Welcome to Sugar High, a new series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. Presented on a n ... More >>
Early Tuesday morning the St. Louis Rams touched down at Heathrow Airport in London. On Sunday the team faces off against the New England Patriots in the annual NFL game in fabled Wembley Stadium. Sure, there isn't a lot of European interest in American football -- perhaps the Rams should consider ... More >>
With temperatures cresting 90 degrees, comfort food isn't exactly what Gut Check wants for dinner; but in the spirit of St. Pat's Day, it's what we're having. The hearty, stick-to-you-ribs shepherd's pie at Highlander Pub & Grill (5656 Oakland Avenue, 314-644-4646) is a monster plate of ground lamb ... More >>
Robin WheelerA proper tomato soup and grilled cheese lunch for a rainy day. The Place: The London Tea Room (1520 Washington Ave., 241-6556), the cheeky British tea house and cafe across from the City Museum. The Lunch: As the weather turned drizzly and gray, the mood turns to tea. When it fee ... More >>
Our heroine may be "poor, obscure, plain and little" -- but that's nothing that a piping-hot shepherd's pie won't cure! We had this idea that we'd go watch Jane Eyre and then eat Jamaican food. We were, admittedly, feeling a bit postmodern. Since we last spent much time with Jane Eyre, we'd rea ... More >>
This is part two of Deborah Hyland's Chef's Choice profile of Jane Muscroft of Queen's Cuisine (qconline.us). Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Muscroft, will be published tomorrow. Deborah HylandDid your family cook when you were a child? Oh yes. My mum cooked dinner eve ... More >>
England vs. Australia may sound like a cricket match, but it's merely the latest Fight Club Sandwich installment: battle meat pie. The two nations may share one language and a similar gene pool, but culturally they're as far apart as they are geographically. One is planning a royal wedding; ... More >>
Beer, cheese and potatoes. If these three food items don't take up 60 percent of your "Five Favorite Things in Life" list, then we don't want to know you. (That still leaves two slots for your significant other and your cat, so don't say our selections take up too much room.) Perhaps not coi ... More >>
Ian FroebI'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 your own favorites via the comments thread.
This week I visit the Central West End institution Dressel's. How did I end up at Dressel's, chowing down on house-made potato chips and rarebit for the who-knows-how-manyeth time? Blame the headless babe.Check back here tomorrow to see what I think.
A follow-up to a story from yesterday: Tests have concluded that food poisoning did not sicken 40 diners at Heston Blumenthal's London restaurant, the Fat Duck. (BBC News)Also across the pond, Michelin has released its 100th guide to French restaurants. (AP)A new study finds that wine might help red ... More >>
Gastropub, shmastropub. Newstead Tower Public House is Ian's kind of bar.
Downtown's Dubliner needs a wee bit of work.
Global Foods Market
421 North Kirkwood Road
Ms. Day finds cheese utopia at Saturday's Cheesefest
The Scottish Arms is a wonderful wee place -- and yeah, there's haggis
Llywelyn's expands the empire
Fans of the late jazzman will find an upcoming Webster University concert to their liking
Lunching at the Missouri History Museum's new cafe, Meriwether's
Sitting a spell at the Kitchen