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 >>
It's been a long day, you're tired, it's 100 degrees outside, and you don't feel like whipping up a gourmet dinner -- instead, might we suggest getting out of your stuffy house and going for some Chinese? That's right, Gut Check has once again diligently compiled a helpful guide to our city's finest ... More >>
St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Olive Boulevard Asian Eateries ... More >>
Ian FroebSpotted recently on the table -- on every table, in fact -- of Shu Feng (8435 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-983-0099). Don't think I've seen this before. Anyone else?
Ian Froeb A dish from Shu Feng.This week, Gut Check was pretty focused on trying to stay warm. But in between snuggling with our space heaters, we made time for some winter-related research. Got the sniffles? Check out Ian's post on favorite cures for the common cold. Interested in disast ... More >>
Ian FroebThe General Tso's chicken at Shu FengAt some point yesterday evening, a malevolent force took up residence in my head, forcing the immediate evacuation of my sinuses and filling the empty spot where the average person has a brain with helium.When this happens, as it does a few times each ... More >>
Since February, I've been sharing my 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes. From time to time, I'll highlight groups of these dishes that fit together some way. Today, five fantastic soups.Onion Soup at Brasserie by NicheJennifer SilverbergOnion soup might be a cliché, but when it is done right, few dis ... More >>
Ian FroebNote the plastic-like sheen of the cheese product.I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious.Please do not hesitate to share yo ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/mnicolemMerry Christmas from Gut Check! We'll return Monday to wrap up the Year-End Bonanza. In the meantime, Aimee Levitt suggests which restaurants to visit on Christmas itself. -- IanOf all Jewish holidays, Christmas is one of the most pleasant. It's a day free of the pressur ... More >>
As Ian posted Wednesday, In Soo has been turned over to new owners.For locals of a certain vintage, In Soo -- formerly known as Shu Feng -- was the quintessential Chinese eat spot in St. Louis. This was, in part, due to sheer demographics. When I was a young lad, there weren't many Chinese restauran ... More >>
Week of September 25, 2002
Week of July 3, 2002
Let us all now meditate on our family motto: In Soo conquers all.
On the lookout for St. Louis' best Korean food
Visiting a St. Louis stronghold of Chinese cuisine
It's all in the game at Dave & Buster's