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Desserts

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Ices Plain & Fancy to Cool Down Shaw Neighborhood

    Move over, frozen custard: there's a new ice cream in St. Louis. Ices Plain & Fancy (2256 South 39th Street) will join the Shaw Neighborhood this summer. It's not your average dessert, though. The ice creams are made with liquid nitrogen. "We use liquid nitrogen to make our ices, which gives it a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The Sweet Divine to Appear on Food Network's Cupcake Wars

    The Sweet Divine (4521 South Kingshighway; 636-942-2900) announced via Twitter this afternoon that it will appear on an upcoming episode of the Food Network show Cupcake Wars. The episode will air for the first time on Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m. local time. According to the Cupcake Wars page on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    The Five Best Places for Cupcakes in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    The Ten Best Dessert Spots in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    USA Today Celebrates Imo's, Jilly's

    Would ya look at that. St. Louis-style pizza is having itself what we in the media call "a moment": Last week, there was a long, approving article on our cracker-thin, Provel-topped pie on pizza-centric blog Slice. Now, USA Today has turned over its "Great American Bites" column to an appreciation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Winslow's Home's No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

    Robin WheelerWinslow's Home bluberry no-bake cheesecake​National Cheesecake Day was on Saturday, but it was way too hot and humid to bake a decent cheesecake. Pre-made ones were weeping like, well, everyone who's wilted by the heat. The solution lies in no-bake cheesecake. Not that gelatin-b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Casey Shiller of Jilly's Cupcake Bar on Cupcake Wars and Why People Love Tiny Cakes

    Ettie Berneking​They can't talk about it. Everyone there knows how it ends, but no one can say a thing. If that sounds intense, it's because it is. The cupcake market has become a competitive niche. And Jilly's Cupcake Bar (8509 Delmar Boulevard, Ladue; 314-993-5455) knows just how intense th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Try the Brown Bread Ice Cream at Tigin Irish Pub

    Deborah Hyland​Desserts at most chain restaurants of the Irish sort tend toward bread puddings in whiskey sauces or generic chocolate baked goods combined with Bailey's Irish Cream. Heck, even non-chain Irish restaurants (ahem, McGurk's) load their dessert menu with the obvious. The Brown Bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Cyrano's Has a Happy Hour -- Now That's What We Call Sweet!

    Kristen Klempert​The Joint: Cyrano's 603 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-963-3232 The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m. The Deal: $5 martinis, half-off beer and by-the-glass wine. Those discounts are dandy! But mind your manners -- this is a high-class joint...

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Ice Cream Meals: What to Eat When It's Too Hot to Eat

    When you can do this on the sidewalk, it's time for ice cream meals.​It's hot. Too fucking hot to eat. But you've gotta eat. Malnutrition makes it harder to stave off heat exhaustion.Of course, you can't eat nothing but ice cream. Or can you? Ice cream's not just about chocolate and vanilla. Oh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Sunday is N.I.C.E. - That's "National Ice Cream Day"!

    ​We have the Gipper to thank for this one. Sweets-loving president Ronald Reagan issued an official proclamation marking the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Despite the cone's reputed creation at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, our town's not making a big deal of the holiday ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 30, 2010
  • Calendar

    June 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Kerry Soraci's National TV Debut: All Scream for Ice Cream!

    Update: The ice cream episode of Foodography airs on the Cooking Channel on Monday, May 31, at 7 p.m., not 8 p.m. as previously reported. On May 31, cable's Fine Living Network will give way to the Cooking Channel, a more instruction-intense sibling of the Food Network. St. Louis cake queen Kerry S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Ian Froeb's 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes, #82: Gold Coast Chocolate Ice Cream at Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

    Ian FroebThe Gold Coast Chocolate ice cream at Serendipity​I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious.Please do not hesitate to share you ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Cupcake

    You guys are one for two so far in the Guess Where I'm Eating challenge. Today, a dessert. Specifically, a lemon-drop cupcake. Besides the lemon candies atop this cupcake, know that there is a tiny bit of lemon jelly inside the cupcake as well.Ian Froeb​Leave your guesses as comments. I'll provide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Sweet Scout: Deep-Fried Delights to Stick to Your Back

    User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia Commons​A special Wednesday edition of the Sweet Scout...There are sweets that aren't so bad for you, like angel-food cake and fat-free frozen yogurt. There are sweets that are actually good for you, like fruits and moderate amounts of dark chocolate. And then th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Parkside Lounge Closed, Ice Cream on the Park Closed for Season

    News from Gut Check Auxiliary Headquarters, a.k.a. Tower Grove South: Parkside Lounge, which opened only in March at 3117 South Grand Boulevard, appears to have closed. The space has been dark for at least a week now, and the phone number is no longer in service.View Larger MapMeanwhile -- and I apo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    FoodWire: Wine Dinner at Remy's Wednesday, 9.23

    Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar (222 South Bemiston Avenue; website) is hosting a wine dinner on Wednesday, September 23, featuring the wines of Healdsburg, California, winery Chateau Felice. Samantha Rodgers-Daniel, daughter of Chateau Felice founders Phyllis and Barry Rodgers and the winery's direct ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2009

    Indie Rock Ice Cream Social

    8:30 p.m. Friday, July 10. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    FoodWire: My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe Opens Tomorrow

    Opening tomorrow morning at 6451 Clayton Road is My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe, a Cape Girardeau-based business. Here, from the company's own Web site, is the story behind the name:My Daddy's Cheesecake's rich, creamy cheesecake always won well deserved raves from Professor Tom Harte's fa ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #9

    This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year. #9. Cupcakes at The Cupcakery The cake, whether vanilla, yellow or chocolate, is perfect: moist and flavorful. The frosting is terrific, its simplicity a virtue. My favorite of the regular cu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    In the Kitchen: Can'taloupe

    photo: Ian Froeb Yes, that's parsley. Before we embark on another busy week here at Gut Check, I thought I'd show you the result of my first attempt at making ice cream. In fact, I decided to make sorbet. Canteloupe sorbet, to be precise. Pretty simple recipe: Puree four cups of chopped ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2007

    The Road to Ravioli

    The latest stop on Ian’s Illinois vacation hits close to home.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2006

    Eggnog shake

    Crown Candy Kitchen, 1401 St. Louis Avenue; 314-621-9650.

  • Dining

    June 28, 2006

    Twice Is Nice

    Two restaurants in one storefront means double the food fun

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2006
  • Calendar

    February 1, 2006

    I Scream, You Scream

    We all scream for dance!

  • Dining

    June 29, 2005

    Room and Bored

    400 Olive is a decent hotel restaurant -- but certainly not a destination in itself

  • Dining

    October 13, 2004

    The Secret of Massa's' Success

    What makes this place so popular? Certainly not the food.

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2004

    C'mon, Get Gay and Happening

    Mom and Dad are cool with it

  • Dining

    March 10, 2004

    The Toast of Kirkwood

    Pop on over to the Bubble Room

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Chocolate

    The Chocolate Bar

  • News

    August 20, 2003

    Cold Comfort

    Our panel of experts (including an executive chef and two stoners) puts frozen treats to the test

  • Dining

    May 28, 2003

    Let's Hear It for Lunch

    The 9th Street Abbey renders the midday repast a heavenly experience

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Milk Shake

    Steak 'n Shake

  • Dining

    March 5, 2003

    Star Fish

    New sushi restaurant displays raw power

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Bakery

    McArthur's Bakery

  • Dining

    May 22, 2002

    Pearl in a Shell

    Zinnia is a glowing example of great dining in an unlikely setting

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2001

    Greeks With Gifts

    Eat the food of the gods at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church's weekly luncheon

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Dining

    June 27, 2001

    OK by You

    Visiting the Crescent City by way of Florissant

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Milkshakes

    Steak 'n Shake

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Desserts

    Tippin's

  • Dining

    October 11, 2000

    Take It with a Grain of Salt

    Giving the food world's latest rage a fair shake

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Bakery

    Lake Forest Pastry Shop

  • Dining

    September 6, 2000

    Smoking Gunn

    Annie Gunn's aims to please

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