Josh Galliano

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    November 17, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Week: November 17 to 20

    Restaurants and bars are packing in the events before the holidays, and this week's no exception. Check out St. Louis Eats at the Missouri History Museum, stop by the opening of Cantina Laredo or support cannabis at Tick Tock Tavern. Continue on for our picks of the week. See also: Chef Chat: D. Sc ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: November 5-11

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 17-19

    The rain is finally gone, and you can enjoy this weekend in all is autumnal glory. Check out the Harvest Festival at Laumeier Sculpture Park or celebrate 19th-century German culture in Marthasville. Continue on for our food-related recommendations for this weekend. See also: Kevin Nashan to Host Ch ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Chef Chat: Julie Weldele Is Scape American Bistro's Sweet and Sour Pastry Chef

    Jumping from interior design to the world of pastry wasn't that big of a leap for Julie Weldele. "I've always been artsy," she explains. "Pastry was just a different medium." It was this creative spirit and penchant for aesthetics that led Weldele to a casual cake decorating class. She was instantl ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Outstanding in the Field with Josh Galliano at Such and Such Farm [PHOTOS]

    Just over 100 guests dined together at the trademark "one-long-table" at this weekend's Outstanding in the Field event at Such and Such Farm in Desoto. Farm owners Dave Blum and Autumn Sij welcomed everyone with wine and a tour of their 88 acres, showing off their vegetable beds, chickens, pigs, goa ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 23-30

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 25 to 27

    St. Louis Craft Beer Week kicks off this weekend with lots of events. It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so even if craft beer isn't your thing, we've got some ideas for you. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: 15 Must-Drink Events at St. Louis Craft Beer Week ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    The Best Food Events This Weekend: July 11 to 13

    It's the middle of summer in St. Louis, and it's only going to get hotter. And we don't just mean the food scene! (We'll be here all week.) Hit up this month's Food Truck Friday, or the annual celebration of Bastille Day in historic Maplewood. Or hey, eat some elk! Check out our food-related recomme ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Food Wine Design Culinary Week Celebrates Three of Our Favorite Things

    You already know we love food. We also love wine. But did you know we love design? The three actually go pretty well together, and all next week they'll be combined in one delicious package. The best chefs in St. Louis are getting together for St. Louis' Food Wine Design event next week. And when we ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    7 Outdoor Dinners You Can't Miss This Summer

    All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you. When a restaurant uses the term "farm to ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Rick Lewis on His James Beard Foundation Award Nomination

    The 2014 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist nominations came out this week, and although several St. Louis chefs are on the list, Quincy Street Bistro's Rick Lewis is the only one up for Rising Star against chefs from all over the country. See also: Lewis, Nashan, Galliano Among 2014 James B ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Local Chefs Answer: How Are You Spending Thanksgiving?

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates food like no other. And that, in our opinion, makes it the best. There are no presents to be bought, lights to be strung or menorahs to be lit (well, except this year). The focus is strictly on food, wine, family and friends. In honor of this most special of ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    The Art of Food Brings St. Louis' Top Chefs Together for Slow Food St. Louis

    Slow Food St. Louis does a lot to promote sustainable, local food in the area -- unfortunately, nonprofits tend to be strapped for cash. That's why the annual fundraiser is so important; it provides funds for things like biodiversity microgrants and educational programs. On the bright side, Slow Foo ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: May 2013

    May was an especially busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included The Libertine, which returns acclaimed chef Josh Galliano to an everyday kitchen gig, and the ambitious restaurant-gourmet market Central Table Food Hall. There were very few closures in May -- that we know of, at lea ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Sneak Preview: The Libertine Aims to Reclaim Cool in Clayton

    Opening day draws near for The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton). The married team of Audra and Nick Luedde, who moved last year from Chicago to Nick's native St. Louis with their young son, plan to debut their 60-seat restaurant, with acclaimed chef Josh Galliano leading the kitchen, on M ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Libertine Hiring Kitchen and Service Staff; Quincy Street Bistro Seeks Front of House Help

    Opening day approaches for the Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton), the new restaurant from the married team of Audra and Nick Luedde, with Josh Galliano helming the kitchen, and the restaurant has a call out for both back and front of the house staff. For the back of the house, the Libert ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Home Wine Kitchen's Vires, Tavern Kitchen & Bar's Haifely Up for Food & Wine Magazine's "People's Best New Chef" Honor

    Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-802-7676) and Justin Haifley of the Tavern Kitchen & Bar (2961 Dougherty Ferry Road, Valley Park; 314-825-0600) are two of the ten chefs in the running for the Midwest category of Food & Wine magazine's "People's Best New Chef" a ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Chef's Choice: Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro, Part 2

    This is the part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro. Read part one, a profile of Lewis, here. Part three, a recipe, will be available on Thursday. I met with Rick Lewis, head chef of Quincy Street Bistro (6931 Gravois Avenue; 314-353-1588), early on a Mon ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Chef's Choice: Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro. Part two, a Q&A, will be published Wednesday, and part three, a recipe from Lewis, will be available on Thursday. When Rick Lewis took the helm of south city's Quincy Street Bistro (6931 Gravois Avenue; 314 ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    First Look: Downtown's MX Movies Makes Dinner and a Movie Way Too Easy

    Earlier this month, Daily RFT reported on MX Movies (618 Washington Avenue), a new downtown movie theater equipped to destroy your new year's resolutions. On January 17, the dine-in movie experience welcomed Gut Check down for its not-so-soft opening, packing the stadium seating in all three of its ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Josh Galliano, Acclaimed Chicago Sommeliers to Open New Restaurant, the Libertine

    Acclaimed chef Josh Galliano, already busy setting up the food program at the soon-to-open MX Movies downtown, has yet another project in the works: The former executive chef at the late An American Place and Monarch will head the kitchen at The Libertine, a new venture from Nick and Audra Luedde. ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    RFT's 10 Biggest Stories of 2012

    They're probably not the most important stories of 2012, but if you wish to really know what's up in St. Louis, make sure you've made it through the ten most-viewed articles on in 2012. Happy New Year! 10) Samantha Edwards: Charged With Naked Ice Capades in Greene CountyIt's all ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Nov. 2-4

    Friday (Nov. 2): The Haunted Hunter @ Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn Enjoy a dinner of soup, salad, chicken with vegetable and potato, wine, dessert and coffee/tea over a murder mystery dinner show that tells a detective story focusing on the tale of Billy the Spook. $48.95 per person. Call 314-664 ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    James Beard Foundation Opens 2013 Awards Nominations

    The James Beard Foundation has opened the nominations for its 2013 awards. Through December 31, anyone -- me, you, even your dog (if he has his own email address) -- can nominate up to two candidates in each category. The main category for which St. Louis restaurants are eligible is "Best Chef: Mid ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Tidbits: Galliano's Gumbo Pops Up Today, Brazilian Steakhouse in Clayton

    - A reminder (as if you needed it): In mere minutes, Josh Galliano will open his second one-day-only pop-up restaurant. Today's pop-up features several different kinds of gumbo and is located at Pint Size Bakery & Coffee (3825 Watson Road; 314-277-0882). Service begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues t ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Tidbits: Tower Grove Farmers' Market Fundraiser, Bigger Penzeys

    - Tower Grove Farmers' Market will hold a fundraising dinner at the downtown location of Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (815 Olive Street; 314-241-3196) on Thursday, September 20.

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    February 21, 2012

    Salt, Four St. Louis Chefs Among James Beard Semifinalists

    The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists for its annual awards honoring restaurants and chefs (link PDF). St. Louis scored four chefs in the category "Best Chef: Midwest" and -- a first, to the best of my knowledge -- a restaurant in the "Best New Restaurant" category, which incl ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Chef Christopher Lee Kicks Off Mardi Gras With Cajun Cook-Off Win

    Robin WheelerChristopher Lee, your 2011 Cajun Cook-off champeen!​St. Louis started Mardi Gras season on Saturday not in Soulard but at the World's Fair Pavillion, with the annual Cajun Cook-Off. Chef Christopher Lee of Cafe Ventana, Sanctuaria, and Chuy Arzola's and chef de cuisine Katie Case ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    "The People's Best New Chef" Voting Update

    Screenshot:​You have until Monday, March 1, to cast your vote in Food & Wine magazine's "The People's Best New Chef" competition -- and St. Louis' three competitors need your vote! As of 11 a.m. this morning, each of the three St. Louis chefs -- Anthony Devoti of Five Bistr ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Food & Wine Nominates Three St. Louis Chefs as "The People's Best" [Updated]

    Screenshot:​Do you think St. Louis' best chefs deserve more national attention? Well, the power to bring them that acclaim is now in your hands.Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus are among the 100 chefs nationwide vying to be ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Additional Thoughts on the Closing of An American Place

    Larry Forgione​Tom Finkel already provided a thorough postmortem yesterday on the news that Larry Forgione's An American Place will soon close its doors. To his analysis I'd add only this:In the same Sauce Magazine roundtable that Tom cites for Forgione's comments about portion size, the chef also ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    News from Monarch, Araka, Pappy's Smokehouse

    Robin WheelerSteven Caravelli is leaving Sleek for Araka.​A few interesting news items over the past couple of days. Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, 314-644-3995) will celebrate its grand reopening on Monday, August 2, according to a Tweet from the restaurant. Monarch is currently undergoing renova ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 6.28-7.4

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly contemplated food independence. FamilyStyle Food: Karen dished up homemade Nutella. Iron Stef: Stephanie made a Blender Coconut Pie.

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    March 26, 2010

    Chef's Choice, Part 2: Chef John of Entre:Underground

    Robin WheelerCulinary man of mystery, Entre:Underground's Chef John​This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Chef John of Entre:Underground; to read part one, click here. We'd be most surprised that you eat _____. Microwave popcorn, and just because I am lazy. Stovetop ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    James Beard Foundation Honors Gerard Craft

    Gerard Craft of Niche made the cut when the James Beard Foundation whittled the list of Best Chef: Midwest nominees -- a list that had also included Monarch's Josh Galliano -- to the finalists this morning. The James Beard Foundation Awards take place May, 3 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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    March 17, 2010
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    December 30, 2009
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    December 29, 2009

    The Ten Most Important St. Louis Restaurant Openings of the Aughts #1: Niche (2005)

    ​Niche (2005)If a hurricane hadn't sent Josh Galliano here, both An American Place and Monarch would have had very different trajectories. And if an ambitious young chef in Salt Lake City hadn't taken the time to research emerging markets to open his first restaurant, we might not have had Niche. ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    2009 in Review: October

    ​Waldo Jaquith, Wikimedia Commons​October saw the return of Drink of the Week, the column founded by Randall Roberts and continued by Kristie McClanahan that muses on life and libations. Alicia Lohmar is the new author, and we're thrilled to have her as part of the Gut Check family. The rest of ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    2009 in Review: August

    ​Ian FroebThe Terrace View in Citygarden​August was an unusually busy month, with numerous restaurant openings and closings. Let's dwell on the positive above the fold: The Terrace View opened in Citygarden, Downtown's spiffy new sculpture park; Downtown scored an honest-to-God grocery store in ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    2009 in Review: June

    ​Alberto Gottardo, Wikimedia Commons​What better time than the onset of warm weather for a delicious beer? So what better time than June for the first St. Louis Craft Beer Week? A week filled with tastings, talks and more tastings celebrated the booming craft-beer scene in St. Louis. And speakin ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    2009 in Review: February

    ​​February was a big month here at Gut Check International Headquarters, as we rolled out our first new columns written by freelance writers: The Noble Writ, Java Enabled, The Sneak, The Dive Bomber and Throwback of the House. It was also a big month for Gut Check favorite Pappy's Smokehouse, wh ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    FoodWire: James Beard Foundation Opens 2010 Awards Nominations

    Doesn't seem that long ago that I was reporting on Gerard Craft of Niche, Taste by Niche and the soon-to-open Brasserie by Niche being a finalist for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards. Now the foundation has opened the nominations for the 2010 awards. Anyone can nominate a c ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009
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    August 25, 2009

    Marc Baltes Storms the "Dorm Room" at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar

    Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia Commons​As I waddled back to my car last night after the latest Dorm Room dinner at Lafayette Square's 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, the evening air thick with woodsmoke from the grill where Marc Baltes was braising pork shoulder for the next seating, I wondered which ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Gerard Craft of Niche a 2009 James Beard Award Finalist

    Gerard Craft of Niche (1831 Sidney Street; Web site) is one of five finalists in the "Best Chef - Midwest" category of the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards. The finalists were announced today. The awards ceremony will be held Monday, May 4, in New York City.Craft, who last year was named a "Best N ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 2.21-2.27

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.STL Bites: Earlier this week Gut Check's Brooke Foster bemoaned a new policy asking solo coffeeshop patrons to sit only at two-top tables. Bill argues the other side.Sauce: Sauce posts a picture of a mama and baby pig to illustrate a story on Kev ... More >>

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    October 22, 2008
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    August 6, 2008
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    June 20, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... The Cheesemonger's Wife shows you how to make yogurt cheese. Show Me Vegan has a recipe for roasted poblanos with mushrooms and vegan sausage. At Adventures in Eating Locally, Kimberly takes a look at vertical farming. The digest ... More >>

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