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Bud Starr

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Still Available at Bud's Smokehouse & Grill

    John Nash does not understand why people are scared of pairing wine with barbecue. "People freak out, but think of Spain. The food is spicy and full of big flavors -- just like barbecue -- and they drink wine with everything." After nearly three decades at the Wine Merchant, the business he founded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Review Preview: Bud's Smokehouse & Grill

    Bud Starr, the man who vowed that he would never open another restaurant, is at it again. This time, he gets into the barbecue business with Bud's Smokehouse & Grill (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-781-2345) -- at our count, the seventh concept to open in the restaurant space adjacent to the 34- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Gut Check's Five Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2012, Revisited

    At the end of last year, I listed five restaurants due to open in the coming months that I dubbed the "Most Anticipated Restaurants" of 2012. Now that we've entered the second half of the year, I thought revisiting this list would be appropriate -- if only to highlight how unpredictable the restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    New Starrs Restaurant Opens This Weekend

    As Gut Check first learned last month, Bud Starr will indeed serve food again at his namesake wine shop Starrs (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-781-2345). In a brief phone conversation this afternoon, Starr stressed that he doesn't really consider this a "restaurant," per se, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Another Starrs Restaurant Is Born?

    Jennifer SilverbergBud Starr, owner of Starrs and a multiplicity of restaurants​Last week, Bud Starr stunned the St. Louis restaurant community when he closed the doors on Root, the restaurant inside his wine shop Starrs (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-781-2345), after on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Bud Starr Closes Root After Three Weeks

    Root (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-781-2345) announced via Twitter this morning that it was closed, effective immediately, only three weeks after it opened. via Twitter​Chef Brian Hardesty tells Gut Check that he was at the restaurant, placing his produce order, when h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Parker Station Pinot Noir from Starrs

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Las Brisas Closes; Nosh Relocates

    Jennifer Silverberg​Back in May, Gut Check reported that Starrs (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-781-2345) was sharing its space with a new Mexican restaurant, Las Brisas. Since then, much has changed. Las Brisas, previously owned and operated by Sergio Zegar, has closed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Las Brisas Opening Today

    Katie MoultonBud Starr of Starr's​Las Brisas is now open inside Starrs (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, 314-781-2345). The soft opening is today, and there are plans for a grand opening next week, although no date is set yet. Bud Starr is sharing his liquor license with Sergio Zegar, Las Bris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Domaine Santa Duc "Les Vieilles Vignes" Côtes du Rhône at Starrs

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where the experts will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our no ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2007

    The Secret Is Out

    Starrs is great for wine — and for dinner. Who knew?

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007
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    July 12, 2007
  • News

    April 18, 2007

    The Wine Master

    A St. Louis sommelier strives to be among the best in the world.

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