It's finally here! St. Louis' huge, annual food event, Taste of St. Louis (Soldiers Memorial Plaza, 14th & Chestnut streets), is upon us. Oh, sorry, it's the "Budweiser Taste of St. Louis" this year now that Anheuser-Busch is a big sponsor, but we can't complain about more beer now, can we? All the ... More >>
No, Bravo isn't bringing its TV cameras to STL. But you'll probably still want to check out the Top Chef Ultimate Burger Challenge on Sunday, August 18, if only to get a chance to taste some beefy deliciousness from some of St. Louis' best burgermeisters. See also: - Local Chefs to Compete in Grass ... More >>
The Chef Battle Royale is back! Taste of St. Louis has announced seven of the eight chefs who will be competing at this year's event. The final spot will be won in a breakfast food competition on Fox 2 a week before Taste of St. Louis. See also: -Food Porn at Taste of St. Louis 2009 -Get a Taste of ... More >>
This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Joseph Hemp V of Robust. Part two, a Q & A with Hemp, and part three, a recipe from Hemp, will be available on Friday. Growing up, Joseph Hemp V always looked forward to Sunday breakfast. "We were all together as a family," the chef of Robust ... More >>
April has seen several openings, including the return to St. Louis of chef Eric Brenner, an "eco-chic" outfit from Chicago, two new food trucks, a new bakery for the Loop and a new home in Soulard for another bakery. Closings were few but did include one of our favorite new Vietnamese restaurants, ... More >>
Local chef Eric Brenner has made his triumphant return to the St. Louis food scene with the new restaurant Alumni (200 North 13th Street; 314-241-5888), which opened Monday. Alumni is a joint effort between Brenner and the Lawrence Group, a local planning and design firm. Together, they have create ... More >>
- We told you just last week that Eric Brenner, the chef and owner of the late, lamented Moxy Bistro, had returned to St. Louis from Manhattan to open a new restaurant. St. Louis Magazine scores the news that the restaurant will be called Alumni and will be located at the Park Pacific building at 12 ... More >>
Gut Check's radar pinged loudly when we saw the following tweets from Eric Brenner, whose career as a chef and consultant has included numerous St. Louis restaurants, most notably the late, lamented Moxy Bistro, Riverfront Times' "Best New Restaurant" in 2004 and our "Best Restaurant to Die in the P ... More >>
Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2012 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>
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 >>
Ian FroebFarmhaus opened in Lindenwood Park this month.March was a month for much-anticipated openings -- on both ends of the spectrum: Dunkin' Donuts returned to St. Louis, and Kevin Willmann, formerly of Edwardsville's Erato on Main, debuted Farmhaus.As for closings, it was, thankfully, a quiet ... More >>
This week I visit Molly's in Soulard (808 Geyer Avenue), the new bistro opened by the original Molly's in the former Norton's space. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.Steve TruesdellInside the new Molly's in Soulard
www.mollysinsoulard.comMolly's in Soulard, the "new" restaurant resulting from Molly's expanding into the old Norton's space next-door, opens tomorrow, August 28, at 808 Geyer Avenue.
News from a few of our friends around town:- The St. Louis Business Journal reports that a new operator has been chosen for Bevo Mill (4749 Gravois Avenue). L&M Catering will use the historic space as a restaurant, catering and special-events facility.- At Off the Menu, Joe Bonwich passes along ... More >>
I don't know if this counts as destination dining, but it's certainly interesting, demonstrating the reach of Eric Brenner's restaurant-consulting skills. Brenner, the owner and chef of Moxy (4584 Laclede Avenue; Web site) has helped develop a new restaurant at Lady Lucky Casino, the Isle of Capri p ... More >>
As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Eric Brenner's Moxy (4584 Laclede Avenue) is hosting a New Year's Eve prix-fixe dinner: three courses plus an amuse bouche and a dessert bar.The cost is $75 per person. Reservations are available during three periods: 6-6:30 p.m., 8-8:30 p ... More >>
Oh, Moxy, your food puts us on cloud nine!
Leon Bierbaum's renowned namesake restaurant needs some polishing
Trust us -- the food at Z is great. You just won't be able to see it.