Charleston (South Carolina)

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Sidney Street Cafe Celebrates Ten Years with Ten Chefs

    Sidney Street Café (2000 Sidney Street; 314-771-5777), the esteemed Benton Park restaurant, celebrated its tenth anniversary this past Monday with a celebrity chef-studded celebration. This gathering of culinary greats, entitled "Ten Years, Ten Chefs," featured notable St. Louisans, as well as chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Pastaria Already in "Life-Changing" Pizza Poll?

    There are very, very few downsides to being a restaurant critic. One of those few is having to endure your customary two-month wait before visiting a new spot when everyone else is already dining there and buzzing about it. Such is the case at Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Pappy's Smokehouse in Running for Esquire Magazine's Best Ribs Poll

    You love the ribs at Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). We love the ribs at Pappy's Smokehouse. Now Esquire (official slogan: "No. Not GQ. ESQUIRE") wants to know just how much you love Pappy's ribs. See Also: - "The Five Best Barbecue Spots in St. Louis" - "Best Pork Ribs (Barb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Big Muddy Blues Festival, According to the Fans: "Better than LouFest"

    Julianne & Kevin Reaume Hometown: Syracuse, NY Have you been to the Big Muddy Blues Festival before: First time Most excited about seeing: Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers Words for Hurricane Isaac: "It's going to follow us back to New York, that's all I know." The Big Muddy Blues Festival in ten words ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Medianoche Closing August 18 for New Midwestern Concept [Updated]

    Updated with comments from Mike Randolph after the jump. For the first live broadcast of their podcast, our friends at Stewed STL had Mike Randolph, owner of The Good Pie (3137 Olive Street; 314-289-9391) and the two-in-one restaurants Half & Half and MEDIAnoche (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Has "Ruth Bourdain" Been Unmasked?

    ​(Warning: This post contains spoilers. Food-media inside baseball, too. You've been warned.)For more than a year now, the parody Twitter account of Ruth Bourdain has delighted -- and grossed out -- the food world with his/her mash-up of the haiku-like tweets of former New York Times restaurant cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Are an Educated Lot

    Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.​Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Ivy Magruder of Vin de Set

    This is part one of Amanda Woytus' Chef's Choice profile of chef Ivy Magruder of Vin de Set. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Magruder, will be published on Thursday. Amanda WoytusChef Ivy Magruder welcomes you into his magical kingdom, Vin de Set.​When ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Morning Brew: 4.7

    The annual southern food issue of Oxford American magazine is out, and it features a piece on a Charleston, South Carolina chef's quest for heirloom sesame seeds. Sean Brock pursued the seed breed, last used a century ago, in his quest to re-create antebellum-era dishes. "It goes in layers," he sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    FoodWire: New Chef, Menu for Brandt's Café

    Delmar Loop institution Brandt's Café (6525 Delmar Boulevard; Web site) has a new executive chef, Ben Welch. Welch, a graduate of Johnson & Wales culinary school in Charleston, South Carolina, has worked at Emeril Lagasse's NOLA restaurant and, locally, at the late Blue Water Grill. Brandt's ne ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 21, 2009

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis arts scene

  • Culture

    January 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Photos: Life in the "Fourth Most Dangerous City"

    St. Louis, ranked the "most dangerous city" in America in 2006, is now fourth on the list that's published by an independent firm criticized for its methods.On Monday, RFT photographer Jennifer Silverberg documented some of the people working and living in the "fourth most dangerous city in the coun ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2008

    It's Show Time!

    The Sheldon brings the art

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008
  • Music

    January 30, 2008

    Band of Horses finds its rhythm from evolution.

    Ben Bridwell points out there's no "me" in "band."

  • News

    February 1, 2006

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of February 2, 2006

  • News

    May 26, 2004

    Chilling Out

    From pool-sneaking to nudist camps, we offer cool ways to beat the heat

  • Film

    June 28, 2000

    The Patriot

    Directed by Roland Emmerich

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Christmas in August, a Louisville Slugger Next to the Bed

    Can Jennifer Joyce parlay a healthy campaign war chest and family connections into a Democratic nomination for St. Louis circuit attorney?