This is part three of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus. Read part one, a profile of Jennrich, here. Read part two, a Q & A with Jennrich, here.
Andrew Jennrich, chef de cuisine of Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800), describes this smoked ham hock terrine as ... More >>
The mysterious dispute that pitted the partners behind the beloved barbecue joint Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) against one another ended today. George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine broke the news this morning: Mike Emerson (the public face of Pappy's) and John Matthews have boug ... More >>
A lawsuit has divided the partners behind one of St. Louis' best known and most successful restaurants, the Midtown barbecue joint Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). Joe Holleman of the Post-Dispatch broke the news of the lawsuit pitting Michael Wegmann against Mike Emerson (who i ... More >>
Friday (Sept. 28):
Taste of St. Louis @ Soliders Memorial Plaza
This annual family-friendly, food-obsessed event features live music, an art and wine walk, a chef battle royale and, of course, plenty of vendor options to feed fervent festival-goers. Admission is free. Friday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 11 ... More >>
Hello, fans of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Kansas and Ohio, and welcome to St. Louis for the -- deep breath -- 2012 NCAA Division One Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Regionals!
Whether you're a broke college student, a devoted alumnus or alumna or just a fan, after shelling out the ... More >>
Ian FroebThe guest of honor at Pappy's birthday partyGut Check's having one of those middle-aged moments where time starts to pass in a blink because, damn it, it seems like just yesterday that Mike Emerson opened Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) in the unlikeliest of loca ... More >>
Not that you need a reason to eat barbecue this weekend, or to visit Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) again, but this weekend offers you a very good reason to do both.
On Sunday, January 15, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will join Mike Emerson and the Pappy's team ... More >>
The ninth annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party hit the streets of Manhattan this weekend. Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) owner Mike Emerson wowed the rain-drenched crowd during Saturday's opening by giving free ribs to the soggy folks waiting in line.
East 20s Eats, a Manhat ... More >>
Ian FroebThe guest of honor at a previous Pappy's Smokehouse birthday partyNo restaurant is without its detractors, but if anywhere in St. Louis comes close to univeral acclaim, it's Pappy's Smokehouse. This here newspaper has dubbed it "Best Barbecue" for three years running (2008, 2009, 2010), ... More >>
Recently the purveyors of adorability at I Can Has Cheezburger released a map on their food blog, My Food Looks Funny, indicating what food best represents each state.
According to the map, Missouri's best represented by toasted ravioli.
Not so very long ago, people who lived mor ... More >>
Food Feuds host Michael Symon judged the ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse and 17th Street Grill: Pappy's Mike Emerson (left) and 17th Street's Mike Mills (right) can't see Symon's O-face, but they sense something is amiss.Food Feuds, the new Food Network show in which chef Michael Symon judges food b ... More >>
Image viaMichael Symon, host of Food FeudsThe Food Network will pit (ha ha) the ribs from barbecue meccas Pappy's Smokehouse and 17th Street Bar & Grill against each other for a new show called Food Feuds. Hosted by the Cleveland-based Iron Chef America chef Michael Symon, Food Feuds will deb ... More >>
Two years into the phenomenal run of Pappy's Smokehouse, the Midtown barbecue joint that has gained national attention and has lines out the door daily, co-owner Mike Emerson shares the secret of his success:"I'm a 54-year-old knucklehead who got lucky cooking barbecue."Robin WheelerMike Emerson, co ... More >>
Tomorrow (Thursday, February 4) Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) celebrates its second birthday, and to mark this milestone Mike Emerson and company are cooking up a whole hog barbecue. The lunch special, which runs from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m., will be a pork platter with one side a ... More >>
Kelli Best-Oliver is on a quest to become a full-fledged foodie. Beginning this week, she will chronicle her adventures for Gut Check. She writes about any damn thing she pleases at South City Confidential.I have no formal culinary training. It's been ten years since I worked in a restaurant, wai ... More >>
Ian FroebMike Emerson serving whole-hog barbecue at Pappy's Smokehouse in February.Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; Web site) owner Mike Emerson posted fantastic news on the STL Bites forum: His Midtown barbecue joint has been invited to participate in this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Part ... More >>
This ends badly.Man v. Food host Adam Richman visits St. Louis spots Crown Candy Kitchen, Iron Barley and Pappy's Smokehouse.8:57 p.m.: We'll be live in just a few minutes. Unless LOST runs late.9:05 p.m.: Uh... LOST ran 5 minutes late. Apparently, I missed Iron Barley. D'oh. Sorry, Tom Coghill. I d ... More >>
Ian Froeb Amidst all the recession-fueled doom-and-gloom that has settled around the local restaurant industry, it was just plain terrific to stop by Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; Web site) today for the Midtown barbecue joint's first birthday celebration. The line was long -- at noon, I wa ... More >>
Mike Emerson does barbecue the proper way: dry. Or, as the takeout menu puts it: "Sauce is on the side 'cause there's nothing to hide." The meats are smoked up to fourteen hours over apple and cherry wood. The pulled pork and the ribs are nothing short of extraordinary. I ordered the pulled pork a ... More >>