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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Underrated/Overrated: What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Brunch?

    The competition for St. Louis' most underrated sandwich shop was fierce, so we can't wait to see what you guys do with this one. Gut Check is -- like many of you -- obsessed with brunch. It perfectly caps off the weekend with mimosas, bloody marys and delicious food. So, we want to know -- which br ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Underrated/Overrated: What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Sandwich Shop?

    In celebration of our annual Best of St. Louis issue, we thought it appropriate to reinvigorate the search for St. Louis' most underrated and overrated foods and restaurants. For our last poll, readers voted Imo's as the city's most overrated pizza. Apparently, the square is not beyond compare. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Bar Louie Opening St. Charles Location

    Bar Louie announced Monday that it is opening a third venue in a new development in St. Charles. Right now, there are locations in the Central West End (14 Maryland Plaza; 314-678-3385) and Kirkwood (110 South Kirkwood Road; 314-238-2300). The complex will be at I-70 and South 5th Street. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Barbecue Is...

    As a commenter astutely pointed out, The Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407) is hardly an unknown restaurant. Still, it isn't simply a barbecue joint -- heck, in its original incarnation, it was a gastropub -- and so often doesn't get factored into "Best Barbecue" discussions. No longe ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    What Is St. Louis' Most Underrated Barbecue?

    Here is a category ripe for nominations. We know the big names: Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) and ​Bogart's Smokehouse (1627 South Ninth Street; 314-621-3107) , which between them have won the last five RFT "Best Barbecue" awards. We of course know barbecue legend Mike Mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Fried Chicken Is...

    King Edwards Fried Chicken & Fish (multiple locations) won your votes for St. Louis' most underrated fried chicken -- by a landslide. King Edwards walloped the field, beating the runner-up by almost 50%. See Also: - Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Overrated Pizza Is... - Your Pick for St. Louis' Most ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    What Is St. Louis' Most Underrated Fried Chicken?

    OK, so our attempt to identify the most underrated restaurant for "sealing the deal" was a dud. No matter. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and move on to a matter of more universal importance. Who has the most underrated fried chicken in St. Louis? See Also: - Your Pick for St. Louis' Mos ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    What Is St. Louis' Most Underrated Restaurant for Sealing the Deal (Wink, Wink)

    It doesn't take a genius to pick a sure-thing restaurant for that special night, the one you've been waiting for since you first Facebook-stalked that friend of a friend spotted that special someone across a crowded, the evening when the fire in your heart will finally stoke the fire your loved ones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Overrated Pizza Is...

    Our quest to identify the most overrated pizza in St. Louis resulted in the most votes by far of our Underrated/Overrated polls. It also resulted in a definitive winner (or should that be "winner"?), with the top vote-getter receiving almost twice as many votes as the runner-up. See Also: - Your Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    The Return of Underrated/Overrated: What Is St. Louis' Most Overrated Pizza?

    It's back! After taking a few months off while we celebrated the Best of St. Louis and then the holidays, our search for St. Louis' most underrated and overrated foods, restaurants and more continues. When we last polled the people, we wanted to know what's St. Louis' most underrated pizza. Now, pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Openings & Closings 2012: The Final Reckoning

    Yes, 2012 has been over for a few weeks now. No, we're not done looking back at it just yet. Don't worry. This isn't another Top Ten list. No, what we have here is Gut Check's annual omnibus listing of every restaurant that opened, closed, both opened and closed, relocated or changed its name in 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Pizza?

    Did you know that today is National Cheese Pizza Day? We didn't, but only because pizza is our default food, so every day has the potential to be Cheese Pizza Day. View a slideshow of delicious cheese pizzas from across the country. The occasion seems right to ask the question that has been loomin ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Overrated Italian Restaurant Is...

    Gut Check asked you to vote to determine St. Louis' most overrated Italian restaurant. As the pie chart above shows, the voting wasn't especially close.

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    August 14, 2012

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Overrated Italian Restaurant: Finals

    Our call for nominations for St. Louis' most overrated Italian restaurants didn't generate nearly as many submissions as we expected. (Come on, folks. We know how jaded you really are.) Still, a few names popped up, so we'll skip right to the finals.

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    August 13, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Cheeseburger and French Fries and Win $10 to La Tropicana Market & Cafe [Updated]!

    You can win $10 to La Tropicana Market & Cafe (5001 Lindenwood Avenue; 314-353-7328) and all you have to do is guess where we ate this cheeseburger with grilled onions, tomato, lettuce and jalapenos with French fries. Hint: We chowed down at a popular burger chain known for its $5 burgers and season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    What Is St. Louis' Most Overrated Italian Restaurant?

    Last month, you voted Filomena's Italian Kitchen (9900 Manchester Road, Glendale; 314-961-9909) St. Louis' most underrated Italian restaurant. Now it's time to put away your Nice cap and sharpen your knives as you recall that overcooked pasta, that plate of floppy T-ravs, that white sauce indistingu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Italian Restaurant Is...

    Filomena's Italian Kitchen (9900 Manchester Road, Glendale; 314-961-9909) is small, but its fans are mighty. Or at least vocal. The tiny Glendale restaurant easily defeated Gian-Tony's Ristorante (5356 Daggett Avenue; 314-772-4483) and Lorenzo's Trattoria (1933 Edwards Street; 314-773-2223) to be n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    What Is St. Louis' Most Underrated Italian Restaurant?

    OK, so Gut Check's search for St. Louis' most underrated frozen treat was a wee bit of a bust. No problem. We pick ourselves up from the carpet, dust off the crumbs and move to a subject close to every St. Louisan's heart: Italian restaurants.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    June 2012 Openings & Closings

    June was a very busy month for openings, including the much-anticipated debut of Southwest Diner (6803 Southwest Avenue; 314-260-7244), the discovery of the city's first Somali restaurant in quite some time and the arrival of three new food trucks. Closings included the popular Thai restaurant Land ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Frozen Treat?

    What could possibly follow the smashing success that was our search for St. Louis' most underrated burger and most overrated burger? We considered, we debated, and then, in the end, we looked at the weather forecast for this week. Yeah, something cold and sweet -- and underrated -- sounds pretty d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Overrated Burger Is...

    Our poll to determine St. Louis' most overrated burger drew many more respondents than our poll for the area's most underrated burger. I'm not sure what that says about you, dear readers, but we thank you for your enthusiastic participation. The finalists included two local institutions and one nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    St. Louis' Most Overrated Burger: The Finals

    Reminder: Voting ends at midnight. Voting is VERY close. The first round of voting to determine St. Louis' Most Overrated Burger narrowed the field to three finalists: two local institutions and a national chain with so many (vocal) detractors that we had no choice but to include it. The Finalists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Overrated Burger: Round One

    We asked you to nominate the most overrated burgers in St. Louis, and you responded. While your nominations might not have contained many surprises -- then again, an overrated burger can't be a surprise, can it? -- your reasons were highly entertaining. Page through to see the six semifinalists for ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Tidbits from Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Food Trucks

    - Five Guys Burgers and Fries -- which has received a few mentions in our quest for St. Louis' most overrated burger -- is now open in the former Blockbuster Video location at 4183 Lindell Boulevard. This is the first City of St. Louis location for the national chain, which arrived in the metro area ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Hummus Plate and Win A Meal at Five Guys [Updated with winner]!

    ​Guess where we ate this hummus platter and paprika dusted pita bread and win a burger, French fries and a drink at Five Guys Burgers and Fries (1417 St. Louis Galleria, 314-721-1001). Hint: We washed down this hummus platter with fresh muddled cocktails at a bar/restaurant in south city. Rules: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    February 2012 Openings & Closings

    Openings once again outpaced closings this month, but you'll pardon us if we dwell for a moment on those closings. This has been one of the most spectacular months for restaurant closings that Gut Check has ever seen. You had the abrupt shuttering of Root after three weeks, the closing of the four ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Tidbits from Five Guys, Goshen Coffee Company

    Well, it certainly hasn't been a dull week for restaurant news in St. Louis. Here are a couple of additional items from the past day or so: - Joe Bonwich of the Post-Dispatch, who has a pretty impeccable source when it comes to matters involving Five Guys Burgers and Fries, reports that the chain's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    The Six Best Chain 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 >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2011
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    August 17, 2011

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Seaweed Salad and Win Baseball Tickets and Lunch!

    ​Chrissy WilmesWe're going to give this one another try. You can win 4 tickets to the River City Rascals game of your choice as well as a burger, fries and soda from Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and all you have to do is guess where we ate this seaweed salad. Rules: To be eligible, you must leav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Smashburger Throws Its "Better Burger" Onto a Crowded Grill

    ​Smashburger today officially announced what many St. Louis burger fans already knew: The Denver, Colorado-based chain restaurants will debut its first area location on Wednesday, July 20, at 1981 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles.Smashburger plans to open a total of twelve locations in St. Louis over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Dave & Tony's Premium Burger Joint Opens

    ​Dave & Tony's Premium Burger Joint opened today at 12766 Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur. This is the former location of Sammy Scott's Sandwiches & More, which closed in March of this year, and the Dave and Tony of the new venture's name are two of Sammy Scott's owners, David Miller and An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Falafel and Win a Gift Certificate to Five Guys Burgers and Fries!

    Kristen Klempert​ You can win a gift certificate redeemable for a burger, fries and soda at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and all you have to do is guess where we're eating. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address in the comment-entry field. One guess per e-mail address. E ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Bistro 1130 Opens in Town and Country This Evening

    Ian FroebBistro 1130 in Town and Country aims to bring sexy back.​Bistro 1130, which describes itself as "the sexiest French restaurant in town," opens for dinner at precisely 5:45 p.m. this evening. The restaurant is located at 1130 Town & Country Crossing Drive, the same shopping plaza where ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    A Visit to Burger Brothers at River City Casino

    Ian FroebBurger and fries at Burger Brothers in River City Casino​At Burger Bar, the Hubert Keller-helmed burger joint at Pinnacle Entertainment's Lumière Place casino, your burger is limited only by your imagination. You want foie gras and black truffle atop your Kobe beef? Check. You want a pla ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    2009 in Review: June

    ​Alberto Gottardo, Wikimedia Commons​What better time than the onset of warm weather for a delicious beer? So what better time than June for the first St. Louis Craft Beer Week? A week filled with tastings, talks and more tastings celebrated the booming craft-beer scene in St. Louis. And speakin ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 8.15-8.21

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly's scheduled her fall classes at Kitchen Conservatory. One Hot Stove: Nupur made an electricity-free salad. Adventures in Eating Locally: Kimberly's got some problems with Chinese-imported chicken. Off the ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer SilverbergWhy do we love Five Guys Burgers and Fries so? Because it makes us smile like that baby over there. A trip to our favorite fast-food chain was definitely the highlight of Gut Check's week, but it certainly wasn't the only highlight.What else happened?The Sneak smuggled mochi ice c ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Review Slideshow: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

    Jennifer SilverbergMy review of Five Guys Burgers and Fries is now available online. You can find Five Guys in Town and Country as well as Ellisville. For more information, visit the Five Guys Web site.In this week's Back of the House slideshow, Jennifer Silverberg takes you behind the scenes of the ... More >>

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