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    March 3, 2014

    Taste of St. Louis Moving to Chesterfield

    Downtown food festival Taste of St. Louis is moving to Chesterfield, event organizers announced today. It has traditionally been held at the Soldiers Memorial Plaza near other downtown instutions like the Peabody Opera House, Union Station and St. Louis City Hall. See also: The Food of Taste of St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Where to Get King Cake for Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras isn't all boobs and beads. This weekend also calls for lots and lots of New Orleans flavor, from gumbo to Hurricanes and of course, king cake. The treat dates back to the 1700s in French Alabama and Louisiana. The name comes from the three kings (the Christmas ones) because believe it or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 20 to 22

    This weekend, support sustainability and local agriculture at The Art of Food or the Soulard Farmers Market. Travel to Argentina with the Botanical Garden or meet a Food Network star! Continue for our food-related recommendations. See also: The Art of Food Brings St. Louis' Top Chefs Together for S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Try the St. Louis Nacho Crunch Dog at Tonight's Cards Game

    Hitting up the Cards game tonight? Maybe you should -- the "St. Louis Nacho Crunch Dog" is debuting tonight in honor of National Hot Dog Month (hello, how did we not know about this?). See also: -Survey Finds Busch Stadium Food, Drink Prices Above MLB Average -Food Network's "St. Louis Dog" at Busc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Paula Deen to Star in Her Own Comic

    Surprisingly, not everyone has canceled their Paula Deen books. Bluewater Productions will roll out their "Female Force" biography comic book featuring the butter-loving chef this fall. Here's the kicker: they aren't making fun of her. See also: -Paula Deen Should Probably Just Own It -Angry Paula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Paula Deen Should Probably Just Own It

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2013
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    May 14, 2013

    The Eight Bars With the Best Beer Selections in St. Louis: 2013

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The eight bars with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    An Updated Guide to Restaurants in University City: Delmar Boulevard, from Big Bend to 170

    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. View West Delmar in a larger map The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Jilly's Cupcake Bar Seeks Redemption at Cupcake Wars

    The first time they were on Cupcake Wars, they took home the grand prize and all the glory. When they returned for the "Battle of the Champions," they got cut back down to size. On May 5, Jilly's Cupcake Bar (8509 Delmar Boulevard; 314-993-5455) is back in the competition, duking it out against bake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Hwy 61 Roadhouse Owner Talks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Episode, Meeting Guy Fieri

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    The Sweet Divine to Move to Soulard in March

    The Sweet Divine (4521 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 636-942-2900) is about to get a little sweeter. The bakery, which opened in south city only last June, is already planning a move next month to bigger digs in Soulard. The cupcakery began as the dream of Jenna Seibert, who owns the store with her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Seven Best Barbecue Joints in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The Shaved Duck on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tonight; Date for Hwy 61 Roadhouse Set

    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. The Shaved Duck will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    The Class War Between Food Culture and Music Culture

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    The Final Guy Fieri Round-Up: Dressel's, Highway 61 Roadhouse and (Maybe) Espinos

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Busch Stadium's "St. Louis Dog" Among Baseball's "Craziest" Hot Dogs, Apparently

    The "St. Louis Dog" is this year's signature item at the Food Network's concession stand at Busch Stadium, a quarter-pound, all-beef hot dog topped with barbecue sauce, shredded Provel cheese and crumbled Red Hot Riplets. When Gut Check sampled the "St. Louis Dog" last month, we weren't impressed, e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    The Five Best Places for Cupcakes 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

    May 1, 2012

    Survey Finds Busch Stadium Food, Drink Prices Above MLB Average

    A couple of weeks ago, Gut Check tried the new "St. Louis Dog" from the Food Network's hot dog cart at Busch Stadium. The hot dog wasn't as awful as its toppings (barbecue sauce, Provel and crumbled Red Hot Riplets) might lead you to believe, but the real outrage was the price: $11. This year's edi ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 26, 2012
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    April 13, 2012

    USA Today Celebrates Imo's, Jilly's

    Would ya look at that. St. Louis-style pizza is having itself what we in the media call "a moment": Last week, there was a long, approving article on our cracker-thin, Provel-topped pie on pizza-centric blog Slice. Now, USA Today has turned over its "Great American Bites" column to an appreciation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Meet Chef Megan Garrelts, Co-Author of Bluestem: The Cookbook

    Restaurateurs Colby and Megan Garrelts of Bluestem in Kansas City recently recently released a cookbook outlining their signature seasonally-focused Midwestern dishes. Chef Gerard Craft hosts a special five-course dinner at Niche on Friday, January 20, to properly introduce Bluestem to St. Louis. Gu ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 23, 2011

    The Five Best Barbecue Spots in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Guy Fieri-City Pages Brouhaha Continues, @DadBoner Weighs In

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Mike Johnson of Cyrano's, Boogaloo, Part 2

    This is part two of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Mike Johnson of Cyrano's and Boogaloo. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Johnson, will be published shortly. Chrissy Wilmes​Did your family cook when you were a child? Not a lot. We ordered out, or I ended up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Mike Johnson of Cyrano's, Boogaloo

    This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Mike Johnson of Cyrano's and Boogaloo. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Johnson, will be published on Thursday. Chrissy Wilmes​Within his career as a chef, Mike Johnson of Cyrano's and Boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    High School Kids Keep Campus Kitchen Running in the Summer

    Image courtesy of Amy LeeLast summer's students on delivery with one Campus Kitchen's clients​Nationwide, 29 Campus Kitchen Projects operate with college student volunteers who learn about cooking, nutrition and food conservation while preparing and delivering meals for the needy. But what hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Interview & Recipe: Maggie McHugh Talks About Recipe Records, Her Rock & Roll Cookbook

    Recipe RecordsMaggie McHugh and Lanea Stagg, co-authors of Recipe Records, in the kitchen.​Music and food make a wonderful pair, and so do Maggie McHugh and Lanea Stagg, co-authors of Recipe Records, a locally released rock & roll themed cookbook featuring easy and tasty recipes inspired by so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Spend a Night in the Jeff City Jail

    image viaYou, too, can spend an exciting night in jail.​If you haven't made any summer vacation plans yet, hoo boy does the Cole County Sheriff's Department have a deal for you! For a mere $30, you can spend the night in the new county jail in Jefferson City and you don't even have to get arre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    17th Street Bar and Grill Gets Double Recognition

    Image via​Pit master extraordinaire Mike Mills of 17th Street Bar & Grill (1711 West Highway 50, O'Fallon; 618-622-1717 or will be cooking at the famed James Beard House in New York City on July 15. The dinners at the Beard House are hosted monthly by the James Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    How to Visit an Iconic Restaurant Without Looking Like an Ass

    gomemphis.comGoing to Rendezvous or another food icon? Do your damn homework, Newb.​We don't stay holed up in the ivory tower of Gut Check International Headquarters all the time. No way! Sometimes we've got to get away. Hit the road. Eat in another city. Going to Memphis? Then you must have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Oprah's Seven Best Food Moments​ Today the world bids farewell to "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Twenty-five years of gab, angst, couch-jumping, jailhouse interviews, favorite things, crazy giveaways, fad diets, weight loss, weight gains and lots of chow. No, we're not making any fluctuating weight jokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Vincent Price's Bran Fudge Squares

    Kholood Eid​In honor of Vincentennial, the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the actor Vincent Price, Gut Check decided to honor Price by cooking something. Price, you see, was a noted gourmand. In 1965, he and his second wife Mary collaborated on a cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Girl Scout Cookies Make Us Want to Puke -- Episode 3: Shortbread (a.k.a. Trefoils)

    Doesn't that face just scream shortbread cookie!?​If Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa of Food Network fame, baked up a batch of shortbread cookies for a Girl Scout troop in her neck of the Hamptons, here is what the ingredient list might look like: ​ If, on the other hand, you bought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Jane Muscroft of Queen's Cuisine, Part 2

    This is part two of Deborah Hyland's Chef's Choice profile of Jane Muscroft of Queen's Cuisine ( Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Muscroft, will be published tomorrow. Deborah Hyland​Did your family cook when you were a child? Oh yes. My mum cooked dinner eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    What Hams! 5 Best Videos of Kids and Food!

    image via​Last week Gut Check explored the do's and don't's of dining out with children. Although the little ones don't always make for the best fancy-dining companions, kids and food are often a recipe for hilarity -- especially when the mess is being made on your computer screen and not the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    St. Louis Events Mark National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    A highlight of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in St. Louis will be a screening of the 2007 documentary America the Beautiful paired with an appearance by filmmaker Darryl Roberts.​The National Eating Disorders Association has declared February 21-26 National Eating Disorders Awarenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Cheese-Obsessed 5-Year-Old Wins Sara Lee Deli Contest: A Visit from Celebrity Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

    Bennett Christofferson is a five-year-old who only eats cheese and wants to be a chef when he grows up. Holly FannMeet Bennett, the kid who only eats cheese.​His mom, Jenn, wrote about her son's persnickety eating habits for a contest sponsored by Sara Lee Deli. The prize: a visit to their B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 1.3-1.9

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly took a look at her favorite restaurant meals of 2010. Iron Stef: Stephanie also took a look back at a few of her personal 2010 highlights. A Veggie Venture: Alanna talked healthy habits and a kitch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Food Feuds Pits Pappy's Smokehouse vs. 17th Street Bar & Grill, Michael Symon vs. Geography

    Food Feuds host Michael Symon judged the ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse and 17th Street Grill: Pappy's Mike Emerson (left) and 17th Street's Mike Mills (right) can't see Symon's O-face, but they sense something is amiss.​Food Feuds, the new Food Network show in which chef Michael Symon judges food b ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2004

    Welsh, Welsh, Welsh

    Llywelyn's expands the empire

  • Dining

    March 7, 2001

    Side Dish

    Downtown goings-on in the food business