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Jennifer Silverberg

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    July 23, 2014

    The 5 Best Menus at Downtown Restaurant Week 2014

    If you haven't been downtown in a while for anything other than a ball game, here's your chance. Downtown Restaurant Week celebrates all the food the neighborhood has to offer. From August 11 to 17, 25 downtown restaurants are offering three courses (sometimes more) for just $25. It's pretty impossi ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    The Best Restaurant Openings of 2014 So Far

    Where did the first half of 2014 go? It seems like only yesterday that we were cursing the endless winter, and now we're suffocating in the sweltering heat. With half of the year already in the rearview mirror, we thought it appropriate to reflect on the best restaurants that have opened in 2014...s ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Tripel Brasserie to Close June 14 After Only a Year

    May was a good month for restaurants, but as we head into summer, the closures are coming swiftly. Belgian beer haven Tripel Brasserie (1801 Park Avenue; 314-678-7787) will serve its last brew tomorrow, June 14. The restaurant just celebrated its first anniversary last weekend. See also: Tripel Be ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    The 10 Best Brunches in St. Louis

    It can be tough on a lazy (and possibly hungover) Sunday morning to decide where to head to brunch. Not to worry, Gut Check has winnowed down the bevy of local options to our absolute top ten favorite spots. Whether you're looking for a pile of stuffed French toast or just tagging along for the bott ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios in St. Louis

    The weather we've all been waiting for is here, and you know what that means. Patios! There are few things better than enjoying a good meal in the sunshine. But when it's nice out, Fido wants to come too -- and you're not going to say no to those big, sad eyes. We've rounded up some of our favorite ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    The Gut Check Guide to Anti-Valentine's Day

    Maybe you're single. Maybe you don't need a holiday to show your love. Maybe you just really, really love House of Cards. Whatever it is, it's probably best to avoid any and all restaurants tonight. It'll just make you mad. Follow our guide instead. See also: Valentine's Day Do-Over: Your Romantic ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Valentine's Day Do-Over: Your Romantic Date Plan B

    So you forgot to make a reservation for Valentine's Day. Don't panic. There may be some spots left, but we've got a better idea. Lots of places are extending their romantic dinners all weekend or offering alternative activities. We're here to help -- you'll have such a good time, your significant ot ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014
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    January 14, 2014

    The 5 Best Biscuits in St. Louis

    The biscuit is one of our favorite sides. But it has a lot of versatility, too -- it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner, a la carte, smothered with gravy, or replace bread in a sandwich. We've chosen a few of our favorites to get you started; these are all places where biscuits are available on their ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013

    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 >>

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    December 2, 2013

    The 5 Best Tapas/Small Plates Restaurants in St. Louis

    No, small plates are not going away. Embrace it, because it means you get to eat lots of different stuff, and it's usually paired with great cocktails or wine. Although some people are sticklers for what actually constitutes tapas, we lost that war long ago. Just go with it. See also: More Than a M ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in St. Louis

    Thanksgiving is all about the food, but for some people, it's about going out to eat, not spending the day elbow-deep in a greasy oven. Or maybe you're not going to be with your family this year, but you still want that delicious turkey. Behold, our handy-dandy guide to eating Thanksgiving dinner at ... More >>

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    October 27, 2013
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    September 4, 2013

    The Eight Best Wings in St. Louis

    The football season is officially upon on us, and with that the search for the perfect serving of wings becomes paramount. The right amount of sauce, spice and breading is crucial to any successful gameday. It can get a bit tricky, though, because nearly every sports bar around has (sometimes painfu ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Ten Best Hot and Spicy Foods in St. Louis

    Cravers of capsaicin rejoice: Today is National Hot and Spicy Food Day. This celebration of fiery foods is the perfect excuse to sample St. Louis' contribution to the category. So that all levels of spice connoisseurs can participate in the fun, the list includes a broad range of spice levels. While ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Niche: Review Slideshow Farewell from Ian

    Gerard Craft's Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755) is the best restaurant in St. Louis. No qualifiers, no equivocations. My review of Niche is now available online.

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    May 29, 2013

    Mi Tierra Tienda y Taqueria: Review Slideshow

    Fairmont City's Mi Tierra Tienda y Taqueria (3121 Collinsville Road, Fairmont City, Illinois; 618-271-8168) is a tiny, out-of-the-way spot -- and even after you've arrived, you still have to look for the restaurant inside it. But, oh man, is it worth it. My review of Mi Tierra is now available onlin ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Ale Invasion: The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium Lands Downtown, Review Slideshow

    You don't need to possess an advanced extraterrestrial intelligence to know that the beer-crazy Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456) will be a big hit. But how's the grub? My review of Flying Saucer is now available online.

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    April 24, 2013

    Can Chubbies Gorge Itself on the Delmar Loop's Fat? Review Slideshow

    Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-5000) is one of several new or soon-to-open restaurants in the Delmar Loop, and its crowd-pleasing menu of burgers and wings has it poised for great success with the influx of new Wash. U. residents to the new construction nearby. My review of Chubbies is now ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Olive Boulevard Asian Eateries & Much More: An Updated Guide to Restaurants Along Olive, Westward From University City

    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 Olive Boulevard Asian Eateries ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Brazikat Brazilian Steak Seafood House: Review Slideshow

    It was bitterly cold when I left Brazikat Brazilian Steak & Seafood House (172 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-727-1007), and I wanted nothing more than to retire to the warmth of my living room, a glass of bourbon in hand, my faithful dog curled at my feet. So preoccupied was I with this scenario th ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Joyia Tapas: Review Slideshow

    Tapas? Small plates? Joyia Tapas (4501 Manchester Road; 314-531-5300) might not fit even the loosest definition of either term, but there are still some tasty dishes to be had at this new restaurant in the Grove. My review of Joyia is now online.

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    February 14, 2013
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    February 6, 2013

    Elaia and Olio: Review Slideshow

    Ben Poremba's twinned restaurant concept of Elaia and Olio (1634 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-1088) is as bold an addition to the dining scene as St. Louis has seen in years. It is also one of the best. My review of Elaia and Olio is now available online.

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    January 17, 2013
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    December 5, 2012

    Review Slideshow: Pastaria

    Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603) continues Gerard Craft's remarkable winning streak. Plus, you can take the kids there with you. My review of Pastaria is now available online.

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 14, 2012

    The Shack PubGrub: Review Slideshow

    The Shack PubGrub (3818 Laclede Avenue; 314-533-7000) brings food perfect for your hangover. Don't worry: It's good when you're stone-cold sober, too. My review of the Shack is now available online.

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    September 12, 2012

    Sameem Afghan Restaurant: Review Slideshow

    Sameem Afghan Restaurant (4341 Manchester Avenue; 314-534-9500) has returned to the City of St. Louis after not-quite two years. My review of Sameem is now available online.

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    August 29, 2012

    Southwest Diner: Review Slideshow

    Southwest Diner (6803 Southwest Avenue; 314-260-7244) bills itself as "a taste of the Southwest on Southwest." It's a new restaurant, but it already feels as if it's been slinging breakfast burritos for years. My review of Southwest Diner is now available online.

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    July 18, 2012

    Hamburger Mary's: Review Slideshow

    Madonna. Red stiletto heels. Burgers. Hamburger Mary's (3037 Olive Street; 314-533-6279) has all that -- and more. My review of Hamburger Mary's is now available online. Page through for a sneak preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the restaurant.

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    July 11, 2012

    Sassy JAC's: Review Slideshow

    Sassy JAC's (1730 South Eighth Street; 314-932-1280) looks and feels like a classic Soulard neighborhood tavern. Its Southern fare takes it to the next level. My review of Sassy JAC's is now available online. Page through for a preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Sassy JAC's.

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    July 5, 2012

    Go! Gyro! Go! and Feed Me Banh Mi: Review Slideshow

    Two classic dishes get the food-truck treatment at Go! Gyro! Go! (@GoGyroGo; 314-496-3970) and Feed Me Banh Mi (@FeedMeTruck; 314-299-9200). My review of the two trucks is now available online. Page through for a sneak preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Go! Gyro! Go!

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    June 20, 2012

    Tavolo V and Pazzo's Pizzeria: Review Slideshow

    Michael del Pietro opened Pazzo's Pizzeria (140 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-821-6500) last fall and Tavolo V (6118 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-4333) this spring. My review of both is now online. Page through for a preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Tavolo V.

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    June 13, 2012

    Nico: Review Slideshow

    Nico (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200) brings a Mediterranean flavor to the Delmar Loop. My review of Nico is now online. Page through for a preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Nico.

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    June 13, 2012

    Nico: Review Slideshow

    Nico (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200) brings a Mediterranean flavor to the Delmar Loop. My review of Nico is now online. Page through for a preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Nico.

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    June 6, 2012

    Layla Lebanese Restaurant: Review Slideshow

    Layla Lebanese Restaurant (4317 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-5500) offersLayla Lebanese Restaurant offers fresh, flavorful takes on universally beloved Middle-Eastern dishes -- hummus thick with tahini, falafel, baba gannoujh, tabbouleh -- but also ventures into less-traveled culinary territory. My re ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    BrickTop's Restaurant: Review Slideshow

    BrickTop's Restaurant (1701 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-567-6300) has already proven wildly popular. What's all the fuss about? Maybe the $10 price tag on the (admittedly pretty good) guacamole? My review of BrickTop's is now online. Page through for a sneak preview of Jennifer Silverb ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Plush: Review Slideshow

    Plush (3224 Locust Street; 314-535-2686) is big. Really big. Multiple levels, a concert stage, Ping-Pong tables. Oh, and a full-sized restaurant, too. Is it any good? My review of Plush is now available online. Page through for a preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Plush.

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    May 2, 2012

    Crushed Red: Review Slideshow

    The lines are long (and sometimes confusing) at Crushed Red (8007 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-8007). What will you find at the end? My review of Crushed Red is now available online. Page through for a preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Crushed Red.

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    April 18, 2012

    EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery: Review Slideshow

    EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery (550 Chesterfield Drive, Chesterfield; 636-532-0550) really is a winery at the Chestefield Mall -- but is it truly anything new? My review of EdgeWild is now available online. Page through for a preview of Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of EdgeWild.

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    March 7, 2012

    Epic Pizza & Subs: Review Slideshow

    A former casino exec turns a tiny Soulard space into Epic Pizza & Subs (1711 South Ninth Street; 314-644-4430). My review of Epic is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the restaurant.

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    February 24, 2012

    The Five Best Seafood Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Review Slideshow: Hooked Seafood Bar

    Jennifer SilverbergLobster tail at Hooked Seafood bar​The tastiest strip mall in St. Louis adds another restaurant: Hooked Seafood Bar (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-997-8886). My review of Hooked is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the restaurant.

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    February 8, 2012

    Review Slideshow: Baileys' Range

    Jennifer Silverberg​Baileys' Range (920 Olive Street; 314-241-8121) serves grass-fed burgers, top-notch fries and shakes for both youthful and grown-up tastes in a downtown space that could have come from no one else but Dave Bailey. My review of Baileys' Range is now available online, as is J ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Want More About Harley Race's Academy? Check Out The Slideshow

    ‚ÄčIn this week's feature story Harley Race's Academy of Hard Knocks, the Riverfront Times profiled the legendary wrestler. These days he runs a wrestling school in the small central Missouri town of Eldon. To see more of Race and his pupils at work, follow this link to our slide show. Photos by J ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Review Slideshow: The Crow's Nest

    Jennifer Silverberg​Will the Crow's Nest (7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-781-0989) fill the void in your heart left by the Bleeding Deacon's closure? My review of the Crow's Nest is now available online, as is Jennifer SIlverberg's slideshow of the restaurant.

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    January 11, 2012

    Review Slideshow: Boodles BBQ

    Good ribs and great turkey -- you read that right -- at Boodles BBQ (10024 Gravois Road, south St. Louis County; 314-631-0000). My review of Boodles is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the restaurant.

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    January 9, 2012

    The Nine Best Tapas/Small Plates Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    A Few More Restaurants of Note from 2011

    ‚ÄčThis week, I counted down my top ten dishes for 2011, a list drawn mostly (though not entirely) from restaurants that opened this year. In October, I ranked the five best new restaurants in St. Louis for 2011 and awarded an honorable mention to five more new restaurants.Even accounting for the ov ... More >>

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