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    March 13, 2014
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    November 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 8 to 10

    There's something for every food lover this weekend, whether its beer, cupcakes, po' boys, or Indian food. Celebrate Diwali at the St. Louis County Library or celebrate New Orleans at the Best of BOB Festival at Broadway Oyster Bar. Check out the rest of our food-related recommendations after the ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Vincent Van Doughnut Truck Debuts Nov. 16

    Vincent Van Doughnut, the latest food truck on the scene, is officially on the street. As we reported earlier this year, the truck will serve both sweet and savory doughnuts -- on the go. See also: Vincent Van Doughnut Hits the Road in October Though a little later than planned, the van -- lovingl ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    How Do St. Louis Food Trucks Survive the Winter?

    Tonight, the final Food Truck Friday of the season takes place at Tower Grove Park and to fete/mourn the occasion, trucks are arriving a little early. At 4 p.m., beloved food trucks like Completely Sauced, The Sweet Divine and Lulu's Local Eatery will dispense their portable eats. At 7:30 p.m., they ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 9 to 11

    This weekend, hit up Food Truck Friday and Local Social in the Central West End. Alternatively, consider going on an ice cream bicycle ride hosted by Trailnet or sign up for a class at Kitchen Conservatory. Plenty of food-related fun awaits right after the jump. See also: - Iron Barley's Tomato Fes ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: June 7 to 9

    Summertime means food trucks, wine fests and farmers' markets. Ease into the season with a fun event this weekend. Choose from National Doughnut Day with Strange Donuts, St. Louis Uncorked at Soldiers Memorial Plaza, Foodology at Missouri Botanical Gardens and more. Recommendations await after the j ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Bro Safari Talks Food Trucks and Twitter Rants

    After working in the pioneering electronic collab called Evol Intent with current EDM producers Treasure Fingers and Computer Club, Bro Safari struck out on his own, several years ago. Initially guided by the siren song of moombahton, Bro Safari's productions draw from many influences such as his af ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: May 10 to 12

    We hope you're thirsty this weekend. Read on for ways to quench that drinking curiosity with a wine festival, wine walk, beer-lesque, and bloody mary bar. Besides that, plenty of other drinking and dining options await. Read on for our suggestions. Friday (May 10): Rhythm & Ribs @ St. Charles Com ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: April 2013

    April has seen several openings, including the return to St. Louis of chef Eric Brenner, an "eco-chic" outfit from Chicago, two new food trucks, a new bakery for the Loop and a new home in Soulard for another bakery. Closings were few but did include one of our favorite new Vietnamese restaurants, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Bombay Food Junkies Truck Nears Launch, Turns to Kickstarter for Decoration Help

    Gut Check told you last month about Bombay Food Junkies, a new food truck featuring vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine. The wife-and-husband team of Krupa and Sid Panchal plan to serve pav, a sandwich-like dish that Krupa told us is the most popular street food in Bombay (or Mumbai, as the city is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Papa Tom's Fancy Franks Food Truck For Sale

    A reader tipped Gut Check off that the food truck Papa Tom's Fancy Franks (@papatomsff; 314-713-4431) is listed for sale on Craigslist. In fact, there are two listings for the truck: one for just the truck; and one for the truck and the brand. Gut Check is always hungry for more restaurant news. Fe ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012
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    December 13, 2012

    Feed Me Banh Mi Truck Calls It Quits

    Feed Me Banh Mi (@FeedMeTruck), the food truck that specialized in Vietnamese-style sandwiches, announced via Twitter last week that it is quitting the business.

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    November 29, 2012

    Andrew's Bayou Ribs Joins St. Louis Food Truck Fleet

    A couple of eagle-eyed readers let me know about a new food truck that has joined the St. Louis fleet: Andrew's Bayou Ribs. According to its Facebook page, the truck hit the St. Louis streets at the beginning of November. It was at St. Louis University on Wednesday and downtown today. We've reached ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Oct. 19-21

    Friday (Oct. 19): Thurman Loop Oktoberfest @ the intersection of Thurman Ave. and Shenandoah Ave. At this Oktoberfest event, get a craft beer fix and enjoy carnival games, a home-brewing workshop and competition, and food from Thurman Grill, La Tropicana and Mojo Tapas. Admission is free. Friday, ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Guerrilla Street Food on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tonight; Dates Set for Shaved Duck, Espino's [Updated]

    Reminder: Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328), RFT's "Best Food Truck" for 2012, will appear tonight on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode, titled "Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs," airs at 9 p.m. local time. This is the first St. Louis establishment to appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    RFT vs. Our Readers: Second Round Results

    As we celebrate the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, Gut Check is asking you, dear readers, to settle the disagreements between our picks and our readers' poll. Once again, we asked you, dear Gut Check readers, to settle the debate between our picks and our readers' choices in some of the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    RFT vs. Our Readers: Best Food Truck

    As we celebrate the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, Gut Check is asking you, dear readers, to settle the disagreements between our picks and our readers' poll. Before we begin this battle, an important note: Our first four RFT vs. Our Readers polls close at the end of the day today. So if ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    The Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012: Food & Drink Winners

    It's Christmas Day here at Gut Check International Headquarters, and we're playing the part of Santa Claus. Yes, the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 is live. Click here to view the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 "Food & Drink" winners. This year's winners take us on a quick trip t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Tidbits: Food Trucks in Maplewood, New Chef at Ritz-Carlton

    - Maplewood could become the latest St. Louis County municipality to allow food trucks to roam its streets. Maplewood-Brentwood Patch reports on this week's meeting of the Maplewood City Council at which Councilman Tim Dunn proposed a six-month trial for food trucks provided that they avoid the main ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Dates Set for Guerrilla Street Food, Anthonino's

    Guy Fieri visited St. Louis for several days this June, filming for the upcoming season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. To the best of Gut Check's knowledge -- which included seeing the spiky-haired one himself slammin' a coffee in the Delmar Loop -- he visited six area establishments: Anthonino's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Reminder: Vote in the RFT Best of St. Louis Readers' Poll

    We know. It's a busy time of year. Summer's over, in practice if not in calendar fact. The Cardinals are in the playoff hunt. The kids are back in school. But, damn it, that doesn't absolve you of your duty to vote in the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 Readers' Poll.

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    August 28, 2012

    Flying Pig at Guerrilla Street Food and The Bourne Legacy

    Originally a trilogy starring Matt Damon as government-created super spy Jason Bourne, The Bourne Legacy appears to have been the brainchild of producers with dollar signs in their eyes. Other than a few pictures to provide some context for the film's back story, Damon's Bourne character is nowhere ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2012
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    August 17, 2012

    Vote in the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 Readers' Poll

    The kids are back in school. The pennant race -- or, at least, the wild-card chase -- has begun in earnest. That can only mean one thing! OK, so, two things: 1) Autumn is right around the corner. 2) It's time for you to vote in the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 Readers' Poll!

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: August 10-12

    Friday (Aug. 10): Food Truck Friday @ southwest side of Tower Grove Park Grab eats from Guerilla Street Food, Le Food Truck, recent Cupcake Wars winners The Sweet Divine and many more during this monthly mobile food event. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m. Julia Child inspired dinner @ Vin de Set In ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: July 13-15

    Friday (July 13): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park (southwest side) Grab multiple bites to eat from a bevy of food trucks including Hot Aztec, The Cheese Shack, Holy Crepe and many more. Schlafly and Six Row Brewing Company stand by with their signature brews. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    First Look: The Sweet Divine

    On Tuesday, June 26, Jason and Jenna Siebert, owners of the Sweet Shop Truck by the Sweet Divine, expanded their bakery business to include a brick-and-mortar bakeshop with the opening of the Sweet Divine (4521 South Kingshighway; 636-942-2900) in south city. "I couldn't wait to start, but the day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 15-17

    Friday (June 15): Third Friday Party @ Third Degree Glass Factory Sip mojitos, eat south-of-the-border themed small plates such as loaded nachos with green chili chicken, meet Aladdin and Jasmine from the Muny's Production of Aladdin, enjoy live entertainment and glass blowing, and more. Admission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    The Final Guy Fieri Round-Up: Dressel's, Highway 61 Roadhouse and (Maybe) Espinos

    Since last week, we've been stalking tracking the visits that Guy Fieri made while in town filming for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Yesterday, we added The Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407) to a list that already included Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) and fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Guy Fieri Also Visited the Shaved Duck

    As you might have heard, Guy Fieri was in St. Louis over the past week or so, filming segments for future episodes of his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives program. Among the restaurants that he visited were Anthonino's Taverna (222 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) and food truck Guerrilla Street Food (@Gue ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 1-3

    Friday (June 1): Friday Night Patio Dinner @ Bevo Mill Warm up to summer weather with seasonal entrees prepared weekly using Soulard Farmers' Market goods by owner and executive chef Milan Manjencich every Friday night from now through the fall. Expect plenty of German dishes such as beef schnitzel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Gogi Bowl and Win $15 to Gioia's Deli [Updated]!

    Guess where we ate this on-the-go gogi bowl and win $15 to Gioia's Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue; 314-776-9410). Hint: Our meal came from a local food truck. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment-entry field. One guess p ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    May 11, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: May 11-13

    Friday (May 11): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park The season's first Food Truck Friday brings the the St. Louis Food Truck Association along with other vendors to Tower Grove Park for plenty of tasty meals on wheels. The list of vendors includes the likes of Seoul Taco, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Go G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Try Guerrilla Street Food for Free Today

    Every now and then the Telex here at Gut Check International Headquarters spits out a piece of news so remarkable that we have to quadruple-check it before we post it. The following is such an item. And, yes, it's legit. Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet;314-529-1328) is giving away food toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    March 2012 Openings & Closings

    March followed the trend of the past year or so, with openings (including new food trucks) far outpacing closings. That said, it's difficult not to focus on one particular closure as the month's big news: Monarch, which ended its nine-year run. (Still no word on what will happen to its Maplewood s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Mysterious New Taco Truck for St. Louis? [Updated]

    Driving around the city this morning and early afternoon, I spotted a new -- to me, at least -- food truck. Tacomovil was painted across the back of the truck in big letters, so I assume that's the truck's name. Actually, I spotted it twice: first, heading westbound on Market Street; then, half an ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Food Truck Controversy Spreads Nationwide

    Mark Andresen​Last month, I looked at the conflict between food trucks and bricks-and-mortar restaurants in St. Louis. Specifically, I focused on downtown, where trucks can ply their goods within the previously established downtown vending zone, but are also restricted from operating within 20 ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Food Trucks Hit Speed Bump at Broadway and Pine [Updated]

    A major update, including new details on the cause of the dispute and a lengthy interview with the owner of Monty's Sandwich Emporium, follows the original post after the jump.Over the first year (and change) of the St. Louis food truck boom, one of the trucks' favored parking spots has been the dow ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2011
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    November 18, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: November 18-20

    Image via​Friday (November 18): Around the World Wine Dinner @ Missouri Botanical Gardens Chefs from Catering St. Louis will create a four-course regional menu featuring Portugal, pairing each course with a different wine from the same region. Enjoy roasted garlic-potato soup over a chorizo-k ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Guerrilla Road Warriors: St. Louis Food Truck to Hit the Highway

    Sometimes we go on vacation for the food. And sometimes, the food goes on vacation. #embedly_twitter_34691851{background:url( #131516; padding:20px;} #embedly_twitter_34691851 p{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 0px 12px;marg ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat

    Jennifer SilverbergCha Cha Chow co-owner Linda Jones and general manager Brett Reagan​This week is the first installment of "Food Truck Fever," a recurring series of reviews of the food trucks that have inundated St. Louis over the past year or so. My review of two of those trucks, Cha Cha Chow an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Mangia Mobile Now Sicily Streat

    Ian FroebDon't call it Mangia Mobile.​There was a food truck. Then there was a lawsuit. Then there was an injunction. Now there is a new name.Mangia Mobile announced via Twitter this morning that it will now be known as Sicily Streat. The "streat" is [sic]. As in eat. It took us a second, but we h ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Ten Anagrams to Help Mangia Mobile Follow the Letters of the Law

    ​As you might have heard, a federal judge has issued a temporary injunction barring Mangia Mobile from using that name. Several readers have suggested new names for the food truck, some of them quite good.However, here at Gut Check International Headquarters and Branding Emporium, we believe there ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Mangia Italiano Dismisses "Media Circus" Tactics of Mangia Mobile

    Image viaWill there be a t-rav smackdown between Mangia Italiano and Mangia Mobile?​To Albert S. Watkins, the attorney representing local food truck Mangia Mobile, the only thing more delicious than his client's toasted ravioli is a media circus (with him as ringmaster, of course). And that's what ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Try Ronnie's Strawberry Sorbet at the Fire and Ice Cream Truck

    Robin WheelerStrawberry sorbet and the coolest food truck in St. Louis​ The Fire and Ice Cream Truck beat the food truck trend by a few years, quietly selling locally made ice cream from a rehabbed vintage fire truck along the riverfront. But now the truck has joined the fray, moving to a semi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    The Food Truck Backlash Gets the Tumblr Account It Deserves

    Though the food truck trend is still in its early stages here in St. Louis, it's a full-fledged phenomenon nationally. In other words, the backlash is in full swing. The latest evidence is a Tumblr account, Look at This Fuckin Hipster Food Truck, which pretty much captures the spirit of grungy parki ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Updated! Fast Food Industry Mag QSR Names Pi Pizza Truck Among Top 20 Food Trucks in U.S.

    {Updated 2/9/11 4 p.m. with comment after the jump from Pi co-owner Chris Sommers.} In its February issue, QSR Magazine, which covers the fast-food industry waterfront, names Pi Pizzeria's Pi on the Spot among the Top 20 food trucks in the nation. Writes Daniel P. Smith of QSR (which we're pretty ... More >>

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