Al Yeganeh

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Super Bowl Commercial Post, 2012 Edition

    ​Oy. Every year I keep hoping for a great return to form, and every single year I am disappointed. The Super Bowl was played yesterday -- you may have heard something about it -- and it turned out to not only be a rematch of the 2008 game between the Patriots of New England and the New York G ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    No Soup for You! Original SoupMan Closed

    Evan Benn first reported the news at the Post-Dispatch: The only St. Louis location of the Original SoupMan chain (612 North 11th Street) closed its doors Friday afternoon. The chain was founded by Al Yeganeh, who was immortalized by the sitcom Seinfeld as the "Soup Nazi." Yeganeh will reopen his o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    New Belgium Ranger IPA, Iron Barley

    The cheese stands alone. Much like Drink of the Week.​If Drink of the Week were a food, we'd be a soft, crumbly, stinky blue cheese. We'd be made from the rich, verdant milk of sheep that grazed in sunny meadows, unpasteurized (we're worth the risk), aged to perfection in a musky, dank French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Con-tamination Attracts 1,500 Sci-Fi, Horror and Pop Culture Fans

    A bevy of C-list celebrities, camp-movie icons and aspiring actors -- and the people who love them -- gathered at a south St. Louis County Holiday Inn this weekend for the first-ever "Con-tamination," a convention for fans of horror, sci-fi and pop-culture. Promoter Pamela Raymond tells Daily R ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    The Close Talker: An Imagined Seinfeld Interview

    Written By JULIE SEABAUGHJerry Seinfeld is coming to the Fox Theatre on Saturday. The comic will go down in sitcom history for introducing the world to puffy shirts, Festivus, the Soup Nazi, Manziers, the joy of eating cereal for dinner and a whole lot of nothing. But not content to let his legacy r ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2007

    O Broth, Where Art Thou?

    Ian tries to beat the heat with...soup?

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    Review Preview: The Original SoupMan

    Really a sensitive artisan misunderstood by the adoring masses, Yeganeh decided to restrict Soup Kitchen International to those whose patronage had preceded the Seinfeld episode. Now desperate soup lovers must wait years to be admitted to his elite circle of devoted customers. Occasionally a spot on ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 27, 2005


    A confession: We just can't stop eating at Big V's

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2004

    All Hail Kong

    Slain by beauty

  • Music

    June 25, 2003

    Karaoke Dokey

    People reveal themselves, often in ways they don't intend, and the rest of us get to watch!

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Culinary Dominatrix

    In Soo Jung, In Soo