After cooking for the city's well-to-do at a private club, Alex Cupp was looking for a new culinary path. He never expected it would lead to the barbecue world, but when he saw the sign for a then-unopened Adam's Smokehouse (2819 Watson Road; 314-875-9890), something told him to go inside. See Also ... More >>
When it comes to her salted caramel croissants, Pint Size Bakery (3825 Watson Road; 314-645-7142) owner Christy Augustin lays down the law. "They come out at 10 a.m., there's only two per transaction, and when they're gone, they're gone," she says. Just because there are rules doesn't mean everyo ... More >>
I had the good fortune of being seated next to Christy Augustin at Sidney Street Café's ten-year anniversary dinner and quickly developed a bit of a girl-crush on the Pint Size Bakery (3825 Watson Road; 314-645-7142) owner. It was impossible not to. The effervescent Augustin was pontificating about ... More >>
It's here! Warm weather! Celebrate with a 4 Hands War Hammer, or sit back and enjoy a fashion show at Hiro Asian Kitchen. Did we mention the fish fries? Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: Fish Fry Frenzy: A Gut Check Guide
Mardi Gras isn't all boobs and beads. This weekend also calls for lots and lots of New Orleans flavor, from gumbo to Hurricanes and of course, king cake. The treat dates back to the 1700s in French Alabama and Louisiana. The name comes from the three kings (the Christmas ones) because believe it or ... More >>
Editor's note: Mary Boehne is the pastry sous chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis and its restaurant, Cielo (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800). Before that she worked as a line cook at Winslow's Home and at the Four Seasons in Vail, Colorado. Today marks the beginning of her se ... More >>
If there are two things Gut Check loves, it's dessert and booze. Oh, and rooftops. Put those three together, and you've got Cielo's (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800) A Taste of Summer event. The dessert and cocktail tasting on Thursday, August 15 will feature some of our favorite St. Louis pas ... More >>
St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites.
Gut Check tells you what's new and tasty at our favorite restaurants. Listen up, dudes. This weekend Pint Size Bakery & Coffee (3825 Watson Road; 314-645-7142) has a dessert for you. "We have our 'Man-tastic Dessert,'" says owner and "punk-rock grandma" baker (as her husband has dubbed her) Christ ... More >>
I'm counting down the top ten dishes from the new restaurants that I reviewed in 2012. Read the complete series to date. #10: Oatmeal Cream Pies at Pint Size Bakery & Coffee (3825 Watson Road; 314-645-7142)
Selecting the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we're chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists ... More >>
Pint Size Bakery & Coffee (3825 Watson Road; 314-277-0882) is small, but its sweets -- and savory dishes, too! -- are mighty. My review of Pint Size Bakery is now available online.
- Pint Size Bakery & Coffee opened this morning at 3825 Watson Road in south city. Pint Size features baked goods from Christy Augustin, whose career includes time as the pastry chef at Sidney Street Cafe (2000 Sidney Street; 314-771-5777) and the late, great King Louie's. Pint Size is open from 7 ... More >>
Claverach Farm & VineyardsClaverach's barnTomorrow, tickets go on sale for Slow Food St. Louis' annual Feast in the Field event scheduled for June 26. The event, formerly held at Prairie Grass Farm in New Florence, moves this year to Claverach Farm & Vineyards (570 Lewis Road, Eureka; 636 ... More >>
"It seems funny to think of a cleaning company that is so into local food, doesn't it?" says P. Richelle White, owner of Herb'n Maid, a St. Louis-based eco-friendly cleaning company and host of Sunday's Play With Your Food event at the Moonrise Hotel. Really, it's a natural fit for a compan ... More >>