Guy Fieri

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    October 6, 2014

    The 10 Bars With the Best Food in St. Louis

    What goes best with a drink? Food, of course! We all have our favorites, that perfect snack to pair with beer or cocktail hour. Gut Check has rounded up a top ten that do both extremely well. Some offer the fatty, salty classics that keep us in perfect drinking spirits all night and others offer a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Happy Hour at Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen: Taste the South in Webster Groves

    The Place: Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen (34 South Old Orchard Avenue; 314-968-0061) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. as well as Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to close. The Deal: Buy one, get one free appetizers. Five dollar hurricanes and margaritas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Six Terrible Bands I Would Fight if I Could

    In the most head-shaking article unleashed on the Internet in recent memory, it was revealed that rapper/necrophiliac/federal agent impersonator DMX has been in talks to fight George Zimmerman, the infamous idiot who gunned down young Trayvon Martin. Luckily for humanity and overall decency in gener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Six Nerdy Groups With Intolerable Fans

    Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands, for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that your brain naturally has a ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 21, 2013
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    April 10, 2013

    Loving Pig's Face and Learning to Leave His Roast Chicken Alone: A Q&A with Vino Nadoz's Chris DiMercurio

    This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Chris DiMercurio of Vino Nadoz. Read part one, a profile of DiMercurio, here. Part three, a recipe from DiMercurio, will be published on Friday. Chris DiMercurio worked alongside -- and learned from -- some of St. Louis' talented young chefs ... 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

    March 15, 2013

    Dressel's Porchetta "Louie": One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    SXSW 2013: Critically Important Questions Raised By This Year's Event

    Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good

    It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... 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

    November 12, 2012

    Espinos Mexican Bar and Grill on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tonight

    Guy Fieri didn't visit every restaurant in St. Louis when he was in town this past June. It only feels like it. Yes, the spiky-haired one's march through the metro area continues on tonight's first-run episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives ("Turn on Traditional"), which features a visit to Espinos ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2012

    2012 SLIFF Film Festival capsule reviews

    SLIFF Picks Up Speed: the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival has never looked better

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Dressel's Was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Last Night (Whoops)

    Despite spending way too much time on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives page of the Food Network website, charting the path that Guy Fieri cut through St. Louis earlier this year, I somehow missed that last night's new episode -- "Pubs and Grub" -- included Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361- ... 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

    October 8, 2012

    Guerrilla Street Food on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tonight; Dates Set for Shaved Duck, Espino's [Updated]

    Reminder: Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328), RFT's "Best Food Truck" for 2012, will appear tonight on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode, titled "Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs," airs at 9 p.m. local time. This is the first St. Louis establishment to appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Dates Set for Guerrilla Street Food, Anthonino's

    Guy Fieri visited St. Louis for several days this June, filming for the upcoming season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. To the best of Gut Check's knowledge -- which included seeing the spiky-haired one himself slammin' a coffee in the Delmar Loop -- he visited six area establishments: Anthonino's ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    DadBoner Not a Fan of Taco Bell's "Cantina" Menu

    Earlier this week, Gut Check told you all about Taco Bell's new Chipotle-esque "Cantina Bell" menu aimed at "evolving palates." How would the average Taco Bell customer react to such new offerings as the "Chicken Burrito Bowl"? Lucky for us, maybe the ideal Taco Bell customer checked in with his rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Review Preview: Dressel's

    Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-1060) is 30 years old. I filed a review of the Central West End institution only three years ago. Why am I returning this week? Page through for a sneak preview of my review.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Guy Fieri Reminds Us He's Guy Fieri

    Gut Check is no great fan of Guy Fieri, but even we had to admit that the spiky-haired one picked some winners during his recent visit to St. Louis, including Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455), Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328) and Dressel's (419 North Euc ... 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

    June 11, 2012

    Guy Fieri Also Visited the Shaved Duck

    As you might have heard, Guy Fieri was in St. Louis over the past week or so, filming segments for future episodes of his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives program. Among the restaurants that he visited were Anthonino's Taverna (222 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) and food truck Guerrilla Street Food (@Gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Filming Guerrilla Street Food RIGHT NOW

    Yesterday, we learned that Guy Fieri was shooting a segment for his smash-hit Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives at Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) This morning, driving to Gut Check International Headquarters here in the Delmar Loop, I happened to notice the Gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Filming at Anthonino's Taverna RIGHT NOW

    Guy Fieri is in St. Louis as we speak to film segments for his hit Food Network program Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. A tipster told me last week that Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Road; 314-773-4455) would be one of the local restaurants featured. My message to the Scutaro brothers, who own An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Shocking Photo of Guy Fieri Emerges

    This gesture is OK.​So we've been a little obsessed with Guy Fieri the past couple of weeks, thanks to the feature story about former Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives producer David Page in our sister paper City Pages. The latest embarrassing revelation about the spiky-haired superstar chef isn't ... 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 14, 2011

    Team Fieri Slams City Pages Article

    ​Yesterday, we told you about the profile of television producer David Page in our Twin Cities sister paper City Pages. Page, who created the smash-hit Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, made several sensational claims about Guy Fieri, including that the spiky-haired star styles himself a mafia don and ... 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

    September 30, 2011

    Life Imitates Art, the @DadBoner and Chili's Edition

    We at Gut Check International Headquarters are big fans of @DadBoner, the Twitter account that chronicles the daily adventures of Karl Welzein, a (presumably) fictional Michigan everyman who loves drinking, bowel movements, Wing Wednesdays, Guy Fieri and looking forward to the weekend.Kark's tweets ... 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

    June 6, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Look, Dad, you actually can get ahead in life if you have stupid-looking hair.​Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending May 29, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subt ... 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

    May 27, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated​This week we featured Miguel Carretero of Guido's, and he shared his recipe for Bacalao a la Vizcaina. We also ate -- a lot. We tried out the Prosperity at Ruma's Deli, the Black Ozard Walnut ice cream sandwich at Dad's, and Ian reviewed Salume Beddu. What else did we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 27-30

    Photo by Steve Mitchell/Festival Partners LLC​Summer's so close, we can taste it. Find out exactly what flavors lead into the season at events such as Rib America Festival and the Third Annual Rib-Off at Iron Barley during the extended holiday weekend. Friday (May 27): Rib America Festival @ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Melissa McCarthy Draws Inspiration from Guy Fieri

    We loved Melissa McCarthy's character Megan in Bridesmaids almost as much as we love wedding cake. That confidence. The directness. That red-hot sexuality with the heat coming off her undercarriage. And that look! Who could have possibly inspired McCarthy's portrayal? Last night McCarthy told Cona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Oh, God, the New Rachael Ray-Guy Fieri Show Sounds Even Worse Than We Thought

    ​Last month, we learned about several new shows coming to the Food Network. The most ominous of the many ominous new titles was something called Guy vs. Rachael's Celebrity Smackdown.Well, Guy Fieri went on The Rachael Ray Show yesterday, and the two announced the new show. It's even worse you pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest 5.2-5.8

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Iron Stef: Stef mixed up some Mexican street corn off the cob. Off the Menu: Judith blogged about Guy Fieri's upcoming visit to St. Louis. Sauce: The folks at Sauce chatted with Mike Ryan of Lola.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Ten (Imaginary) Shows We'd Watch Instead of the Food Network's Latest Garbage

    Guy Fieri, starring in exactly none of our proposed Food Network shows​The Food Network this week announced several new series to debut this year and next. Frankly, even by the Food Network's ever-lower standards, the list is unappetizing.Among these new shows is an unholy marriage of Guy Fieri an ... 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

    January 7, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Screenshot: ​This week, we got off to a good start with the relatively positive tally of December's openings and closings. Then we learned of a few other places shutting their doors -- Busch's Grove Market, Arcelia's and the Rotten Apple included. What else did we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    The Truest Thing Ever Said About Guy Fieri

    Guy Fieri, captured in a rare moment out of the spotlight​Official Friend of Gut Check Mike Seely, a former RFT staff writer and currently the managing editor of our sister paper Seattle Weekly, drops this keen wisdom on the spiky-haired dude many of us love to hate, Guy Fieri:...his food-celeb ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Spicy Braised Chicken with Fried Rice

    Stealing an idea from our friends at Denver's Westword, I present Guess Where I'm Eating (or drinking or whatever) in which you can guess where I ate (or drank or whatever) today.For this debut edition: spicy braised chicken, fried rice and a couple of crab rangoons. Or is that crabs rangoon?​Leav ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2009
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    December 28, 2009

    The Ten Most Important St. Louis Restaurant Openings of the Aughts #8: Iron Barley (2003)

    ​Iron Barley (2003)Tom Coghill's laidback -- but decidedly not quiet -- restaurant has enjoyed a recent surge in interest thanks to its appearance on the Food Network's megapopular Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's the rare case when I don't want to kick host Guy Fieri in his Rocky Mountain oyster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 5.6

    Major food firms see an improved economic outlook. (Dow Jones)Kansas City Royals broadcasters are fooled by an -- unintentional? -- Guy Fieri impersonator. (Kansas City Star)Deadspin has the video of the interview.And, in honor of tomorrow's opening of the much anticpated -- by, uh, me, at least -- ... 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 >>

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