Anthony Devoti

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    October 13, 2014

    Chef Chat: Ed Heath on Moving from the Mountains to the Prairie

    Ed Heath had a plan: cook in restaurants to support himself while in school, then start his career in natural resource management. The path was clear for the Utah native, until he graduated, got a job working for the government, and realized something was missing. He quit, bounced around from restau ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 4-10

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    10 St. Louis Restaurants Growing Their Own Food

    Cooking with produce, meat and dairy from local farms and growers is a growing trend across the country, but there are several restaurants in St. Louis that are taking this a step further. Gut Check spoke with ten local restaurants that are actually growing their own produce, cooking seasonally, sav ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Five Bistro Debuts Second Rotating Pop-Up, Root & Vine

    Owner and executive chef Anthony Devoti debuted his rotating pop-up concept inside Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553) in February. It began with a French bistro-style menu called Ma Petit Chou that ran for ten weeks. The second of four pop-ups this year began Thursday, May 29. Root & Vi ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Food Wine Design Culinary Week Celebrates Three of Our Favorite Things

    You already know we love food. We also love wine. But did you know we love design? The three actually go pretty well together, and all next week they'll be combined in one delicious package. The best chefs in St. Louis are getting together for St. Louis' Food Wine Design event next week. And when we ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Five Bistro's Chef Anthony Devoti on His Last Meal and Awesomely Named Hockey Team

    Some would see a nationally acclaimed restaurant as the pinnacle of success and allow themselves to coast. Not Anthony Devoti. The Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5333) chef and avowed local food champion is pushing himself into new waters with another restaurant -- sort of. The chef, with ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    The 5 Best Cheeseburgers in St. Louis

    Today in excuses to eat something delicious, it's National Cheeseburger Day! Obviously, we need to celebrate. The cheeseburger is a thing of glory, an all-American delight, paired with a side of salty french fries and an ice-cold beer. While it's the perfect time of year to throw some patties on the ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Niche & Five Bistro Named in Top 100 Restaurants Fit for Foodies

    OpenTable, the hybrid restaurant recommendation/reservation making website, announced its list of 100 restaurants in the country that diners consider the most "fit for foodies." Only two restaurants in Missouri were included and -- suck it, Kansas City -- they're both in St. Louis. Of course, it's n ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Napa Valley Winemaker Visits Five Bistro

    Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue, 314-773-5553) is celebrating chef Anthony Devoti's birthday Thursday night with one of their acclaimed wine dinners. Hosted by Falcor Napa Valley's Ryan Bee, the dinner pairs five wines with a five-course dinner handpicked by Devoti. See also: -Don't Pass Over Fiv ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Don't Pass Over Five Bistro's Upcoming Wine Dinners (Alternate Pun: Hop to It!)

    Whether you're Jewish or Christian or a devil-worshipper who just appreciates good food and wine, Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553) has you covered. Chef Anthony Devoti is hosting a gourmet Passover seder on Tuesday, March 26, and a Piemonte wine dinner on Thrusday, March 28. (Bonus: ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Neighborhood Bites: The Hill

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. The Hill is the classic St. Louis ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Hate Valentine's Day? Enjoy an Offal (Late) Dinner at Five Bistro

    "We've been wanting to do an offal dinner," says Anthony Devoti, owner and chef at Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553), "so we were sitting around drinking beers one night, kicking around what would be hilarious: 'Oh, well, Valentine's Day is just offal.' "And then it's like, well, what ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Tasting Menus in St. Louis Might Stretch Your Budget, But They Won't Beach a Whale

    Our friends at Eater are celebrating "Whale Week," a tribute to high-spending diners -- or whales, as they're known in industry-speak. As part of the festivities, Eater ranked the fourteen most expensive tasting menus in America. The cheapest ("cheapest") tasting menu on the list is at Daniel in New ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    It's National Hamburger Month: Celebrate At the Five Best Burger Joints in St. Louis

    May is National Hamburger Month, which means if you need Gut Check, we'll be celebrating this fake 30-day holiday at our favorite burger joints in St. Louis. Though White Castle doesn't make the cut for this list, they do get an honorable mention for not only tipping us off to this four-week burger ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Eat Me in St. Louis: Ten Splurge Restaurants for March Madness Visitors

    Hello, fans of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Kansas and Ohio, and welcome to St. Louis for the -- deep breath -- 2012 NCAA Division One Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Regionals! You've come all the way to St. Louis to watch your beloved team fight for a berth in the Final Four. Why n ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires Nominated for Food & Wine "The People's Best New Chef" Honor

    Once again, Food & Wine wants you, person who likes food and restaurants and voting for things online, to choose "The People's Best New Chef." A total of 100 chefs nationwide have been nominated for the honor, which coincides with the magazine's annual (undemocratic) selection of the ten "Best New C ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    The Five Best Burgers 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. Though RFT restaurant critic Ian Froeb didn't write every edible item in the issue, our go-to food critic helped nudge us to consensus via various ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    The Five Best Restaurants to Die in St. Louis in the Past 12 Months

    Selecting the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. This year, Gut Check is celebrating five contenders in several categories.Larry Forgione bid St. Louis adieu.​With very few exceptions, the Be ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Anthony Devoti on Five Bistro's New Tasting, Late Night Menus

    Ian FroebThe famed Five Bistro burger (at its original home, Newstead Tower Public House)​Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553) this week introduces two new menu options. On Friday and Saturday, in addition to the regular à la carte dinner menu, the restaurant is serving a five-course t ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Slow Down with Feast in the Field

    Claverach Farm & VineyardsClaverach's barn​Tomorrow, tickets go on sale for Slow Food St. Louis' annual Feast in the Field event scheduled for June 26. The event, formerly held at Prairie Grass Farm in New Florence, moves this year to Claverach Farm & Vineyards (570 Lewis Road, Eureka; 636 ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    "Dead" Dining Trends: How Does St. Louis Rate?

    Trendy pie? No, thanks. We're still eating our trendy cupcakes.​Earlier this week, the New York branch of Eater published an article titled "10 NYC Food & Dining Trends That Are Officially Dead." Since St. Louis tends to be at least a few years behind the capital of the world when it comes to ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Meet StewedSTL, the New St. Louis Food Podcast

    ​This week saw the debut of StewedSTL, a new podcast about food, drink and restaurants in St. Louis. Its four hosts are active participants in the area's food community: Bill Burge, who writes the food blog STL Bites and contributes to St. Louis Magazine; Kelli Best-Oliver, who wrote the "Novice F ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    April 6, 2011

    Anthony Scarato of Anthonino's Taverna on the Hill, Part 2

    This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Anthony Scarato of Anthonino's Taverna. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Scarato, that we'll publish tomorrow. Katie Moulton​Did your family cook when you were a child? Yes, we come from a fami ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Fall Short in Food & Wine Vote

    Screenshot:​As seemed likely since early last week, all three St. Louis chefs competing to be named the "People's Best New Chef" by Food & Wine magazine fell short of being named a finalist for the Midwest region when voting closed yesterday.Lee Richardson of Ashley's at th ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Five Bistro's Midweek $25 Prix Fixe: Fine Dining at a Finer Price

    fivebistro.comChef and owner Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, located on Daggett Avenue on the Hill​When it comes to dining, many folks who have no qualms whatsoever about diving into unfamiliar cuisine still have reservations (no pun intended) about venturing into a new price range -- or a styl ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Last Call for "People's Best New Chef" Voting

    Screenshot:​Voting ends tomorrow for Food & Wine magazine's "The People's Best New Chef" competition. Our three St. Louis competitors -- Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus -- need your help to pull off a last-minute miracl ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Chef Chris Bork of the Mud House, Part 2

    This is part two of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Chris Bork of the Mud House in south St. Louis. Part one can be found here. Look for part three, a recipe from Bork, on Thursday. Holly FannChris Bork, chef at the Mud House (2101 Cherokee Street; 314-776-6599)​Did your family cook whe ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    "The People's Best New Chef" Voting Update

    Screenshot:​You have until Monday, March 1, to cast your vote in Food & Wine magazine's "The People's Best New Chef" competition -- and St. Louis' three competitors need your vote! As of 11 a.m. this morning, each of the three St. Louis chefs -- Anthony Devoti of Five Bistr ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Three St. Louis Chefs and a Sommelier Are James Beard Award Semifinalists [Updated]

    ​The James Beard Foundation this morning announced the semifinalists for its annual awards (link PDF). Gerard Craft of Niche, Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Café and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus are among the semifinalists in the category "Best Chef: Midwest."In addition, Glenn Bardgett, the wi ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Food & Wine Nominates Three St. Louis Chefs as "The People's Best" [Updated]

    Screenshot:​Do you think St. Louis' best chefs deserve more national attention? Well, the power to bring them that acclaim is now in your hands.Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus are among the 100 chefs nationwide vying to be ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Newstead Tower Public House to Close Saturday, October 30

    Based on the number of page views, Facebook shares, retweets and comments on the news that Newstead Tower Public House is closing, I thought I would bump this post as a reminder that tomorrow, October 30, is the gastropub's final day.  Ian FroebThe acclaimed burger at Newstead Tower Public Hou ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Sidney Street Café Hosts "Operation Charcuterie!" Dinner to Benefit Operation Food Search

    ​Sidney Street Café (2000 Sidney Street, 314-771-5777) will host "Operation Charcuterie!", a six-course dinner to benefit Operation Food Search, on Tuesday, September 28. This dinner is the culmination of an event organized by Kevin Nashan, owner and executive chef of Sidney Street Café, to incr ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Flavors BBQ Open in Forest Park Southeast's Grove

    Ian Froeb​Tip o' the cap to Sauce Magazine for spotting this newcomer: Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill has opened at 4317 Manchester Avenue in Forest Park Southeast's Grove neighborhood. This is the space occupied by Anthony Devoti's Five before it moved to the Hill. Flavors BBQ is open Tuesday ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    FoodWire: Italian Wine Dinner at Five Bistro on the Hill Thursday, 11.12

    Five (5100 Daggett Avenue; website) hosts another in its ongoing series of wine dinners this Thursday, November 12. The dinner will pair a five-course meal from chef and owner Anthony Devoti with wines from Pinnacle Imports. The cost is $55 per person (tax and tip not included), and reservations are ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​Another week, another new column. (Just one more new column to introduce, by the way.) We welcomed the Beertender this week. Check it out, if you haven't already. We also heard news on Niche and Pi, paid a visit to Anthony Devoti of Five and celebrated the St. Louis Rams waiting tables and the fi ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Chef's Choice: Anthony Devoti, Five and Newstead Tower Public House

    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 >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Chef's Choice Recipe from Anthony Devoti of Five

    Robin WheelerAnthony Devoti of Five and Newstead Tower Public House​My visit with chef Anthony Devoti focused on the abundance of local ingredients and how he's using them at Five and Newstead Tower Public House. When using fresh, high-quality ingredients, the food doesn't require difficult prepa ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    FoodWire: Wine Dinner at Five Thursday, August 27

    If you didn't already know from its frequent appearance in FoodWire, Five (5100 Daggett Avenue; website) hosts many wine dinners. The latest is this Thursday, August 27, at 7 p.m., featuring wines from the wine importer Quintessential Wines. The five-course meal, with wine pairings, is $55 per perso ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009
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    June 12, 2009

    FoodWire: Five Now Open on the Hill

    Five (Web site) has completed its move from Forest Park Southeast's Grove neighborhood to the Hill. The restaurant is now open at 5100 Daggett Avenue, the former Pizzeria della Piazza space. I spoke with owner and executive chef Anthony Devoti about the new space just before the original location's ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    FoodWire: More on Five's Move

    Jennifer SilverbergAnthony Devoti in 2006As I posted yesterday, Five (Web site) is moving from 4317 Manchester Avenue to the former Pizzeria della Piazza location at 5100 Daggett Avenue on the Hill. The final dinner service at Five's original location is tomorrow.I had a chance yesterday to speak wi ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    FoodWire: Wine Dinner at Five 3.12

    Forest Park Southeast* bistro Five (4317 Manchester Avenue; Web site) is hosting a "Provence Wine Dinner" on Thursday, March 12. The dinner will pair chef Anthony Devoti's cooking with selections from Major Brands sommelier Linda McGovern. The dinner is from 6:45-9:30 p.m. and costs $55 per person. ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008
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    July 9, 2008

    Gimme Five

    Glasses (and courses), that is

  • Dining

    January 23, 2008

    Grub Street

    Gastropub, shmastropub. Newstead Tower Public House is Ian's kind of bar.

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    January 22, 2008
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    November 21, 2007
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    July 26, 2006

    Number Crunch

    Give us Five!

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    September 20, 2000

    Russian Roulette

    A visit to Astoria European Cuisine yields mixed but largely enjoyable results