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"

2011 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • Taste by Niche (Version 1.0) Closes Tonight

    published Feb 14, 2011

    ​Tonight is the final service for Taste by Niche at its original location at 1831 Sidney Street, owner Gerard Craft announced via Twitter today.The restaurant will relocate to 4584 Laclede Avenue. T... More >>

  • This American Life Reveals Coca-Cola Recipe

    published Feb 14, 2011

    ​This weekend's edition of This American Life focused on the closely held secret recipe of Coca-Cola. (At least, as I understand it, this was the episode that aired this past weekend. Please correct... More >>

  • #24: <i>Bánh Xèo</i> at Banh Mi So #1 - Saigon Gourmet
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    #24: Bánh Xèo at Banh Mi So #1 - Saigon Gourmet

    published Feb 14, 2011

    ​It looks like an oversized Parmesan crisp. In fact, it's a savory crêpe. And at a restaurant where you can close your eyes and point at the menu and know that you'll get something great, it's my f... More >>

  • Chocolate Is Always the Right Size for Valentine's Day
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    Chocolate Is Always the Right Size for Valentine's Day

    published Feb 11, 2011

    ​Valentine's Day is this Monday, February 14. What's that? You haven't done your shopping yet? No worries. On this holiday, it's not the thought that counts -- it's the quality of the chocolate.Gut ... More >>

  • Study: Missouri Has 3rd Deadliest Eating Habits in U.S.

    published Feb 11, 2011

    ​Missouri has the third-deadliest eating habits in the nation, according to a study by 24/7 Wall St. and reported by Yahoo! Finance.The study considered several factors: "...income, access to health... More >>

  • Water Cup Confusion Roils Dehydrated Wash U. Bagel Lovers

    published Feb 11, 2011

    ​A colleague passed along this dramatic tale from Student Life, the student newspaper of our neighbors at Washington University. Seems the new Einstein Bros. outlet at the Olin Business School is ca... More >>

  • Gokul Opens New Location Today

    published Feb 10, 2011

    ​It's this restaurant critic's dream come true: an Indian restaurant within walking distance of my office. Gokul opened today at 6101 Delmar Boulevard, the space vacated by Miss Saigon.This is the s... More >>

  • Beautiful, Confident Women Drink Diet Pepsi

    published Feb 10, 2011

    ​It's Fashion Week in New York City, and Diet Pepsi is marking the occasion by reveling in gender stereotypes.Yes, PepsiCo has unveiled a new Skinny Can to celebrate, quoting the press release annou... More >>

  • Nubia Cafe Closed for "Remodeling"

    published Feb 10, 2011

    ​Nubia Cafe, the West African restaurant located at 5860 Delmar Boulevard, has closed for "remodeling," according to the sign taped to the front window. There certainly appears to be some work being... More >>

  • St. Louis Avoids Ignominy of Being a "Fast-Food Capital"

    published Feb 09, 2011

    ​The Daily Beast is back with yet another of its rankings of American cities. This one charts the top 40 "Fast-Food Capitals" as defined by the number of fast-food restaurants per 100,000 residents.... More >>

  • Tied in Knots by Gus' Pretzels
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    Tied in Knots by Gus' Pretzels

    published Feb 09, 2011

    ​I feel like I need to put a question mark after the "Good Restaurants" part of the category title. Is a visit to Gus' Pretzels always this disappointing? I love soft pretzels. Always have. I even i... More >>

  • Filomena's Italian Kitchen: Review + Slideshow

    published Feb 09, 2011

    ​Italian, with a side of motherly concern. My review of Filomena's Italian Kitchen is now available online. Also check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Filomena's.... More >>

  • Butter: Good for Popcorn, Bad for Murder

    published Feb 09, 2011

    ​Usually, when Gut Check enters the shady criminal underworld, it's for nothing more shocking than a drunken brawl at a fast-food restaurant. However, this report from AFP (via Eater) takes things t... More >>

  • Mango Peruvian Cuisine Closing Shrewsbury Location

    published Feb 08, 2011

    ​Mango Peruvian Cuisine announced this morning that it will close its original location at 7307 Watson Road in Shrewsbury and transfer the staff there to its location at 1101 Lucas Avenue in the lof... More >>

  • #25: <i>Mojarra Dorada</i> at Garduño's Mexican Food
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    #25: Mojarra Dorada at Garduño's Mexican Food

    published Feb 08, 2011

    ​There aren't many places in St. Louis to get a decent fish taco. My personal favorite fish taco isn't even listed as such on the menu. I build it myself at Garduño's Mexican Food on Cherokee Stree... More >>

  • La Vallesana (Temporarily) Relocates

    published Feb 08, 2011

    ​I'm late with this news, which is especially embarrassing because it involves one of my absolute favorite St. Louis restaurants. My apologies.Anyway:La Vallesana will be undergoing renovations, so ... More >>

  • Review Preview: Filomena's Italian Kitchen

    published Feb 07, 2011

    ​This week, I visit Filomena's Italian Kitchen, a small new restaurant in Glendale. Follow me after the jump for a preview of my review. I was halfway home from Filomena's Italian Kitchen when my ce... More >>

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    It's the little things, and Filomena's Italian Kitchen gets them right

    published February 10, 2011

    I was halfway home from Filomena's Italian Kitchen when my cell phone rang. Traffic was snarled as all of St. Louis rushed home ahead of... More >>

  • The Good Pie Announces New Breakfast-Lunch Spot in Clayton

    published Feb 07, 2011

    ​Midtown Neapolitan pizza restaurant The Good Pie announced via Twitter on Friday that it will open a new breakfast-lunch spot called Half & Half in Clayton. Good Pie owner Mike Randolph tells E... More >>

  • #26: It at Mammer Jammer
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    #26: "It" at Mammer Jammer

    published Feb 07, 2011

    ​There is nothing else like "It" in St. Louis. Maybe not anywhere. But definitely not here.Mammer Jammer is a north city restaurant -- a carryout joint, mainly, its two small tables usually occupied... More >>

  • Video: How Big is Starbucks' Trenta?

    published Feb 04, 2011

    Starbucks new Trenta extra-large drink holds 31 ounces of liquid. This video puts this volume in perspective.Now, granted, one could have done this years ago with a 7-11 Double Gulp or whatever. Still... More >>

  • #27: Two Eggs Over-Easy, Bacon and Hash Browns at the Courtesy Diner
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    #27: Two Eggs Over-Easy, Bacon and Hash Browns at the Courtesy Diner

    published Feb 04, 2011

    ​Denny's isn't America's diner. There's no such thing. Instead, there are tens of thousands of diners, each different in its own way, however slight those differences might be. Everyone has his or h... More >>

  • Study: Oysters "Functionally Extinct"

    published Feb 04, 2011

    ​Do you love oysters? Looks like you might have two choices:1) Eat all you can now before they disappear for good.2) Don't eat them at all -- for a while, at least -- until the population rebounds.A... More >>

  • Pho Long Moves...Though Not Very Far

    published Feb 03, 2011

    ​Just got the word from one of my trusted operatives that as of today Pho Long has relocated from its former digs at 8613 Olive Boulevard to a larger space in the same strip mall, Jeffrey Plaza. The... More >>

  • Update: Yum! Brands Pulls Obama Impersonator Ads

    published Feb 03, 2011

    ​On Monday we showed you an ad for KFC airing in China in which a President Obama lookalike is crushed by a giant fish sandwich. Obama Foodorama reports (via Eater) that Yum! Brands, the parent comp... More >>

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