Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.
Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly made spring candy bark.
The Sweets Life: Natalie shared spinach and cheese stuffed shells with marinara sauce.
Cupcake Project: Stef made April Fool's Day "cupcakes."
Eat Write: Judith shared goat cheese and smok ... More >>
Washington has been focusing more and more on food and eating healthy lately, thanks to Mama Obama's presence in the white house. Michelle planted a garden on the White House grounds, which regularly provides produce to the prez and his family. She's working to make school lunches healthier, but she ... More >>
Friday (Aug. 17):
Third Friday @ Third Degree Glass Factory
This month's theme is "vroom-vroom." Enjoy samples from Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream, sip on watermelon martinis, and snack on small plates such as orzo pasta salad, spedini skewered chicken and hummus with pita over the usual live enterta ... More >>
Friday (Aug. 10):
Food Truck Friday @ southwest side of Tower Grove Park
Grab eats from Guerilla Street Food, Le Food Truck, recent Cupcake Wars winners The Sweet Divine and many more during this monthly mobile food event. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m.
Julia Child inspired dinner @ Vin de Set
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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 >>
Gut Check has been known to enjoy us some New Yorker every now and then. (And by "now and then" we mean "now and then." When someone tells us they read the New Yorker every week, we know they're 1) paid to do so, 2) an insufferable bore, 3) letting mildew grow on their shower curtain and shit, or 4) ... More >>
As we told you yesterday, Clayton Restaurant Week runs from Monday, January 23, through Sunday, January 29. Participating restaurants have three-course prix-fixe menus for $25, tax and tip excluded. You can see the full list of those restaurants and their menus on the official Clayton Restaurant Wee ... More >>
We love pumpkins! We just want to carve 'em, roast their seeds and then bake the guts into all kinds of awesome. So, this autumn, we're on a quest for the tastiest local pumpkin goodies, before the fleeting flavor is gone. Do you have a favorite local seasonal pumpkin food? E-mail tips@riverfro ... More >>
This is part one of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of chef Reine Bayoc of SweetArt. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Bayoc, will be posted on Thursday.Emily Wasserman
What do you get when you take a self-professed Southern girl, mix in a little ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergNow you can enjoy the onion soup at Brasserie by Niche seven days a week.A few notes from the last week:- Brasserie by Niche announced via Twitter this weekend that it will now be open seven days a week.Smart move: By all accounts, Gerard Craft's French restaurant, which landed ... More >>
New year, a bazillion new diet industry ads. Ellen Tarlin of Slate's "Clean Plate" column cuts through the fads and begins an attempt to stick to the food pyramid for a week while examining the conflicting nutritional information and research that can make it so difficult to understand what we need ... More >>
This has been making the rounds over the past few days -- I saw it on Eater this morning -- but Gut Check is never one to pass up a fun story, especially when it allows us to question another human being's life choices.Meet Lawrence Dai, a student at Northwestern University who has decided to wat ... More >>
User "Wikidemo," Wikimedia CommonsMerry Christmas! (Watch your knuckles.)What to get the novice foodie(s) in your life this holiday season? Here are some gifts that I heartily recommend. These are invaluable tools, well worth the space they take up in my own kitchen because I use them so frequen ... More >>
Recently unearthed footage from the pilot of The French Chef from WGBH in Boston, featuring political reporter -- and current Riverfront Times managing editor -- Ellis Conklin in the role that Julia Child would make famous. Test audiences reacted poorly to the then-127-year-old Conklin, who refus ... More >>
Part of my concept of what being a foodie entails is being able to cook well. I think I'm a decent home cook. I cook mostly from scratch, and I love being in the kitchen, but dishes that take a long time or have a complicated ingredient list intimidate me, mostly because I have the attention span of ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Julia Child is haunting me.In full disclosure, I invited her in. I just didn't realize that beloved, deceased TV chefs followed roughly the same rules as vampires. Man, that is going to be no good for Mario Batali. That gentleman has stringent minimum garlic req ... More >>
RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Like every other food blogger in St. Louis and probably the country, I went to see Julie & Julia over the weekend. (It was mandatory. There was a memo and everything.) I enjoyed it. A cat played a minor but alm ... More >>