This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Qui Tran of Mai Lee. Part two, a Q & A with Tran, will appear tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Tran, will be available on Friday. Qui Tran can't discuss his childhood without mentioning Mai Lee (8396 Music Memorial Drive, Brentwood; 314-64 ... More >>
The fast-fooderati are abuzz about ShopHouse, the brand-new, Asian-themed, fast-casual spinoff from Steve Ells, founder of the empire known as Chipotle Mexican Grill. The first ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opened its doors last month in Washington, D.C. (Click that big ol' link back there to re ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Monday, October 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
image viaThe Mexico Goat: Eat this, Franzen.If you've been missing the Tower Grove Coyote, cheer up! Now you can befriend the Roaming Mexico Goat. The goat was first spotted wandering around Mexico, Missouri, about ten days ago. Since then, he has followed in the coyote's pawprints and start ... More >>
For elephants, one would think the Saint Louis Zoo would be a place to escape from, not to. Earlier this year, In Defense of Animals, an animal rights organization, named the zoo to its "Hall of Shame" on its Top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list. A month later, one of the elephants, Jade, contracte ... More >>
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, a memoir by New York Times food critic Frank Bruni, hits bookstores today. The book discusses Bruni's history of eating disorders, which aren't uncommon in the food industry. (Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle)A new Illinois law ... More >>
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