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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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  • Review Preview: Bocci Bar

    published Oct 18, 2011

    ​Death. Taxes. New Italian restaurants in St. Louis. Does Bocci Bar (16 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-932-1040) bring anything new to the party? Well, there aren't that many places in town to s... More >>

  • Sample St. Louis Originals for a Good Cause Tonight

    published Oct 17, 2011

    ​What? There's no Cardinals game tonight? Whatever will you do with yourself? How about sampling food and drinks from 30 area restaurants while helping a worthy cause.Tonight, from 6-9 p.m. at Mouli... More >>

  • Tidbits from Sump Coffee, Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro

    published Oct 17, 2011

    ​- A new coffeehouse called Sump Coffee is slated to open at 3700 South Jefferson Avenue in the city's Marine Villa neighborhood.Michael Carey and Marlene Akemi Yamaguchi registered Sump with the Mi... More >>

  • Baileys' Range Now Open Downtown

    published Oct 17, 2011

    ​Baileys' Range held its soft opening this weekend at 920 Olive Street downtown. The latest venture from David Bailey is a burger joint as well as a commissary for his other restaurants (Baileys' Ch... More >>

  • Cops Collar Chicago Woman for Clobbering Hubby With Cupcakes

    published Oct 17, 2011

    ​The cupcake. Delicious individually portioned treat. Food trend that has jumped the shark and nuked the fridge. And, now, weapon.The Chicago Tribune reports on a Chicago woman arrested after throwi... More >>

  • Tidbits from the Stable, Pinky's

    published Oct 14, 2011

    ​- Post-Dispatch beer guru Evan Benn reports that Amalgamated Brewing Company has sold The Stable (1821 Cherokee Street; 314-771-8500) to the owners of the Rotten Apple in Grafton, Illinois. Accordi... More >>

  • Team Fieri Slams City Pages Article

    published Oct 14, 2011

    ​Yesterday, we told you about the profile of television producer David Page in our Twin Cities sister paper City Pages. Page, who created the smash-hit Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, made several sens... More >>

  • Fire Strikes Mathew's Kitchen

    published Oct 14, 2011

    ​Firefighters responded early this morning to Mathew's Kitchen (5625 Hampton Avenue; 314-351-1700), a new restaurant in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood of south city, according to multiple media re... More >>

  • Ya-Hala Restaurant Now Open in Bridgeton

    published Oct 13, 2011

    ​Ya-Hala Restaurant is now open at 12434 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton. Ya-Hala serves Middle Eastern cuisine: appetizers such as hummus, tabouleh and kibbeh; beef and chicken shawarma; and bee... More >>

  • Tidbits from Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro, Fast Burrito

    published Oct 13, 2011

    ​- Gut Check reported late last month that Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro looked ready to open its doors at 8600 Olive Boulevard in University City. We even heard that it might debut as soon as the firs... More >>

  • You Can't Send Me to Talk to Gay People Without Warning!: Behind the Scenes with <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> and Guy Fieri

    "You Can't Send Me to Talk to Gay People Without Warning!": Behind the Scenes with Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy Fieri

    published Oct 13, 2011

    ​City Pages, our sister paper in the Twin Cities, this week runs a profile of David Page, the journalist turned television producer who created Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -- and made Guy Fieri a st... More >>

  • Rhine Haus Eatery & Pub Now Open

    published Oct 12, 2011

    ​The Rhine Haus Eatery & Pub is now open at 255 Union Boulevard. This is the first restaurant to occupy this address, located inside the Westmoreland building, since Spyglass on the Park closed ... More >>

  • Molldeli's Delicatessen Set to Open in South County

    published Oct 12, 2011

    ​Molldeli's Delicatessen is slated to open very soon at 11836 Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County. According to a recent post on its Facebook page, the restaurant is awaiting final inspectio... More >>

  • Review + Slideshow: Hiro

    published Oct 12, 2011

    ​Hiro (609 Eastgate Avenue; 314-721-9168) is the new restaurant that resulted from this summer's shuffling of sushi restaurants in the Delmar Loop. There is a mysterious "Cabana Boy" roll, but you s... More >>

  • Hooked Opens in University City

    published Oct 11, 2011

    ​Hooked, the new seafood restaurant from the folks who brought us Pho Long, is now open at 8613 Olive Boulevard in University City. As Gut Check learned when we previewed Hooked last month, the rest... More >>

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    Hiro's Welcome: The Loop's newest sushi joint has something extra to offer

    published October 13, 2011

    Sometimes, at a sushi restaurant, reading over the menu of "special" rolls, my eyes will glaze over, and I will slip into a reverie in which I... More >>

  • Review Preview: Hiro

    published Oct 11, 2011

    ​This week I visit Hiro (609 Eastgate Avenue; 314-721-9168), the sushi and izakaya restaurant that opened this summer in the Delmar Loop, part of the musical-chairs rearrangement of sushi joints tha... More >>

  • Denied Extra Butter, Woman Loses It in KFC

    published Oct 10, 2011

    ​You know what we haven't had for a while? A good fast-food freakout captured on cell-phone camera.So here, via Eater, is a woman losing her mind inside a British KFC (UKFC?) after an employee denie... More >>

  • Cielito Lindo Restaurant Coming to Cherokee Street

    published Oct 10, 2011

    ​A hat tip to reader @FendiHotdugbun who alerted me to a sign in the window of 2812 Cherokee Street announcing that a new business, Cielito Lindo Restaurant, is coming soon. This address was previou... More >>

  • Cost of Peanut Butter Set to Rocket

    published Oct 10, 2011

    ​Whether you like your peanut butter smooth or creamy, organic or conventional, Skippy or Jif or Peter Pan, you're about to pay a lot more for it.According to a report in today's Wall Street Journal... More >>

  • Polite Society Not Opening in Old Jade Space

    published Oct 07, 2011

    ​Gut Check reported at the beginning of August that Jade Restaurant & Lounge (910 Olive Street; 314-425-2900) had closed and, according to signs in the windows, would become a restaurant called ... More >>

  • Has "Ruth Bourdain" Been Unmasked?

    published Oct 07, 2011

    ​(Warning: This post contains spoilers. Food-media inside baseball, too. You've been warned.)For more than a year now, the parody Twitter account of Ruth Bourdain has delighted -- and grossed out --... More >>

  • Tidbits from Casa Gallardo, the Food Truck Scene and More

    published Oct 07, 2011

    ​It has been an especially busy week for St. Louis restaurant news. Here are a few more items that we've come across this week:- Real Mex Restaurants Inc., the parent company of Casa Gallardo and Ch... More >>

  • Smashburger Sets Second St. Louis Spot

    published Oct 06, 2011

    ​This week, as part of a look at several "better burger" restaurants, I reviewed the first St. Louis-area location of the rapidly growing chain Smashburger (1981 Zumbehl Road, Chesterfield; 636-724-... More >>

  • Cleveland-Heath Restaurant Coming to Edwardsville

    published Oct 06, 2011

    ​A new restaurant called Cleveland-Heath is slated to open this fall at 106 North Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. This address was previously occupied by Fond, which shuttered in April of thi... More >>

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