After six years, this gig still manages to surprise me. This week might seem like a no-brainer. On the one hand, you have the return of a beloved St. Louis restaurant: Arcelia's (1928 South 12th Street; 314-241-1378). On the other hand, you have a chain Mexican restaurant in a shopping mall: Vida ... More >>
This is part two of Stacy Anderson's Chef's Choice profile of Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Johnson, is published here. Did your family cook when you were a child? My mother cooked every night. She was a great cook and still is. Eve ... More >>
This is part two of Chrissy Wilmes Chef's Choice profile of Grace Dinsmoor of Modesto. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Dinsmoor, will be published tomorrow. Chrissy WilmesDinsmoor supervises Fidel Vergra, one of her two trusted assistants.Did your family cook when you w ... More >>
It's a harsh world. CNN asked why chefs hate foodies. Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin said, "To me it's never negative, it's kind of done, that term - can you just calm down and eat your food and like it and not have to be a foodie? But that's me being the jaded food professional. It's better than ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Dinner with Julia: Karen remastered Beef Bourguignon.STL Meal Deals: KMCA touted The Melting Pot's date night possibilities, discounted filet mignon at Andria's, and Prix-Fixe at Kitchen K.Bruno's Dream: Bruno harvested grapes.
Just learned that noted chef Rick Bayless (Chicago restaurants Topolobampo and Frontera Grill, the PBS show Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless and numerous cookbooks) will be haivng a book signing Saturday, March 14, at 3 p.m. at the center court of Plaza Frontenac. You can purchase cop ... More >>
This morning, President-elect Barack Obama and wife Michelle visited with President Bush and wife Laura at the White House, where the Illinois senator apparently got his first look inside the Oval Office. Obama greets supporters in St. Louis in October (Lyle Whitworth) While Obama was familiariz ... More >>
Mario Batali was the winner, though answers were all over the place. Maybe I gave too many choices? Which celebrity would you most want to open a restaurant in St. Louis? ( polls) I should note that among the 9 votes for "Other," there were 4 votes for Bobby Flay (or Bobby Fucking Flay, as so ... More >>
Fancy-ass margaritas! Guacamole made tableside! Why?
Make Sweet Meat proud in the KSHE 95 March Bandness: Tournament of Rock; plus, give us your juiciest Berger Bite, check out some cranky public art and a Branson Idol hopeful -- and don't pack heat in Dierbergs
Soufflés, Fio's La Fourchette