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 >>
Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them.
1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry?
2. Are we all really just in New York?
3. Is this t-shirt rad?
4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza?
5. How far can yo ... More >>
For Gut Check there's no better way to say "Season's Eatings" than with restaurant specials and deals. Much is made about overeating and weight gain during the holiday season, but really you'd be a fool not to eat free food when it's shoveled at you in the form of restaurant gift cards, BOGO special ... More >>
Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755), chef and restaurateur Gerard Craft's introduction to St. Louis, re-introduced itself last week in a new space in downtown Clayton. The reopened Niche shares a hallway and kitchen space with its sister restaurant Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, ... More >>
Today is tax day. Normally it's April 15, but because it fell on a Sunday this year, Americans have an additional two days to get their shit together. If you're responsible and not scrambling a la the people of Springfield, then you have one more reason to be happy today: As usual, in honor of tax d ... More >>
This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef John Caton of Benton Park Cafe. Part two, a Q&A with Caton, will be available tomorrow. Look for part three, a recipe from Caton, on Thursday.
John Caton fell in love with cooking when he was 15-years-old, mak ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Double D Lounge bartender Tanner Scott. Below is a Q&A with Scott, followed by a video of him mixing a Creamsicle cocktail.
Alissa NelsonJell-O shots, anyone? Jel ... More >>
Image viaYou know what Gut Check loves more than anything else?Chain restaurants.OK, that's a blatant lie. But Americans do love chain restaurants, otherwise the damn things wouldn't sprout in every shopping mall, strip mall and big-box-store parking lot like mushrooms after a hard spring rain.In ... More >>
Image sourceSometimes, observes Nora Watson, an editor interviewed in Studs Terkel's Working, people's jobs are too small for their spirits. You want to dance your way down the assembly line, but if you do that you throw the whole system out of whack.
"You want it to be a million things that it' ... More >>
www.bravoitalian.com What recession? Sitting on my desk this morning was a thick media packet from Bravo! Cucina Italiana, which is opening at West County Shopping Center on Thursday, March 19.(That's the Lansing, Michigan, location pictured to the right.)Bravo!, which comes to us from the same pare ... More >>