Restaurants often appear in the "Leads" section of the St. Louis Business Journal, which lists recent federal and state tax liens, lawsuits and the like, but the high profile and high dollar amount of the federal tax lien listed in the paper's June 15 issue grabbed Gut Check's attention. The federal ... More >>
George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine breaks what is, without a doubt, the biggest restaurant story of the year so far: Chef and co-owner Wes Johnson has departed Salt (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-932-5787), the restaurant that he opened in early 2011 to acclaim both local (Riverfront Times' "Best New R ... More >>
This is part two of Natalie Mclaury's Chef's Choice profile of Wes Johnson of Salt. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Johnson, is published here. Did your family cook when you were a child? Mostly my father. How old were you when you started cooking? 10. First cooking job? Waf ... More >>
Evan C. JonesHow good is the bread pudding at Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-645-3522)? When Gut Check dropped by to pay homage to this favorite desert, chef de cuisine Brendan Noonan came clean about his consumption. "I've already had four portions of the bread ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. A Veggie Venture: Alanna showed how to cook fresh Asian Greens. Andrew Mark Veety: Andrew made Edamame Burgers. Bruno's Dream: Bruno made Braided Six Grain Bread.
Meat-lovers, rejoice: Wes Johnson and Brendan Noonan, currently of Eclipse and formerly of the Shaved Duck, are putting on a special meat-centric meal, Carnivorale. The seven-course dinner will take place on Monday, November 9, at Sol Lounge (4239 Lindell Boulevard). The cost is $125 per person, whi ... More >>
Click image for larger version.Eclipse, the restaurant on the first floor of the new Moonrise Hotel (6177 Delmar Boulevard), opens for business today.The 130-seat restaurant promises fine dining at affordable prices, says Moonrise owner and local impresario Joe Edwards. Sidewalk dining will fit arou ... More >>
Much talk about the fate of Tower Grove East gastropub the Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue) over the past few days. But rumors of its imminent demise were greatly exaggerated. Owner Ally Nisbet has sent out a press release to explain that the restaurant will close after service tonight -- but onl ... More >>