Ask Grace Dinsmoor why she cooks, and she'll tell you that it isn't really a choice. "I'm a chef by blood," she says. This doesn't mean it's come easy; this self-taught culinarian has spent the last twenty years working her way up in some of the city's hottest kitchens (Blue Water Grill, Modesto, Ni ... More >>
This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Chris DiMercurio of Vino Nadoz. Part two, a Q & A with DiMercurio, will be available Wednesday. Part three, a recipe, will be published Friday. You could easily miss Vino Nadoz (16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-726-0400), dwarfed as it ... More >>
This is part one of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of chef Colleen Clawson of Big Sky Cafe. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Clawson, on Thursday. Emily WassermanTrying to find the Big Sky Cafe (47 South Old Orchard, Webster Groves; 314-962-575 ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Christopher Lee of Cafe Ventana, Sanctuaria, and Chuy Arzola's. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe from Chef Lee, will be available soon. Robin WheelerDid your family cook when you were a child? If so, what mea ... More >>
Tom CarlsonSee this guy? His name's Derek Flieg. When you're at Riddle's, seek him out and ask him about wine.Loop landmark Riddle's Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar (6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-6985) has long been a beacon of fine wine and eclectic cuisine that spotlights the ... More >>
Robin WheelerAnthony Devoti of Five and Newstead Tower Public House"I think that every food writer should be forced to put their credentials on their write-ups every single week. I don't understand how you can write about what goes on in a kitchen if you haven't worked in a kitchen," Chef Anthon ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.STL Bites: Earlier this week Gut Check's Brooke Foster bemoaned a new policy asking solo coffeeshop patrons to sit only at two-top tables. Bill argues the other side.Sauce: Sauce posts a picture of a mama and baby pig to illustrate a story on Kev ... More >>
Every once in a while I get an e-mail I feel compelled to share. Like the one I've pasted in after the jump, sent to me from Amy Stallard, who works for American Apparel. As you'll see, the LA-based clothing manufacturer/retailer, which recently went public, is considering a move into the St. Louis ... More >>
The arrival of Noodles & Company and Chipotle has some Delmar business owners wondering where it will end.
A St. Louis sommelier strives to be among the best in the world.
David Sedaris' publicist asks Unreal to bend the space-time continuum. Plus: the blog of a former Cards hurler, and an obituary for Jim Igoe, the Delmar Poet.
Riddle's Penultimate Café and Wine Bar
Unreal bids fond farewell to Jerry Berger, witnesses a presidential Opening Day and a six-foot-tall termite and gives out a very, very special award
Our commander in chief takes to the mound, Missouri gets its very own dinosaur, an Old Kid on the Block remembers when he was New, and Unreal learns a little something about love and basketball
Andy Ayers, Riddle's Penultimate Café & Wine Bar
Riddle's Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar
Even working chefs aren't immune to the lure of those celebrity-chef cookbooks
Andy Ayers presents inquisitive diners with new culinary experiences at Riddle's Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results