This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Joseph Hemp V of Robust. Part two, a Q & A with Hemp, and part three, a recipe from Hemp, will be available on Friday.
Growing up, Joseph Hemp V always looked forward to Sunday breakfast. "We were all together as a family," the chef of Robust ... More >>
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.
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Basso (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-7818) should not be an afterthought. Yes, it is in the basement of its glitzier older (by a matter of weeks) sibling, the Restaurant at the Cheshire. But what a basement it is! The cavernous space features both throwback elements (a fireplace, gas lamps and a wood ... More >>
This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus. Part two, a Q&A, will be available Thursday. Part three, a recipe from Jennrich, will be published on Friday.
For many years, the migration went like this: Talented young St. Louis cooks, eager to make their bones ... More >>
While he was in town last week filming Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern snuck away from his security detail long enough to converse, securely, with Gut Check about his time in St. Louis.
"St. Louis has been around now for two years on our idea board," says Zimmern of the process of creating an ... More >>
Not everyone gets the joke at first, admits Patrick Connolly, the executive chef of Basso (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-7820), the new gastropub inside the renovated Cheshire hotel. The "Emo Cover Band" is just another of the pizzas on the restaurant's menu -- the last one listed, in fact, after the ... More >>
The Restaurant at the Cheshire (6300 Clayton Road; 314-647-7300) opened only two and a half months ago. Now, apparently, it's already in need of a new executive chef.
Updated with a statement from the restaurant after the jump.
- "First Look: The Restaurant at the Cheshire"
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Last month we featured a first look of the Restaurant at the Cheshire (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-647-7300) on the heels of its November 5 opening. Its sister restaurant, the lower-level gastropub Basso (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-7820), opens today.
Basso's robust Italian menu features sharable pl ... More >>
In a matter of days -- hours, even! -- the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 issue ("Creature Comforts" is the theme, and just you wait till you see this!) will hit the Internet and newsstands.
Among the many food- and restaurant-related categories, one of the most eagerly anticipated is alwa ... More >>
As Daily RFT reported this morning, the Post-Dispatch is currently in the process of laying off an unknown number of editorial employees. Among those already notified is Judith Evans, a 26-year veteran of the Post-Dispatch; for the last nineteen years, she was the paper's food editor.
"I got a phon ... More >>
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 >>
courtesy Playing With PigsIt's about to be playtime for these piggies!In certain circles, it's come to be accepted that a happy pig will not get bored and attack its fellow pigs or feel undue amounts of anxiety. And a happy pig is not one that wallows in shit all day -- pigs are actually very ... More >>
This is part two of Stephen Fairbanks' Chef's Choice profile of Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Vires, will be posted Thursday.
Jennifer SilverbergChef/owner Cassy Vires in the cheese case.
Did your family cook when you were a child? N ... More >>
Screenshot: www.foodandwine.comDo you think St. Louis' best chefs deserve more national attention? Well, the power to bring them that acclaim is now in your hands.Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus are among the 100 chefs nationwide vying to be ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergGerard Craft at Brasserie by NicheGerard Craft will not relocate his flagship restaurant Niche to the adjacent Taste by Niche space, made available by the relocation of Taste to the Central West End, nor will he open an Italian restaurant in its place, the James Beard Award-nom ... More >>