Dave Owens

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Bissinger's Hosts "Spirited Chocolate" Vodka and Chocolate Pairing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: December 2-4

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    PETA Honors St. Louis' Match Meats

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    Small Plates: Monday, 6/25

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2007

    Small Plates: Thursday, 4/19

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • Dining

    December 28, 2005

    Earth and Fire

    Terrene's on solid ground in the Central West End

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of October 26, 2005

  • Dining

    September 21, 2005

    Shark Attack

    The eleven-year-old Cardwell's has all the pizzazz of a just-opened hotspot

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Something Fishy

    A bubbling demand for Missouri caviar spawns cutthroat competition.

  • Dining

    September 18, 2002

    By the Numbers

    Though 12 North's name is unimaginative, its food is anything but

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Chef

    David Owens, Cardwell's at the Plaza

  • Dining

    December 13, 2000

    Side Dish

    What comestibles do local chefs take on the road?

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Food for All Seasons

    Dave Owens is just one of a number of local chefs who have turned to organic food as a source of inspiration

  • Dining

    September 15, 1999


    Cardwell's on the Plaza, featuring some of the city's most inspired cooking, is the one place in Plaza Frontenac where debt and energy are devoted to the sustenance of the internal self