Congrats to Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe (8509 Delmar Boulevard, Ladue; 314-993-5455), two time winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars! Back in February, Jilly's cupcake chef, Casey Shiller, and its executive chef, Dana Holland, duked it out against other past competitors for a chance at redemption. Th ... More >>
The first time they were on Cupcake Wars, they took home the grand prize and all the glory. When they returned for the "Battle of the Champions," they got cut back down to size. On May 5, Jilly's Cupcake Bar (8509 Delmar Boulevard; 314-993-5455) is back in the competition, duking it out against bake ... More >>
Deborah HylandIt's important that a cake blend into its surroundings. Who knew?Remember Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet and Superman's Clark Kent's hectoring boss? That's the way Gut Check likes to think of our boss. (But only with the utmost fondness.) Like on Friday night, when he ... More >>
Frostbite Cool as cucumber mint ice cream.Frostbite's not just what we're all in danger of getting by walking out the door; it's also St. Louis' newest ice cream company. Owner John Clopton's making new ice cream flavors (avocado coconut, and sweet basil had recent taste tests) with big local ... More >>
It might be worth tuning into The Late Show With David Letterman tonight to see exactly what happened with Rachael Ray to get Dave all fired up. After Tuesday night's monologue, the talk-show host issued an apology to Ray, who had recorded a segment with Letterman the day before to air toni ... More >>
This is the second installment of Robin Wheeler's Chef Choice profile of Beckie Jacobs of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream. Part one is a profile of Beckie Jacobs. Part three, a Q&A, will follow.Robin WheelerBrowse the commercial ice cream freezers at the grocery store, and you'll find no lack ... More >>
Robin WheelerBeckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, with her son, Jason"I always liked ice cream. I wouldn't say I was passionate about it. I was passionate about baked potatoes," says Beckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, over bagels and coffee across the stree ... More >>
Image viaIn October of 2007, I wrote a review of two new cupcake-centric bakeries: the Cupcakery (soon to be renamed the Cup) and Jilly's Cupcake Bar.I marked this as the moment when the cupcake craze finally reached our fair city. As part of my review of the two bakeries, I traced the history of ... More >>
A: The Ice Cream Man. Who? Well, as his official bio says, "Ice Cream Man Matt Allen is on a mission to give away half a million free ice creams. To date he's gifted around 400,000 frozen treats whilst traveling the country; hooking up with bands backstage for performances at some of the best US fes ... More >>
Ian FroebTower Grove Creamery at South Grand and ArsenalWill the third time be the charm for ice cream at the corner of South Grand Boulevard and Arsenal Street? Tower Grove Creamery hopes so. The ice-cream parlor opened earlier this month at 3101 South Grand.
Every spring, when the music festivals are unveiling their line-ups, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream also reveals their new flavors. This year, the two have collided with Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo BUZZ. Ian McCulloch: You know what would go great with that wine? Ice cream. The company's website descri ... More >>
I didn't really appreciate the wonders of pie until I started making them myself. It's one of the most versatile categories of sweets. You can put just about anything into a pie: apples, blueberries, pecans, sweet potatoes, mincemeat.(Well, I didn't say that what you put into the pie would always b ... More >>
Once upon a time I was given a free slice of tiramisu by a kindly chef. I'd asked him not to trouble himself; I didn't want to appear greedy. But he brought it anyway. This chef was clearly proud of his tiramisu. His eyes lit up as he presented it to me.Adrienne JonesI'd never had tiramisu befor ... More >>
User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia CommonsI never got the cupcake thing. When I was a kid and there was a birthday party at school or a holiday celebration in the classroom, someone's mom always brought cupcakes. I ate them, because, you know, cake. But I never understood why cupcakes were prefera ... More >>
Sweet treats by sunset
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