Chocolate and vodka may not be an obvious pairing, but here at Gut Check International Headquarters, we partake of both liberally. So naturally, when Bissinger's (32 Maryland Plaza; 314-367-7750) announced a Pearl vodka and chocolate confection pairing, we said HELL YES BRING IT ON. Actually, it's ... More >>
Friday (Dec. 2): Candlelight Christmas Walk @ Mount Pleasant Estates Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride and freshly roasted chestnuts, hop aboard the antique trolley for Christmas shopping, and partake of a dinner buffet with award-winning wine over live music during this holiday event. Buffet is $ ... More >>
Match Meats, a St. Louis-based company specializing in vegan meat alternatives, received national kudos this week. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) named Match Meats "Best Food-Service Innovation" in its sixth annual Proggy Awards. The Proggies honor businesses, products and indivi ... More >>
The husband-and-wife team of Dave Owens and Margaret Kelly are leaving Terrene. Owner John McElwain confirmed the news, first reported (as far as I can tell) on Sauce Magazine's Web site, when I spoke with him on the phone Friday. A formal announcement is expected this week. The New York Times has ... More >>
In Tuesday's post on Charles Clover's study on overfishing, The End of the Line, I mentioned Michael Pollan's extraordinary book The Omnivore's Dilemma. This evening, the Contemporary Art Museum will host a "Discussion of Art, Food and the Environment" that takes Pollan's book as its starting point. ... More >>
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