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    May 22, 2014

    Beach Cruiser Bringing California Cuisine to St. Louis This Weekend Only

    California may be hundreds of miles away, but St. Louis is getting a little taste of Venice Beach this weekend, thanks to Beach Cruiser food truck. The three friends behind the wheel are driving cross-country as part of the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. See also: The Best Food Porn of Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    January 16, 2014

    Mystery Solved: Alton Brown Loves Pi Pizzeria

    Earlier this week, we chatted with Food Network star and James Beard award winner Alton Brown before he brings his one-man show to St. Louis on February 1. Brown recalled the last time he was in St. Louis, he tweeted that he was starving, and someone sent him a pizza. See also: Help Alton Brown Fin ... 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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    It's Deschutes Base Camp Week in St. Louis!

    It's freakin' beer mania here in St. Louis this week! Deschutes Brewery is in town from Portland, Oregon, and they're partnering with various bars and restaurants in town to bring you a plethora of beer-related activities and events. The festivities, which Deschutes calls Base Camp for Fanatics, o ... 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

    December 10, 2012

    Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tonight

    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 >>

  • 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 22, 2012

    Reminder: Anthonino's Taverna on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tonight

    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. See Also ... 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

    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 >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Jilly's Debuts New Menu Items and Big News at Its Adults-Only Cocktail Reception

    Jilly's Cupcake Bar had reason to celebrate Thursday night, despite the cold, slushy weather. While the streets were frosted with fluffy precipitation, Jilly's cupcake chefs dropped dollops of buttercream icing on tray after tray of the bakery's famous jumbo cupcakes in preparation for the night's " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    River City Savories Offers Homemade Cheese Spreads and Baked Goods

    Courtesy of Laura Van AlstineA Cardinals-themed hand-painted pie by River City Savories.​People call Brian Runge the cheesemonger. When a friend sent him nearly 100 pounds of dehydrated morel mushrooms, he decided to get creative by incorporating them into a cheese spread that became so popula ... 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

    October 13, 2011

    "You Can't Send Me to Talk to Gay People Without Warning!": Behind the Scenes with Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy Fieri

    ​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 >>

  • 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 29, 2011

    Jilly's Cupcake Wars-Winning Treats: Gut Check Investigates

    Amanda WoytusPrize-winning cupcakes from Jilly's​After Tuesday night's show, the secret's out: Jilly's Cupcake Bar (8509 Delmar Boulevard, Ladue; 314-993-5455) won Food Network's Cupcake Wars challenge. Chefs Casey Shiller and Dana Holland took home the $10,000 prize and bragging rights by bak ... 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 www.17thstreetbarbecue.com) 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

    May 27, 2011

    35 Things to Do Instead of Attending the Guy Fieri Food Tour

    ​Sunday Food Network "personality" and "chef" Guy Fieri brings his Guy Fieri Food Tour to the Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. The event is a rock & roll celebration of all things Guy, and each evening culminates with the spiky-haired, backwards-sunglasses-wearing, sold-out-to-the-Natio ... 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 (qconline.us). 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 17, 2011

    Meglio's Gets Food Network Makeover...and Gut Check Interview

    Food NetworkRobert Irvine pumps up John Meglio (left) on Restaurant: Impossible​ Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, the makeover show for struggling restaurants, hosted by Robert Irvine of Dinner: Impossible fame, aired its episode featuring Meglio's Italian Grill and Bar (12490 St. Charl ... 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 >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    February 25, 2009

    St. Louis Episode of Man v. Food Live Blog

    Man v. Food host Adam Richman visits St. Louis spots Crown Candy Kitchen, Iron Barley and Pappy's Smokehouse.8:57 p.m.: We'll be live in just a few minutes. Unless LOST runs late.9:05 p.m.: Uh... LOST ran 5 minutes late. Apparently, I missed Iron Barley. D'oh. Sorry, Tom Coghill. I did live blog you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Congratulations to Drink of the Week!

    Tomorrow my colleague and good friend Kristie McClanahan -- author of the RFT's Drink of the Week column as well as its editorial operations manager -- is getting married. Best wishes to Kristie and Brian for a wonderful wedding and years and years of love, happiness and drinks of the week. Wow. Qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    Iron Barley on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tonight

    Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue) will be featured on tonight's episode of the popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at 9 CDT. Never mind that Iron Barley isn't a diner, drive-in or dive -- at least, not as I understand a dive -- or that Guy Fieri is insufferable. Watch and cheer o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    Live-Blogging Iron Barley's Appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    As I posted earlier, at 9 p.m. tonight Iron Barley will be featured on a new episode of the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode is titled "Neighborhood Joints," which is a better description of Iron Barley than diner, drive-in or dive. At any rate, I'm home, it's on in 20 min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Today's Food News

    www.okinawaindex.com A fascinating -- and disturbing -- medical mystery when workers at a Minnesota pork-packing plant come down with an unknown neurological disorder. Warning: If the phrase "aerosolized brain matter" grosses you out, you might want to skip this one. (New York Times) President Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Shameless Unpaid and Unsolicited Promotion for Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations

    www.wikimedia.org Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations -- one of my absolute favorite food-related TV shows of all time -- begins its new season at 9 p.m. tonight (CST) on the Travel Channel. For a much needed laugh at the beginning of this first full week of the new year, check out Bourdain's blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.4

    graphics.jsonline.com Believe it or not, there's news besides Britney this fine Friday morning. The FDA is likely to approve the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals, reports the Wall Street Journal. (Here's a Reuters summary if you can't read the WSJ piece.) China, still on the warpath, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Michael Ruhlman at Viking Thursday

    God among food writers Michael Ruhlman will be hosting a discussion and demonstration promoting his new book The Elements of Cooking at the Viking Cooking School (1811 South Brentwood Boulevard). The event runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, and the cost is $69.99 per person. www.ruhlman.com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007

    St. Louis Restaurants Represent!

    For several months now, Food & Wine magazine has been profiling the restaurant scenes in U.S. cities other than the usual suspects. The November issue (in my mailbox this weekend) includes St. Louis, with brief visits to Terrene, Niche and Five. Read the report for yourself right here. Very cool to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Mmmm...Doughnuts...

    One of the more beautiful things about St. Louis is its surplus of doughnut shops that are not Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme. Mmmm...doughnuts...sugary, yeasty, deep-fried bits of goodness... Sorry, got a bit carried away there. Ahem. Back to the point of this post: www.sfgate.com Dough ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2001

    Side Dish

    Downtown goings-on in the food business

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