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. The tony Central West End offers one ... More >>
Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar (1772 Clarkson Road) has named Kevin Sthair chef. Sthair previously served as sous chef at the original Balaban's, thus giving the new restaurant another tie to the Central West End institution. The new Balaban's is owned by Steve McIntyre, who bought the origin ... More >>
Well, this one caught me by surprise: Central West End institution Balaban's is being reborn in (wait for it...) Chesterfield as (wait, again, for it) Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar. The new Balaban's will be located at 1772 Clarkson Road, in a Dierberg's shopping center. The Balaban's websit ... More >>
After sitting empty for most of the past year, the former Café Balaban space at 405 North Euclid Avenue will open tomorrow night as Herbie's Vintage 72, a tribute to Herbie Balaban, the late founder of Café Balaban. Herbie's is owned by Monarch partners Aaron Teitelbaum and Jeff Orbin. Te ... More >>
He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.
Dining out at the end of the millennium