Gut Check has learned that Joe's Chili Bowl (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070) will close Wednesday, October 30. The casual chili restaurant -- housed in the elegant glass and steel box perched on the edge of Citygarden -- was opened in April 2012 by the owners of The Pasta House. General manager R ... More >>
Sub Zero Vodka Bar (308 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1200) owners Lucas and Derek Gamlin announced last year they were following up their successful Central West End venture with another one -- a steakhouse. Months later, it's still a steakhouse, albeit one with a big focus on whiskey. Gut Check tal ... More >>
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 >>
Robin WheelerWhen Gut Check featured Jonathan Olson back in January 2010, he had just taken over the executive chef position at Erato. Much has changed since then: Olson left Erato, did a lot of traveling and restaurant exploration and recently took the helm at Jim Fiala's Terrace View. Wha ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergGerard Craft at Brasserie by NicheGerard Craft will not relocate his flagship restaurant Niche to the adjacent Taste by Niche space, made available by the relocation of Taste to the Central West End, nor will he open an Italian restaurant in its place, the James Beard Award-nom ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergMy review of the Terrace View is now available online. The Terrace View is the restaurant in downtown's new sculpture park, Citygarden, headed by Jim Fiala (the Crossing, Liluma, Acero). In this week's Back of the House slideshow, Jennifer Silverberg gives you a look at the Ter ... More >>
Aerial rendering of Citygarden. The much anticipated Citygarden, which hopes to further propel downtown St. Louis' revitalization efforts, opens to the public at 6 a.m. on July 1. Situated on a two-block stretch between 8th and 10th streets -- bounded by Chestnut Street on the north and M ... More >>
Ian takes one for the team and counts down the ten best restaurant dishes of 2007.
Ian takes little bites of Heaven in Maplewood.