Kayci MerritteDo you like delicious burritos as big as your head? Do you want to help support local, sustainable food?Then today (Tuesday, September 27) is your lucky day.St. Louis-area locations of Chipotle Mexican Grill -- the fast-casual chain that, unusually for its field, has made sustainabl ... More >>
This is part one of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Komorek, will be posted on Thursday. Emily WassermanWalking up to Trattoria Marcella (3600 Watson Road; 314-352-7706) at ... More >>
Bryan PetersSlow Food's Bill BurgeThis past Saturday, hungry St. Louisans gathered at the Koken Art Factory (2500 Ohio Avenue, Soulard/Benton Park; 314-776-7600) to sample and celebrate some of our city's best slow food. The event, Art of Food, was organized by Slow Food St. Louis. According ... More >>
Image viaFriday (September 9): Art Outside @ Schlafly Bottleworks This juried alternative art fair features affordable art from local artists and, of course, plenty of fresh brews. Friday, Sept. 9 from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11 from noon t ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly recently got married on a beach in Mexico. What better way to celebrate than with a a recipe for Mexican wedding cookies? Cupcake Project: Stef shared her recipe for milk and honey panna cotta. Iron Stef: ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. The Cupcake Project: Stef taught her readers how to make white chocolate in less than five minutes. Family Style Food: Karen shared a recipe for roasted vegetable and barley salad. Relish: George advised Relish's readers on how to ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Relish: Byron chatted with chef Christina Machamer. STL Hops: STL Hops blogged about the upcoming Beerfest. A Veggie Venture: Alanna shared her recipe for sweet potato wedges with rosemary and lime juice.
Claverach Farm & VineyardsClaverach's barnTomorrow, tickets go on sale for Slow Food St. Louis' annual Feast in the Field event scheduled for June 26. The event, formerly held at Prairie Grass Farm in New Florence, moves this year to Claverach Farm & Vineyards (570 Lewis Road, Eureka; 636 ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Cheesemonger's Wife: Annie wrote about developing a farm and the difficulties caused by excess rain. Cupcake Project: Stef shared her unique recipe for roasted onions stuffed with savory bread pudding. Family Style Food: Karen shared h ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergHomegrown: Danielle and Justin Leszcz of Affton's YellowTree Farms.Ever dreamed of butchering your own livestock? Yearned to polish off your medium-rare tenderloin and sigh, "Thanks, Bessie"? Even if you've merely plotted to take an axe to the neighborhood's rogue rooster ... More >>
HBOClaire Danes as the title character in the HBO film Temple Grandin, which screens Monday, April 12, as part of the "Good Gardening - Good Food" series at Schlafly BottleworksIt's hard to believe, what with the layer of snow covering the ground, but it's almost time for Slow Food St. Louis, ... More >>
Askinosie Chocolate Sean Askinosie with a farmer in Tanzania.This week, Missouri's two bean-to-bar chocolate makers each made news with some fantastic recognition: Patric Chocolate won a Good Food Award from Slow Food Nation, while Askinosie Chocolate traveled to Tanzania and put itself o ... More >>
Nick SchnelleA In-NIB-itable Bar is born.Patric Chocolate, one of the two Missouri bean-to-bar chocolate makers profiled in Riverfront Times last year, is officially good food. That is, Patric's In-NIB-itable Bar won a blue ribbon in the inaugural Good Food Awards in San Francisco last week. ... More >>
Alissa Nelson A scene from the tomato festival.Tomatoes certainly are worthy of celebration this time of year, and lots of people were ready to hail the juicy little bites from heaven at Slow Food St. Louis' the Good, the Big & the Ugly Homegrown Tomato Festival, held last weekend. Ali ... More >>
Image viaIf you are a summer tomato stalwart like Gut Check, this is the time of year you have been waiting for. The first red spherical joy bombs have been hitting the farmer's markets with the promise of more to come. Slow Food St. Louis and Farm to Family Naturally understand our delight. This ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Bruno's Dream: Bruno made Blueberry Gelato with Dark Chocolate and Tarragon. The Cheesemonger's Wife: Annie posted some exciting news. Cupcake Project: Stef felt fizzy with homemade soda.
On June 5, Grand Center neighbors the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis join forces to present Art/Food, an event designed to bring together the two different mediums -- and the two different institutions -- for an afternoon. Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCA ... More >>
Ian FroebThis week I visit the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar (1004 Locust Street; 314-241-8141), the new venture from restaurateur Dave Bailey of Baileys' Chocolate Bar and Rooster. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Iron Stef: Stephanie transformed leftover steak into Nam Tok beef. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly picked up her first CSA share of the season and attended a Slow Food Early-Spring Dinner and Beer Tasting. More after the jump...
Needing to unwind after a hard day of Earth advocacy? Or perhaps you just want to give your corporate master the virtual finger after being trapped in your cell cubicle, increasing shareholder value, all day? In either case, you can do so in a way that's friendlier for the planet we all share. Gut C ... More >>
image creditYou say "tomato," we say, "heirloom tomatoes."Is there a vegetable more beloved by gardeners than the tomato? Incredibly versatile, preservable, and downright perfect when picked from the vine at peak ripeness, tomatoes rightly find their way into even the smallest gardens. In hon ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.STL Bites: Bill applauded The Good Pi for donating 100% of a day's profits to Haitian earthquake relief.Bruno's Dream: Bruno gave a behind-the-scenes tour of Volpi.Slow Food St. Louis: Eight-year-old Lucy wrote a bit about The Parker Ranch.Adv ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Off the Menu: Joe broke news about the closing of the CWE Companion cafe, David Bailey's upcoming venture, and upcoming openings of Babbo and Olive Street Smokehouse.STL Bites: Bill had a posting frenzy with info about his favorite dried pasta ... More >>
Kevin Ward, Wikimedia CommonsJuly was a quiet month at Gut Check International Headquarters as St. Louis turned its attention to a certain Midsummer Classic. We did offer dining recommendations to our out-of-town guests -- and, for those who took a shine to St. Louis cuisine, tips on how to br ... More >>
User "Zyance," Wikimedia CommonsDecember is a sad time for the farmer's market aficionado. At minimum, it will be three months before the first spring greens are available. We're down to two monthly markets, the indoor Tower Grove setup at St. John's Episcopal Church on Arsenal Street and Maplew ... More >>
There's a good chance your food didn't come from anyone like her.If there's one area of food where the Novice Foodie isn't such a novice, it's local, organic and sustainable foods -- a.k.a. Slow Food. I've been digging around to learn where my food comes from since I saw Canadian farmer/activist ... More >>
We're in the midst of a nifty little revolution here. After decades of blandness in our food and beverages, Americans have rediscovered their palates. Twentieth-century industrial better-living-through-chemistry innovated the flavor right out of a lot of our foodstuffs, especially beer. But now ... More >>
Robin WheelerOnesto owner and chef Vito RacanelliSlow Food St. Louis and Welcome Books have joined together with Onesto Pizza and Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; website) to host "A Slow Taste of Tuscany," a dinner to celebrate the new book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town by Douglas Gayeton. The book ... More >>
Alissa NelsonThis week I bought a $6 head of cauliflower. It was purple -- which was novel -- and it was locally grown, which is obviously what this blog is all about. But, ultimately, it was a single head of cauliflower that cost $6.Can I get political for a moment?This past spring, Alice Water ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Off the Menu: Joe reported changes afoot at Kitchen K. Stl Bites: Bill's friend Mike Sweeney will be consulting on beer menus for Gerard Craft's expanding empire. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly celebrated her birthday with lots of good chow. ... More >>
Sign up for Tip of the Tongue here.Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter.In this week's edition, learn about the good eats at the Soulard Oktoberfest, the Slow Food St. Louis trivia nigh ... More >>
A long-delayed visit to an Edwardsville culinary gem.
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani returned with Rosh Hashana apple cider donuts with honey glaze, and monkey bread cupcakes served with a side of very cute new baby.Sugar, Spice and More Things Nice: Rachel interviewed dietitian and diabetes educator M ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Adventures in Eating Locally: Kimberly promoted Missouri Grass Fed Beef at SLOWednesdays.Beer Wine and Whisky: Dave showed that sometimes, being the Noble Writ is tough work. Bruno's Dream: Bruno's been harvesting. The Cheesemonger's Wife: An ... More >>
Onesto Pizza & Trattoria (5401 Finkman Avenue; website) is holding its Summer Soiree event from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25. The event will highlight local agriculture, pairing food from chef Vito Racanelli -- made with fresh produce from local farms -- with local beer and wine vendors. Th ... More >>
Slow Food St. Louis' Art of Food fundraiser, benefiting both the organization and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture, is this Saturday, July 25, from 6-10 p.m. at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street).Participating restaurants include Niche, Monarch, Sidney Street Cafe, Local H ... More >>
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