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  • 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"

2011 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • Shula's 347 Grill Eighty-Sixes St. Louis Franchise

    published Dec 19, 2011

    ​Shula's 347 Grill (411 North Eighth Street; 314-241-7267) closed unexpectedly on Thursday, December 15. The restaurant, part of the chain of steak houses and higher-end, sports-themed restaurants o... More >>

  • Fire Temporarily Closes Delmar Loop Chipotle, Noodles & Company

    published Dec 15, 2011

    ​Yesterday, a fire struck Delmar Loop clothing store Timeless Authentic Garments (6314 Delmar Boulevard). No injuries have been reported. Cleaning and restoration crews are at the store today.The fi... More >>

  • Ravioli, Rice Cakes the Latest Recalls

    published Dec 15, 2011

    ​Oh, you pesky undeclared allergens, you're the reason for today's installment of "When Food Attacks!"First up, we have a voluntarily recall of ASSI brand Korean rice cakes, or gyeong dan. The ... More >>

  • OpenTable Honors Niche, Tony's

    published Dec 15, 2011

    ​OpenTable, the restaurant-reservation website, has announced the winners of its annual "Diners' Choice" awards, and two St. Louis restaurants are among the 100 "Best Overall Winners": Niche (1831 S... More >>

  • House of Savoy at Lumière Place Closes

    published Dec 14, 2011

    ​As George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine reported last night, House of Savoy, the Italian restaurant at Lumière Place Casino & Hotel (999 North 2nd Street; 314-881-7777), closed on December 10.Tec... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Market Grill, Version 2.0

    published Dec 14, 2011

    Market Grill (728 Lafayette Avenue; 314-436-7664) has taken the bold step of completely reinventing itself after more than a year in business. My review of Market Grill is now available online, as is ... More >>

  • Tidbits from Duff's, Diablitos Cantina

    published Dec 13, 2011

    ​- Central West End institution Duff's (392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-0522) is for sale, according to an item (subscription required) in the current issue of the St. Louis Business Journal. Duff'... More >>

  • New Study Finds Link Between Booze, Risky Frisky Business

    published Dec 13, 2011

    ​Gut Check nearly fell out of our chair when we came across the headline "Study of the Day: Drinking Alcohol Fuels the Desire for Unsafe Sex." Finally! An explanation why, whenever we mix ourselves ... More >>

  • Review Preview: Market Grill

    published Dec 13, 2011

    ​This week, I return to Market Grill (728 Lafayette Avenue; 314-436-7664) a little over a year after my initial visit. Why go back? Big, big changes. A sneak peek of my review is after the jump.Mark... More >>

  • Anaheim Restaurant Introduces Albert Pujols Burger

    Anaheim Restaurant Introduces Albert Pujols Burger

    published Dec 12, 2011

    ​The OC Sports Grill is located only an Albert Pujols-style moonshot away from Albert Pujols' new home, Angels Stadium. So it should come as no surprise that, a mere 48 hours after El Hombre donned ... More >>

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    Eighty-Six the Pork "Wings": Market Grill gets a menu makeover and a sharp new chef

    published December 15, 2011

    When Market Grill opened in Soulard in February 2010, its most intriguing dish was a plate of deep-fried pork wings. That these "wings"... More >>

  • Flour Is the Latest Food That Maybe Could Kill You

    published Dec 12, 2011

    ​'Tis the season for baking cookies, which means 'tis also the season for sneaking a bite or two of raw cookie dough.You might want to read this first.A study just published in the journal Clinical ... More >>

  • Cilantro Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

    published Dec 12, 2011

    ​Pacific Marketing International, a California firm, and the FDA on Friday announced a recall of cilantro for possible contamination with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported as of yet, but a... More >>

  • A Krampus Carol: What You Won't See on Anthony Bourdain's Holiday Special

    "A Krampus Carol": What You Won't See on Anthony Bourdain's Holiday Special

    published Dec 12, 2011

    ​Tonight the Travel Channel will air the annual holiday special episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. No doubt it will contain all manner of holiday-themed debauchery. However, it won't con... More >>

  • Albert Pujols Can Buy a Lot of Wheaties for $254 Million

    published Dec 10, 2011

    St. Louis Cardinals fans might still be coming to terms with Albert Pujols' departure for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The marketplace, however, has already responded. Seen today at Schnucks:​... More >>

  • Tidbits from Pazzo's Pizzeria, SanSai Japanese Grill

    published Dec 09, 2011

    ​Gut Check tries our best to make our monthly Openings & Closings roundup as complete as possible, but we always miss a couple of debuts and departures.And, sometimes, we really, really miss.Suc... More >>

  • Cheese-Sauce Meth Smuggler is Taco of the Town

    published Dec 09, 2011

    ​Breaking Bad is a terrific TV show, maybe the best currently in production. It is also -- and this is a crucial point here -- a work of fiction.So when ice-cold badass Gus Fring smuggles meth insid... More >>

  • The Five Best Neighborhood Restaurants in St. Louis

    published Dec 08, 2011

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our wa... More >>

  • Food & Wine Names Taste One of 50 Best Bars

    published Dec 08, 2011

    ​In a slideshow posted this week, Food & Wine magazine named Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) one of the 50 best bars in America. A brief blurb does manage to mention "local hero" mixol... More >>

  • Delmonico's Diner Closed Until February

    published Dec 08, 2011

    ​Iconic soul-food restaurant Delmonico's Diner (4909 Delmar Boulevard; 314-361-9073) will be closed until February 2012, when it will reopen under new management, according to the sign posted on the... More >>

  • CDC Identifies Source of E. Coli Outbreak

    published Dec 08, 2011

    ​Romaine lettuce sold at an area grocery chain and sourced from a specific farm was the source of the E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens in Missouri and several other states earlier this fall, ac... More >>

  • Uncle Ben's Recalls Rice Product

    published Dec 07, 2011

    ​Mars Food has cried uncle -- Uncle Ben's, that is.(Sorry.)The food maker has announced a voluntarily recall of the "Garden Vegetable" variety of Uncle's Ben Whole Grain White Rice because of an und... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Mr. X Pizza

    published Dec 07, 2011

    ​An unexpected trip to Mr. X Pizza (5922 Morgan Ford Road; 314-353-7060) yields some tasty pizza -- and prevents me from sticking a fork in my eye. My review of Mr. X is now available online, as is ... More >>

  • Beery Tidbits from International Tap House, St. Louis Wing Co.

    published Dec 06, 2011

    ​- STL Hops floated the rumor and a few minutes later Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch confirmed it: International Tap House, a.k.a. iTap, is looking to take over the former Pasta House Co. space at 3... More >>

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    Pizza My Heart: Mr. X will ignite your lust for crust

    published December 8, 2011

    This week I planned to tell you about a barbecue joint where I had a pretty good rack of pork ribs a couple of months ago. Actually, for... More >>

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