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  • Show Review + Photos: Pale Divine at the Pageant, Tuesday, December 29

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Fellow members of Generation X who attended the second annual Pale Divine reunion show:  We are getting old. Remember snickering when our Baby Boomer parents went to cheesy Beach Boys reunion sho... More >>

  • The Year in Dive Bombing
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    The Year in Dive Bombing

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​​Dive Bomber doesn't turn one until late February, but I experienced more than a year's worth of bar nuttiness. What didn't make this column?Bartenders playing catch with a crack pipe they found ... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.30

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​ Bar stages protest with PBR-can guillotine. (New York Daily News)Low milk prices leave dairy farmers in need. (MSNBC)The year's weirdest booze marketing. (Bloomberg.com)The year in lunch. (Mi... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.29

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​ 2009: when food became a part of youth culture. (Los Angeles Times)Poultry company Pilgrim's Pride out of bankruptcy protection under Brazillian beef company's partial ownership. (ABC News)Al... More >>

  • Throwback of the House: Apricot Salad Ruins Teeth, Christmas
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    Throwback of the House: Apricot Salad Ruins Teeth, Christmas

    published Dec 28, 2009

    On Christmas Eve, work was the last thing on my mind. My husband, daughter and I were in Sedalia, Missouri, with my parents, bracing for the incoming snowpocalypse and preparing for the next day's foo... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.28

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​ Facebook employees eat well. (New York Times)Peter Mondavi's 95 years in wine. (ABC News)The Aughts in meat. (Broward-Palm Beach New Times)Sweet tea's northward expansion. (Knoxville Business... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.23

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ​ More Alice Waters cookbooks forthcoming. (Grub Street San Francisco)Urban farmer plans holiday accommodations for city chicks. (The Atlantic)Getting creative with dining room locales in San F... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.22

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​ Pennsylvania wine kiosks take the pesky human interaction out of wine purchasing. (The Patriot-News)Professor researches underground tunnel farming. (Chicago Tribune)Leave cookies and beer fo... More >>

  • Throwback of the House: Let's Have an Eggnog and Wassail Party (and Catch Feral Cats) with Shrimp-Anchovy Sandwiches

    Throwback of the House: Let's Have an Eggnog and Wassail Party (and Catch Feral Cats) with Shrimp-Anchovy Sandwiches

    published Dec 21, 2009

    ​During this week of festivities, who better to consult than Betty Crocker, the grand dame of entertaining? At least, she was the grand dame back in 1960, when Betty Crocker's Party Book was publish... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.21

    published Dec 21, 2009

    ​ U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy $60 million worth of cheese to stimulate the dairy industry. (Twin Falls Times-News)General Mills thrives as economy leads to more cereal for dinner. (As... More >>

  • St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 12.12-12.18

    published Dec 18, 2009

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly continued her December blogging rampage with recipes for Ginger Oatmeal Rum Raisin Cookies, Cookie Dough Brownie... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 12.18

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​ Pepsi will not advertise during the 2010 Super Bowl. (Wall Street Journal)Meat cocktails turn absurd with the McNuggetini. (NBC New York)A Jewish woman's dreams of the feast of the seven fish... More >>

  • The Dive Bomber: Nice Bar, Nice Boyfriend at Southtown Pub
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    The Dive Bomber: Nice Bar, Nice Boyfriend at Southtown Pub

    published Dec 17, 2009

    Earlier this week, I partook in a perilous act: I read the commentary on a news story from another local news website. I found one regarding a change of ownership at Southtown Pub, neighbor of Black ... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12.17

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​ New York University library inherits Gourmet's collection of 3500 cookbooks. (New York Times)British group aims to feed 5,000 with misfit produce. (BBC)Cleveland restaurant to give lifetime 2... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.16

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​ Study officially links fructose syrup to obesity and diabetes. (Times Online)Companies don't keep promise to push healthy food to kids, but Campbell's is reducing the sodium in SpaghettiOs. (... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.15

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​ Government program to trace food's supply chain severely flawed. (Associated Press)Tapas, bar-centric, and hotel locales mark new trends in fine dining. (Wall Street Journal)San Francisco bay... More >>

  • Throwback of the House: New-Look Cocktail Spreads Defy Color Theory, Flavor Combinations
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    Throwback of the House: New-Look Cocktail Spreads Defy Color Theory, Flavor Combinations

    published Dec 14, 2009

    ​The more I read, the more certain I am that the people at Good Housekeeping were the smirking girls in high school who'd take a dowdy girl, offer her a make-over, turn her into Whizzo the Clown and... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.14

    published Dec 14, 2009

    ​ Sagging fast-food market leads to upcoming gimmicks including new value menus and "shower babes". (Detroit Free-Press, The Business Insider)Woman gets probation for smuggling monkey meat. (As... More >>

  • St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 12.5-12.11

    published Dec 11, 2009

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly's blogging every day in December. Highlights include favorite food gifts, Quinoa Pilaf, Sables, Hot Buttered Rum... More >>

  • Chef's Choice Recipes: Jon Feraro's Fast Pizza Recipe

    published Dec 11, 2009

    ​"Here is a little recipe very similar to the way I make pizza in the shop and at home," says Jon Feraro of Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza, who was profiled in yesterday's Chef's Choice. "If you follow... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.11

    published Dec 11, 2009

    ​ Food companies give excuses for the amount of air in packaging. (The New York Times)Coffee doesn't have a sobering effect. (BBC)There's a new wine club. In a British high school. (New York Da... More >>

  • Chef's Choice: Jon Feraro, Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza
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    Chef's Choice: Jon Feraro, Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​Who is Jon Feraro and just what does he think he's doing, bringing New Jersey-style pizza to the center of the Provel universe?He's a 36-year-old former financial entrepreneur. "I got into executiv... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12.10

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​ School cafeteria meat not as healthy as fast food. (USA Today)Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests food label revamp. (The New York Times)Gatorade drops Tiger Woods-themed bever... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.9

    published Dec 09, 2009

    ​ Wealthy countries leasing land in Ethiopia for farming. (Washington Post)Do industrial farms violate greenhouse gas laws? (The New York Times)U.S. pork not good enough for Russia. (Reuters)Wh... More >>

  • The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.8

    published Dec 08, 2009

    ​ What's wrong with the USDA? (The Atlantic)Florida McDonald's accused of transgendered hiring discrimination. (MSNBC)Like cranberries? You'd better, because they're in everything. (Los Angeles... More >>

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