Mark Sanfilippo

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    November 7, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 7 to 9

    It doesn't feel like November quite yet, and we're not complaining. Plus, the beer festivals are still going strong! Get out of the house this weekend for Budweiser's Brew Fest, a chili cookoff, or even a fairy-tale tea party. Continue on for our food-related recommendations. See also: Thrillist Na ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Chef Chat: Mark Sanfilippo Is Salume Beddu's Cured Meats (Philosopher) King

    Mark Sanfilippo, the man behind Salume Beddu(3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100), didn't set out to be St. Louis' king of cured meats. The former academic spent years studying Hegelian philosophy and German, priming himself for a career as a professor when reality set in. "There are only two or three ... 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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    April 2, 2013

    New Favorites, Old Friends: An Updated Guide to Restaurants in Lindenwood Park

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites.

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    December 27, 2011

    Top Ten Dishes 2011 #1: Pork Ribs at Salume Beddu

    I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes from the restaurants that I reviewed in 2011. Look for a slideshow featuring most of the winners on Wednesday, December 28.Jennifer SilverbergFrom left to right are Cary Exler and Salume Beddu co-owners Ben Poremba and Mark Sanfilippo.​An occasional special ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Stressed? Hungry? Consider Meat Therapy

    Image via​This week's review of Taste begins with praise for the prosciutto that chef Adam Altnether cured over the past fifteen months. A few weeks ago, I went into a deep reverie over lunch at salumeria Salume Beddu. What could have made either experience even better?How about a relaxing spa ses ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 26, 2011

    Forbes Calls Salume Beddu the Best in the Country

    Jennifer SilverbergA tasty spread at Salume Beddu​Yesterday lifestyle columnist Larry Olmsted of Forbes declared Salume Beddu the best salami in the country. "It's pretty crazy. We are both incredibly humbled by the article," Salume Beddu co-owner Mark Sanfilippo told Gut Check. "We just tr ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Restaurant Tidbits: Salume Beddu, Matt McGuire, Mad Dog British Pub

    Robin WheelerMark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu​A few news items from around town...- Sauce was first to note that Salume Beddu (3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100) is now serving lunch. The menu includes plates with the artisan salumeria's cured meats paired with cheese as well as roast pork bel ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    The Knives Have It: Local Chefs and Their Favorite Tools

    co.designMore gadgets than a Williams-Sonoma outlet store. (Click pic for humongous version.)​ Got gadgets? Pop Chart Lab does, and they've put 100 of them on a poster. But are all of them beloved? Can you find any local chefs who give names to their chinoise, or keep their clam knife in hand ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Salume Beddu Salumeria Is Rolling in Dough!

    When Mark Sanfilippo and partner Ben Poremba opened their retail shop, Salume Beddu Salumeria, a few weeks back, local lovers of artisan-cured meats rejoiced. Sanfilippo, a St. Louis native who returned after ten years out west schooling himself, literally, in how the sausage is made, had earned pla ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Salume Beddu's Storefront Opens

    Ready for its closeup: A hearty St. Louis welcome to Salume Beddu's storefront!​Late last week Salume Beddu opened its new storefront at 3467 Hampton with little fanfare. They're stocking lots of small-craft goodies along with their products, including Benton's country ham from Tennessee, ar ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Salume Beddu Salumificio and Salumeria to Open This Week

    Robin Wheeler​Although he's not sure which day, Mark Sanfilippo -- profiled in last week's Chef's Choice column on Gut Check -- confirms that Salume Beddu Salumificio and Salumeria, the storefront location of the two-year-old artisan meat company, will be open for business next week. The shop ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Chef's Choice Recipe: Mark Sanfilippo's Salsiccia con 'Scarole

    This is part three of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with chef Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu; part one is available here; part two is here. Robin Wheeler​"The St. Louis I lived in ten years ago would not have been receptive to guanciale," Mark Sanfilippo says of the traditional uns ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Image via​This week, Gut Check kept busy with the debut of two new features, Ask the Critic and Fly in the Soup. Submit suggestions for the former by e-mailing Ian here, and then click here to learn all about the latter. What else did we do this week?     ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Chef's Choice, Part 2: Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu

    This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu; to read part one, click here. Look for part three tomorrow. Robin Wheeler​3 favorite restaurants in St. Louis, besides yours? El Bronco, Gokul, Niche. Local chef who most impresses you? José a ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Chef's Choice: Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu. Part two will be published tomorrow, and part three on Friday. Robin WheelerA man, a plan, a ham: Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu​"I really appreciate obsessiveness in other people because I have ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.9-1.15

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Feast: George warmed up with a list of local restaurant fireplaces and a guide to pronouncing restaurant names. STL Hops: Mike gave the latest report on St. Louis' Hopslam fever epidemic, the announcement of the 2010 Craft Beer Week and Centen ... More >>