• Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    How to Celebrate Easter 4/20-Style

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    F. Glenn Miller, Accused Killer of Three at Kansas Jewish Centers, Has Deep Missouri Ties

    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 >>

  • Film

    August 29, 2013
  • Culture

    March 28, 2013
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    March 21, 2013

    Don't Pass Over Five Bistro's Upcoming Wine Dinners (Alternate Pun: Hop to It!)

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
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    March 18, 2013

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 03.11-03.17

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 3.24-3.30

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: March 30-April 1

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    The Black Angels

    8 p.m. Friday, April 22. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    The Great Gut Check Matzo Tasting of 2011

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011
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    January 18, 2011

    Kosher Soul Food: Uncommonly Delicious!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Five Great Finds in the Passover Aisle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Passover, Shmassover: Grocery Stores in St. Louis City Not Kosher for Passover?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Susan Boyle Restores My Faith in Humanity

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 3.28-4.3

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2009
  • Dining

    April 18, 2001

    Lotsa Matzo

    After a tour of St. Louis' finest, our reviewer knows from deli