Michael Petres

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Thrillist Names Pastaria the Best Pizza in Missouri

    Thrillist, a national food, drink and travel site which has given much love to St. Louis restaurants in the past, just put out a list of the top pizza place in each state. And nope, it didn't pick Imo's. Gerard Craft's Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603) got the nod for the Show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Chef Brian Hardesty's Guiltiest Pleasure and Most Hated Ingredient

    When you've worked in some of St. Louis' most venerable kitchens -- Monarch, Harvest, Terrene -- such as chef Brian Hardesty has, you could be excused for sticking with what you know. After all, if you're privy to a winning formula, why not take the easy route and open a place that replicates past s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Chris DiMercurio of Vino Nadoz Wants You to Trust Him

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Chris DiMercurio of Vino Nadoz. Part two, a Q & A with DiMercurio, will be available Wednesday. Part three, a recipe, will be published Friday. You could easily miss Vino Nadoz (16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-726-0400), dwarfed as it ... More >>