Nuts and Edible Seeds

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Review: Plank Road Pizza Paves the Way to the Area's Newest Dining Destination -- Cottleville

    Plank Road Pizza 5212 Highway N, Cottleville; 636-477-6154) 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. (Closed Mon.) Pass the Chesterfield Valley outlet malls and cross the Boone Bridge, and you'll find yourself at a fork off the Highway 94 exit ramp. If you turn l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    10 Best Bakeries and Candy Shops to Score Special Halloween Treats

    We here at Gut Check International Headquarters are all about helping guide our readers to the very best eats, and come Halloween-time that includes making sure you and your little ones are armed with great trick-or-treating jokes. Food and drink-related ones, at that: Q: Why did the ghost go into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    10 of the Best (and Most Beautiful) Salads to Try This Summer

    While temperatures have cooled this week, the mercury is set to soar again before long. A scorching St. Louis evening is not the ideal time for a heavy, hot, stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. You're more likely to go looking for a beautiful, light and fresh salad. And just because it's good for you d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Sizing Up The Vegetarian Options at Central Table Food Hall

    Destination: Central Table Food Hall (23 South Euclid Avenue; 314-932-5595) Neighborhood: Central West End Cuisine: New American Overview: The ambitious, 10,000-square-foot Central Table Food Hall prides itself on its all encompassing menu, showcasing everything from Italian to Asian cuisine. Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Sauce on the Side's Kung Pow Zone: What to Eat This Weekend and Where to Eat It

    "This is calzone weather," a guy sitting at the counter at Sauce on the Side (903 Pine Street; 314-241-5667) tells us knowingly when we order the calzone of the month. He's just laid waste to a calzone of his own, and he seems in no hurry to venture out into the rain and wind to carry on with his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Top 5 Recipes to Celebrate 4/20 -- From a Professional!

    Didn't win our 4/20 Cannabis Cupcakes giveaway? Fret not, dear reader. Gut Check has a treat for you! It just so happens that a person of our acquaintance -- we'll call her "Mary Jane" -- spent three years traveling the jam-band circuit, supplying cannabis-based baked goods to hungry audiences from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    5 Worst Easter Candies of All Time

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Natasha Kwan of Frida's Deli: Recipes for Vegetable-Stuffed Zucchini Boats and Baby Spinach Salad with Champagne-Mango Dressing

    This is part three of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Natasha Kwan of Frida's Deli. Read part one, a profile of Kwan, here. Read part two, a Q & A of Kwan, here. Natasha Kwan, owner of Frida's Deli (622 North and South Road, University City; 314-727-6500), doesn't create a dish by deleting the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    The Veggielante Visits Foundation Grounds

    Destination: Foundation Grounds (7298 Manchester; 314-601-3588) Neighborhood: Maplewood Cuisine: American, Contemporary Overview: Foundation Grounds is a colorful coffee shop and café in the bustling Maplewood neighborhood that prides itself on serving fresh, organic food and quality coffee. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Jordan Almonds, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Jamey Trochtop of Stellina: Recipe for Beet Terrine

    This is part three of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Jamey Trochtop. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Trochtop, is published here. Although Jamey Trochtop of Stellina (3342 Watson Road, 314-256-1600) is best known for making handcrafted pastas, he is also known for makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    New St. Louis Snack Asks, "What-A-Ya Nuts?!"

    Julia GabbertHowie Sher stands with his new snack food, What-A-Ya Nuts?! Sher was pleased to see that a Schnucks location had almost sold out of the product after Labor Day weekend.​In the fall of 2009, Howie Sher stood before his pantry looking at the different varieties of bland nuts and tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Battle Crispy (Springfield-Style) Cashew Chicken: Bobo Noodle House vs. Quik Wok

    ​For a kid in rural central Missouri, Chinese food means one thing: cashew chicken. And not a plate of stir-fried chicken chunks with celery, carrots and cashews. No, it had to be Springfield-style cashew chicken. As in Springfield, Missouri. Of course this isn't Chinese food. It's Chinese-A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Conservation Department Releases Wildlife-Inspired Cookbook

    Image viaBernadette's Catch-All Muffins​A former publications editor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, Bernadette Dryden sought out the advice of Show-Me State hunters, fishers, nut growers and mushroom foragers to pen a new cookbook that focuses on stuff you can find in your backya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    A Taste of France at Cuisine D'Art

    Emily Wasserman​The Place: Cuisine d'Art (701 North New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur; 314-995-3003), a small, locally owned French-themed café and catering company with large breakfast, brunch and lunch menus. The Lunch: Chicken salad crowns, served with a side salad and a banana ut muffin, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Ericka Frank of the Cakery and the Cup: Recipe for German Chocolate Icing

    This is part three of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of bakery chef Ericka Frank of the Cakery. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Frank, is published here. Chrissy Wilmes​Cupcakes have experienced quite the spike in popularity these last few years, and bakers have gotten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    A Whole Lotta Falafel: Day 2

    Kristen KlempertBreakfast: Greek yogurt, grapes, dried figs, walnuts and falafel.​On day two of falafel-polooza, we tried for more authenticity, incorporating some more traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients. Breakfast was Greek yogurt mixed with grapes, dried figs, walnuts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Bad Nuts! Peanut Butter and Hazelnuts Recalled

    Wikimedia Commons​ Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't, because you're too busy suffering the effects of salmonella or E. coli. Unilever has issued a voluntary recall on Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Chef Adam Gnau of Acero Restaurant: Recipe for Ricotta Gnudi

    This is part three of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Adam Gnau of Acero restaurant in Maplewood. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Gnau, is here. Holly FannAcero's Ricotta Gnudi with Tomato Sauce and Pistachios​Ricotta gnudi (pronounced noo-dee) are soft, gnocchi-like du ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Marrakesh Express

    9 p.m. Saturday, January 8. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Agi and Aaron Groff of 4 Seasons Baked Goods & Catering: Recipe for Dutch Almond Cookies

    This is part three of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Agi and Aaron Groff of 4 Seasons Baked Goods & Catering. Parts one and two are accessible here and here. Holly FannDutch almond deliciousness​ A favorite among 4 Seasons customers, Dutch Almond cookies are crunchy and not too sweet. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Bob Colosimo's Pasta with Walnut Sauce

    This is the final installment of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Part one is available here; part two, a Q&A, is posted here. Robin Wheeler​While traveling in Tuscany last month, Eleven Eleven Mississippi's Bob Colosimo noted the abundance o ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Robin Murphy's Spicy Pistachios

    ​This is the final installment of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Robin Murphy of Baileys' Chocolate Bar, Rooster and the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Part one is available here; part two, a Q&A, is posted here. Robin Wheeler​Robin Murphy had already proven herself at Baileys' Choc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Day 5: Let's Hear It for Home Cookin'!

    Editor's note: Aspiring photojournalist and Gut Check contributor Kholood Eid is chronicling her Ramadan fast in diary form. Click for all Ramadan Diary entries to date. Kholood Eid​For many, Sunday is a day of rest. For Mama, Sunday is a chance to shovel a ridiculous amount of food onto her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Morning Brew: 4.7

    The annual southern food issue of Oxford American magazine is out, and it features a piece on a Charleston, South Carolina chef's quest for heirloom sesame seeds. Sean Brock pursued the seed breed, last used a century ago, in his quest to re-create antebellum-era dishes. "It goes in layers," he sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Chef from Michael Mina Group Set to Open Hyper-Local Spot in Northeast Missouri

    ​From Vegas to Rutledge: Carron gets back to nature (and homemade gouda).​Anthony Carron, a John Burroughs grad who worked his way to the top of the Michael Mina restaurant empire, tells Gut Check that he's setting aside the fancy toque for a time in order to stick his hands in the dirt in north ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Farmer's Market Share Gives the Gift of Nuts in Your Mouth

    Alissa Nelson​These days it's smart to be budget-minded and realistic when giving gifts. If you're like this blogger, that means forgetting that Hanukkah is coming and then blaming late gifts on finals or wanting to make something yourself to save money. In previous years, I've knitted various cl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Out, Damned Sneak!

    Show: St. Louis Shakespeare's cunning blood-n-gore production of Macbeth, a terrific play about terrible people.Food: Globe Theatre Apple-Hazelnut Tart, baked by yours truly.Difficulty: Extreme. While the initial sneak phases of repackaging the food in aluminum foil and taking it into the theater w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    FoodWire: Founders Beer Dinner at Newstead Tower

    Newstead Tower Public House (4353 Manchester Avenue; Web site) is hosting a four-course dinner paired with Founders Brewing Company beers this Thursday, June 17. The dinner is at 7 p.m. and costs $40 per person; reservations are required. Call 314-535-7771 for reservations or more info.The Grand Rap ... More >>

  • News

    February 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    FoodWire: New Year's Eve at Atlas

    As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Atlas (5513 Pershing Avenue) -- one of my personal favorites -- is hosting a three-course prix-fixe dinner on New Year's Eve. Guests select one of six appetizers, one of five main courses and one of five desserts. The cost is $54 per person, ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 16, 2008
  • Dining

    October 17, 2007

    Been There, Ate That

    Ian experiences a disconcerting bout of restaurant déjà vu at Sage.

  • Dining

    March 15, 2006

    Y'all Come Back

    Pestalozzi Place is a diamond in the rough

  • Dining

    March 23, 2005

    Outta Sight

    Juniper Grill triumphs even as a small, unassuming storefront bistro in Soulard

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2004

    Bowl Like an Egyptian

    Or just see how they bowled

  • Dining

    June 16, 2004

    What's Brew With You?

    The new Bottleworks is full of Schlafly goodness -- and bison!

  • Dining

    December 10, 2003

    Nocello, Neat

    Harvest, 1059 Big Bend Boulevard, 314-645-3522

  • Dining

    October 15, 2003

    Fun With Figaro

    This new eatery proves that "casual dining" can still be inventive and chic

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Décor

    Iron Barley

  • Dining

    April 16, 2003

    Trying Times

    Husband-and-wife restaurateurs get off to an uneven start

  • Music

    March 26, 2003
  • Dining

    March 19, 2003

    Will Quirk for Food

    Does Wild Flower's loyal clientele come for the food or the atmosphere?

  • Dining

    November 20, 2002

    Joan Miro

    Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 5257 Shaw, 314-772-8272

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Waldorf Chicken Salad

    Carolyn's A Matter of Taste

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002


    St. Louis Bread Co.

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001



  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Breakfast

    First Watch

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