Caryn Dugan's @STLVegGirl Twitter account was recently named Best Use of Twitter to Promote a Personal Brand in Riverfront Times 2013 Web Awards. For a full list of winners click here.
Caryn Dugan adopted a vegan diet in 2008 for health reasons: Ten weeks after losing her father to cancer, Dugan ... More >>
This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of chef Peio Aramburu of Bistro 1130. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe from Aramburu, will be posted tomorrow.
Emily WassermanDid your family cook when you were a child? Yes. My mom had a big garden with every type ... More >>
Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of MaplewoodThe weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>
Food writer Mark Bittman
will appear at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South
Lindbergh Boulevard) tonight at 7 p.m. Bittman writes "The Minimalist" column for the New York Times and has published such acclaimed cookbooks as How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian an ... More >>
For the first time in over fifty years, Maker's Mark unveils a new product. The Boston Globe reports that the small batch bourbon stalwart, which has never made anything but bourbon, isn't veering too far from what they know best. Their new product? It's bourbon, but with a different recipe and agin ... More >>
via FacebookRiddle's Penultimate chef-owner KT AyersBeer (and wine) dinners are often the result of a chef submitting a menu to a salesperson who then picks beers from afar that they think will match with the courses. While good pairings can result, chef-owner KT Ayers of Riddle's Penultimate Caf ... More >>
Gerard Craft of Niche made the cut when the James Beard Foundation whittled the list of Best Chef: Midwest nominees -- a list that had also included Monarch's Josh Galliano -- to the finalists this morning.
The James Beard Foundation Awards take place May, 3 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Missouri's Share the Harvest gets boost from the state to provide donated deer meat to the needy. (St. Louis Business Journal)Burger King owners sue corporation for money-losing promotion. (MSNBC)New Orleans prepares to celebrate the po' boy. (The New York Times)How to act right around cel ... More >>
Kelli Best-OliverI'd read about underground supper clubs before. The New York Times has written a few features on them, as have several of the food magazines. But I didn't have the in on any operating here in St Louis -- being a Novice Foodie and all -- and I was intrigued by the speakeasy-ish a ... More >>
Robin WheelerJosh Galliano, executive chef at MonarchIn the summer of 2005, Monarch executive chef Josh Galliano was working at New York's Restaurant Daniel when his girlfriend, Audra, paid him a visit. She wasn't happy with what she saw."She said, 'Okay, A, you look anorexic. You're working too ... More >>
Photo: Stew SmithA plate of ahi tuna poke at the opening of Red Kitchen & Bar in the Hyatt Regency Riverfront hotel downtown. See more photos from last night. The grand opening of Red Kitchen and Bar (315 Chestnut Street) in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront hotel was held last night. Wh ... More >>
Dr. Marion Nestle explains the current food safety legislation. (The Atlantic)High shipping costs lead to innovations in plastic wine bottles. (Chicago Tribune)Chefs confession their fast food habits. (Esquire)Grocery store meat cutters get educated in culinary methods, while a mobile slaught ... More >>
Sign up for Tip of the Tongue here.Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter.In this week's edition: a reminder about Downtown Restaurant Week, news of Miso on Meramec's eighth anniversary ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Feast: George Mahe explores the rise in restaurant scams.St. Louis Eats & Drinks: The Pollacks visit the restaurant in the new Moonrise Hotel, Eclipse.Becky and the Beanstock: Lots of gorgeous food photos.Sugar, Spice & More Things Nice: ... More >>
From the Press Releases We Apparently Weren't Sent Dep't.: George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine and Joe Bonwich of the Post-Dispatch both report that restaurateur Jim Fiala (The Crossing, Liluma and Acero) will be running the Terrace View, the indoor/outdoor restaurant opening in Citygarden, the new sc ... 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 >>
Over on Stlog, Keegan Hamilton reports on DJ Helias of the Frozen Food Section, who was arrested after allegedly making "a joke about having a shoe bomb" to an airline stewardess. Links to local coverage from networks and personal blogs can be found at Hamilton's post.
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President-elect Obama will name former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to be his secretary of agriculture. Vilsack is seen as a strong proponent of biofuels. (New York Times)The new tactics food banks are employing to stay stocked during tough economic times. (AP)British beer drinkers will still be able ... More >>
Straub's has opened its expansive new grocery store (artist's rendering above) at 15830 Fountain Plaza in Ellisville. Among other things, the new Straub's features a culinary center with a full schedule of cooking classes. Call 636-779-8500 for more info.- Ian FroebImage: www.straubs.com