Paul Hayden

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Get Ready, Arrogant Bastards! Stone Week Starts Tomorrow.

    Stone Brewing Co.​ Few craft brewers have arrived in St. Louis with the anticipation and fanfare of Escondido, California's Stone Brewing. But they're here this week, bringing all the Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Ruination IPA we've been longing for. The beer hits store shelves and bar tap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    The World Goblet 2010 - Recap and Awards

    It's been more than a month since Gut Check got a wild hair up our corkscrew and decided to stage a World Cup, as it were, of value-priced wines. ​We did it because we're cheapskates, and because we drink a lot of wine, and because we blog like a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest. Well, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    2009 Rosés: A Gut Check Wine Tasting

    With rosé weather having descended on St. Louis with a vengeance, Gut Check swung into action, snagging a selection of six newly arrived rosés from the 2009 vintage. All were purchased from local retailers, and all came recommended. We ended up with five from France and one from California. Dave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Craft Beer Week Starts Small Brew Celebration This Weekend

    Image viaA toast to Craft Beer Week​"In a nutshell, I created Craft Beer Week to celebrate craft beer in St. Louis," says Mike Sweeney, founder of local beer blog STL Hops. "Too often, I think people outside of St. Louis think of our hometown as the land of pale, fizzy lagers, when in reality we h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    FoodWire: Free Napa Cabernet Tasting at Wine & Cheese Place

    [Updated 3/2/10 with tasting notes; click through to read...] ​Never had the disposable income to buy into the north-of-$50 world of Napa Valley cabernets? Here's your chance. Paul Hayden, manager of the Clayton location of the Wine & Cheese Place (7435 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-727-8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    The Noble Writ's St. Louis Grand Crus: Paul Hayden, the Wine & Cheese Place

    ​From time to time, I dedicate a post to someone doing remarkable work in the St. Louis area. In this edition, it's Paul Hayden, who has the enormous job of managing the Clayton location of the Wine & Cheese Place and buying wine (and other non-Noble Writ beverages) for the store's other loca ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 3, 2009
  • Dining

    January 7, 2004

    Father Figures

    The dishes and decor at Arthur Clay's in Maplewood are downright inspired