This is part two. of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Joseph Hemp V of Robust. Read part one, a profile of Hemp, here. Part three, a recipe from Hemp, will be available later today.
As a kid, Joseph Hemp V would stand on a step-stool next to the stove to help make Sunday breakfast, his family's ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Kyle Mathis of Taste. Below is a Q&A with Mathis, followed by the recipe for Another Hop Pun.
We know, we know. We just interviewed a bartender from Taste (4 ... More >>
This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Eric Heath of Cleveland-Heath. Read part one, a profile of Heath, here. Part three, a recipe from Heath, will be available on Friday.
For years Eric Heath and Jenny Cleveland planned to open a restaurant together. But when they found the pe ... More >>
Selecting the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we're chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists ... More >>
This is part two of Natalie Mclaury's Chef's Choice profile of Wes Johnson of Salt. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Johnson, is published here.
Did your family cook when you were a child? Mostly my father.
How old were you when you started cooking? 10.
First cooking job? Waf ... More >>
This is part one of Natalie McLaury's Chef's Choice profile of Wes Johnson of Salt. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Johnson, will be published on Thursday.
Savannah DoddThe culinary career of Wes Johnson of Salt (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-932-5787) h ... More >>
This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow.
Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>
The setup at one of the stations at the South Central Regional Barista Competition.Several former baristas work here at Gut Check International Headquarters, and sometimes when we're really, really bored, we gather in someone's cubicle and compare war stories. Oddly enough, none of these stor ... More >>
Aimee LevittThe official opening for the new Taste at 4584 Laclede Avenue is next Monday, February 28, but the recently relocated-from-Benton-Park spot staged an impromptu soft opening this past Thursday, February 17, in order to accommodate a visiting editor from Food & Wine who was coming i ... More >>
Local chef/restaurateur Gerard Craft took to Twitter earlier today to counter misconceptions that his Benton Park twosome, Niche and Taste by Niche, have closed for renovation.
Niche will "close day after Valentine's, reopen a couple of weeks later," Craft tells Gut Check.
Of course, Ian F ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergTaste by Niche's current digs. The new space will also feature a new owner.Gerard Craft announced today that he has sold Taste by Niche to Adam Altnether. The 24-year-old Altnether, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, has worked for Craft for ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Pi Pizzeria bartender Chris Kelling.
Alissa NelsonChris Kelling doesn't mince words when chatting about the weather. "It was depressing," declares the Bay ... More >>
Danno's American Pub is a bit off the beaten path, but it's a good reminder why venturing out of the city is a worthwhile exercise.
Danno's is exactly what you expect from a classic American pub. It has a casual atmosphere, comfy club chairs, Big Buck Hunter, a pool table and a kitschy '60s ... More >>
One of the more anticipated restaurant debuts of the year occurs tomorrow as Niche Taste Bar officially opens its doors. (The restaurant had a soft opening this past weekend.)Niche Taste Bar is located at 1831 Sidney Street in Benton Park, the same address as its namesake restaurant, Niche (Web site ... More >>