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    July 23, 2014

    Art Saint Louis Kicks Off "Food, Glorious Food" With a Block Party and Food Trucks

    Art St. Louis' (1223 Pine Street; 314-241-4810) newest exhibit will interest foodies and art lovers alike. Some 76 new works from 51 local artists will be on display and for sale, and they're all food and drink-inspired. See also: The Art of Food Brings St. Louis' Top Chefs Together for Slow Food S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    February 28, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: February 28 to March 2

    It's here! Mardi Gras is finally upon us, and there are a seemingly infinite number of raucous events to go with it. We've got some of those, but if that's not your thing, why not learn how to make a pizza, or treat yourself with a pre-Oscars party? Check out our food-related recommendations after t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    July 12, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 12 to 14

    This weekend, check out Let Them Eat Art in Maplewood, Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park, Tour de Donut at Fireman's Park, an opening at Vino Gallery and much more. Work up an appetite and start planning ahead!

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    January 11, 2013

    Meet Your 2013 RFT Web Awards Judges

    "Nothing demonstrates what a critical asshole I am more than judging the RFT Web Awards." -- Anonymous So said one of our esteemed judges during a marathon session this week to determine this year's RFT Web Awards winner and finalists. It's true. Our judges are a discerning bunch for good reason. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Kakao Chocolate Salted Caramel Bacon = Almost More Awesomeness Than We Can Handle

    First it was the lavender and Maker's Mark truffles. Then it was the white pepper bark. Then came the bacon brittle. And the pistachio oil over ice cream. All of it seemed like it wouldn't taste quite...right. And it all turned out to be insanely good. This is why Kakao Chocolate (2301 South Jeffer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Q&A With Fast Food Nation Author Eric Schlosser, Win Tickets To See Him Speak

    Eric Schlosser has taken on a variety of writing subjects in his time, from illegal immigration to marijuana to pornography, but he's best known for his sharp criticism of the fast food industry in his 2002 book Fast Food Nation. A proponent of the slow food movement, Schlosser tours the country sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Owner Scott Carey Discusses New Sump Coffee

    Ian FroebSump Coffee in south city​I noted last week that a new coffeehouse called Sump Coffee will be opening at 3700 South Jefferson Avenue in south city. Today, I had a chance to speak with owner Scott Carey, who returned to his hometown of St. Louis last year after spending time in both Berkel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Perennial Artisan Ales Opening in Carondelet -- Our First Look

    Sarah BarabaPhil Wymore, who founded Perennial Artisan Ales with his wife, Emily​If it feels like the list of local craft breweries keeps growing -- you're right. To that never-ending list add Perennial Artisan Ales (8125 Michigan Avenue; 314-631-7300), a brewery and tasting room nestled in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella, Part 2

    This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Komorek, will be posted on Thursday. Emily Wasserman​Did your family cook together when you were a child? Only professionally. My brother d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Free Screening of Truck Farm Tonight at The Bottleworks

    Holly FannBrian DeSmet and his farm on wheels​ Gut Check was disappointed earlier this spring when we found out that the downtown farmers' market was cancelled for the year. Having a famers' market inside city limits in an urban setting is pretty sweet and a great educational opportunity as we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Ozark Forest Mushroom Company -- It's Fungis...and Gals!

    Holly FannNicola Macpherson and her son Henry at the Maplewood Farmers' Market.​ One of the best aspects of going to a local farmers' market is that you will have access to produce and specialty vendors who provide to local restaurants as well. At the Maplewood and Tower Grove markets, you wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Adam Gnau of Acero Restaurant, Part 2

    This is part two of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Adam Gnau of Acero restaurant in Maplewood. Part one can be found here. Look for part three, a recipe from Gnau, tomorrow. Holly FannAdam Gnau of Acero​Did your family cook when you were a child? Yes, but not well. I'm not doggin' my m ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 17, 2011

    Finalists for RFT Web Awards -- Revealed!

    ​The votes are in for the RFT's first-ever Web Awards! And while we're not about to tell you who won -- not quite yet, anyway -- we've got the full list of finalists right here.The winners were nominated by you and chosen by our esteemed panel of judges. We'll be announcing the winners online next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Finalists for RFT Web Awards -- Revealed!

    ​The votes are in for the RFT's first-ever Web Awards! And while we're not about to tell you who won -- not quite yet, anyway -- we've got the full list of finalists right here.The winners were nominated by you and chosen by our esteemed panel of judges. We'll be announcing the winners online next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Breaking: Gerard Craft Moving Niche and Taste by Niche, Opening Porano [Updated with Comments from Gerard Craft]

    Jennifer SilverbergGerard Craft at Brasserie by Niche, the only one of his restaurants not undergoing a change.​Hot off the wire is the biggest restaurant news in quite a while, a wholesale shake-up of the restaurant empire of Gerard Craft.First, the worst-kept secret in the St. Louis restaurant w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Ted Kilgore Claims Heirloom-Tomato Cocktail Throne

    Alissa NelsonEvan Benn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch evaluates cocktails from (left to right) Nate Selsor, Matt Seiter and Kilgore.​On Saturday, a robust crowd descended upon the event space at Orlando's Catering to watch three of our region's preeminent mixologists -- Ted Kilgore, Nate Selsor&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, July 23 - 25, 2010

    St. Louis art-scene enthusiasts might feel like they've seen all of the art there is to see in our fair city. And that is simply impossible! With more than 150 artists' studios available for the touring this weekend, plus an opening at Craft Alliance dedicated specifically to the work of emerging an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 7.5-7.11

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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...

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Eco-drinks for Earth Day

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 17, 2010
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2009
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    The Ten Most Important St. Louis Restaurant Openings of the Aughts #7: Arthur Clay's (2003)

    ​Arthur Clay's (2003)The only shuttered restaurant (its Maplewood space is now Acero) to make this list, and one I include not out of sentiment -- I never ate there -- but because my many conversations with other observers of our dining scene have revealed that it was a harbinger of what the city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    The Beertender: Henry Herbst and St. Louis History

    ​St. Louis lost one of its beer legends this month: Henry Herbst was St. Louis' preeminent beer historian and collector, an invaluable repository of our proud past. If you've ever been to the Missouri History Museum or waited for a table at the Schlafly Bottleworks, you've enjoyed pieces from Henr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 10.3-10.9

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 8.15-8.21

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly's scheduled her fall classes at Kitchen Conservatory. One Hot Stove: Nupur made an electricity-free salad. Adventures in Eating Locally: Kimberly's got some problems with Chinese-imported chicken. Off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 8.8-8.14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Photos: Slow Food St. Louis Art of Food Fundraiser at Mad Art Gallery, 7.25.09

    Chefs and artists gathered Friday night at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard for the Art of Food fundraiser, benefiting both Slow Food St. Louis and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture. Photographer Stew Smith was there and has these photos.Photo: Stew SmithStephen Kovac of Winslow's Home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 3.28-4.3

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Show Me Vegan: Lisa makes a Mexican vegetable stew with cilantro-lime rice.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly, perhaps still smarting from her loss at the Slow Food St. Louis trivia night, enjoys a chili dog.STL Hops: Its the championship round of ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 17, 2008
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    August 22, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... Budweiser's new American Ale receives Mike's scrutiny at STL Hops. At A Veggie Venture, Alanna is making roasted zucchini with feta. The Pollacks file a review on Forest Park Southeast's Newstead Tower Public House. This took a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Three for Three: 7.25-7.27

    Gut Check recommends three ways you won't go hungry this weekend. Is it just me, or have we entered the summer doldrums? Maybe I'm still suffering a spiritual hangover from being at last night's ballgame. Yeowch. 1. Tomorrow night Slow Food St. Louis hosts its Art of Food benefit at Mad Art Galler ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 21, 2008
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    April 24, 2008

    Gordon Ramsay's Not-so-Fast Food

    With apologies to Jeanette, Gut Check's resident Gordon Ramsay fan, I had to share this: Slate has a review of Ramsay's new family-friendly cookbook, Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food. Writer Laura Shapiro eviscerates the book, calling b.s. on the notion that Ramsay cooks these meals for his own family and ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 18, 2004

    Let Us Now Praise Pan-Fried Poultry

    Rusty's serves up the classics

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