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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"

2012 Stories by Ian Froeb

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  • Nesquik Recalled for Salmonella Risk

    published Nov 09, 2012

    The good news for Nesquik? Wreck-It Ralph, the animated film with which it has a promotional partnership, is looking like a blockbuster. The bad news? The only reason we're talking about Nesquik's pr... More >>

  • Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop Opens Saturday

    published Nov 09, 2012

    Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop opens tomorrow, November 10, at 2201 Cherokee Street. This is the building at the corner of Cherokee and Missouri Avenue, east of Jefferson, that was previously home to t... More >>

  • There's a Fifty Shades of Chicken Cookbook, and Here's the Trailer

    published Nov 09, 2012

    I was going to begin this post by saying that given the wild success of the BDSM mommy-porn novel ("novel") Fifty Shades of Grey, it was probably inevitable that there would be a Fifty Shades-themed c... More >>

  • St. Louis Deli & Grill Coming to Watson Road

    published Nov 08, 2012

    In last week's review of Kim Cheese, I mentioned my obsession with former fast-food spaces that have been converted into local, independent restaurants. Then, only days later, I noted that one of my f... More >>

  • Niche Opens in Clayton Today

    published Nov 08, 2012

    Niche, the flagship of Gerard Craft's restaurant group, officially opens its new location at 7734 Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton today. Craft and his team have been prepping the move for many months -- ... More >>

  • The Rustic Goat Eatery & Lounge Now Open in Midtown

    published Nov 07, 2012

    Here's an October opening that slipped past our notice: The Rustic Goat Eatery & Lounge debuted on Wednesday, October 31, at 2617 Washington Avenue. This is one of several new ventures at the inters... More >>

  • Eater "Heat Maps" St. Louis

    published Nov 07, 2012

    The national food-restaurant blogging empire Eater has yet to open up a St. Louis branch and give us local food-media types a serious case of agita. But the folks at Eater definitely have us on their ... More >>

  • Joe's Chili Bowl at the Terrace View: Review + Slideshow

    published Nov 07, 2012

    Joe's Chili Bowl at the Terrace View (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070) tries to breathe new life into one of downtown's most intriguing restaurant spaces. My review of Joe's Chili Bowl is now availa... More >>

  • Sunlight + Vodka Bottles = Really Cool Fire

    published Nov 06, 2012

    Feeling antsy this election day? Why not take your mind off your candidate(s) for a few minutes with this amazing story out of Burnsville, Minnesota from KMSP (via Grub Street). It seems that sunlight... More >>

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    Chili Reception: Is Joe's Chili Bowl upstaged by Citygarden's excellence?

    published November 8, 2012

    The Terrace View should be one of the jewels of downtown, a restaurant as distinctive as any in St. Louis. Were it nothing but a gift shop, the... More >>

  • Dressel's Was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Last Night (Whoops)

    published Nov 06, 2012

    Despite spending way too much time on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives page of the Food Network website, charting the path that Guy Fieri cut through St. Louis earlier this year, I somehow missed that ... More >>

  • Review Preview: Joe's Chili Bowl at the Terrace View

    published Nov 06, 2012

    If at first you don't succeed, try...chili? This week I visit Joe's Chili Bowl at the Terrace View (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070). The Terrace View should be one of the jewels of downtown, a rest... More >>

  • Original Taqueria La Pasadita Closes

    published Nov 05, 2012

    In last week's review of Kim Cheese, which took over a shuttered Dairy Queen in Chesterfield, I celebrated the phenomenon of local, independent restaurants moving into closed fast-food spots, includin... More >>

  • U. City 'Cue: Vernon's Nears Debut, Sir's Still Silent

    published Nov 05, 2012

    We first heard about Vernon's BBQ & Catering (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-620-4231) late this spring. At the time, owner Matt Stiffelman told us he hoped to hold a soft opening of his bar... More >>

  • Who Will Save Us from the Plastic Pen Invasion?

    published Nov 05, 2012

    The plastic pens waited, biding their time, until America turned its weary attention to the final hours of the interminable campaign. Then -- THEN! -- they struck again. In August, the plastic pens s... More >>

  • Olio Opens (Softly) Tonight in Botanical Heights

    published Nov 02, 2012

    Olio, the new wine bar from Ben Poremba of Salume Beddu, opens this evening at 1634 Tower Grove Avenue in the city's Botanical Heights (née McRee Town) neighborhood. Olio is one half of Poremba's t... More >>

  • St. Louis Originals' "Fall Food Frenzy" This Sunday, November 4

    published Nov 02, 2012

    As Gut Check mentioned in this weekend's "Best Bets" listing, the Saint Louis Originals is hosting its annual "Fall Food Frenzy" event at Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood) from 5-8 p.m. this S... More >>

  • Carrots Recalled for Salmonella Risk

    published Nov 02, 2012

    What's this? A recall for potential salmonella contamination that doesn't involve peanuts or peanut butter? Excuse us for a moment while we try to remember how to handle this. Bolthouse Farms has ann... More >>

  • New Buffet Restaurant for Richmond Heights

    published Nov 01, 2012

    Looks like the former Outback Steakhouse at 6710 Clayton Road in Richmond Heights, next to the AMC Esquire 7, will soon have a new tenant after several years of sitting empty. Signage is up announcing... More >>

  • Guess Where I'm Eating This Burger and Win $25 to Momos [Updated with Winner]

    published Nov 01, 2012

    Guess where I'm eating this burger and win a $25 gift certificate to Momos Ouzaria Taverna (630 North and South Boulevard, University City; 314-863-3511). Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a vali... More >>

  • October 2012 Openings & Closings

    published Nov 01, 2012

    As has been the pattern for many, many months now, October saw far more openings than closings. In fact, Gut Check can confirm only one actual closing for the month: the Kirkwood location of Trattoria... More >>

  • Kim Cheese, Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Review + Slideshow

    published Nov 01, 2012

    This week, I visit a Dairy Queen turned Korean/Mexican/American fusion fast-food joint: Kim Cheese (13435 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-485-1408). For good measure, I stop by another new entry in... More >>

  • Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina Now Open at St. Louis Galleria

    published Oct 31, 2012

    Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road; 314-863-1150), the new, higher-end Mexican restaurant at the St. Louis Galleria, has its official grand opening tomorrow eveni... More >>

  • PM BBQ Relocating, Though Not Very Far

    published Oct 30, 2012

    Today's the last day to get your barbecue fix at the original home of PM BBQ (Long Road & Edison Avenue, Chesterfield; 636-536-1966). The west county 'cue standout is closing for two weeks to relocate... More >>

  • Pan d'Olive Opening in Mihalis Chophouse Space [Updated]

    published Oct 30, 2012

    I'd heard from a couple of readers in recent weeks about activity, including the telltale paper in the windows, at the former Mihalis Chophouse space at 1603 McCausland Avenue. Driving past there th... More >>

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