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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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  • Report: Hackers Steal Credit-Card Info from Restaurant Depot

    published Dec 06, 2011

    ​According to a report posted last night to Gawker, Russian hackers gained access to the credit-card information of customers at Restaurant Depot, the restaurant-supply store with locations nationwi... More >>

  • Review Preview: Mr. X Pizza

    published Dec 06, 2011

    ​This week, a series of roadblocks and facepalms leads me to Mr. X Pizza (5922 Morgan Ford Road; 314-353-7060) -- not a new restaurant, but one worth checking out. A sneak peek of my review is after... More >>

  • Wanderlust Pizza Trucking Out of St. Louis

    published Dec 05, 2011

    ​Well, contra my earlier comment about the proliferation of new food trucks, here's a news item about a truck leaving St. Louis:Wanderlust Pizza, which serves pizza from a wood-fired oven installed ... More >>

  • Regulatory Issue Closes Sir's Bar-B-Que Till December 15

    published Dec 05, 2011

    ​Sir's Bar-B-Que (6714 Olive Boulevard; 314-727-1474) is closed until Thursday, December 15, while the restaurant works out a regulatory problem with St. Louis County, according to a sign posted on ... More >>

  • Chop Shop Food Truck Launches Today

    published Dec 05, 2011

    ​You know, I was just thinking it's been too long -- 24 hours, at least, maybe 48 -- since a new food truck hit the streets of St. Louis. Today, Chop Shop will make its maiden voyage, arriving at Pu... More >>

  • The Five Best Sandwich Spots in St. Louis

    The Five Best Sandwich Spots in St. Louis

    published Dec 02, 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 >>

  • Tidbits from Kaldi's, the Grove, Vino Nadoz

    published Dec 02, 2011

    A few more items from a very, very busy news week:- Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company is a finalist in the coffee category of the second annual Good Food Awards, a national competition judged by food pr... More >>

  • More on New Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spice n Grill

    published Dec 01, 2011

    ​I noted Tuesday that a new Indian-Pakistani restaurant, apparently to be called Spice n Grill, was preparing to open at 6800F Olive Boulevard in University City. Within 24 hours of that post, addit... More >>

  • November 2011 Openings & Closings

    published Dec 01, 2011

    ​To begin our monthly roundup of restaurant openings and closings (and closings, with a question mark implied), some final news items from November:- As Gut Check learned when we spoke with co-owner... More >>

  • Agostino's Opens in Fairview Heights

    published Nov 30, 2011

    ​After a brief delay, Agostino's Italian Restaurant opened its doors this Monday, November 28, at 130 Ludwig Drive in Fairview Heights, Illinois. This is the successor to Agostino's Chesterfield loc... More >>

  • Swine Before Pearls? Pig Wings (Finally) Gain National Attention

    published Nov 30, 2011

    ​Gut Check knows the joke well. Gut Check has made the joke. The Manhattan tastemakers fall in love with some seemingly random food object, celebrate it in countless breathless blog posts and articl... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: St. Louis Wing Co.

    published Nov 30, 2011

    ​A mea culpa at St. Louis Wing Co. (9816 Manchester Road, Rock Hill; 314-962-9464). More importantly, wings at St. Louis Wing Co. My review of the restaurant is now available online, as is Kholood E... More >>

  • Sump Coffee Opens Thursday, December 1

    published Nov 29, 2011

    ​Sump Coffee will open at 3700 South Jefferson Avenue this Thursday, December 1. The south city coffee house's regular hours will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday.As Gu... More >>

  • Indian and Pakistani "Fast Food" Restaurant Coming to U. City

    published Nov 29, 2011

    ​Signs in the windows of 6800F Olive Boulevard, the westernmost storefront of the small strip mall at the intersection of Olive and Ferguson Avenue in University City, tout the imminent arrival of a... More >>

  • Señoritas Pique in Sunset Hills Closed

    published Nov 29, 2011

    ​Señoritas Pique inside the Quality Inn at 3730 South Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills has closed. The Mexican restaurant, a spinoff of Señor Pique in Ballwin, opened in late 2010.Señor Pique ... More >>

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop Coming to Webster Groves

    published Nov 29, 2011

    ​Fuzzy's Taco Shop, a Fort Worth, Texas-based chain, will open its first St. Louis location at 8073 Watson Road in Webster Groves. (That's the big shopping plaza at the corner of Watson and Laclede ... More >>

  • Review Preview: St. Louis Wing Co.

    published Nov 29, 2011

    ​This week, I visit St. Louis Wing Co. (9816 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-962-9464) to try to make amends for an error of fact -- and to see if my opinion needs correcting, too. A sneak peek at m... More >>

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    Flip-Flop and Fly: Some things improve with age. Like St. Louis Wing Co.

    published December 1, 2011

    A few months after St. Louis Wing Co. opened in Rock Hill this past spring, I stopped by to see what was up. I sampled wings in two of... More >>

  • Lampert's Plush Pig Barbecue Closes in Rock Hill

    published Nov 28, 2011

    ​Lampert's Plush Pig Barbecue (2811 South McKnight Road, Rock Hill; 314-961-8888) has closed. Sauce first reported the news, which owner Larry Lampert announced this weekend, blaming an increase in ... More >>

  • "Very Small Hair-Like Metal Fragments" Prompt Recall of Craisins

    published Nov 28, 2011

    ​Craisins, the dried-fruit snack best known for being the "dessert" that the mother of sad, lonely third-grader Dakota Williker-Smith packs in his lunch every day and also for decorating wine-bar ch... More >>

  • The Bleeding Deacon Closes Temporarily, Possibly to Relocate

    published Nov 28, 2011

    ​Rumors swirled on Twitter and Facebook over the weekend that the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813) would close after business yesterday, November 27. Gabe Hartwig of... More >>

  • The Five Best Barbecue Spots in St. Louis

    published Nov 23, 2011

    Selecting Riverfront Times' 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 s... More >>

  • Sameem Afghan Restaurant Nears Reopening in Grove

    published Nov 23, 2011

    ​As Gut Check reported in July, Sameem Afghan Restaurant is returning after a hiatus of nearly two years.(The original Sameem location at 3191 South Grand Boulevard became Al Waha Restaurant & H... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Shell's Coastal Cuisine and Falafelwich

    published Nov 23, 2011

    ​This week's review takes a look at two more participants of the food-truck boom: Shell's Coastal Cuisine and Falafelwich. My review is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of... More >>

  • Review Preview: Food Truck Fever, Part 2

    published Nov 22, 2011

    ​I'm back on the food-truck beat this week, visiting Shell's Coastal Cuisine and the Falafelwich Wagon. Read a sneak preview of my review after the jump. In the few weeks since I filed the first ins... More >>

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