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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
flickr.com/photos/sethgainesThe old Tuscumbia Bridge. She ain't what she used to be. Ain't what she used to be.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 tho ... More >>
Once again, the big news this morning: Three St. Louis chefs are semifinalists for this year's James Beard Awards.Texas recalls everything shipped -- ever -- from a now-shuttered Peanut Corp. of America plant. (AP)Consumer spending on food fell in the fourth quarter. (Wall Street Journal)Is the coin ... More >>
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Columbia's a college town. It's also an eatin' town. Big-time.
Week of May 10, 2006
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Mount Pleasant Winery
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