Chef's Choice is Gut Check's regular profile and interview, with recipe, of a St. Louis chef. From time to time we'll present several chefs' answers to one of our regular questions. This week: What is your favorite cookbook? Shopped for a cookbook lately? So many beautiful choices. So many expensiv ... More >>
St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites.
Pics, pics, pics, pics: They make the Internet run. Here are some our favorite photos from the month of January, published within the pages, deadtree and digital, of the RFT.
This week I visit Marcella's Mia Sorella (14426 Clayton Road, Ballwin; 636-333-1015), the little sister of Jamie and Steve Komorek's acclaimed Trattoria Marcella. My review of Marcella's Mia Sorella is now available online.
- Marcella's Mia Sorella, the sister restaurant of brothers Steve and Jamie Komorek's acclaimed Trattoria Marcella (3600 Watson Road; 314-352-7706), opened this week at 14426 Clayton Road in Ballwin. For now the restaurant is open from 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5-11 p.m. Friday and ... More >>
News over the past week of the names for two previously announced bew ventures from well-known local restaurateurs: - Zoë Robinson tells St. Louis Magazine that her new French-influenced wine bar and restaurant in Clayton, which will open across the street from her Italian establishment, I Fra ... More >>
The acclaimed south city Italian restaurant Trattoria Marcella (3600 Watson Avenue; 314-352-7706) announced today that it will open a second location in west county. The new restaurant, to be located in the new Ballwin Grove development on Clayton Road north west of Route 141, is slated to open some ... More >>
Image viaAfter a recent lunch at a Chinese hog trough buffet where we were lulled into stupor by the gentle tones of "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" on the sound system and one too many sticks of chicken meat, we've been thinking a lot about music and food. Turns out we're not the only ones. Around the s ... More >>
This is part three of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Komorek, is published here. Courtesy of Trattoria MarcellaAfter spending 12 weeks in Tuscany, it's safe to say that Trattoria Marcella's (360 ... More >>
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 WassermanDid your family cook together when you were a child? Only professionally. My brother d ... 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 >>
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