We were sad to report that Siete Luminarias (2818 Cherokee Street) closed in March, but it seems there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Co-owner Luis Garcia tells Gut Check that the excellent Mexican restaurant will reopen on Cherokee during the last week in April. See also: Siete Luminarias on ... More >>
The Place: Gringo (398 North Euclid Avenue; 314-449-1212) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. as well as Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Deal: $3.95 appetizers and discounted draft beers, canned Mexican beers, margaritas, wine and mi cheleda ... More >>
The flavors of Thailand are abundant here in St. Louis, as evidenced by the many restaurants around town that offer regional variations and escalating levels of spice. It's difficult to narrow it down to just one, but here are six of Gut Check's favorite Thai restaurants to get you started. See al ... More >>
Cravers of capsaicin rejoice: Today is National Hot and Spicy Food Day. This celebration of fiery foods is the perfect excuse to sample St. Louis' contribution to the category. So that all levels of spice connoisseurs can participate in the fun, the list includes a broad range of spice levels. While ... More >>
Within the last few years, St. Louis has been lucky enough to experience an explosion of Mexican cuisine, with new restaurants popping up offering both authentic and modern options. Cherokee Street in particular has gained a well-deserved reputation for serving as the epicenter, but our collective c ... More >>
When Gut Check learned yesterday that Subway is test-marketing nachos made with Doritos, we couldn't wait to try them -- in fact, we were so excited that we bought chips, Cheez Whiz and jalapeños to make some for ourselves. Turns out we didn't have to wait. An operative passed along word this mor ... More >>
Where:Boardwalk Café (600 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves; 314-963-0013) When: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. We Tried: Webster Skillet ($6.75) and French Toast ($5.50) The Verdict: From the outset the Boardwalk Cafe in Webster Groves looks small, unassuming; but do not be fooled. Thi ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, October 31. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Courtesy of Laura Van AlstineA Cardinals-themed hand-painted pie by River City Savories.People call Brian Runge the cheesemonger. When a friend sent him nearly 100 pounds of dehydrated morel mushrooms, he decided to get creative by incorporating them into a cheese spread that became so popula ... More >>
Ian FroebThe "Gringo Star" pizza at twinOak Wood-Fired FareEven before twinOak Wood-Fired Fare (1201 Strassner Drive, Brentwood; 314-644-2772) opened its doors this June, the restaurant had attracted attention for its name -- its original name, that is: Taste Wood-Fired Fare. St. Louis already ha ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThe Italian sandwich at Snarf'sRaise a jar of hot peppers and toast the sandwiches. My review of Snarf's and Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe is now available online. Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Snarf's takes you inside the Delmar Loop restaurant.
Ian hastens to tasty Cherokee Street but can only waddle back home.
Trying for exotic food in a luxurious atmosphere, Mandarin Bay flounders