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Jennifer Silverberg

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    December 7, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Mr. X Pizza

    Jennifer SilverbergSaucing a big pie at Mr. X Pizza.​An unexpected trip to Mr. X Pizza (5922 Morgan Ford Road; 314-353-7060) yields some tasty pizza -- and prevents me from sticking a fork in my eye. My review of Mr. X is now available online, as is (coming soon!) Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow o ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    The Five Best Sandwich Spots 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. Though RFT restaurant critic Ian Froeb didn't write every edible item in the issue, our go-to food critic helped nudge us to consensus via various ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Shell's Coastal Cuisine and Falafelwich

    ​This week's review takes a look at two more participants of the food-truck boom: Shell's Coastal Cuisine and Falafelwich. My review is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Shell's Coastal Cuisine.

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    November 22, 2011

    Review Preview: Food Truck Fever, Part 2

    Jennifer SilverbergA customer at the window of Shell's Coastal Cuisine​I'm back on the food-truck beat this week, visiting Shell's Coastal Cuisine and the Falafelwich Wagon. Read a sneak preview of my review after the jump.

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    November 18, 2011

    The Five Best Burgers 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. Though RFT restaurant critic Ian Froeb didn't write every edible item in the issue, our go-to food critic helped nudge us to consensus via various ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    November 16, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Liluma's Side Door

    Jennifer SilverbergThe "Bacon and Egg" dish at Liluma's Side Door​Liluma's Side Door (236 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-7771) is a restaurant inside a restaurant. Someone needs to tell the waitstaff that. My review of Liluma's Side Door is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slid ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Diane Lee: St. Louis Occupier Wants Better Life for Granddaughter

    Photo: Jennifer Silverberg​This week Riverfront Times profiled the people of Occupy St. Louis. Here are few additional portraits of the "99 percent."Occupant: Diane Lee, age 67 Lives in: Edwardsville, Illinois; teacher Time at Occupy: Since Day 1 (on and off) Spends the night: No Reason to Occupy: ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Review Slideshow: twinOak Wood Fired Fare

    Jennifer Silverberg​Pizza, wings and even steak, all cooked in a wood-burning oven at twinOak Wood Fired Fare (1201 Strassner Drive, Brentwood; 314-644-2772). Does it make a difference? My review of twinOak is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow.

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    October 31, 2011

    Post of the Month: The Five Best New Restaurants in St. Louis

    Gut Check is constantly working to bring the latest food news to our readers. As a result, we do a lot of blogging. In an effort to draw attention to great posts that may have otherwise been lost in the blogosphere (and to recognize our hard-working writers), we present Post of the Month.Selecting t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Tidbits from DeMun Oyster Bar, Perennial Artisan Ales, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

    Jennifer SilverbergDeMun Oyster Bar in Clayton​- DeMun Oyster Bar (740 DeMun Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0322) has announced a change in hours. Beginning today, Monday, October 31, the seafood-centric restaurant will be open from 4 p.m. daily. Lunch will be available on Saturday only, beginning at 11 ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Review Slideshow: The Block

    Jennifer SilverbergA platter of the house-cured meats at the Block​The Block (146 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-918-7900) is both a neighborhood restaurant and butcher. The first part of the equation is the more interesting one, actually. My review of the Block is now available online, ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Bocci Bar

    Jennifer SilverbergThe braised hailbut at Bocci Bar​Yes, St. Louis already has enough Italian restaurants. That doesn't necessarily mean that Bocci Bar (16 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-932-1040) can't offer anything new. Does it, though? My review of Bocci Bar is now online, as is Jennif ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    September 26, 2011

    New Restaurant in Old Mama Pho Space?

    Jennifer SilverbergInside Mama Pho, now closed​Mama Pho Vietnamese Restaurant closed its doors at 3737 South Grand Boulevard last fall after only a year in business. The building at the intersection of South Grand and Chippewa -- a former McDonald's -- has been empty since thenNow, however, the "N ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Riverbend Restaurant & Bar

    Jennifer SilverbergRiverbend Restaurant & Bar owner Sam Kogos​You have to go south, of course, for authentic Creole cuisine. In St. Louis that means heading to the very southern end of Soulard to visit Riverbend Restaurant & Bar (701 Utah Street; 314-664-8443). My review of Riverbend Resta ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Half & Half

    Jennifer SilverbergThe "Clara Cakes" at Half & Half​Half & Half (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-973-0446) gives breakfast special attention. It is the most important meal of the day, you know. My review of Half & Half is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow o ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Adobe Reds

    Jennifer SilverbergSoft tacos at Adobe Reds​Adobe Reds (3108 Olive Street; 314-678-7999) offers a taste of New Mexico in Midtown. My review of Adobe Reds is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the restaurant.

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    August 3, 2011

    Review Slideshow: PW Pizza

    Jennifer Silverberg The "South of the Border" pizza at PW Pizza​PW Pizza (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-7799), the new restaurant from the folks who brought you Eleven Eleven Mississippi and Vin de Set, serves good pizza, plain and simple. My review of PW Pizza is now available online, as ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    You Say Tomato, I Say Bullshit: The Reckoning

    Last week, I showed you the alleged tomato that I was served at a local restaurant. Today, the review of this restaurant is published, and I can reveal the culprit: PW Pizza (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-7799). The terrible tomato is especially galling because PW Pizza is, as my review makes clear, ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week, we lunched on a mandarin orange-and-chicken salad from 6 North Café, brunched on a frittata at Schlafly Bottleworks and continued our countdown of favorite dishes with sizzling rice soup from Hunan & Peking Garden and vegetarian meatballs at Lucas Park Grille. ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Salt

    Jennifer SilverbergSalt owner and chef Wes Johnson​Wes Johnson's Salt (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-932-5787) is only three months old, but already very well seasoned. My review of Salt is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow.

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    July 27, 2011

    Laganini Pizzeria & Restaurant Closed

    Jennifer SilverbergA hamburger dish at Laganini​File this under "happened quietly": Laganini Pizzeria & Restaurant (4625 Gravois Avenue; 314-481-8000) has closed. When it did so remains an open question. The most recent online review of it that I could find dates from April of this year. I hea ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week, we checked out Bar and previewed some upcoming events to benefit RFT staffer Mark Madonna, who lost his home in a fire. What else did Gut Check do this week? Ian reviewed Three Kings Public House. The Veggielante put PuraVegan to the test. We took in Winne ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Sameem Afghan Restaurant to Return

    Jennifer SilverbergSameem owner Qayum Mohammad, photographed in 2005​Sameem Afghan Restaurant, which shuttered its original location at 3191 South Grand Boulevard over a year ago, will reopen at a new address in Forest Park Southeast's Grove district, Gut Check has learned.We were unable to re ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Café Pintxos

    Jennifer SilverbergRoasted garlic, with accompaniments, at Cafe Pintxos​I present to you one of the stranger experiences from my five years of reviewing restaurants: the futile quest for the namesake dish at Café Pintxos (3407 Olive Street; 314-338-2500). My review of Café Pintxos, the tapas bar ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week, Gut Check awaited the Fourth of July weekend and the barbecue that comes with it but also had time to check out the chicken salad at Cuisine D'Art, beer and pretzel caramels from the Caramel House and Mediterranean grazing menu from Remy's Kitchen and Wine Bar. ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer Silverberg​It was a delicious week here at Gut Check International HQ. We were busy eating the grilled cheese at Half & Half, the beef spedini at Ricardo's Italian Cafe and enjoying some vino during Copia Urban Winery's Happy Hour. What else did we do this week? Ian reviewed the Mud ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Review Slideshow: the Mud House

    Jennifer Silverberg​ Ian's review of the Mud House is now online; also see Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the Mud House.

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    June 15, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Bixby's

    Jennifer SilverbergA soft-shell crab dish at Bixby's​Bixby's (Lindell Boulevard & DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-361-7313) is no run-of-the-mill museum restaurant. My review of Bixby's is now online; also see Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Bixby's.

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    June 14, 2011

    Review Preview: Bixby's

    Jennifer SilverbergThe house-cured salmon at Bixby's​This week I visit Bixby's (Lindell Boulevard & DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-361-7313), the restaurant inside the Missouri History Museum.I take my smoked salmon like I take my whiskey: straight, no chaser. You can have your capers and onion, your ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Izakaya Ren

    Jennifer SilverbergThe fried saba (mackerel) at Izakaya Ren​A trip to Valley Park for sushi and Japanese bar snacks. My review of Izakaya Ren (2948 Dougherty Ferry Road, Valley Park; 636-825-3737) is now available online, and be sure to check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Izakaya Ren. ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Salume Beddu

    Jennifer SilverbergMangalitza Lardo on focaccia with sott'aceto (pickled fennel and celery relish) and herbs. ​The best lunch in town right now? Maybe so. My review of Salume Beddu (3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100) is now available online, and be sure to check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Review Preview: Salume Beddu

    Jennifer SilverbergSpeck sandwich with Fontina Val d'Aosta and preserved lemons​This week, I sample the new lunch menu at south city salumeria Salume Beddu (3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100):The most exciting dish in St. Louis right now appears to be barbecue. I don't mean that as a blanket overv ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Review Slideshow: The Beerhouse

    Jennifer SilverbergThe "Triple Bypass" burger at the Beerhouse. I didn't eat this.​Hands down, one of the more surreal dining experiences I've had in St. Louis. My review of The Beerhouse at River City Casino (777 River City Casino Boulevard; 314-388-7777) is now available online, and be sure to c ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Fin Japanese Cuisine

    Jennifer SilverbergChef Paul Kulkanjanatorn, co-owner of Chesterfield's Fin.​You get two menus at this week's restaurant. Don't just read the familiar one. My review of Fin Japanese Cuisine (1682 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-536-4228) is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's sl ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Review Slideshow: O! Wing Plus

    Jennifer SilverbergThe Thai chile-lime wings are one of the standout dishes at O! Wing Plus.​Are wings the most American of foods? My review of O! Wing Plus (10094 Page Avenue, Overland; 314-395-0180) is now available online. Also be sure to check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the win ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Six Row Brewing Company: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer SilverbergA pint of the "Whale" beer at Six Row Brewing Company​One of the many new craft brewers gracing the St. Louis scene over the past couple of years. My review of Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600) is now available online, and be sure to check out Jenni ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Maplewood Farmers' Market Opens Today

    Jennifer SilverbergDanielle and Justin Leszcz of YellowTree Farm​After a long, cold, snowy winter, the farmers' market season is finally upon us. The Maplewood Farmers' Market at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337) kicks off this afternoon at 4 p.m. and will r ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    DeMun Oyster Bar: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer Silverberg​Oysters, oysters and more oysters. Oh, and a few other shellfish, too. My review of DeMun Oyster Bar (740 DeMun Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0322) is now available online. The space is as impressive as the food, so be sure to check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of DeMun Oyste ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Spare the Rod, Spoil the Drink: Mixologists Turn to Top-Shelf Ice

    Jennifer SilverbergA drink being poured over the ice cylinder at Taste​This week's not-review, a look at how the use of ice is transforming mixology, is now available online. No slideshow this week, but later today I'll have a follow-up post looking at Kold-Draft, the Erie, Pennsylvania-based comp ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Rosalita's Cantina: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer Silverberg​Mexican? "Mexican"? Tex-Mex? This loft district restaurant is a little bit of all three. My review of Rosalita's Cantina (1229 Washington Avenue; 314-621-2700) is now available online, and make sure to view Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Rosalita's Cantina as well.

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    March 2, 2011

    Prime 1000: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer SilverbergThe New York strip steak, with the restaurant's signature roasted-garlic garnish, at Prime 1000​Not your ordinary cabernet-and-cigars steakhouse. My review of Prime 1000 (1000 Washington Avenue; 314-241-1000) is now available online, and be sure to check out Jennifer Silverb ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    February 23, 2011

    Pizzeria Tivoli: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer Silverberg​Good pizza in a cozy neighborhood joint. My review of Pizzeria Tivoli (5861 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 314-832-3222) is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the restaurant.

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    February 18, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer Silverberg The cooked mana-ish at Central Café and Bakery ​This week was full of food-news -- from hoodlums smuggling marijuana amongst a tomato shipment to management changes at a favorite local eatery to good 'ol restaurant and dish reviews -- Gut Check's been busy. What else ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Central Café and Bakery: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer SilverbergFalafel being prepared at Central Cafe and Bakery​Chicken, shawarma and freshly baked pita bread. My review of Central Café and Bakery (331 North Euclid Avenue; 314-875-0657) is now available online. You should also check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Central Café and ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Joy Luck Buffet: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer SilverbergKung pao chicken is probably the best-known dish on Joy Luck Buffet's "authentic" menu.​Skip the buffet, and proceed directly to the Szechuan peppercorns. My review of Joy Luck Buffet is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the Brentwood restaurant.

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    January 19, 2011

    La Tejana: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer Silverberg​It's a liquor store! It's a taqueria! It's both! My review of La Tejana is now available online. Also be sure to check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of La Tejana.

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    January 5, 2011

    Ginger Bistro: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer SilverbergGinger Bistro's dining room​Honey ham in my banh mi, a bee in my bonnet. My review of Ginger Bistro in the Delmar Loop is now available online. Check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Ginger Bistro for a look at the restaurant and its food.

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