emphatically, I have nothing against duck hunting or duck hunters. I don't hunt because a) I grew up in the suburbs and for a long time believed I had the God-given... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Nosh

    published Oct 13, 2010

    ​Meet cute. My review of Nosh (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-647-6966) is now available online. Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Nosh looks at the restaurant, its staff and, of course,... More >>

  • Restaurant Tidbit Smörgåsbord: The Tavern, Vito Racanelli and More

    published Oct 12, 2010

    ​It's only the second full week of October, but it's already been a busy month for local restaurant news. Here are some of the scoops our friends in the local food media have scored:- Evan Benn repo... More >>

  • A Treasury of Dutch Illustrations About Constipated Women
    FEATURED STORY

    A Treasury of Dutch Illustrations About Constipated Women

    published Oct 12, 2010

    Earlier today, I went searching for a photograph of a toilet to illustrate a post about restaurant toilets being cleaner than restaurant high chairs. I found a perfectly adequate photo of a toilet.I a... More >>

  • The Indestructible Happy Meal and the Filthy Restaurant High Chair

    published Oct 12, 2010

    ​Is there something in the air? Because it seems like we here at Gut Check International Headquarters have been filing more items than usual in our WTF? category.Today, the Daily Mail provides two i... More >>

  • Review Preview: Nosh

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​This week, I visit Nosh, which opened this summer at 7322 Manchester Road in Maplewood. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.At first glance Nosh is like the chubby baby whose ... More >>

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    A Cute Angle: Nosh has a perky name and a whole lot more

    published October 13, 2010

    At first glance Nosh is like the chubby baby whose cheeks you can't help but pinch: cute, cute, cute. The name is cute. The logo, with a... More >>

  • Wall Street Journal Explores McRib Mania

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​Next month, McDonald's will bring back its infamous McRib sandwich -- which, as you likely know, is made not from actual pork ribs but from pork pressed into the shape of a rib -- at every one of i... More >>

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