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    April 11, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: April 11 to 13

    Spring is finally here folks. Get out and enjoy the weather, not to mention all that fresh produce coming in season. It's the first outdoor Tower Grove Farmers' Market, plus we're celebrating the end of Prohibition at Schlafly. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump, and go outsid ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 20 to 22

    This weekend, support sustainability and local agriculture at The Art of Food or the Soulard Farmers Market. Travel to Argentina with the Botanical Garden or meet a Food Network star! Continue for our food-related recommendations. See also: The Art of Food Brings St. Louis' Top Chefs Together for S ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    The Art of Food Brings St. Louis' Top Chefs Together for Slow Food St. Louis

    Slow Food St. Louis does a lot to promote sustainable, local food in the area -- unfortunately, nonprofits tend to be strapped for cash. That's why the annual fundraiser is so important; it provides funds for things like biodiversity microgrants and educational programs. On the bright side, Slow Foo ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    SLOWednesday Farming & Fracking Discussion at Schlafly Bottleworks

    Slow Food St. Louis' monthly discussion about our local food system is tonight at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337). September's topic is farming and fracking and the impact of hydraulic fracturing on small rural farms. See also: Missouri Botanical Garden Celebra ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    September 27, 2011

    Dine at Chipotle Today, Support Slow Food St. Louis

    Kayci Merritte​Do 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 >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella

    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 Wasserman​Walking up to Trattoria Marcella (3600 Watson Road; 314-352-7706) at ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Art of Food 2011: A Successful Night For Slow Food Saint Louis

    Bryan PetersSlow Food's Bill Burge​This 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 >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: September 9-11

    Image via​Friday (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 >>

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    July 25, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 7.18 - 7.24

    ​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 >>

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    July 11, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 7.5 - 7.10

    ​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 >>

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    June 27, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 6.20 - 6.26

    ​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.

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    June 10, 2011

    Slow Down with Feast in the Field

    Claverach Farm & VineyardsClaverach's barn​Tomorrow, 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 >>

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    June 6, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 5.30 - 6.5

    ​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 >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Backyard Butchers: YellowTree Farm Presents Urban Livestock Workshop

    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 >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Slow Food St. Louis, Brick City Gardens and Schlafly Team Up for Organic Film Series

    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 Bottleworks​It's hard to believe, what with the layer of snow covering the ground, but it's almost time for Slow Food St. Louis, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    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 >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Patric Chocolate Wins Good Food Award From Slow Food Nation

    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 >>

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    August 6, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    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 >>

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    July 28, 2010

    The Good, The Big & The Ugly Tomato Festival Saturday, July 31

    Image via​If 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 >>

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    July 21, 2010
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    June 1, 2010

    Art/Food: Contemporary and Pulitzer Collaborate on Art for Food's Sake, and Food for Art's Sake

    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 >>

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    May 5, 2010
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    May 3, 2010

    Review Preview: The Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar

    Ian Froeb​This 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.

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    April 26, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 4.19 - 4.25

    ​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...

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    April 20, 2010

    "The Good, the Big and the Ugly" Tomato Contest Invites You to Strut Your Tomato Stuff

    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 >>

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    January 22, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.16-1.22

    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 >>

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    January 8, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.2 - 1.8

    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 >>

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    December 28, 2009

    2009 in Review: July

    ​Kevin Ward, Wikimedia Commons​July 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 >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Whole Wheat Bread

    User "Zyance," Wikimedia Commons​December 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 >>

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    December 15, 2009

    The Novice Foodie Isn't a Slow-Food Novice

    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 >>

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    December 9, 2009

    The Beertender: Viva la Revolution!

    ​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 >>

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    November 11, 2009

    FoodWire: "A Slow Taste of Tuscany" Dinner at Onesto Wednesday 11.18

    Robin WheelerOnesto owner and chef Vito Racanelli​Slow 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 >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Freaky-Ass Cauliflower Soup

    Alissa Nelson​This 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 >>

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    October 8, 2009

    This Week's Tip of the Tongue Newsletter

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 7, 2009

    Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fond

    A long-delayed visit to an Edwardsville culinary gem.

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    September 18, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 9.12-9.18

    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 >>

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    August 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Summer Soiree Benefit at Onesto August 25

    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 >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Reminder: Slow Food St. Louis' Art of Food This Weekend

    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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    June 17, 2009
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    July 23, 2008

    Muse, Thy Name Is Dinner

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