St. Louis may be in baseball withdrawal, but the New York Times put Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller in the headlines after his Missouri wedding to Amy Peters. The story starts with a dig at the Cardinals, who left Miller in the bullpen during the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Peters ... More >>
Henry Hargreaves|Anthem MagazineOn Tuesday, on the occasion of the release of St. Vincent's third fantastic solo album, Strange Mercy, we offered the chance to win a pair of tickets to her upcoming show at Old Rock House. The terms? Find the photo where Annie Clark's eyes appear the largest. ... More >>
Changes are afoot in the food publishing world. Yahoo reports that longtime New York Times columnist Mark Bittman is ending his column, "The Minimalist", after thirteen years. His last installment of the recipe column that spawned his "How to Cook Everything" books will run this Wednesday. On Fe ... More >>
Five years later, the New Orleans Times-Picayune looks at thirteen ways Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans' food culture - what's gone, what's new, and why the tea got sweeter. Forget Yelp! and foursquare. Foodspotting just got some big financial backing to make it a player in the food social m ... More >>
It's not that Americans are drinking less. They're just drinking at home. The Chicago Tribune said that two of the city's marketing firms found that 90 percent of drinkers drink at home, compared to 77 percent who drink at bars and restaurants. Twenty-eight percent of home drinkers have started goin ... More >>
Dinner gets cooperative. New York Times writer Laurie Woolever and a group of young food literati in her building have built on the old idea of the dinner co-op to make life easier, cheaper, and dinner more exciting. Manhattan's defunct Tavern on the Green gets a new life as a food cart hub. The W ... More >>
After 134 years, New Orleans' P&J Oyster Company has ceased operations because of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the company will not close entirely. They'll shuck as oysters are available, even if they have to ship them from the west coast. " ... More >>
Ian FroebCup of Sno, why have you foresaken us?As we approach the month of May, Gut Check's thoughts turn to snow cones. So imagine our shock to discover that one of our go-to spots has...disappeared. That is -- or, rather, was -- the location of Cup of Sno pictured above, in the parking lot of t ... More >>
What better way to commemorate the passing earlier this month of native St. Louisan Donald N. Frey, creator of the Ford Mustang, than to show Steve McQueen's famous chase scene in the 1968 film, Bullitt? That's right: There isn't a better way. (Click here for Frey's obit in Sunday's New York Times.) ... More >>
A look at the industrial methods to make meat safer. Urinating on the steaks isn't mentioned. (Chicago Tribune, Canton Rep)A-B InBev and unions reach agreement in Belgian brewery strikes. (Wall Street Journal)New generation of winery ends, turns to vegetable production. (New York Times)A e ... More >>
Government program to trace food's supply chain severely flawed. (Associated Press)Tapas, bar-centric, and hotel locales mark new trends in fine dining. (Wall Street Journal)San Francisco bay area sees decline in local seafood purchasing. (The New York Times)Food fight over shopping cart i ... More >>
E. coli survivor featured in New York Times meat expose sues Cargill for $100 million. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)Cheesemaking to save the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)Overprotective train steward refuses to sell sandwiches. (Daily Mail)Sapporo sells beer made from space station-grow ... More >>
Missouri's Share the Harvest gets boost from the state to provide donated deer meat to the needy. (St. Louis Business Journal)Burger King owners sue corporation for money-losing promotion. (MSNBC)New Orleans prepares to celebrate the po' boy. (The New York Times)How to act right around cel ... More >>
Street vendor accused of terrorism kept a clean cart. (The New York Times)Beyond beergaritas: beer cocktails are growing. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Engineering the perfect kiwi. (New Zealand Herald)Marshall Efron takes on Food Network. (The Atlantic)
Ethical questions about meat get literary treatment. (The Austin American-Statesman)Want to be a culinary entrepreneur? Here's how. (The New York Times)What your beer says about you. (Advertising Age)A glimpse at "Whining and Dining" with kids. (Memphis Commercial-Appeal)Not a fan of choco ... More >>
Nobel Prize-winning agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug has passed. His crop innovations saved an estimated 245 million people from starvation. (The Times)Woman charged with criminal trespass for using coffee house WiFi without making a purchase. (Newark Advocate)USDA launches "Know Your ... More >>
The New York Times announces that Sam Sifton, the paper's culture editor (and former dining editor), will be its new restaurant critic.New York coffeehouses are pulling the plug on laptops at peak hours. Is it the beginning of a trend? (Wall Street Journal)(See Zach Dyer's take on this issue from hi ... More >>
Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) has an epic new article in this weekend's edition of the New York Times magazine in which he tackles the decline of cooking in America and the rise of food-related television programming. Well worth your time. Here's t ... More >>
The intersection of climate change, depleted food stocks and indigenous peoples with no place to move. (New York Times)Meltless ice cream and other developments in the science of the frozen treat. (New York)North Korea gets its first fast-food restaurant. Just don't call it a hamburger. (AFP)
smithelectricvehicles.comNationally the news ain't good for the beleaguered U.S. auto industry. Just yesterday, in fact, the White House forced the resignation of General Motors' chairman Rick Wagoner and told Chrysler to seek a partnership with Italian car maker Fiat if it wanted any more governmen ... More >>
In today's news: peanut butter (again).
Yes, this is my third or fourth sports-related post in the past 24 hours. But, hey, it's a federal holiday and besides today's MLK festivities and tomorrow's presidential inauguration (both of which I've ready blogged about) there just ain't a whole lot to discuss today.To wit, I was just flipping t ... More >>
In today's news: CEO news from Tyson and Chipotle, AB ditches the free beer, and scientists give cocaine to bees.
In today's news: Michael Pollan on Tom Vilsack, the sweetener Truvia and a victim of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
In today's news: Smithfield meatpackers unionize, Egyptian food rioters go to jail, and Tom Colicchio is accused of tip no-nos.
A tale of prison gardeners is this summer's sweetest feel-good comedy