Charlie Trotter

  • 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 22, 2012

    Busted! Scamwich Artist Unmasked by Local Restaurant Owners

    Local chef and restaurateur Mike Johnson didn't just fall off the Sysco truck yesterday. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, the man has mapped out a restaurant résumé that begins when he was fifteen and spans two continents; on this one alone he has toiled in kitchens from Napa to L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Gerard Craft Doesn't Win James Beard Foundation "Best Chef: Midwest" Award 2012

    For the third time in the past four years, Gerard Craft of Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation's "Best Chef: Midwest" award. For the third time, Craft didn't win. Supporters of Missouri chefs hoping to take solace in a win by Colby Garrelts of Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Jamey Trochtop of Stellina, Part 2

    This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Jamey Trochtop of Stellina. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Trochtop, is published here.Did your family cook together when you were a child? No, my mom cooked, but we didn't cook together. How old were you when you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Mike Johnson of Cyrano's, Boogaloo

    This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Mike Johnson of Cyrano's and Boogaloo. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Johnson, will be published on Thursday. Chrissy Wilmes​Within his career as a chef, Mike Johnson of Cyrano's and Boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Matt Dawson of Brandt's Café in the Delmar Loop, Part 2

    This is part two of Deborah Hyland's Chef's Choice profile of Matt Dawson of Brandt's Café. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Dawson, which we'll publish tomorrow. Deborah HylandDawson preparing duck tacos​

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Agi and Aaron Groff of 4 Seasons Baked Goods & Catering, Part 2

    This is part two of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Agi and Aaron Groff of 4 Seasons Baked Goods & Catering. Part one is available here. Part three, a recipe, can be found here. Holly Fann​Did your family cook when you were a child? Agi Groff: My granny is Hungarian, so we ate a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Michelin Reveals First Chicago Restaurant Star Rankings

    ​St. Louis gastronauts take note: For the foreseeable future -- and likely beyond -- this is as close as we're going to get to Michelin-starred dining.Michelin today released its first-ever star rankings for the restaurants of Chicago. Alinea, the avant-garde palace of chef Grant Achatz, and L20, ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 9, 2009
  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Something Fishy

    A bubbling demand for Missouri caviar spawns cutthroat competition.

  • Dining

    March 9, 2005

    Party On

    Mosaic's food is a blast, but the servers don't seem to feel the celebratory vibe

  • Dining

    May 14, 2003

    Tapas Without Passion

    The wrong location, the wrong vibe for this lively style of dining

  • Dining

    February 28, 2001

    Flat Feed

    Defying the new trend of sky-high entrées, Sidney Street Café chef Sue Dill lies low

  • Dining

    November 29, 2000

    Side Dish

    Even working chefs aren't immune to the lure of those celebrity-chef cookbooks

  • Dining

    November 10, 1999


    Revealing the people behind the scene

  • Dining

    April 7, 1999