Josh Galliano

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    November 17, 2014

    What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Fried Chicken?

    Fried chicken is definitely having a moment. Of course, it has been a staple of American cuisine (especially Southern cooking) for years, but it's enjoying a bit of celebrity. Hell, Ben Poremba just opened an entire restaurant devoted to the dish. John Perkins and Josh Galliano take it to the next l ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    The Libertine's Josh Galliano Brings a Taste of the Mississippi to the James Beard House

    Tonight, the Libertine's (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999) Josh Galliano brings Mississippi-inspired cuisine to the venerable James Beard House in New York City. This culinary honor, reserved for the nation's top chefs, is a chance for Galliano to not only showcase his river-country-in ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Chef Chat: Sous Chef Josh Poletti is the Libertine's Unsung Hero

    Back in the Libertine's (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999) kitchen, a chef named Josh toils day in and out, feeding the bread starter, making housemade butter and cooking up a mean porchetta. No, it's not Josh Galliano. The Libertine's other Josh, executive sous chef Josh Poletti, serve ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Family Meal at the Libertine: What Chef Josh Galliano and His Staff Eat Before Service

    In what we hope will become a regular series on Gut Check, "Family Dinner" goes behind the scenes of this most sacred of restaurant rituals -- the before-service staff dinner, or "family meal." This is a chance to see what restaurant chefs, servers, cooks, runners and bussers are eating before the m ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    #96: The Libertine's Fried Chicken

    Gut Check is counting down the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. Josh Galliano is not afraid to divulge the secret to his fried chicken. As our server at the Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-862-2999) said, "chef has published his fried chicken recipe for everyone to see. H ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Chef Josh Galliano on His Rituals, Fried Chicken and Hating Jam Bands

    At this point, saying that Josh Galliano is a rock star in the St. Louis (if not national) culinary scene is stating the obvious. If his status was not already solidified by his tenure at An American Place and Monarch, or his Best New Chef award from Food and Wine Magazine, then the overwhelming suc ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    June 26, 2013

    First Look: The Libertine in Clayton [PHOTOS]

    After Monarch closed in early 2012, the restaurant's erstwhile executive chef, Josh Galliano, remained visible on the St. Louis culinary landscape, orchestrating pop-up restaurants through which he could continue dispensing Southern staples. Now you can find his cooking at a permanent location. Th ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    The Libertine Opens in Clayton Today

    After a soft opening this past weekend -- accounts of which Gut Check espied with much envy -- today is go time for the Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999). The new restaurant from the married team of Audra and Nick Luedde, with acclaimed chef Josh Galliano leading the kitchen, ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Tidbits: New Vietnamese Restaurant for Rock Hill; Barrister's Moving

    - 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 >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Josh Galliano Pops Up Again Tonight at 4 Hands Brewing Company

    After drawing crowds to his one-day-only "restaurants" serving fried chicken and then gumbo, acclaimed local chef Josh Galliano (most recently of the shuttered Monarch) is popping up yet again, this time at 4 Hands Brewing Company (1220 South Eighth Street; 314-436-1559). To coincide with the relea ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Josh Galliano Reveals Gumbo Pop-Up Menu

    Josh Galliano, the acclaimed chef of the now-shuttered Monarch, has revealed the menu for his second pop-up restaurant in as many months. This pop-up, to be held on Monday, September 17, inside Pint Size Bakery & Coffee (3825 Watson Road; 314-277-0882), will feature gumbo. Galliano posted details o ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Tidbits: Galliano to Pop Up Again, KimCheese Opens

    Catching up on some news from last week while I was out of town... - Today is the day for Josh Galliano's pop-up restaurant, All Star Fried Chicken & Fish. Service begins at 5 p.m. at Half & Half (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719) and continues until 10 p.m. or the food runs out. (Bet on ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Galliano Posts All-Star Fried Chicken & Fish Menu

    Only a week remains until Josh Galliano opens his one-night-only pop-up restaurant All-Star Fried Chicken & Fish. All-Star will run Monday, August 13, from 5 p.m. until either 10 p.m. or, more likely, the food runs out inside Half & Half (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719). Our friends at ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Josh Galliano to Open Pop-Up Fried Chicken Restaurant August 13 [Updated]

    Update: (Friday, July 20, 10:25 a.m.) Josh Galliano has revealed the location of his pop-up restaurant: All-Star Fried Chicken & Fish will open at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 13, at Half & Half (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719). The restaurant will remain open until 10 p.m. or until the foo ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Food & Wine Nods to Galliano, Craft, Fozzie's

    The July edition of Food & Wine (on newsstands now) is the publication's annual "Best New Chefs" issue. No St. Louis chefs made this year's list of the country's twelve best new chefs, but Food & Wine does make multiple mentions of local chefs this month: - We learned in March that Josh Galliano of ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Josh Galliano Voted Food & Wine "People's Best New Chef" for Midwest

    First, the bad news: As previously announced, Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995) closed after service on Saturday, March 10. Now, the good news: Monarch executive chef Josh Galliano was voted Food & Wine magazine's "People's Best New Chef" for the Midwest region. The voting too ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires Nominated for Food & Wine "The People's Best New Chef" Honor

    Once again, Food & Wine wants you, person who likes food and restaurants and voting for things online, to choose "The People's Best New Chef." A total of 100 chefs nationwide have been nominated for the honor, which coincides with the magazine's annual (undemocratic) selection of the ten "Best New C ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Monarch to Close March 11

    ​Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995) announced today that it will close on Sunday, March 11, ending a nearly ten-year run that featured much acclaim, including executive chef Josh Galliano being named only two days ago a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's 2012 "B ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    The St. Louis Food Lover's Gift Guide: Culinary Classes

    Image viaClass is in session at the Kitchen Conservatory​With a little planning and a couple of cocktails the holidays can go down smoother than a pint of spiked egg nog. Gut Check's assembled a series of guides to help find the perfect present for the food lover in your life while maintaining ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Patron Secret Dining Society: The Secrets Revealed!

    Jennifer SilverbergJosh Galliano: Normally of Monarch, he served as chef for last night's Patron Secret Dining Society at Busch Stadium.​These days, it is not enough to go to a wonderful restaurant and order a meal that's well-prepared and served gracefully. These days, food must be an event.A ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Gut Check Gets Stewed

    ​The good folks at StewedSTL invited me to be the guest for the third edition of their St. Louis food, drink and restaurant podcast. Listen as we drink gin and chew the fat about a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, Del Taco, Venn diagrams, how I tricked Josh Galliano of Mona ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Mango Taste-Off Will Feature Chefs of Monarch, Harvest

    MangoMania comes to Maplewood.​Did you know that the mango is considered a sacred fruit in Southeast Asia and India because the Buddha supposedly meditated under a mango tree? Neither did we. Nor did we know that mangos are cited in ancient Hindu texts dating back to 4000 B.C. Or that that th ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Restaurants Cope While Wenneman Meat Finalizes Rebuilding Plans

    Wenneman Meat Company, which was devastated by a fire in January, is making a comeback. They announced yesterday that they'll build a $5 million, 22,000-square-foot complex in St. Libory, Illinois, where the business has operated for 84 years. For the first time in the town's history, St. Libory off ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Last Call for "People's Best New Chef" Voting

    Screenshot:​Voting ends tomorrow for Food & Wine magazine's "The People's Best New Chef" competition. Our three St. Louis competitors -- Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus -- need your help to pull off a last-minute miracl ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Wenneman Meat Market Fire Rocks Local Restaurant Scene

    www.wenneman.comWenneman Meat Market has been a mainstay behind the local restaurant scene.​The fire in the wee hours yesterday that destroyed Wenneman Meat Market on State Route 15 in St. Libory, Illinois, dealt a crippling blow to a family business that has been in operation for more than 80 ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    Review Preview: Monarch's Southern Bistro

    Jennifer SilverbergMonarch executive chef Josh Galliano works in the restaurant's kitchen.​After closing for several weeks of renovations this summer, the bar and bistro of Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995) feature a new Southern Bistro menu that draws from the Louisiana root ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Monarch Readies New Menu, Helps National Children's Cancer Society

    Robin WheelerJosh Galliano, executive chef at Monarch​Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995) -- which some hack called the second-most important restaurant to open in St. Louis last decade -- will reopen this Monday, August 2, after several weeks of renovations and menu planning. ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Monarch Closed for Renovations

    Robin WheelerJosh Galliano, executive chef at Monarch​Saturday, May 30, was the final service for several weeks at Monarch (7401 Manchester Road; 314-644-3995). The restaurant is now closed for renovations. Unlike many restaurants that close "for renovations" but are never heard from again, Monarc ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Breaking: Gerard Craft, Josh Galliano James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalists

    ​The James Beard Foundation just released the semifinalists (link PDF) for its annual awards honoring the nation's best restaurants, chefs and other food and drink professionals. St. Louis scored two semifinalists in the "Best Chef - Midwest" category: Gerard Craft of Niche, Taste by Niche and Bra ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    The Ten Most Important St. Louis Restaurant Openings of the Aughts #2: Monarch (2003)

    ​Monarch (2003)Josh Galliano is reason enough to rank Monarch so high: The Louisiana native, sent packing when Katrina devastated New Orleans, is everything you could want in a chef -- creative yet respectful of tradition; ambitious yet humble. Yet he has been the executive chef at Monarch for onl ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009
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    December 18, 2009

    The Top Ten Dishes of 2009 #2: Garlic-Crusted Chicken Breast at Monarch

    Chicken dishes are often a sop to the unadventurous diner, but chef Josh Galliano's garlic-crusted chicken breast is a winner -- though here the chicken really plays a supporting role to the garlic. Not only is there the garlic crust, but also a purée of black garlic, which marries the subtle flav ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Chef's Choice: Josh Galliano, Monarch

    Robin WheelerJosh Galliano, executive chef at Monarch​In the summer of 2005, Monarch executive chef Josh Galliano was working at New York's Restaurant Daniel when his girlfriend, Audra, paid him a visit. She wasn't happy with what she saw."She said, 'Okay, A, you look anorexic. You're working too ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Chef's Choice Recipes: Josh Galliano's Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chinese Bacon

    Robin WheelerMonarch executive chef Josh Galliano​While I interviewed Monarch executive chef Josh Galliano, he prepared butternut squash ravioli in a lemon-sage beurre blanc with Chinese bacon. After the jump, the recipe for this dish -- and for the fresh pasta you need to make it.

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    October 6, 2009

    The Novice Foodie: Monarch, Fit for a Queen (and Her Hungover Husband)

    The first time my husband and I ate at Monarch was for my 29th birthday. This was not so long ago, when our visits to nicer restaurants were reserved for a birthday or our anniversary. I'd chosen Monarch because we'd never been there and also because I'd loved chef Josh Galliano's food when he was a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​Quite a week here, highlighted by the debut of two new columns, the Novice Foodie and Farmer's Market Share. We also celebrated a magazine appearance by Josh Galliano of Monarch, the cooking of Marc Baltes at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar and things that even bacon can't improve. What else happe ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    FoodWire: Josh Galliano in Southern Living

    ​Congrats to Josh Galliano, executive chef at Monarch (7401 Manchester Road; website). Galliano is featured in the September issue of Southern Living magazine, which is currently available on newsstands. The one-page profile includes some friendly trash-talking between Galliano, a LSU grad, and au ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009
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    June 29, 2009

    Josh Galliano on Cooking in the Dorm Room

    Last week, I posted my thoughts on the first Dorm Room dinner at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar. Now, Monarch chef Josh Galliano has written an awesome behind-the-scenes look at his dinner, including lessons learned the hard way and commentary on each of the dishes. Galliano has posted this on a thr ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Reflections on the Debut of the "Dorm Room" at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar

    Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia CommonsA who's who of St. Louis food types descended upon 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar (1913 Park Avenue) last night for the inaugural "Dorm Room" dinner.Among those spotted in the crowd -- writing that makes me feel just like Deb Peterson! -- were Gerard Craft and Math ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    FoodWire: Farmers Dinner at Monarch

    Got a Tweet from executive chef Josh Galliano about a "Farmers Dinner" at Monarch (7401 Manchester Road; Web site) on Wednesday, June 10. The dinner will feature five-courses from Galliano highlighting produce from Claverach Farm and Root Cellar. The cost is $65 per person, which includes wine pairi ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Breaking: Three St. Louis Chefs Are James Beard Award Semifinalists

    The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists (link PDF) for its restaurant and chef awards. Three St. Louis chefs made the cut in the "Best Chef: Midwest" category: Gerard Craft of Niche, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe. In addition, Mike Odette of the ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    Review & Slideshow: Monarch

    My review of Monarch, now featuring the cooking of executive chef Josh Galliano, is available online.This week also marks the debut of Back of the House, a Web-exclusive slideshow accompanying my reviews.This week photographer Jennifer Silverberg goes into Monarch's kitchen to capture Galliano break ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Review Preview: Monarch

    A sneak peek at this week's review of Monarch in Maplewood.

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    September 12, 2008

    Three for Three: 9.12-9.14

    Gut Check recommends three ways you won't go hungry this weekend. 1. Mexican Independence Day Celebration: Enjoy music and authentic Mexican food at the intersection of Cherokee and California Streets. (10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun.) 2. Great Green Pesto Feast: A dinner featuring all sorts of versions ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008
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    September 2, 2008

    The Chef Merry-Go-Round Continues: Monarch and Franco

    St. Louis Magazine broke the news on its new food blog last week, and co-owner Jeff Orbin confirmed to me on Friday: Monarch has hired Josh Galliano, formerly the chef de cuisine at An American Place, to be the new executive chef. Galliano takes over the Monarch stoves on September 22. Meanwhile, S ... More >>

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