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Diet and Nutrition

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Athlete Eats Plans Second Location, Food Truck and Fine Dining Concept

    It's going to be a big year for Athlete Eats (2837 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5566), the polished cafe from the Cardinals' nutritionist. Owners Simon and Angelica Lusky are planning a three fold expansion which will include a second location, a food truck and a fine dining concept. See also: Athlete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Panera to Eliminate Artificial Flavors and Ingredients by 2016

    Panera, a.k.a. Saint Louis Bread Company, announced this week that it is implementing a new food policy to remove all artificial flavors and ingredients from its food by the end of 2016. Our hometown bakery-cafe is following the trend of other fast-casual restaurants such as Chipotle, which is movin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: How Small Batch Pairs Vegetables with Whiskey

    According to Small Batch (3001 Locust Street; 314-380-2040) general manager Justin Austermann, the peanut gallery has been questioning its vegetarian concept even before the front doors opened. "People keep suggesting that we put meat on the menu, but Dave [Bailey] doesn't want to do that," Austerma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Veggielante's Farewell: My Top Three Favorite Vegetarian Dishes in St. Louis

    Editor's note: Tara Mahadevan may not have been Gut Check's first "Veggielante," but she's worn the mantle for over a year now. She's off to new, exciting adventures in New York, and we asked her to wax nostalgic on thirteen months' worth of exploring vegetarian options in St. Louis. We wish her goo ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Learn How To Make Homemade Baby Food at Onesto

    If you've ever eaten baby food, first of all, we sincerely hope you've had a baby, and second, you know it usually doesn't taste very good. Chef Brian Miller of Onesto Pizza & Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; 314-802-8883) wants to change that perception by teaching people how to make their own bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Dave Bailey Announces New Vegetarian Restaurant, Small Batch

    Prolific St. Louis restaurateur Dave Bailey (Baileys' Chocolate Bar, Rooster, Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar and Baileys' Range) announced via email last night that he will open yet another restaurant, Small Batch, in the former Ford Motor Building at 3001 Locust Street in Midtown. The new restaurant w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Vegetarian Toasted Ravioli and More Meat-Free Meals at Sandrina's

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Truffle Frites and Other Vegetarian Delights at Maplewood's The Crow's Nest

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Chef's Choice: Natasha Kwan of Frida's Deli

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Natasha Kwan of Frida's Deli. Part two, a Q & A with Kwan, will be published Wednesday, and part three, a recipe from Kwan, will be available on Thursday. "I was an unhealthy vegan," confesses Natasha Kwan, owner of the vegetarian, vegan and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Find Home-Style Vegetarian Comfort at Home Wine Kitchen

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The Secret to Fighting the Flu This Season? Eat Yer Fruits and Veggies! (Gut Check Tells You Where)

    Lately, it seems like everyone Gut Check knows either has a cold, is recovering from a cold or is awaiting the arrival of a cold. Now, Gut Check's general recommendation for fighting off a cold is to dose a bowl of pho with twice as much Sriracha as you can stand and then chase it with half a bottle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    The Veggielante Snacks At The Shack Pubgrub

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    MOBot Scientists Discover Tasty (That Is, Non-Fishy) New Source of Omega-3's

    Omega-3 fatty acids, for some of us, are a mixed blessing. On one hand, they have insanely good health benefits: they reduce the risk of heart disease, they ease inflammation from arthritis and asthma and they may even help with depression, ADHD and Alzheimer's. On the other hand, for the longest ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Askinosie Chocolate Expands Lunch Program

    No, not to you. The award-winning Springfield, Missouri-based chocolate company will be using proceeds from two of its products to fund school lunch programs in villages in Tanzania and the Philippines. The PTA's at Mwaya Secondary School in the Kyela region of Tanzania and Malagos Elementary Scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    St. Louis: The 23rd Drunkest City In America

    We didn't make the top five, ten, fifteen or even twenty, but hey, we weren't left out altogether. According to the Daily Beast, St. Louis ranks 23 in its study and list compiling the 25 "drunkest cities" in America in 2012. Maybe we're a skosh too sensitive, but we're sort of offended by our ranki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Wash. U. Docs Provide Another Excuse to Keep Drinking Red Wine

    Red wine has been firmly established as the wonder drug of our time. It prevents blindness, skin cancer, diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay! It fights radiation and food poisoning! It makes you thin and young and lovely and French! Whoops, not French, sorry, we got a little carried away there. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Guerrilla Vegans Misrepresent Rapper Nelly in Wee-Hours Banner Drop

    Disclaimer: While Gut Check's modus vivendi might be summed up succinctly as "live and let live (or die)," some of our best friends are vegans. Oh, and no animals were harmed in the writing of this blog post. As morning commuters might have noticed, early yesterday vegan activists staged a "banner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    First Look: Frida's Deli

    Frida's Deli (622 North and South Road, University City; 314-727-6500) opened its doors on Thursday, July 12, offering fresh, vegetarian sandwiches, soups, salads and smoothies. Owner Natasha Kwan has been a vegetarian for 29 years, at times adopting a vegan diet, at others a raw foods diet, and has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Nutella & Go! Snack Spotted at St. Louis Wal-Mart, Be Still Our Beating Heart

    During a recent jaunt to the Wal-Mart (3270 Telegraph Road) on Telegraph Road, Gut Check made a semi-life-altering discovery: Nutella & Go!, an individually packaged, snack-size portion of Nutella and bread sticks. Produced by Ferrero, the people behind everyone's favorite hazelnut spread, the to-go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    The Veggielante Meets MoKaBe's Coffeehouse

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    The Ten Best Vegetarian Restaurants 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

    March 1, 2012

    New Initiative Promotes Produce, not Chips, at Corner Stores

    Step away from the brown banana. Don't touch the bruised apple. And forget about that slimy hard-boiled egg you grabbed from the cooler. When was the last time you stopped at a convenience store for a snack and didn't see "healthy" fare that looked more congealed than what's in the back of your frid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Scientists Figure Out How Red Wine Keeps You Young

    The glory days of Mad Men, when doctors prescribed regular cigarette smoking and judiciously-administered (daily) glasses of alcohol, are, sadly, long gone -- except for red wine, that miracle drink that keeps us young and healthy while also getting us drunk. Good Lord how we love it! For a long ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Flintstone's Chewable Heroin?

    ​An 11-year-old Madison County girl found some mysterious capsules on a dresser in her home and asked her mother, Nicole L. Edwards, what they were. Mom told her they were vitamins and left it at that -- she also left the capsules with her kid. The girl, who was smart enough to recognize that most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    The Veggielante Visits Atomic Cowboy

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Veggielante Puts Three Kings Public House to the Test

    ​The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to prosely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    1,050-Calorie "Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo"? Michelle Obama Says Yes, We Can!

    ​Gut Check ain't exactly nostalgic for the good ol' days of the George W. Bush administration. Still, a phrase that Dubya once used has stuck with us over the years: "the soft bigotry of low expectations." He was talking about education, but you can apply it to all sorts of things.Like, say, the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Elie Harir of The Mediterranean Grill: Recipe for Tabbouleh

    This is part three of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of chef Elie Harir of the Mediterranean Grill. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Harir, is published here. Kelly HoganAn assortment of Mediterranean salads and dips, including Harir's tabbouleh​Elie Harir knows good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Vitamin D Can Ease Pain of Breast Cancer Treatment, Wash U Finds

    ​Vitamin D is enjoying a serious moment in the sun lately, if you'll pardon the pun. The vitamin, which we produce naturally when we're exposed to sunshine, has been shown to be crucial in maintaining bone health and immune function. It may help keep hair and eyes healthy. And mushrooms that have ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The Veggielante Puts The Royale to the Test

    ​The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to prosely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    St. Louis Girl is the "Cutest Vegetarian," says PETA

    Madeleine Smith, the cutest vegetarian in all the land, according to peta2.​Peta2, the young adult version of the often-controversial animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, announced Monday the two cutest vegetarians in the country. And the cutest vegetarian girl in all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    The Veggielante Puts Barrister's to the Test

    ​The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to prosely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Eat Less, Live Longer

    image via​Some people will do just about anything to live longer -- eat less meat, eat more chocolate, give up alcohol, drink a glass of red wine every day -- but that's all based on anecdotal evidence. A group of researchers at Washington University, though, may have made a breakthrough in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Chocolate Milk is Served in Schools - Everyone Panic!

    Wikimedia Commons​ This week, we've zeroed in on the cause of all the ills in America's children - it's chocolate milk served in school cafeterias! Chocolate milk! ABC News reported yesterday that dentists are joining some nutritionists in decrying the horrors of chocolate milk. Even the U.K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    ADHD and Food Dyes: Seven Videos That Make the Connection

    There's been a lot of back-and-forth recently about the connection between artificial food dyes and attention deficit disorder. Some studies link food dye to ADHD; they're making the children unhinged little maniacs! Others, like one done by the Food and Drug Administration, suggest that parents ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Step Away From the Pork Chop: Great American Meatout Saturday

    For friending, not eating.​Quit eatin' meat, wouldya? It's no good for you or the planet. That's the message the St. Louis Vegetarian Society would love for you to get on Saturday. That's the date of the annual Great American Meatout, a day vegetarians across the planet -- in all 50 states and two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Uber-Vegan Author Will Tuttle Speaks Tomorrow

    ​Author Will Tuttle makes the case in his book The World Peace Diet that society's ills share a common root cause: maligning animals for food. Hear him hold forth on veganism saving the world tomorrow at the Christ Church Cathedral courtesy of the St. Louis Vegetarian Society.Tuttle's 2005 tome lo ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2009
  • Calendar

    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    You Have No More Excuses Not to Eat Soy Bars

    A report and interview featuring Azlin Mustapha, a University of Missouri professor who has developed flatulence-free soy bars.

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2007
  • Dining

    October 17, 2007

    Sipahh Milk Flavoring Straws Cookies and Cream artificial flavor

    $2.00
    Schnucks
    6600 Clayton Road
    Richmond Heights

  • Dining

    August 15, 2007

    Promise Activ Peach SuperShots

    $4.65
    Straub's
    302 North Kingshighway Blvd.

  • Dining

    February 14, 2007

    Enviga

    $1.39 (estimated)
    Arrived via media kit

  • Film

    May 12, 2004

    McRibbing

    A man eats fast food for a month -- guess what happens

  • Dining

    January 14, 2004

    Michelob Ultra vs. Guinness Draught in a Bottle

    Racanelli's Pizza, 12 S. Euclid Avenue, 314-367-7866

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Dining

    March 1, 2000

    Fat Chance

    A new low-fat cookbook lands itself on the "enemies of gastronomy" list

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