Beans and Legumes

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: WildSmoke Learned the Hard Way to Stick to Barbecue Basics

    Andy Kohn has learned a lot about the barbecue preferences of St. Louisans. In the two short months that WildSmoke (12316 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-548-2222) has been open, the restaurateur has already had to tweak the menu to satisfy the city's tastes. "We made 27 changes in the first week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: Louis Armstrong Lives On at Evangeline's

    So about those "famous red beans & rice" on the menu at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House (512 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-3644)... Needless to say, Don Bailey didn't just pull the recipe out of a cookbook. According to the owner, the recipe was gifted to him by a "little, old Southern lady" in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Celebrate National Chili Month with the Five Best Bowls in St. Louis

    We don't need a calendar to know it's National Chili Month -- just look outside. The first frost on the ground, which means the time is right to dive into a big ol' bowl of chili and hunker for a hard winter. To help you discover the perfect bowl, here's a list of five great places in St. Louis that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Olio: A Small Space With Big Options for Vegetarians

    Destination: Olio (1634 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-1088) Neighborhood: Botanical Heights Cuisine: "Middle-terranean" (Middle East, southern Europe, northern Africa) Overview:Olio means "oil" in Italian, and c'mon. Could there be a better name for a Mediterranean wine bar and eatery located insid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Yes, Vegetarians: You, Too, Can Queue for 'Cue at Vernon's

    Destination: Vernon's BBQ (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-726-1227) Neighborhood: University City Cuisine: Barbecue See also: - Zpizza Brings Tasty, Organic Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Pizza to Clayton - Cini Celebrates Italian Street Food Packed With Veggies - Vegetarians Get the Royal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Boogaloo's Caribbean Cuisine Offers Vegetarians a Chance to Swing

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    The Veggielante Gulps Gokul Indian Restaurant

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    Fourth Annual Crawfish Boil

    7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • News

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Fish Fry Frenzy: Week 2, Webster Groves Lion's Club Gluten-Free Fish Fry

    Beginning Today, Friday, March 9, the Webster Groves Lion's Club will hold a fundraising barbecue every second Friday and Saturday through October (excluding July) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m in the parking lot of Sappington Farmers' Market (8400 Watson Road, 314-843-7848). Today, Friday, March 9, and Sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    The Veggielante Rises at the Vine

    Endless apologies, O loyal readers, for the extended hiatus that this column took. But now we're back with a new Veggielante, a new format and a new list of restaurants to sate your vegetarian appetites. The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vege ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Top Ten Dishes 2011 #8: Red Beans and Rice at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar

    I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes from the restaurants that I reviewed in 2011. The top dish will be revealed on Tuesday, December 27, and look for a slideshow featuring most of the winners on Wednesday, December 28.Ian FroebThe red beans and rice at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar​As is tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Peio Aramburu of Bistro 1130: Recipe for Buttermilk Poached Lobster Tail Salad

    This is part three of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of chef Peio Aramburu of Bistro 1130. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Aramburu, is published here. Emily Wasserman​Chef Peio Aramburu is passionate about his fruits and vegetables. So it makes sense that one of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Chrissy Wilmes The andouille corndog with red beans and rice at Lola​This week, chef Mike Ryan of Lola whipped up an andouille corndog with red beans and rice, and your friendly, neighborhood Gut Check correspondents continued to count down their 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes with numbers 96 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Mike Ryan of Lola: Recipe for Andouille Corn Dog with Red Beans and Rice

    This is part three of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Mike Ryan of Lola. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Ryan, is published here. Chrissy WilmesAndouille sausage corndog with red beans and rice​When does a deep fried carnival staple evolve into an entree? When Mike R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Mike Ryan of Lola

    This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Mike Ryan of Lola. Chrissy Wilmes​Some chefs fall in love with cooking early. Mike Ryan's infatuation came later - the aftershock of what began as an arranged marriage rather than an organic romance. Ryan's father oversaw resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Falafelwich Wagon Prepares to Hit the St. Louis Streets

    Inside HospitalityLook for this logo on a falafel wagon near you. ​ The St. Louis food truck fleet is set to expand in June when the Falafelwich Wagon hits the streets. Falafelwich is the first local food truck for St. Louis-based Inside Hospitality. The restaurant public relations and brand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Battle Limited-Time Tacos: Taco Bell Pacific Shrimp Tacos vs. Qdoba Mini Street Tacos

    ​Fast-food chains became America's sixth food group by mass-producing cheap, gut-filling, handheld eats with indulgent, uncomplicated flavors the public could depend on. It's dietary crack, and it works every time. Occasionally, though, fast-food and fast-casual chains mix it up by introduci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.3

    The FDA looks at a New York processing plant in the pistachio salmonella case. (AP)In spite of multiple problems involving peanuts, the FDA still hasn't strengthened its safety requirements for the legume. (Washington Post)A new study from Johns Hopkins suggests that drink calories are harder to she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... This weekend is the Slow Food Nation gathering in San Francisco. Bill Burge of STL Bites is on his way there, and he checks in with a fantastic post detailing what the organization means to him and why he is approaching the meeting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Barack Obama's Chili Recipe: A Gut Check Special Investigation

    Yes, Barack Obama is a sitting United States senator and the likely Democratic nominee for this November's presidential election, but can the man make a decent pot of chili? This isn't a question I normally ask about candidates for national office, but yesterday I read this North Coast Journal inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Review Preview: El Scorcho

    The décor is straight-up Tex-Mex kitsch: cowboy hats on the wall, Mexican prayer candles on the bar, a few stools in the shape of saddles. A portrait of Jesus wearing his crown of thorns hangs crookedly on the wall just inside the front door; the juxtaposition of this image with the mounted jackalo ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2006

    Stahly Quality Foods
    Vegetarian Haggis

    Global Foods Market
    421 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood

  • Dining

    June 30, 2004

    Summit Kind of Wonderful

    Venture into no-man's land for extraordinary Nepalese cuisine

  • Dining

    October 16, 2002

    Italian for Beginners

    Café Napoli's popularity is baffling

  • Dining

    October 9, 2002

    India Kitchen

    Nothing to write home about, but certainly worth the trip

  • Dining

    February 6, 2002

    Eastern Exposure

    Kabob International ups the tally of Middle Eastern restaurants in St. Louis

  • Dining

    February 7, 2001

    Flower Power

    David Slay's new restaurant, Zu Zu's Petals, reminds diners that it is indeed a wonderful life

  • Dining

    August 9, 2000

    Show of Farsi

    Pickles and pomegranates rule the day, with enjoyable results, at Café Natasha