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Rease Kirchner

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    November 26, 2013

    The Five Best Breakfast Spots in St. Louis

    Unlike its more glamorous sister, brunch, a classic breakfast evokes casual morning comfort. Sure, it's nice to be fancy, but sometimes, you just want to roll out of bed, hair uncombed, pajama pants on, and venture out for some cheesy eggs and strong coffee. Fortunately, St. Louis has a seemingly en ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    The 7 Best Indian Restaurants in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    First Look: Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina Opens in the St. Louis Galleria

    Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; 314-863-1150) opened its doors this week at the St. Louis Galleria. Gut Check spoke with head chef Chris Swinyard to get the low-down on everything from the restaurant's "traditional guacamole" to its margari ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    The Veggielante Gulps Gokul Indian Restaurant

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    The Veggielante Wanders to Winslow's Home

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    First Look: Soho Restaurant and Lounge

    Soho Restaurant and Lounge (4229 Manchester Avenue; 314-932-5554) opened its doors only a couple months ago, but it has already begun to make a name for itself. The restaurant and club is situated in the heart of the Grove. Owner Brandon Storman was originally looking at properties in the Delmar Loo ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Horizon Boutique Nightclub's Bradon Parsons: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Rease Kirchner profiles Horizon Boutique Nightclub's Bradon Parsons. Below is a Q&A with Parson's followed by his recipe for the "Let's Get Looped" martini.Horizon Boutique Nightclub (2 ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    The Veggielante Relishes Baileys' Range

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    The Veggielante Soaks Up OR Smoothie & Café

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Brunching at Boardwalk Cafe

    Where:Boardwalk Café (600 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves; 314-963-0013) When: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. We Tried: Webster Skillet ($6.75) and French Toast ($5.50) The Verdict: From the outset the Boardwalk Cafe in Webster Groves looks small, unassuming; but do not be fooled. Thi ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Devi Gurung States of Everest Cafe, Part 2

    This is part two of Rease Kirchner's Chef's Choice profile of Devi Gurung States of Everest Cafe. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from States, will be published tomorrow. Did your family cook together when you were a child? My mother always cooked. I watched her. I observed her. Nep ... More >>

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    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

    May 1, 2012

    Devi Gurung States of Everest Cafe

    This is part one of Rease Kirchner's Chef's Choice profile of Devi Gurung States of Everest Cafe. Part two, a Q&A, will be published tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from States, will be available on Thursday.Gut Check was very excited to head to the Grove neighborhood to speak with Dr. Devi Gurun ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Traditional Candies at St. Louis Sweet Shop Landmark Merbs Candies

    Merbs Candies (4000 South Grand; 314-832-7117) has been a St. Louis favorite since 1921. This old-fashioned candy shop handcrafts all its chocolates, hard candies, candied apples and a variety of other specialties throughout the year. While all the delightful sweets are whipped up at the original lo ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Fast Food Happy Hour: Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-In and Steak 'n Shake

    Gut Check generally associates happy hour specials with booze because we're adults. If you're not an adult though, you might associate happy hour with Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-in or Steak 'n Shake, which now all have their own happy hours specials offering half-priced drinks between the hours of 2 t ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    The Veggielante Surveys Schlafly Bottleworks

    Destination: Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue; 314-241-2337) Neighborhood: Maplewood Cuisine: American, Contemporary Overview: The name Schlafly is likely to spark a craving for some quality microbrews, but beer isn't the only thing it has to offer St. Louis vegetarians.

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    April 19, 2012

    Gooey Butter Cake from Gooey Louie, Review Giveaway

    The native St. Louis treat gooey butter cake is rich and indulgent, but what magic creates the signature sweet? Apparently it's not magic at all, or at least not totally. Traditional gooey butter cake is made with cake flour, butter and eggs covered in powdered sugar. History goes that it was origin ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    The Veggielante Meets MoKaBe's Coffeehouse

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Webster University Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Ice Cream Dessert

    On Wednesday, April 11, Webster University (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7128) broke the Guinness World Record for the "Longest Ice Cream Dessert." You might not have known there was a record to break, but up until Wednesday, the record was 152.2 feet. Webster blew that sad little junior sundae ... More >>

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