St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites.
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In December 2012 Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen (34 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-968-0061) appeared on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Since its initial airing, the episode has replayed a handful of times each month, with four airings slated for April, including tonight at 8:30 ... More >>
The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>
Guy Fieri has not had a good month. As you might have heard, Pete Wells of the New York Times visited the spiky-haired one's new Times Square restaurant and dropped one of the most astonishing negative reviews you'll ever read.
Guy Fieri Inc. continues unabated, however. And on tonight's first-run ... More >>
Guy Fieri didn't visit every restaurant in St. Louis when he was in town this past June. It only feels like it.
Yes, the spiky-haired one's march through the metro area continues on tonight's first-run episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives ("Turn on Traditional"), which features a visit to Espinos ... More >>
Despite spending way too much time on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives page of the Food Network website, charting the path that Guy Fieri cut through St. Louis earlier this year, I somehow missed that last night's new episode -- "Pubs and Grub" -- included Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361- ... More >>
The Guy Fieri parade through St. Louis marches on. Tonight's episode of the spiky-haired one's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives ("Food Done Right") features south city's The Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407). The episode airs at 9 p.m. local time on the Food Network.
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Guy Fieri's spotlight shines again on St. Louis: Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) will appear on tonight's episode of the spiky-haired one's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network. The episode, entitled "All Family, All the Time," airs at 9 p.m. local time.
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Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship
I'm a sucker for the Food Network. Chopped is my jam, I have strong opinions about specific Iron Chefs, an ... More >>
Reminder: Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328), RFT's "Best Food Truck" for 2012, will appear tonight on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode, titled "Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs," airs at 9 p.m. local time.
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Guy Fieri visited St. Louis for several days this June, filming for the upcoming season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
To the best of Gut Check's knowledge -- which included seeing the spiky-haired one himself slammin' a coffee in the Delmar Loop -- he visited six area establishments: Anthonino's ... More >>
Since last week, we've been stalking tracking the visits that Guy Fieri made while in town filming for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Yesterday, we added The Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407) to a list that already included Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) and fo ... More >>
As you might have heard, Guy Fieri was in St. Louis over the past week or so, filming segments for future episodes of his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives program. Among the restaurants that he visited were Anthonino's Taverna (222 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) and food truck Guerrilla Street Food (@Gue ... More >>
Yesterday, we learned that Guy Fieri was shooting a segment for his smash-hit Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives at Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455)
This morning, driving to Gut Check International Headquarters here in the Delmar Loop, I happened to notice the Gue ... More >>
Guy Fieri is in St. Louis as we speak to film segments for his hit Food Network program Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. A tipster told me last week that Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Road; 314-773-4455) would be one of the local restaurants featured.
My message to the Scutaro brothers, who own An ... More >>
This gesture is OK.So we've been a little obsessed with Guy Fieri the past couple of weeks, thanks to the feature story about former Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives producer David Page in our sister paper City Pages. The latest embarrassing revelation about the spiky-haired superstar chef isn't ... More >>
To review: Our sister paper City Pages published a profile of former Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives producer David Page that painted star Guy Fieri in a less than flattering light. Though both Fieri and the Food Network refused comment to writer Gregory Pratt, after the article's publication Fieri's ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the profile of television producer David Page in our Twin Cities sister paper City Pages. Page, who created the smash-hit Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, made several sensational claims about Guy Fieri, including that the spiky-haired star styles himself a mafia don and ... More >>
City Pages, our sister paper in the Twin Cities, this week runs a profile of David Page, the journalist turned television producer who created Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -- and made Guy Fieri a star.Page's company produced eleven seasons of the smash-hit show before the Food Network dumped him t ... More >>
Photo by Steve Mitchell/Festival Partners LLCSummer's so close, we can taste it. Find out exactly what flavors lead into the season at events such as Rib America Festival and the Third Annual Rib-Off at Iron Barley during the extended holiday weekend.
Friday (May 27):
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Food TV's popularity is waning. The New York Post says that the network's 2010 numbers showed the first decrease in the network's history. In the fourth quarter of 2009, viewership plunged 10.3 percent among viewers ages 25 to 54. The slide continued with 3.3 percent in the second quarter and 4.5 pe ... More >>
Iron Barley (2003)Tom Coghill's laidback -- but decidedly not quiet -- restaurant has enjoyed a recent surge in interest thanks to its appearance on the Food Network's megapopular Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's the rare case when I don't want to kick host Guy Fieri in his Rocky Mountain oyster ... More >>