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2000 Stories by Joe Bonwich

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  • Let Them Eat Y2Cake

    published December 27, 2000

    Here's some of what I saw on the St. Louis food scene as the second millennium drew to a close:First, the highs. The resurrection of the Chase... More >>

  • Seoul Searching

    published December 20, 2000

    , Hangook Kwan (Korea House) 1261 Castillon Arcade Plaza (Olive at Fee Fee), 314-878-8893. Korea Garden (Peking Inn) 11923... More >>

  • Send in the Marinos

    published December 6, 2000

    Tony Marino. Tony Marino. Why do we know that name?Well, it could be the guy who fronted Mike Shannon's downtown for many years -- great... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published December 6, 2000

    Speaking of the inaugural Phillips-Selkirk wine auction, which was held Nov. 18, it's going to be interesting to see whether St. Louis can earn a... More >>

  • Dim Sum-mary

    published November 22, 2000

    Usually it's a transplant, someone new to the area, or maybe a traveler recently returned from one of the coasts. Steadily, though, come the phone... More >>

  • Musing on Biggie's

    published November 8, 2000

    Biggie’s is, in more ways than one, between Hatfield’s Tavern and Trattoria Marcella, but closer to Hatfield’s. Probably... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published November 8, 2000

    While eating at Biggie's, I noticed several people wearing sweatshirts saluting the late Officer Robert Stanze of the St. Louis Police Department,... More >>

  • The Story of Eau

    published November 1, 2000

    Slowly, magically, the kingdom of Khorassan is being rebuilt for the modern era.We're not talking about the silly Veiled Prophet stuff, which,... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published November 1, 2000

    Fair warning: The annual five weeks of "game menu" at Fio's La Fourchette (7515 Forsyth Blvd., 314-863-6866) begins Wednesday, Nov. 8.Last... More >>

  • Medium Well

    published October 18, 2000

    Now, I would have thought that with a location in something called the American Zinc Building, a signature restaurant in the French-bistro style... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published October 18, 2000

    God bless you, Herb Balaban. There was an eerie symmetry to the fact that I happened to be walking by the Euclid/Maryland intersection just days... More >>

  • Pick Your Poisson

    published October 4, 2000

    Chalk up another benefit from the Bosnian boom in the city of St. Louis. The space where Pho Grand built up its loyal following with food,... More >>

  • Keep Yourself Alive

    published October 4, 2000

    OK, let's dispense with the usual whimsy found in this space and talk about something deadly serious. A couple of weeks ago, on an off-day for... More >>

  • Killer B.

    published September 13, 2000

    The first clue to the personality of Brian Menzel, a longtime country-club chef who has just opened the first restaurant of his very own, B.... More >>

  • Second Opinion

    published September 13, 2000

    Next week we welcome a new invisible face to this page in the person of Melissa Martin, whose reviews will alternate with mine. Web-savvy... More >>

  • Smoking Gunn

    published September 6, 2000

    If chef Lou Rook III has had previous lives, one of them may have been as George Gershwin. Rook truly is an artist at flavor composition, and... More >>

  • Banking the Coals

    published August 30, 2000

    One of the more colorful theories on the origin of the word "barbecue" is that it stems from the French barbe à queue, meaning... More >>

  • Alternate Route

    published August 23, 2000

    Hi. My name is Joe, and I'm an economist. I'd been getting better for a very long time. In fact, I hadn't even looked at a Beige Book... More >>

  • Fish Story

    published August 16, 2000

    Our little R.L. Steamers is suddenly all grown up. And, as is often the case when a youngster matures, there's reason to be proud, but there... More >>

  • Cyberchow

    published August 16, 2000

    We recently stumbled on another place to talk online about the local food scene, and that gave us an excuse to remind you that you can also talk... More >>

  • Show of Farsi

    published August 9, 2000

    Because Persia is now commonly known as Iran and the general American view of Iran has been skewed by the contentious relations of the past couple... More >>

  • Locust Plague

    published August 9, 2000

    The warning signals started flashing last Tuesday, when luncheon diners mysteriously could not use credit cards at Hot Locust, which received... More >>

  • Old-Fashioned Healthy

    published August 2, 2000

    You don't really need a family along with you to eat "family style," but it sure helps. We stuffed all seven of us into the van a few weeks... More >>

  • Brulee Brouhaha

    published August 2, 2000

    A couple of recent letter-writers were quite incensed that I would object to a crème brûlée's being served cold,... More >>

  • Siamese Twin

    published July 26, 2000

    Walking in the front door on our first visit to Sukho Thai was, to quote Yogi Berra, like déjà vu all over... More >>

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