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James Beard

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Chef Rick Lewis' Infused Moonshine and How to Make a Strawberry Shortcake Fizz [VIDEO]

    Chef Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro (6931 Gravois Avenue; 314-353-1588) is recognized for his many talents -- he was a James Beard nominee this year for Rising Star Chef -- but moonshine doesn't usually come up. That's about to change. Quincy Street is making cocktails with house-infused moonshi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Kevin Nashan to Open Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. in July

    Kevin Nashan, acclaimed executive chef at Sidney Street Cafe (2000 Sidney Street), announced this week that he's opening a new restaurant called Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. down the street at 1831 Sidney Street. We talked to the James Beard nominee about lobster rolls, not eating locally and split ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Christy Augustin is Pint Size Bakery's "Punk Rock Grandma"

    I had the good fortune of being seated next to Christy Augustin at Sidney Street Café's ten-year anniversary dinner and quickly developed a bit of a girl-crush on the Pint Size Bakery (3825 Watson Road; 314-645-7142) owner. It was impossible not to. The effervescent Augustin was pontificating about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Five Bistro's Chef Anthony Devoti on His Last Meal and Awesomely Named Hockey Team

    Some would see a nationally acclaimed restaurant as the pinnacle of success and allow themselves to coast. Not Anthony Devoti. The Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5333) chef and avowed local food champion is pushing himself into new waters with another restaurant -- sort of. The chef, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    New Favorites, Old Friends: An Updated Guide to Restaurants in Lindenwood Park

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Chef John Griffiths Hosts James Beard Preview Dinners in St. Louis, Features Missouri Wines

    In February, Gut Check reported that chef John Griffiths, the former executive chef of Truffles (9202 Clayton Road, Ladue; 314-567-9100) in Ladue, was slated to cook a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City in June. Yesterday Griffiths contacted Gut Check to tip us off to two preview dinne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Beware the Killer Chitlins!

    File under: "Things You Were Already Afraid Of But For Other, More, Shall We Say...Visceral Reasons ." This just in from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service: Undercook those holiday chitlins at your peril. (Or, more precisely, at the peril of Grandma, Gramps and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    An American Place No Longer a St. Louis Place

    ​New York-based restaurateur Larry Forgione tells Sauce Magazine that An American Place St. Louis, the restaurant he opened six years ago in the Renaissance Grand Hotel on Washington Avenue, will soon close. "It was a five-year renewable [lease]," Forgione told Sauce. "I would have considered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    FoodWire: James Beard Foundation Opens 2010 Awards Nominations

    Doesn't seem that long ago that I was reporting on Gerard Craft of Niche, Taste by Niche and the soon-to-open Brasserie by Niche being a finalist for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards. Now the foundation has opened the nominations for the 2010 awards. Anyone can nominate a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Ground-breaking News: We're No. 1 in Shovel Readiness

    In recent weeks a lot of states have gone to extraordinary lengths -- as if a free trip to Disneyland were at stake -- to make the case that they were first to break ground in those so-called "shovel-ready" projects financed by the federal stimulus bill.Nebraska transportation officials cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Stop the Flooding: Eat a Muskrat!

    Officials in Lincoln County are blaming the breach in the Mississippi River levee at Winfield on... ...muskrats. fws.gov Eat more muskrat! Here's the gist from a CNN.com story headlined "Muskrats blamed for levee breach on Mississippi": Muskrat holes weakened a Mississippi River levee on Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Stop the Flooding: Eat a Muskrat!

    Officials in Lincoln County are blaming the breach in the Mississippi River levee at Winfield on... ...muskrats. fws.gov Eat more muskrat! Here's the gist from a CNN.com story headlined "Muskrats blamed for levee breach on Mississippi": Muskrat holes weakened a Mississippi River levee on Friday ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 13, 2008
  • News

    May 30, 2007

    The Last Supper?

    You are cordially invited to experience Keep It Down: The Dinner Party!

  • Dining

    March 14, 2007

    Roll On, Columbia

    Columbia's a college town. It's also an eatin' town. Big-time.

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of May 10, 2006

  • News

    January 5, 2005

    Eat More Beaver

    Missourians have a healthy appetite for wild game meat. Some say raccoon tastes better than roast beef.

  • Dining

    December 29, 2004

    St. Louis Bounty

    Is An American Place worthy of its buzz? In a word: absolutely.

  • Music

    December 24, 2003

    Bibo-what?

    Meet the local boys made weird in Bibowats

  • Dining

    October 3, 2001

    Rustic Never Sleeps

    Forget toasted ravioli: Trattoria Marcella purveys a different kind of Italian fare

  • Dining

    September 5, 2001

    Side Dish

    In most cases, barbecues and beards don't mix, but here's an exception

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Winery

    Mount Pleasant Winery

  • Dining

    August 25, 1999

    NEWS OF THE BEARD

    Food and wine news from around the area

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