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Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2014

    25 St. Louis Area Bars Open on Thanksgiving

    With Thanksgiving almost upon us, it's time to prepare yourself for over-drinking uncles, over-affectionate grandmas, and over-achieving siblings. Luckily for you, there's something we can all be thankful for: this handful of St. Louis bars that will be opening their doors on the evening of Thanksgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    Sauce with the Sides: Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    Food magazines, blogs and cooking shows abound with images of functional, well-coiffed families gathered around the Thanksgiving table with a glistening, golden-skinned turkey as the centerpiece. In reality, most of us end up eating a freezer-burned, dried-out bird while listening to rants from a cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From November 24 to 30

    Local reunions are the "in" thing right now, and Thanksgiving week doesn't disappoint. The Stag Nite All Stars will return this Wednesday to pay tribute to the Band - a fitting concert for Thanksgiving eve (otherwise known as the "drunkest night of the year"). If you're not glued to the couch via fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    5 Restaurants to Eat at on Thanksgiving in St. Louis

    Not everybody cooks on Thanksgiving. For some, going out to eat is a solid tradition. Maybe you don't want to do a whole feast for only a few people. Lucky for you, there are some great restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner next week. Continue on for our Turkey Day picks. See also: 5 St. Louis R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Gooey Butter Cake Represents St. Louis in the New York Times' 50 States of Thanksgiving

    Ahead of Thanksgiving, the New York Times has put together a list of dishes from every state, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. We don't usually think of this as a Thanksgiving food, but gooey butter cake represents Missouri, and we couldn't be more proud. See also: Chef's Choice Recipe: Mari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    4 St. Louis Bakeries Offering Preorder Thanksgiving Pies

    Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner, but it just wouldn't be a holiday without some pie. The good news is, if you're not quite a master baker, there are plenty of St. Louis pastry chefs offering up holiday pies for preorder. See also: Take Home a Gourmet Thanksgiving Feast from Cielo

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    5 St. Louis Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving To-Go

    The holidays can be stressful. Very stressful. Not only do you have to navigate family tensions, figure out travel logistics and cleaning, you also have to cook. It's only the most important part of the holiday, and you don't want to screw it up and get one of those disapproving looks from your grea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Take Home a Gourmet Thanksgiving Feast from Cielo

    Cielo (999 N. 2nd Street; 314-881-5759) at the Four Seasons always has a pretty solid Thanksgiving buffet, but you can also take home a ten-person feast prepared by chef Gian Nicola Colucci and his team. You don't even have to tell your family you didn't cook it. We stopped by the restaurant's Gaja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    6 Places to Go If You're Hungry, Lonely, Angry or Bored on Thanksgiving Day in St. Louis

    Happy Thanksgiving, River City! As America celebrates overeating and bargain prices (that's what Thanksgiving is about, right?), escape from the dining room and spend Turkey Day in some of our favorite St. Louis spots:

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Gut Check Shares Thanksgiving Family Recipes

    Thanksgiving is tomorrow. It's officially crunch time. Here at Gut Check, each of our families have different Turkey Day traditions and recipes that we love. One of the worst best parts of the holiday is spending time with family, and the food really does bring us together. Check out four of our fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    La Patisserie Chouquette's Turducken Croissant is a Thing of Beauty

    In case you couldn't tell, we kind of love Thanksgiving. It is an entire holiday celebrating food, after all (or being thankful, whatever). It's less than a week away: Bakeries around town are taking orders for pies and other goodies, and it's almost time for the delivery of those Thanksgiving turke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in St. Louis

    Thanksgiving is all about the food, but for some people, it's about going out to eat, not spending the day elbow-deep in a greasy oven. Or maybe you're not going to be with your family this year, but you still want that delicious turkey. Behold, our handy-dandy guide to eating Thanksgiving dinner at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    For Chefs, Thanksgiving Is Hardly a Holiday

    In her semi-regular column Real Life of a Pastry Chef, pastry sous chef Mary Boehne of Cielo (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800) at the Four Seasons Hotel dishes on secrets of the trade and about the industry as a whole. This week's topic: Thanksgiving. Every year I am asked the same question: ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    November 13, 2013

    How to Locally Source a Thanksgiving Turkey in St. Louis

    If you're not already thinking about your Thanksgiving turkey, you should be. The best eating holiday ever will be here before you know it, and if you're planning on ordering a turkey, deadlines are looming. Never fear, the Gut Check is here to help you find a delicious and succulent turkey that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Buy a Thanksgiving Pie and Help a Family in Need with Operation Food Search

    Saving room for dessert is a very important (and very difficult) part of Thanksgiving dinner. But there are so many delicious pies to be had! Operation Food Search has teamed up with John Johnson, executive chef at River City Casino & Hotel, to offer homestyle Thanksgiving pies. The best part, thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past

    image via​Last Thanksgiving, Gut Check took a trip back in time to revisit the Thanksgivings of the good old days. Well, what we really wanted to revisit was the fabulous spread put on by the Park Avenue Hotel in New York, which started with oysters and continued through eleven courses, servin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Try the Pumpkin Pie Crêpe at City Coffeehouse & Crêperie

    We love pumpkins! We just want to carve 'em, roast their seeds and then bake the guts into all kinds of awesome. So, this autumn, we're on a quest for the tastiest local pumpkin goodies, before the fleeting flavor is gone. Do you have a favorite local seasonal pumpkin food? E-mail tips@riverfro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Too Lazy To Cook? Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

    ​In preparation for Thanksgiving, that most food-centric of holidays, families have been storming area grocery stores and haggling over Butterball turkeys. But as the big day approaches, some may decide to run far, far away from the kitchen when faced with the imminent arrival of a dozen relatives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Where to Shop for Last-Minute Groceries on Thanksgiving

    ​It's almost certainly happened to you -- likely more than once.You've begun your preparations for Thanksgiving dinner, your relatives are inbound, and you suddenly realize that you're out of milk or butter or, God help you, turkey.OK, we're not sure anyone can help you find a (not-frozen) turkey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    St. Louis Does Guided by Voices: A Salty Salute

    ​On Thanksgiving evening, after all of the turkey, pie and Pepto-Bismol, a group of local musicians will gather at Off Broadway to pay tribute to one of the most influential rock bands of the past two decades: Guided by Voices. The show will feature Bunnygrunt, Karate Bikini, Popular Mechanics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    The Five Worst Stuffing Recipes

    WARNING: This post contains the words "Paula Deen" and "lumpy corn dog." ​While shopping malls and radio stations are already gearing up for Christmas, we at Gut Check are patiently awaiting the beloved return of Thanksgiving. Gorging on Halloween candy was a good warm-up for the the inevitable st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    A Veteran's Day Look at Military Chow

    Wikimedia CommonsA Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.​Talk to any veteran, and there's a good chance you'll hear about military food, from mess halls to MREs, food drops and sharing with the needy, and of course the local eats from the far-flung places where they've served. E ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    November 29, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 11.22-11.28

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly posted a Thanksgiving recipe recap. One Hot Stove: Nupur live-blogged Thanksgiving Day, and shared a recipe for Chocolate Espresso Pecan Pie . Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly posted a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    This Thanksgiving TurBacon Meal Was More Epic Than Yours

    Good morning! Still stuffed from your Thanksgiving feast? We guarantee you aren't as stuffed as these folks, who ate a pig stuffed with turkey stuffed with...well, just watch the video. (There is some NSFW language bleeped out.)

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Image via​This week, Gut Check was all caught up in Thanksgiving preparations -- a holiday that's here and gone way too soon. But if a day of Black Friday shopping has left you not-quite ready to turn the page to December, relive the turkey day magic with a look at Thanksgivings past and a video h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Gut Check Conjures the Ghosts of Thanksgivings (Far) Past

    On November 29, 1900, the Park Avenue Hotel in New York City hosted a Thanksgiving dinner. While Good Housekeeping advised the masses to stick to roast turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, tomato soup and pumpkin and mince pies, the menu for the super-rich was quite different. ​

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Best Thanksgiving Convenience Foods, Onion-Cooking Methods, and Booze

    Did you wait until the last minute to start Thanksgiving prep? Or are you just lazy? Slashfood has recommendations for the best frozen pumpkin and apple pies and the best instant stuffing.If you're making the meal by hand, our sister paper, the Houston Press, tests methods to prevent onion tears. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Deep-Fried Turkey: A Video Treasury of Fiery Disasters for Thanksgiving

    Boiling oil. A giant, cold turkey. A rudimentary -- if that -- understanding of chemistry. What could possibly go wrong? Yes, deep-fried turkey is a distinctly American disaster waiting to happen. To celebrate Thanksgiving, we here at Gut Check International Headquarters present a video treasury of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Thanksgiving Pro Tip: Get Sexy to Get Safe

    image via​While the Red Cross doesn't usually inspire many sexy ensembles, the safety tips the nonprofit is pushing for Thanksgiving kitchens may heat things up a bit around the dining table. The Red Cross is urging home cooks to wear tight clothes in the kitchen to prevent another hot thing: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Advice for Novice Cooks on Avoiding Thanksgiving Food Poisoning

    If you're serving Thanksgiving dinner to loved ones this week, the Los Angeles Times offers a handy guide on how to not kill them with food poisoning. Beware the once-a-year cook and the bacteria-ridden leftovers. Not washing the veggies with bleach is also recommended.Feeding some not-so-loved ones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    How Mark Twain Nearly Became the Grinch Who Stole Thanksgiving

    steamboattimes.com​On November 30, 1905, Mark Twain turned 70. That blessed occasion was marked by interviews with fawning reporters, equally fawning newspaper articles and plans for an elaborate birthday dinner at Delmonico's, then the fanciest restaurant in New York City. Unfortunately, Nov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Thanksgiving Dinner for Two? Five Alternatives to Turkey

    Image viaTurkey for two is too much turkey.​Thanksgiving. Dad trying to carve the turkey while keeping an eye on the football game. Mom self-medicating by dosing the gravy with gin. Uncle Stu showing a little too keen an interest in what a fine young woman little Sally is turning into. And your de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Heart Attack Grill Gives Free Bypass Burgers to Obese Customers

    Fat? Eat for free! The aptly-named Heart Attack Grill in Arizona is giving free food to people who weigh over 350 pounds. The New York Daily News reports that the medically-themed restaurant features burgers named after heart surgeries, waitresses in sexy nurse uniforms, no diet soda, and fries cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Happy "Cloggiest Day of the Year" From Roto-Rooter

    ​Most American's know the day after Thanksgiving as "Black Friday". But did you know that today is also "The Cloggiest Day of the Year" for the nation's plumbers and sewage technicians? It's true. Don't believe us, check out the press release after the jump. 

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Ten Situations to Avoid This Thanksgiving

    If you're not going home for Thanksgiving tomorrow, you have a lot to be thankful for. Go find that perfect holiday dive bar and count your blessings. For the rest of you: Thanksgiving can be an extremely uncomfortable time spent with family and old friends. Here, in no specific order, are ten of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    A Thanksgiving Prayer Your In-Laws Will Never Forget

    So you're sitting around a cornucopia of Thanksgiving delight: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sides, salads, and three pies your mother-in-law bought at Sam's Club and put in metal dishes so they look homemade. It's a smorgasbord and your arteries are hardening just thinking about it.Everyone is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    15 Musts for a Perfect Dive Bar Thanksgiving

    On Thanksgiving Day, the bars will be open. Maybe not the dance clubs, "ultra lounges" or country club-type places, but most every corner bar will be open, and we've all been in one of those. But maybe not on Thanksgiving. However, if you've ever found yourself driving or walking by one on Turkey Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Real Maple Syrup and Cranberry Sauce

    Alissa Nelson​My life philosophy? Always use real maple syrup.Huh?What I mean is this: Don't put artificial, industrial food products into your body. Rather, eat real food whenever possible. It will taste better, and you will feel better. It builds community and supports small businesses.

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    November 10, 2009

    The Noble Writ: The Truth About Wine and Thanksgiving

    ​Thanksgiving increases interest in food and wine pairings. Since I have fun experimenting with combinations of wine and food, I generally enjoy the conversations I have with friends and family looking to step out and try something different.However, a significant number of conversations I have a ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Three Strikes

    You're not out; you're a turkey

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    November 26, 2008

    Unique Boutique

    Artsy items for everyone on your list

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    November 21, 2007
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    November 21, 2007
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    November 14, 2007
  • Dining

    November 22, 2006

    Dim Meats 1/2 Turducken

    $34.95
    Schnucks
    6600 Clayton Road
    Richmond Heights

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Turkey Gone Wild

    We raise a glass to everyone's favorite Thanksgiving spirit, imagine Tofurky dinner at the White House and eat one hundred T-ravs. Plus: Where in the world is Floyd Crues?

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