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Mushrooms

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    July 23, 2014

    The 5 Best Menus at Downtown Restaurant Week 2014

    If you haven't been downtown in a while for anything other than a ball game, here's your chance. Downtown Restaurant Week celebrates all the food the neighborhood has to offer. From August 11 to 17, 25 downtown restaurants are offering three courses (sometimes more) for just $25. It's pretty impossi ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Happy Hour at Triumph Grill: Wheelin' and Dealin' With Five-Dollar Snacks in Grand Center

    The Place: Triumph Grill (3419 Olive Street; 314-446-1801) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., as well as Sunday from 4 p.m. till close. Late-night happy hour is served Monday through Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the bar area only. The Deal: $2 domestic bottle ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    The 5 Best Menus at Restaurant Week on the Hill 2014

    We have several restaurant weeks around St. Louis, and it really is a great way to sample all that a neighborhood has to offer. Restaurants prepare special prix fixe menus to give you a taste of the awesome eats. The Hill is celebrating Restaurant Week 2014 until April 27, and we've whittled down th ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Van Goghz Creates Meatless Masterpieces

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Van Goghz (3200 Shenandoah Avenue; 314-865-3345) Neighborhood: Tower Grove East/Fox Park/Compton Heights Cuisine: "American with a splash of Italian"

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    September 13, 2013

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 13 to 15

    There's another festival this weekend, this time featuring Lebanese food. Check out a dining tour with Art Dimensions or get your beer on at Schlafly's annual Hop in the City. Whatever you choose, this weekend is sure to be anything but boring! Read on for our food-related recommendations. See also ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Zpizza Brings Tasty, Organic Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Pizza to Clayton

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Zone In On Imaginative Fast-Casual Vegetarian Fare at Sauce on the Side

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    The Veggielante Relishes Robust's New Downtown Wine Bar in the MX Building

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    May 9, 2012

    The Veggielante Soaks Up OR Smoothie & Café

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    The Veggielante Meets MoKaBe's Coffeehouse

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    River City Savories Offers Homemade Cheese Spreads and Baked Goods

    Courtesy of Laura Van AlstineA Cardinals-themed hand-painted pie by River City Savories.​People call Brian Runge the cheesemonger. When a friend sent him nearly 100 pounds of dehydrated morel mushrooms, he decided to get creative by incorporating them into a cheese spread that became so popula ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    A Visit to Opening Night at Blood and Sand

    Beth Farrow ClaussThe bar, complete with live ferns at Blood and Sand​Blood and Sand (1500 St. Charles Street) the private bar and restaurant owned by TJ Vytlacil and Adam Frager opened its doors on Saturday night to its charter members. Still smelling slightly of spackle and paint, the restau ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Crostini Restaurant & Lounge Now Open

    Ian Froeb​Crostini Restaurant & Lounge opened this week at 4501 Manchester Road in Forest Park Southeast. When Gut Check spoke with owner and chef Eric Winbigler in May, he described Crostini as an "old 'Mama'-style Italian restaurant, a family-style restaurant."Winbigler is still preparing th ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Colleen Clawson of Big Sky Cafe: Recipe for Pan-Roasted Troutdale Farms Rainbow Trout

    This is part three of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of chef Colleen Clawson of Big Sky Cafe. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Clawson, is published here. Emily Wasserman​At Big Sky Café (47 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-5757), chef Colleen Clawso ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Minor League Ballpark Sells the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog

    brocktonrox.comThis is what an $80 weiner looks like.​Minor league baseball stadiums have some pretty good eats. We've sang the praises of the chow offered at Gateway Grizzlies games and marveled at the enormity of the offerings in Akron. Next up: befuddlement over the world's most expensive ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Ozark Forest Mushroom Company -- It's Fungis...and Gals!

    Holly FannNicola Macpherson and her son Henry at the Maplewood Farmers' Market.​ One of the best aspects of going to a local farmers' market is that you will have access to produce and specialty vendors who provide to local restaurants as well. At the Maplewood and Tower Grove markets, you wil ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Morel Majority: Terrace View's Jonathan Olson Forages for Mushrooms

    Robin Wheeler​When Gut Check featured Jonathan Olson back in January 2010, he had just taken over the executive chef position at Erato. Much has changed since then: Olson left Erato, did a lot of traveling and restaurant exploration and recently took the helm at Jim Fiala's Terrace View. Wha ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Chris Williams of Franco

    This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Chris Williams of Franco. Part two, a Q&A with Williams, will be available tomorrow. Look for part three, a recipe from Williams, on Thursday. Chrissy Wilmes​Chef Chris Williams' journey from his first experience in a kitchen t ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Kraken Wise: Squid Rocks

    ​No question about it: Squid and octopus are in. On a whirlwind visit to New York late last year, Gut Check partook of octopus dishes at four different restaurants on four consecutive nights. Last week, right here in blogland, our featured chef of the week Grace Dinsmoor of Modesto shared her ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Foraging for Fungi Is Fun!

    Mmm...morels!​Spring is, well, in the process of springing, and for those in the know, this means there are great eats just waiting in the woods to be gathered, sauteed and gobbled up. It's mushroom season in Missouri.If you're looking for some help avoiding a bad trip, man, head over to the Powde ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 27, 2010

    #3: Quesadillas Tradicionales at Milagro Modern Mexican

    Jennifer SilverbergThe quesadillas tradicionales at Milagro Modern Mexican​Not quesadillas as we Americans know them. Rather, these resemble empanadas: a thin, crisp shell of fried corn masa stuffed with Chihuahua cheese and finely chopped and sautéed huitlacoche and wild mushrooms. The tangy che ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Genetically Modified Apples From Canada Poised to Invade U.S.?

    Frankenapples from Canada! The Associated Press reports that a Canadian company has requested U.S. approval for an apple that doesn't turn brown. Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, British Columbia, got the technology from an Australian company who developed it to keep potatoes white by silenc ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Chef's Choice Recipes: Steven Caravelli's Potato Gnocchi with Truffled Bacon Jus

    Robin Wheeler​During my interview with Steven Caravelli of Sleek, he emphasized that combining gnocchi with bacon and truffles isn't an original idea. Ever-deprecating of his own creativity, Caravelli sees himself as more of a craftsman than an artist with food, perfecting techniques and flavor c ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    FoodWire: New Year's Eve at ~scape

    A look at the New Year's Eve $95 prix-fixe dinner at ~scape.

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    March 12, 2008
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    December 17, 2007

    The Top Ten Dishes (and the Absolute Worst) of 2007

    In the past twelve months, I've reviewed sixty-two restaurants (and one minor-league baseball stadium) in the pages of the RFT. I've traveled to Columbia and the metro east. I've sampled the cuisines of Korea, Japan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Iran, Thailand, Bosnia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Vietnam (twice), M ... More >>

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    September 4, 2007

    Review Preview: Bistro Alexander

    Chef Matt Rolens does try to broaden the standard St. Louis bistro repertoire. You still won't find veal sweetbreads -- or offal of any sort -- at most area bistros. As an appetizer, Rolens serves a fricassee of sweetbreads, chanterelle mushrooms and peas over polenta. Yet this dish could stand in f ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007

    Review Preview: Acero

    Our waiter was referring to yours truly, about to do a face-plant in my mushroom ravioli. These delicate morsels, adrift in a sauce of melted, mildly tangy caciotta (a Tuscan cheese made mostly from sheep's milk), were very good, but the true object of my lust was the black truffle that had been gra ... More >>

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    September 6, 2006

    Quorn Meat-Free and Soy-Free Nuggets

    $3.99
    Whole Foods Market
    1601 Brentwood Boulevard
    Brentwood 63144

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    November 23, 2005

    Grouse of the Seven Gables

    Will this Clayton inn ever get an above-par eatery?

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    March 3, 2004

    When Is a Tavern Not a Tavern?

    When it's the Del Pietros' inventive latest, Tavern 43

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    August 13, 2003

    Tapas 'n' Things

    Aaron Whalen brings Spanish flair (and delicious food) to the Lou

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    October 16, 2002

    Italian for Beginners

    Café Napoli's popularity is baffling

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    October 3, 2001

    Side Dish

    The Amazing Grace Farmer-Chef Dinner Series cooks up local produce, with delicious results

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    August 29, 2001

    Beauty Triumphs

    You can get more than makeup at Neiman Marcus

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    October 11, 2000

    Take It with a Grain of Salt

    Giving the food world's latest rage a fair shake

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    December 15, 1999

    BUTTER UP

    Indulging a taste for decadence at the elegant Chez Leon

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    June 30, 1999
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    June 23, 1999
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    May 19, 1999
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    May 19, 1999
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