Adam Richman

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Crown Candy Kitchen's "Heart-Stopping BLT" Competes on Travel Channel Tonight

    Tonight, historic St. Louis eatery and sweet shop Crown Candy Kitchen (1401 St. Louis Avenue; 314-621-9650) and its famous "Heart-Stopping BLT" sandwich will be featured in an episode of Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America on the Travel Channel. The show's host, Adam Richman, is well-known as th ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    The Ten Best Dessert Spots in St. Louis

    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 way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Celeb Chef Adam Richman Puts His Nose Where it Doesn't Belong

    On Saturday, the unthinkable happened. The New York Wine and Food Festival marked its third day with chef Morimoto's sushi and a karaoke party at the Harvard Club. And while we might be able to support Bizarre Food host Andrew Zimmern getting all Axl Rose on our asses with his version of "Sweet Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Truck Stop Missouri Serves Up Reality TV and Giant Pools of Gravy

    In two weeks the University of Missouri - Columbia will celebrate their one hundredth homecoming, but there's a new character in town encroaching on the Tigers' fame: Midway Truck Stop, the subject of Travel Channel's newest hit, Truck Stop Missouri. The giant, independent truck stop stationed one e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    From Kenny Rogers Roasters to Flav's Fried Chicken: What's with Celebs and Poultry Shacks?

    Oh great. Flavor Flav has started his own chain of chicken shacks. The first, Flav's Fried Chicken, opened in Clinton, Iowa this week, next door to a KFC. Keep fighting the power, Flav. To his credit, Flav "went to cooking school in 1978 and I got a degree in cheffing." His family owned a soul fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Gut Check's Favorite Local Story of 2010: The Malt Imposter

    Crown Candy Kitchen, site of our favorite local story of the year​Gut Check has a long-standing dislike of eating competitions and challenges, but even we had to admit shock and a certain grudging admiration when we first heard what happened at Crown Candy Kitchen in May.A man named Kevin Ross und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Flame-Retardant Chemicals Found in Butter

    At least it's less likely to burn. Discovery News shares a study from the University of Texas group that discovered BPA in canned foods. This time they've found flame-retardant chemicals in butter. The chemicals don't just happen to be in the butter naturally; polybrominated diphenyl ethers are most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain Preaches (Profanely) to the Choir at the Fox Theatre

    ​A standing ovation from an enthusiastic (though under capacity) audience greeted Anthony Bourdain as the chef turned author and TV host strolled onto the Fox Theatre stage on Friday evening. For the next two hours, Bourdain demonstrated the force of personality that has made him one of the bigges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Gateway Grizzlies Best of the Best: Baseball's Best Burger vs. Baseball's Best Burger vs. Baseball's Second-Best Nachos

    Robin Wheeler​Minor league baseball stadiums have some major league eats, and the Gateway Grizzlies in scenic Sauget, Illinois, have some of the best in the nation. Adam Richman of Man v. Food is a fan, so you know the eats must be over-the-top and worth the price of admission. While Fight C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.12

    Dude! Food! The changing image of male chefs, thanks to celebrity chef culture, is creating some new gender issues. So much so that Time examines the issue, from the somewhat classy machismo of Anthony Bourdain, to the crass blog-to-book "Cook to Bang". Josh Ozersky explains, "But in between these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Chef's Choice: Mike Emerson, Pappy's Smokehouse

    Two years into the phenomenal run of Pappy's Smokehouse, the Midtown barbecue joint that has gained national attention and has lines out the door daily, co-owner Mike Emerson shares the secret of his success:"I'm a 54-year-old knucklehead who got lucky cooking barbecue."Robin WheelerMike Emerson, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    FoodWire: Crown Candy Kitchen, Iron Barley & Pappy's Smokehouse on Travel Channel

    Tonight the Travel Channel airs the St. Louis episode of Man v. Food. Host Adam Richman takes the "malt milkshake challenge" at Crown Candy Kitchen and also visits Iron Barley and Pappy's Smokehouse. The episode airs tonight at 9 p.m. central.Assuming everything goes according to plan, I'll be live- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    St. Louis Episode of Man v. Food Live Blog

    Man v. Food host Adam Richman visits St. Louis spots Crown Candy Kitchen, Iron Barley and Pappy's Smokehouse.8:57 p.m.: We'll be live in just a few minutes. Unless LOST runs late.9:05 p.m.: Uh... LOST ran 5 minutes late. Apparently, I missed Iron Barley. D'oh. Sorry, Tom Coghill. I did live blog you ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 14, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Culture

    December 7, 2005

    Well Lit

    The Rep grabs the classics by the shorts