Chances are, you probably haven't experienced true "farm-to-fork" dining unless you've eaten at a place like Stone Soup Cottage (5525 Oak Street) that gets its produce from a farm that's less than a minute away. In September, the Cottleville dinner destination with a small dining room but big person ... More >>
Gut Check loves good Bordeaux and cheap wine, which meant we were plenty juiced when we opened our e-newsletter from the Wine Merchant, Ltd. (20 S. Hanley Road, Clayton; 314-863-6282) and learned the store was expecting a shipment of 2000 Château du Moulin Rose Côtes de Castillon this week. It's ... More >>
Given Gut Check's never-ending quest for obsession with great wine values, we figured it'd be a good idea to check in from time to time with local merchants. They pick a wine they consider to be an excellent values, and we get our drank on and talk about it. The goal is to identify wines that 1) off ... More >>
Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nose ... More >>
Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where the experts will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our no ... More >>
The best Valentine's Day dinner deal we've found so far has to be the prix fixe tasting menu offered at Robust Wine Bar & Cafe. Three courses, each with its own three-ounce wine pairing, for $55 per person. Better still, the Webster Groves wine bar will feature this deal all through Valentin ... More >>
Missouri has long been one of the world's leading exporters of beer. But now, researchers at the University of Missouri say that vino could be the state's next big alcoholic gift to mankind.The state grape of Missouri -- the Norton variety -- is known for its resistance to powdery mildew, a funga ... More >>
Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.St. Louis Grand Crus is an ongoing series in which I highlight an individual wine shop, restaurant or winery doing remarkable work in the St. Louis area. In this edition, it's Andrew Traughb ... More >>
A preview of this week's review of Mia Rosa, the new Italian restaurant in Forest Park Southeast.
How New York City restaurants are weathering the financial crisis. (MSNBC) David Lett, the "father" of Oregon pinot noir, has died. (San Jose Mercury-News) A very cool story about a Palestinian microbrewer. (AFP) - Ian Froeb
Same as it ever was? No but that's not a bad thing.
609 comes close to the ideal balance of substance and style
The Wine Merchant offers courses to budding oenophiles
The Amazing Grace Farmer-Chef Dinner Series cooks up local produce, with delicious results
Food for thought from St. Louis restaurants
Taking some time to let 1999's dinners digest