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)
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 >>