Father's Day will see the end of an era in St. Louis dining. Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-645-3522) will serve its last meal after eighteen years on June 15. The pioneering, farm-to-table restaurant opened in 1996, helmed by Five Star Burgers owner Steve Gontram. Cur ... More >>
Today in excuses to eat something delicious, it's National Cheeseburger Day! Obviously, we need to celebrate. The cheeseburger is a thing of glory, an all-American delight, paired with a side of salty french fries and an ice-cold beer. While it's the perfect time of year to throw some patties on the ... More >>
Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue; 314-720-4350) is adding a second location in Kirkwood, as first reported by St. Louis magazine. The new Five Star Burgers will take over the space of the recently closed Culpeppers at 312 South Kirkwood Road. See also: Five Star Burgers' Green Chile Cheesebu ... More >>
Destination: Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue; 314-720-4350) Neighborhood: Clayton Cuisine: Gourmet Burgers Overview: After leaving Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, 314-645-3522), the acclaimed Richmond Heights restaurant he started, renowned St. Louis restaurateur and chef Steve Go ... More >>
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 >>
Congrats to Steve Gontram and St. Louis' own Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue; 314-720-4350) for serving one of the "25 Hottest Hamburgers in America Right Now," according to Eater National. Five Star's "Dad's Green Chile Cheeseburger" was singled out as a must-eat item, joining stellar burge ... More >>
I'm counting down the top ten dishes from the new restaurants that I reviewed in 2012. Read the complete series to date. #8. "Dad's Green-Chile Cheeseburger" at Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-720-4350)
Steve Gontram's Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-720-4350) offers a reason to expand your burger horizons. My review of Five Star Burgers is now available online.
This week I visit Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-720-4350), the new restaurant from former Harvest owner and chef Steve Gontram.
It's been a long road for Steve Gontram. The former owner and chef of Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-645-3522) has been pining for years to open a St. Louis outpost of 5 Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-720-4350), a business that he and his father found ... More >>
Smashburger today officially announced what many St. Louis burger fans already knew: The Denver, Colorado-based chain restaurants will debut its first area location on Wednesday, July 20, at 1981 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles.Smashburger plans to open a total of twelve locations in St. Louis over t ... More >>
Sidney Street Café (2000 Sidney Street, 314-771-5777) will host "Operation Charcuterie!", a six-course dinner to benefit Operation Food Search, on Tuesday, September 28. This dinner is the culmination of an event organized by Kevin Nashan, owner and executive chef of Sidney Street Café, to incr ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergNick Miller, new owner of HarvestGeorge Mahe has the confirmation at Feast Relish that the rumored and then not-quite-denied sale of Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-645-3522) from Steve Gontram to executive chef Nick Miller has happened. Longt ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergHarvest executive chef Nick MillerI poke my head up from Other Projects here at Gut Check International Headquarters to acknowledge some of the news tidbits that our friends around town have reported:George Mahe reports on Feast Relish that Wasabi will purchase Sansui (9983 Man ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Christopher Lee of Cafe Ventana, Sanctuaria, and Chuy Arzola's. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe from Chef Lee, will be available soon. Robin WheelerDid your family cook when you were a child? If so, what mea ... More >>
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 >>
Will this Clayton inn ever get an above-par eatery?
Harvest, 1059 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-645-3522.
Sidney Street Café's new owners keep the place a living legend
Steve Gontram's culinary compass points south-of-the-border
Mexican eateries are heating up the St. Louis culinary scene
Chefs and musicians collaborate on a delicious piece of performance art
Diners who value consistency and approachability over novelty and depth of flavor will enjoy the Seven Gables Inn
Celebrating the spring Harvest