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Kyle Mathis

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    December 31, 2013

    Gut Check's Three Favorite Cocktails of 2013

    It's a tough job, but, somehow, we managed to try enough cocktails to pick out three of our favorite for 2013. It's been a banner year for fancy drinks in St. Louis -- just about every week a new whiskey or cocktail bar opened up. Mixologists are now veritable artists, crafting custom drinks and inv ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    The 5 Best Tapas/Small Plates Restaurants in St. Louis

    No, small plates are not going away. Embrace it, because it means you get to eat lots of different stuff, and it's usually paired with great cocktails or wine. Although some people are sticklers for what actually constitutes tapas, we lost that war long ago. Just go with it. See also: More Than a M ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    The Perfect Cocktails to Drink on Thanksgiving

    Last week, with the help of Schlafly, we gave you some advice on how to pair beer with Thanksgiving dinner. Not everyone goes for beer though -- perhaps you'd like something a little stronger. We asked Taste's (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) bar manager Kyle Mathis for some advice. See also: Sc ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Taste's Nameless, Squash Puree-Based Cocktail Is Halloween in a Glass

    Happy Hump Day! Here's the cocktail that will get you through to Friday. This week, we approached the artists behind the bar at Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) with a special assignment. Knowing that a new fall menu was on its way, we asked the bartender to make us a cocktail that tas ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Five Fall Cocktails to Warm the Soul

    Baby, it's cold outside. It may only be early October, but current forecasts show temperatures aren't likely to break 80 degrees again in 2013. Leaves are falling, pumpkins sit on porches waiting for their inevitable smashing -- it's clear fall is here to stay. So what better way to settle in than a ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Must-Drink Events for St. Louis Craft Spirits and Cocktail Week (Sept. 7-15)

    St. Louis Craft Beer Week may be bigger, but as Taste's Kyle Mathis recently told us, St. Louis is up-and-coming in the world of craft cocktails. Enter the second St. Louis Craft Spirits and Cocktail Week, which celebrates the craft distilleries, cocktails and mixologists around town. Take the oppor ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Taste Bar's Kyle Mathis Pours Us a Vegas-Worthy Drink

    Kyle Mathis is going to Vegas. As the bar manager at Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200), Mathis is hoping that this time, what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas. He's competing against 51 other bartenders from across the country in Bombay Sapphire's Most Imaginative Bartneder contest and h ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Edward Lee Cookbook Signing Tuesday at Taste

    Louisville chef Edward Lee is stopping in St. Louis tonight, August 13, to sign copies of his new cookbook, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen at Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) at 5:30 p.m. Oh, and he's inspired a special menu for us St. Louisans. See also ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Taste's "Barbacoa": One of the 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Taste's Grilled Asparagus with Crisp Poached Egg: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Taste's Kyle Mathis: Winner of Iron Fork's Mixology Competition and Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Kyle Mathis of Taste. Below is a Q&A with Mathis, followed by the recipe for Another Hop Pun. We know, we know. We just interviewed a bartender from Taste (4 ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Riverfront Times' Iron Fork 2013: The Slideshow (and the Hangover)

    First, a heartfelt thank you to everyone -- restaurants, bars, sponsors, ticket-buyers -- who attended last night's Iron Fork event. It was the biggest Iron Fork yet: 2,000 people trying food from some 40 restaurants, plus cocktails from the mixology-competition entrants. The lines to enter and the ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Mixologist Ted Kilgore to Leave Taste, Open New Bar

    Ted Kilgore, the acclaimed mixologist behind the bar of Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200), and Ted Charak, the bar manager at Brasserie by Niche (4580 Laclede Avenue; 314-454-0600), plan to open a new bar together next year. Called the Planter's House, after the famous St. Louis hotel, the b ... More >>

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