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 >>
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.
- "The Five Best Barbecue Spots in St. Louis"
- "Best Pork Ribs (Barb ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
(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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>