John Griffiths

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Chef Wil Fernandez-Cruz Lands at Ibby's at Washington University After Resigning From Restaurant at the Cheshire

    Chef Wilfrin "Wil" Fernandez-Cruz moved from New York to St. Louis to work at the newly minted Restaurant at the Cheshire, but he left that position after only two and a half months. Today Fernandez-Cruz is excited to be starting at Ibby's Restaurant (6465 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-935-3940) o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Wash U. Taps John Griffiths as Campus Executive Chef

    Washington University Dining Services announced on Monday that it has named the acclaimed St. Louis chef John Griffiths as its campus executive chef. The high-profile hiring shouldn't come as too much of a surprise: Wash U., through its dining-services operator Bon Appétit Management Services, espo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Chef John Griffiths Hosts James Beard Preview Dinners in St. Louis, Features Missouri Wines

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Chef John Griffiths Leaving Truffles, New Chef and Menu on Way

    Truffles (9202 Clayton Road, Ladue; 314-567-9100) announced this morning that executive chef John Griffiths, whose modern Italian fare revitalized the staid Ladue restaurant, is departing next month. Replacing him will be Brandon Benack, who comes to St. Louis from Orlando, where he was most recentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    James Beard House Invites John Griffiths of Truffles to Cook

    Over the past year, chef John Griffiths has transformed stodgy old Truffles (9202 Clayton Road, Ladue; 314-567-9100) into one of the top spots in town. (Seriously. Go. Now. Order the housemade burrata and the roasted bone marrow to start. This post will still be here when you get back.) Now, Griff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    The Kitchens are Alive with the Sound of Music

    Image via​After a recent lunch at a Chinese hog trough buffet where we were lulled into stupor by the gentle tones of "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" on the sound system and one too many sticks of chicken meat, we've been thinking a lot about music and food. Turns out we're not the only ones. Around the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Get a Taste of St. Louis at Soldier's Memorial this Weekend

    Sarah Rusnak​Taste of St. Louis returns this weekend, and Gut Check can't help but think that the word "taste" doesn't even begin to encompass the event. Not only can you try food from 45 area restaurants, but you can also peruse the work of local and regional artists and rub elbows with some of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Are an Educated Lot

    Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.​Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    John Griffiths of Truffles: Recipe for Olive Oil Shortcake

    This is part three of Amanda Woytus' Chef's Choice profile of chef John Griffiths of Truffles. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Griffiths, is published here.Amanda WoytusThe Olive Oil Shortcake at Truffles​We know what you're thinking: Rachael Ray nearly ruined olive oil for al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    John Griffiths of Truffles

    This is part one of Amanda Woytus' Chef's Choice profile of chef John Griffiths of Truffles. Part two, a Q&A, will be published tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Griffiths, will be posted on Thursday.Amanda WoytusChef John Griffiths of Truffles in the restaurant's dining room​On a weekda ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    FoodWire: El Borracho Mexican Cantina Opens Next Tuesday

    El Borracho Mexican Cantina will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, December 16, at 2001 Locust Street. This is the former location of Nectar, and the team behind that establishment (as well as the Pepper Lounge and Mandarin), joined by the team from Mike Shannon's Steaks & Seafood, is beh ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Something Fishy

    A bubbling demand for Missouri caviar spawns cutthroat competition.