Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week!
Unfortunately, you still have two days to go.
Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature:
"Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Su ... More >>
January is National Soup Month, which makes sense, considering the first month of the year is typically marked with below-freezing temperatures, snow and slush. What's better than a delicious, hot bowl of soup on a chilly day? A delicious, hot bowl of soup that you don't have to make -- that's what. ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Kelsey Whipple profiles Bar Napoli's Han Tran. Below is a Q&A with Tran, followed by the recipe for the Summer Breeze.Kelsey WhippleHan Tran is a welcome rarity. He's a spiritual ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergA view of Balaban's award-winning wine selection.When we first heard that Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar (1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-449-6700) took home one of Wine Spectator's awards of excellence, we were happy for the restaurant. We still are. Open for just ... More >>
Deborah HylandGut Check's official dog-food critic, Steuben, tastes the cheese puff yappetizer.Imagine the horror of a restaurateur approached about working with Three Dog Bakery (1134 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town and Country; 636-527-3364) to co-host a Dogs' Night Out at his or her ... More >>
Deborah HylandAs usual, we ate a lot this week. We tried out the soft-shell crabs at Napoli 2 and the Reubenesque at Mike Duffy's, and we vegged out at Barrister's.
What else did we do this week?
We celebrated the return of garlic scapes.
Ericka Frank of the Cakery and the Cup made some ... More >>
Deborah HylandThe "Peelers" at Napoli 2Traditionally, soft-shell crab season begins on the first full moon in May, when blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay molt, leaving them with paper-thin shells. Theoretically, soft-shells are available until September, but good luck finding them in St. Louis ... More >>
Ian FroebBistro 1130 in Town and Country aims to bring sexy back.Bistro 1130, which describes itself as "the sexiest French restaurant in town," opens for dinner at precisely 5:45 p.m. this evening. The restaurant is located at 1130 Town & Country Crossing Drive, the same shopping plaza where ... More >>