Easter Sunday is this weekend, and it also happens to be April 20 -- which is, of course, a notorious stoner holiday. Additionally, it's the seventh day of Passover. Luckily, Easter comes with lots of chocolates, candies and marshmallows covered with sugar in the shape of chicks. What could be bette ... More >>
Before Frazier Glenn Miller allegedly attacked two Jewish community centers in Kansas City on Sunday, he was gambling in a Missouri casino near his home outside of Springfield. Miller called his wife, Marge, Sunday morning to say his winnings were up, she tells the Southern Poverty Law Center, whic ... More >>
Whether you're Jewish or Christian or a devil-worshipper who just appreciates good food and wine, Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553) has you covered. Chef Anthony Devoti is hosting a gourmet Passover seder on Tuesday, March 26, and a Piemonte wine dinner on Thrusday, March 28. (Bonus: ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. A Veggie Venture: Alanna made cabbage, potato and kale soup for St. Patrick's Day. Cupcake Project: Stef shared hazelnut coffee cupcakes. The Sweets Life: Natalie made cranberry chocolate buttermilk bread. Eat Write: Judith shared schnitzel ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Iron Stef Stef made tuna bahn mi. A Veggie Venture: Alanna made a quick-cooked kale salad. One Hot Stove: Nupur shared quinoa and kale crustless quiche. Family Style Food: Karen made salt-roasted potatoes with rosemary butter.
Friday (Mar. 30): Chocolate and Wine Tasting @ Vom Fass Indulge in the match made in heaven of alcohol and chocolate as Vom Fass presents pairing samples. Call 314-932-5262 for reservations. 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails & Clowns @ NEO on Locust Young Friends of St. Louis Children's Hospital hosts the 7t ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, April 22. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Matzo is the taste of freedom, and don't you forget it!The Jewish holiday of Passover and its oppressive dietary regime of eight days of matzo has descended up on us with the surety of the Angel of Death. Yeah, yeah, it's hard to compare a week of eating cardboard with the slaughter of all th ... More >>
Aimee LevittAndria Simckes (right) and her mother, Evelyn Lard, might be the only two kosher soul-food cooks in St. Louis.Few cuisines would appear to be as incompatible -- nay, irreconcilable -- as kosher food and soul food. It's not that Jews don't have soul -- it's just that they're strong ... More >>
Rules for Passover eating are bizarre and idiosyncratic, to say the least. According to the kosher rules (which are always open to interpretation to different schools of thought), only five grains banned: wheat, oats, barley, rye and spelt. Except maybe not spelt. And sometimes corn. And maybe legum ... More >>
Let my groceries go! Passover begins at sundown on Monday, March 29. This means it's time for the annual scramble to restock the pantry with less-flavorful versions of everyday staples. (There's a difference between "kosher for Passover" and just-plain kosher. The former's far stricter than ... More >>
As Annie mentioned yesterday, it's cold and gray and altogether a depressing time to be in St. Louis. Despite all the goodwill that was supposed to be generated by Easter and Passover (rebirth, freedom, chocolate), my thoughts have taken a misanthropic turn.This morning a friend sent me a YouTube cl ... More >>
Well, this has been a fun week. I reviewed El Borracho, prompting an outcry from the Mexican restaurant's fans. But that was nothing compared to the outcry resulting from a Post-Dispatch article on Pi pizza being served in the White House.We made an Easter bunny out of green Jell-O and cottage chees ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Show Me Vegan: Lisa makes a Mexican vegetable stew with cilantro-lime rice.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly, perhaps still smarting from her loss at the Slow Food St. Louis trivia night, enjoys a chili dog.STL Hops: Its the championship round of ... More >>
After a tour of St. Louis' finest, our reviewer knows from deli