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 >>
For several years Bill Burge of STL Bites and StewedSTL kept telling me (and everyone else) that Deaver's Restaurant & Sports Bar (2109 Charbonier Road, Florissant; 314-838-0002) had an underrated burger. As much as it pains me to admit it, Burge usually knows what he's talking about -- especially w ... More >>
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 >>
Bryan PetersSlow Food's Bill BurgeThis past Saturday, hungry St. Louisans gathered at the Koken Art Factory (2500 Ohio Avenue, Soulard/Benton Park; 314-776-7600) to sample and celebrate some of our city's best slow food. The event, Art of Food, was organized by Slow Food St. Louis. According ... More >>
Claverach Farm & VineyardsClaverach's barnTomorrow, 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 >>
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 >>
I suppose this was inevitable: George Mahe announced today that Feast, the food blog of St. Louis Magazine, will henceforth be known as Relish. There is a new website for Relish and a Twitter account, which you should bookmark and follow respectively because Mahe and his team do a fantastic job r ... More >>
It always seems to take the Midwest a bit to catch up with the coasts. In San Francisco they had their first Yelp-related smackdown with criminal charges in November. Last week the New York Times published a story about chefs taking to Twitter to air grievances about suppliers, customers, employees, ... More >>
While most former vegetarians cite bacon as their gateway food back into carnivorous behavior, for me, it was the humble hamburger. A burger and fries is the quintessential American meal, and I'm always on the lookout for a burger that leaves me satisfied.So when my friend and fellow food blogger An ... More >>
Ah, coffee. I love the comfort of the morning coffee ritual: the first sip, the way a warm mug feels in my hand, the permeating aroma as I get my day going. But woe was the Novice Foodie this past summer when my doctor said I had to cut out caffeine for a while to ensure I wouldn't drop dead at a m ... More >>
A few news items for this overhyped snow day: First, Bill Burge reports at STL Bites that Brasserie by Niche (4580 Laclede Avenue; website) is now open for lunch Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and for brunch on Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (A sidenote: Gerard Craft recently tweeted that Taste by Nic ... More >>
Arthur Clay's (2003)The only shuttered restaurant (its Maplewood space is now Acero) to make this list, and one I include not out of sentiment -- I never ate there -- but because my many conversations with other observers of our dining scene have revealed that it was a harbinger of what the city ... More >>
A long-delayed visit to an Edwardsville culinary gem.
Slow Food St. Louis' Art of Food fundraiser, benefiting both the organization and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture, is this Saturday, July 25, from 6-10 p.m. at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street).Participating restaurants include Niche, Monarch, Sidney Street Cafe, Local H ... More >>
Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia CommonsA who's who of St. Louis food types descended upon 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar (1913 Park Avenue) last night for the inaugural "Dorm Room" dinner.Among those spotted in the crowd -- writing that makes me feel just like Deb Peterson! -- were Gerard Craft and Math ... More >>
Slow Food St. Louis has announced this year's edition of its Art of Food fundraiser to benefit both the organization and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture. The Art of Food will take place Saturday, July 25, from 6-10 p.m. at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street).Participating r ... More >>
Michael Pollan, author of the seminal books The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, is speaking and signing books this evening at St. Louis County Library headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard). Doors open at 6 p.m., the program begins at 7. On his Twitter feed, STL Bites' Bill Burge r ... More >>
Ian likes it hot -- way hot.
Readers offer praise for Ian, help for vets and criticism for the Richardses.