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  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 18 to 20

    There are several outdoor events this weekend, so you can enjoy this unseasonably pleasant weather. Don't miss Schlafly's annual mussel fest, or check out the latest Handmade Happy Hour downtown. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: The Precinct Prepares for Police H ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Where to Find the Great Food Truck Race Trucks This Weekend

    As we reported earlier this week, the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race is headed to St. Louis this weekend. Four trucks form all over the country will be slinging food for our beautiful Memorial Day weekend. The thing about food trucks, though, is they move -- so we've got you covered. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Harvest Wins People's Choice Vote at Iron Fork 2014

    There were 39 topnotch restaurants at Iron Fork last week, armed with samples of everything from spicy savory doughnuts to lobster risotto. There were nearly 2,000 people at the sold-out event. Guests texted their votes to pick the Bite of the Night. And the winner is... See also: John Perkins Take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014: The Menu

    Iron Fork is tomorrow night(!), and we can barely contain ourselves. We hand-picked 39 of the best restaurants in St. Louis, and they'll all be in one place for one night only. Iron Fork will have everything from chicken liver pâté to khao soi noodle soup. Check out the full menu after the jump. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    The Full List of Iron Fork 2014 Participants Plus $5 Off Your Ticket

    Iron Fork is just over a week away, and we are looking out for you, loyal Gut Check readers. Not only have we finalized the list of participating restaurants and competing chefs, but we have a special deal for you. See also: The Chefs of Iron Fork 2014: John Perkins, Juniper

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Lulu's Local Eatery Food Truck Plans Storefront

    Following in the footsteps of successful food trucks like Seoul Taco, Hot Aztec and the Sweet Divine, Lulu's Local Eatery is about to stay put. The sustainability-focused food truck will post up at 3201 South Grand in early May. See also: Sump Coffee Hosts Pop-Up Brunch with Lulu's Local Eatery "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    The Restaurants and Competitors of Iron Fork 2014

    Iron Fork, our annual celebration of St. Louis food, is only weeks away. We're lining up some of the best restaurants and chefs in town for your eating pleasure. The Gut Check editorial staff has personally picked the participants and competitors, and we wanted to give y'all the first look at who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 1 to 3

    There are plenty of events this weekend to cure that Halloween hangover. Support local charities or enjoy the last Clayton Farmers' Market of the season. Continue for our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: The Libertine Goes Gatsby for Halloween

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    How Do St. Louis Food Trucks Survive the Winter?

    Tonight, the final Food Truck Friday of the season takes place at Tower Grove Park and to fete/mourn the occasion, trucks are arriving a little early. At 4 p.m., beloved food trucks like Completely Sauced, The Sweet Divine and Lulu's Local Eatery will dispense their portable eats. At 7:30 p.m., they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Ten Best Hot and Spicy Foods in St. Louis

    Cravers of capsaicin rejoice: Today is National Hot and Spicy Food Day. This celebration of fiery foods is the perfect excuse to sample St. Louis' contribution to the category. So that all levels of spice connoisseurs can participate in the fun, the list includes a broad range of spice levels. While ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Grab Your Tickets Today For RFT Artopia

    On August 29, RFT Artopia will return for its sixth gala celebration of the arts in St. Louis. The 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center (2720 Cherokee; 314-875-0233) will be crammed with live performances of the musical and visual flavor along with a fully decked-out fashion show. Expect the two sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    RFT Artopia on August 29: Secure Your Spot!

    On August 29, RFT Artopia will return for its sixth gala celebration of the arts in St. Louis. The 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center (2720 Cherokee; 314-875-0233) will be crammed with live performances of the musical and visual flavor along with a fully decked-out fashion show. Expect the two-sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Celebrate Local Art With Us at RFT Artopia on August 29

    On August 29, RFT Artopia will return for its sixth annual gala celebration of the arts in St. Louis. The 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center (2720 Cherokee; 314-875-0233) will be crammed with live performances of the musical and visual flavor along with a fully decked-out fashion show. Expect the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 26 to 28

    Get out and eat this weekend! St. Louis Craft Beer week is in full swing, the Saint Louis Art Museum wraps up its free outdoor film series, Broadway Oyster Bar hosts its next food fest, Dishcrawl hits the Delmar Loop and more. Read on for some tasty recommendations. See also: - 10 Must-Drink Events ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Neighborfood Takes a Jaunt Through the Loop July 27

    There are so many good places to eat in the Loop that sometimes it's hard to pick just one. Neighborfood has got you covered. On Saturday, July 27, the dishcrawl will tour the Delmar Loop in University City and hit eight restaurants. See also: -Gut Check Tags Along on First Dishcrawl Down Wash. Ave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 19 to 21

    It's hot! Find some ways to cool off this weekend with event recommendations that revolve around food and drink. Sip some sangria at the Third Degree Glass Factory's monthly open house, or celebrate Belgian Independence Day with a cold brew. ITAP has plenty on draft, and Schlafly ups the ante by fly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 5 to 7

    Get outside this weekend! Fair Saint Louis awaits with plenty of festival fare: The World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival hits Collinsville, Illinois; the Saint Louis Art Museum kicks off its free summer film series on Art Hill; Eckert's fruit is just the right level of ripeness and more. Just take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Mad Tomato's Cavatelli with Spring Lamb Ragù: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find's "Pork-n-Beans": One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now (Seriously, Only Three Weeks Left)

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Gobble Stop Smokehouse's Turkey Tips: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    First Look: Takaya New Asian Rolls Out Modernly Plated Sushi and Fusion Dishes

    On a moderately busy Friday evening about a month after its opening, general manager Simon Rhim of Takaya New Asian (634 Washington Avenue; 314-241-5721) explains that owner Eric Heckman just rolled some sushi himself before heading out to tend to his other businesses. Heckman lends a hand filling i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    12 Best Delmar Loop Restaurants To Visit During This Weekend's Loop Ice Carnival

    Always a fan of DC Comics, Gut Check often imagines with glee what the aftermath of a visit from Mr. Freeze would look like. Fortunately for us this week's eighth annual Delmar Loop Ice Carnival on Saturday, January 19, should paint a pretty reliable picture. Yep, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. this fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Three St. Louis Food Trucks Make Daily Meal's List of Nation's 101 Best

    National food and restaurant website the Daily Meal has put together its list of the 101 "best" food trucks in the country, and St. Louis scored three entries. Ranking the highest, at #31, was Guerrilla Street Food (@guerrillastreet; 314-529-1328), which Riverfront Times also honored as "Best Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Eater "Heat Maps" St. Louis

    The national food-restaurant blogging empire Eater has yet to open up a St. Louis branch and give us local food-media types a serious case of agita. But the folks at Eater definitely have us on their radar, and they recently asked me to help assemble a "Heat Map" of St. Louis hottest new(ish) restau ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Review Preview: Kim Cheese, Potbelly Sandwich Shop

    This week, I visit two new restaurants along the Olive Boulevard corridor in west county: Kim Cheese (13435 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-485-1408) and the first area location of Potbelly Sandwich Shop (11615 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-991-6800).

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating Kimchi Fried Rice and Win $15 to La Tejana Taqueria [Updated]!

    Guess where Gut Check ate kimchi fried rice, and you could win $15 to La Tejana Taqueria (3149 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Bridgeton; 314-291-8500). Hint: We dined at a restaurant in University City in the Delmar Loop. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Oct. 19-21

    Friday (Oct. 19): Thurman Loop Oktoberfest @ the intersection of Thurman Ave. and Shenandoah Ave. At this Oktoberfest event, get a craft beer fix and enjoy carnival games, a home-brewing workshop and competition, and food from Thurman Grill, La Tropicana and Mojo Tapas. Admission is free. Friday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    RFT vs. Our Readers: Second Round Results

    As we celebrate the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, Gut Check is asking you, dear readers, to settle the disagreements between our picks and our readers' poll. Once again, we asked you, dear Gut Check readers, to settle the debate between our picks and our readers' choices in some of the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    First Look: Food Truck Seoul Taco Opens Storefront

    Seoul Taco (571 Melville Avenue, University City; 314-863-1148), the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 readers' pick for "Best Food Truck," has put down permanent roots with last week's opening of a brick-and-mortar location in the Delmar Loop. See Also: - "RFT vs. Our Readers: Best Food Truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    RFT vs. Our Readers: Best Food Truck

    As we celebrate the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, Gut Check is asking you, dear readers, to settle the disagreements between our picks and our readers' poll. Before we begin this battle, an important note: Our first four RFT vs. Our Readers polls close at the end of the day today. So if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    September 2012 Openings & Closings

    September was an exceptionally busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included the lastest venture from Gerard Craft, the new tasting-menu concept from Mike Randolph, a new barbecue spot from prolific restaurateur Mike Johnson, a new barbecue spot from the prolific team of Dr. Gurpreet P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Tidbits: Seoul Taco, Tropical Escape Tiki Bar & Grill

    - Korean-Mexican fusion food truck Seoul Taco (@SeoulTaco; 314-517-8916) announced via Twitter this weekend that its bricks-and-mortar location will have a soft opening this Saturday, September 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seoul Taco has taken over the spot at 571 Melville Avenue in the Delmar Loop th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Gyros in the Loop Owner Explains Closure, Seoul Taco Arrival

    To review yesterday's raucous confusion: 1. Gyros in the Loop (571 Melville Avenue, University City; 314-725-5343) is currently open, but will close. 2. Food truck Seoul Taco (@SeoulTaco; 314-517-8916) will take over the address for its bricks-and-mortar operation. 3. The person who was presented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Seoul Taco Opening in the Loop, Gyros in the Loop Still Here [Updated]

    Update: (Wednesday, July 25, 4:15 p.m.) I just spoke with David Choi, owner of Seoul Taco, who confirms the 571 Melville address. He says that Gyros in the Loop is slated to shut down this Saturday, July 28. Why the owner -- or the person who identified himself as the owner to me -- denied the closu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: July 20-22

    Friday (July 20): Belgian Beer & Mussel Mania @ Schlafly Tap Room Fill up on freshly flown in coldwater mussels paired with ales. Belgian waffles and live music sweeten the delicious deal. Admission is free. Friday, July 20 from 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: July 6-8

    Friday (July 6): ArtDTour @ The Sheldon With local artists as tour guides, guests explore Gateway Gallery, Craft Alliance, Soulard Art Market Gallery and more, starting off with refreshments at The Sheldon. $20-35. Purchase tickets through the Art Dimensions Web site. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Grilling Univ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Gogi Bowl and Win $15 to Gioia's Deli [Updated]!

    Guess where we ate this on-the-go gogi bowl and win $15 to Gioia's Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue; 314-776-9410). Hint: Our meal came from a local food truck. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment-entry field. One guess p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: May 11-13

    Friday (May 11): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park The season's first Food Truck Friday brings the the St. Louis Food Truck Association along with other vendors to Tower Grove Park for plenty of tasty meals on wheels. The list of vendors includes the likes of Seoul Taco, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Go G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    T.G.I. Friday's Inevitably Ruins Korean Tacos for the Rest of Us

    If you have yet to try the bulgogi tacos from the food truck Seoul Taco (@SeoulTaco; 314-517-8916), you'd better hurry. The Man is about to co-opt the Korean-Mexican mashup trend. And by the Man, Gut Check of course means T.G.I. Friday's.

  • Dining

    April 12, 2012
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    April 11, 2012

    Seoul Taco and Chop Shop: Review Slideshow

    Seoul Taco (@SeoulTaco; 314-517-8916) slings the original hip-food-truck cuisine. Chop Shop (@ChopShopSTL) offers a cuisine seemingly unfit for food trucks. My review of the two trucks is now available online, as is Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Chop Shop.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    The Ten Best Places to Grab Tacos in St. Louis

    In this week's RFT cover story "One Nation, Under Tacos," writer Gustavo Arellano shares the evolution of Mexican food in the U.S., chartering its history from the American Southwest and the California coast to the Midwest and everywhere in between. With temperatures cresting 80 degrees in St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: October 14-16

    ​Friday (Oct. 14): World Food Day Commemoration @ The Donald Danforth Plant Science CenterSt. Louisans are invited to help make 500,000 meals for Sub-Saharan Africa individuals in need during a global effort to increase awareness, understanding and action to alleviate hunger. Take a bite out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Leslie Sanazaro Returns with Daughters of Cambodia Tour, Album

    Bob Reuter​Singer-songwriter Leslie Sanazaro has a free show tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wine Press (4436 Olive Street). This show holds particular meaning for her, though: She'll be debuting new songs from a forthcoming album, Daughters of Cambodia, which is due in May 2011. The album is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Ohio Milk Labeling Law Deemed Unconstitutional

    A federal court has ruled Ohio's milk labeling law unconstitutional. Food Safety News reports that the ruling came after a two-year legal battle over the state's ban on labeling milk as "rbGH free," "rbST free," or "artificial hormone free". The case is also the first to state that milk from cows no ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 4, 2009
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    July 18, 2007

    Introducing the Reader Review of the Week

    In yesterday's post about the new restaurant Sage, I mentioned Jason Clevenger's excellent food blog, Fried Brain Sandwich. You should definitely give it a read, especially his post from last Friday -- and not only because he gives a shout-out to yours truly. Jason describes both his own experience ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2007

    Chesterfield's Got Seoul

    KoBa offers a Korean idyll in the heart of west county.

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    August 11, 2004
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