As the year winds ever closer to its end, we here at Gut Check are getting awfully nostalgic for the year that is and was 2013. In celebration, we compiled a list of the twenty restaurants, coffee shops, bars, burger shacks, barbecue joints, and so on that opened for business in 2013 and changed the ... More >>
Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430) has only been open since February 2013 but it's already become the Best Mexican Restaurant in St. Louis. After such switch success in the Delmar Loop, it should come as no surprise that brothers Adam and Jason Tilford are opening up a second l ... More >>
The traditional Mexican street fare of Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430) is already drawing crowds to its Delmar Loop address. With good reason. My review of Mission Taco Joint is now available online.
Have you been to Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430) yet? No? Really? Because every time I've been there it's seemed like half of St. Louis had packed into the latest restaurant from brothers Adam and Jason Tilford (Tortillaria, Milagro Modern Mexican). This week I recount my ... More >>
It's freakin' beer mania here in St. Louis this week! Deschutes Brewery is in town from Portland, Oregon, and they're partnering with various bars and restaurants in town to bring you a plethora of beer-related activities and events. The festivities, which Deschutes calls Base Camp for Fanatics, o ... More >>
Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-5000) is one of several new restaurants to open or to announce plans to open in the Delmar Loop this year. On its block alone you will find the new (and, by all accounts, red-hot) venture from brothers Adam and Jason Tilford, Mission Taco Joi ... More >>
Barrister's opens its new location at 7923 Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton at 4 p.m. today. The pub and soccer-watching destination shuttered its original location at 15 North Meramec Avenue in Clayton only this past weekend. Adam Tilford, who owns Barrister's (as well as Milagro Modern Mexican, Tort ... More >>
Relocation was the theme in March, with four St. Louis restaurants announcing their closures to move to new digs. Among them was Adam and Jason Tilford's Clayton excellent Clayton pub and soccer-watching hotspot Barrister's, which is moving to another Clayton location, the former home of Mazara at 7 ... 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. View Webster Groves "Old Webster" Ne ... More >>
Iron Fork, the Riverfront Times' annual tasting event, is this Thursday, March 28, and I still have nothing to wear. That's my problem. Your problem is that you still haven't purchased tickets to Iron Fork. What are you waiting for? This year's event will feature samples from 40 restaurants and foo ... More >>
- A regular reader tipped me off to a new Vietnamese restaurant. Permanent signage is up at the former China Inn at 9737 Manchester Road in Rock Hill announcing Mi Linh. You can't see it very well in the photo above, but the sign includes noodles being lifted from a bowl -- of pho, perhaps? -- with ... More >>
Delmar gained a new late-night option with Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430) thanks to Jason and Adam Tilford, the sibling super-force behind Milagro Modern Mexican, Tortillaria and Barrister's. According to the brothers, whose inspirations stem from frequent excursions to nor ... More >>
Have you bought your tickets for this year's edition of Iron Fork, the Riverfront Times' annual tasting event, on Thursday, March 28? No? What are you waiting for? This year will feature more restaurants and food trucks than ever before, spread across two rooms of the St. Louis Union Station Hote ... More >>
Mission Taco Joint, the new venture from the team behind Tortillaria (8 1/2 South Euclid Avenue; 314-361-4443) and Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-4300), opened for business yesterday afternoon at 6235 Delmar Boulevard. When Gut Check stopped by shortly after the fro ... More >>
People keep telling Gut Check that bloody marys are to be consumed during the morning and early afternoon hours only. They are not an evening drink. Well Gut Check says whatevs. We drink bloody marys any and all times of day or night. And in our quest to provide you, our dear readers, with the best ... More >>
It's been a busy couple of months for the block Delmar Boulevard immediately east of Eastgate Avenue in the Delmar Loop. Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-5000) opened at the beginning of this month. Mission Taco Joint, the new venture from brothers Adam and Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Me ... More >>
Mark Thursday, March 28, on your calendar. That's the date of RFT's seventh annual Iron Fork event, highlighting the best cuisine the St. Louis restaurant scene has to offer. UPDATE 2/11/2013: The offer has been extended till midnight tonight, but the remaining available tickets are bound to sell o ... More >>
Chubbies opened today at 6227 Delmar Boulevard in the Delmar Loop. As the lettering on the front window makes clear, the specialties of the house are burgers, wings and frozen custard.
Ligaya Figueras of Sauce broke the news yesterday that brothers Adam and Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-4300) plan to open a new venture called Mission at 6235 Delmar Boulevard in the Delmar Loop, the address vacated just last week by the Delmar Res ... More >>
This week I visit Crushed Red (8007 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-8007), the new fast-casual concept whose partners include veteran restaurateur Chris LaRocca and chef Jason Tilford. Page through for a sneak preview of my review.
Gut Check has a headache, we can't hear very well out of our left ear, and our favorite white dress shirt is stained with all of the major food groups and a fair amount of booze. Yup. Iron Fork 2012 was a success.
If you didn't attend Iron Fork 2012, we can't possibly recreate the experience for you. (Though arming yourself with the list of the participating restaurants and a hearty appetite might be a good place to start.) We can, however, give you a glimpse at what transpired yesterday evening. Here Jason ... More >>
Attention all of you who have been procrastinating or sitting on the fence or living in the dark cave of your own ignorance: Today is the last day that you can buy advance tickets for Iron Fork, Riverfront Times' blockbuster tasting event tomorrow, March 22, at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott. ... More >>
Oh, hello. Ian here on behalf of Gut Check. You know, we often use exclamation points in our headlines -- usually ironically or sarcastically or because our finger slipped and we're too lazy to fix the typo. In this case, however, we really are excited. Next Thursday, March 22, is our annual Iron F ... More >>
This is part three of Stacy Anderson's Chef's Choice profile of Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Tilford, is published here. A big part of chef Jason Tilford's history as a chef and his current work at Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Avenue, ... More >>
This is part two of Stacy Anderson's Chef's Choice profile of Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Johnson, is published here. Did your family cook when you were a child? My mother cooked every night. She was a great cook and still is. Eve ... More >>
This is part one of Stacy Anderson's Chef's Choice profile of Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican. Part two, a Q&A, will be published tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Tilford, will be available on Thursday. Upon first meeting, chef Jason Tilford is a man of few words. He answers question ... More >>
The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to prosely ... More >>
This is part two of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Mike Ryan of Lola. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Ryan, which we'll publish tomorrow. Chrissy WilmesDid your family cook when you were a child? I was raised by a single mother, and yes, she a ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergJason Tilford, executive chef at Kota Wood Fire GrillHey, guys, let's put on a show! Bring your costume and change for the meter. My review of Kota Wood Fire Grill (522 North Grand Boulevard; 314-535-5577), the new restaurant at Grand Center, is now available online. Coming soo ... More >>
Graffiti Global Grill is as bright and appealing as a brand-new box of Crayolas