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    December 2, 2013

    Cardinals Pitcher Shelby Miller's Wedding Featured in New York Times Society Page

    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 >>

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    September 15, 2011

    St. Vincent's Enormous Eyes

    Henry Hargreaves|Anthem Magazine​On 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 >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Changes Afoot at Bon Appetit and the New York Times

    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 >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Eating in New Orleans, Five Years After Katrina

    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 >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Americans Drink at Home and Keep it Cheap

    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 >>

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    June 23, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.23

    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 >>

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    June 11, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.11

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2010

    What Happened to Cup of Snow in Maplewood?

    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 >>

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    March 31, 2010

    RIP: Donald N. Frey, Native St. Louisan and Father of the Ford Mustang

    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 >>

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    January 25, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.25

    ​ 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 >>

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    December 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.15

    ​ 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 >>

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    December 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.7

    ​ 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 >>

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    November 13, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 11.13

    ​ 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 >>

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    November 10, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.10

    ​ 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)

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    November 4, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11.4

    ​ 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 >>

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    September 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.17

    ​ 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 >>

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    August 6, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8.6

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    New Michael Pollan Article in Times Magazine

    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 >>

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    July 27, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 7.27

    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)

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    March 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.18

    North Korea refuses to accept food aid from the U.S. (BBC News)Here's an interesting approach to working in a very loud restaurant: a lawsuit. (San Francisco Chronicle)Cupcakes are so five years ago. The new hotness? Whoopie pies. (New York Times)

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    February 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.12

    The head of Peanut Corp. of America appears before Congress, repeatedly takes the Fifth and refuses to eat a sample of his company's peanut butter. (Los Angeles Times)An interview with new Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. (Washington Post)Ethanol, the biofuel of the future as recently as last y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.4

    In today's news: peanut butter (again).

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    January 21, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.21

    In today's news: the dispute over the White House chef, a new study on willpower and food and recreating restaurant dishes at home

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    January 19, 2009

    Brenda Warner: Hair Becomes Her

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.6

    In today's news: CEO news from Tyson and Chipotle, AB ditches the free beer, and scientists give cocaine to bees.

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    December 18, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12.18

    In today's news: Michael Pollan on Tom Vilsack, the sweetener Truvia and a victim of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

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    December 17, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.17

    President-elect Obama will name former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to be his secretary of agriculture. Vilsack is seen as a strong proponent of biofuels. (New York Times)The new tactics food banks are employing to stay stocked during tough economic times. (AP)British beer drinkers will still be able t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Beacon Brings Home the Bacon -- With $90k Grant

    While the owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reels from financial distress, an online start-up staffed with former scribes from the local daily has just received one of the most prestigious fellowships that the journalism field has to offer. The St. Louis Beacon announced today that the John S. an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.15

    In today's news: Smithfield meatpackers unionize, Egyptian food rioters go to jail, and Tom Colicchio is accused of tip no-nos.

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    December 7, 2008

    Video: Sharon Jones and Beatle Bob Dance at the Pageant, Friday, December 5

    Sharon Jones brought Beatle Bob up to dance with her on Friday night at the Pageant. Check out some video I shot. Is Sharon a dynamo or what?! Review and photos here. Please also check out this fantastic New York Times article on Daptone Records' Gabriel Roth, which ran in today's paper.

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    October 15, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.25

    China tries to improve the safety of its food products as more countries ban Chinese milk products. (AFP) The devastating impact of Hurricane Ike on the Gulf's seafood industry. (AP) Grape juice provides the same health benefits as red wine. (New York Times) - Ian Froeb

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    August 13, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8.13

    The USDA says that, in spite of recent drops in soybean and oil prices, food costs will not fall this year. (Financial Post) China's head of food safety commits suicide amid a government investigation into his finances. ( An in-depth look at the new fast-food moratorium in Los Angeles. ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.30

    An appeals court breathes new life into the FTC's efforts to block the merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats. (Reuters) The full city council of Los Angeles passes a moritorium on new fast-food restaurants in part of the city. (AP) The story of a farmer kicked out of multiple farmers' markets for se ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    June 18, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.18

    The CEO of InBev visits Capitol Hill, while Warren Buffet says he favors the Belgian brewer's bid for Anheuser-Busch. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) The Midwest floods will cause food costs to rise even higher. (Reuters) The FDA still plans to send food-safety inspectors to China -- but not before the ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    June 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.9

    Cases of salmonella poisoning possibly linked to tomatoes have spread to 16 states. (USA Today) The director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization fingers another cause of the global food crisis: the obese. (Canwest News Service) The politicization of food aid in Zimbabwe ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 5.14

    More trouble for international aid groups delivering food to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar. (AP) The U.S. debates delivering food aid to North Korea, which is on the verge of another devastating famine. (AFP) Can music influence how you taste wine? (The Times) The great French chef Paul Haeberlin has d ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.1

    Add Nepal to the list of countries banning some rice exports to control food costs. (BBC) The situation in Haiti remains dire. (Reuters) The threat of another famine in North Korea. (AFP) It's not only food that's in short supply. There are fertilizer shortages now, too. (New York Times) -Ian Fr ... More >>

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    April 16, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.16

    The Bush Administration says ethanol isn't solely to blame for the food crisis. (Reuters) A new study argues that genetically modified foods won't solve the food crisis. (Daily Mail) A crisis of another sort: Do chefs have to curse so damn much? (New York Times) Speaking of which, check back late ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    Coming Soon: The Wine Press

    The Peace Insititute Printing building at 4436 Olive Street will soon house The Wine Press, a wine and (if I understand correctly) higher-end beer bar. Normally, I'd try to cobble together details on the new spot, but owner Frank Robbins has been blogging about the project since last year. Not only ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.25 Are Michelin's restaurant guides outdated and inconsistent? Marco Pierre White and a few other well-known chefs say yes. (Daily Telegraph) Are cantaloupes from Honduras contaminated with salmonella? The country's president says no -- and then eats cantaloupe on national TV ... More >>

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    March 3, 2008
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    October 5, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10/5

    The recall of E. coli-tainted Topps Meat Co. meat began September 25. The FDA knew about the contamination on September 7. Understandable concern about the delay. (New York Times) The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas thinks higher food prices might be here to stay. ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007

    The Ur Critic

    Via Eater, I came across this blog, whose author thinks he's found the very first restaurant review published in the New York Times. It dates from 1859. Here's an excerpt, but do read the full post. No nobleman of England -- no Marquis of the ancienne nobless -- was ever better served or waited on ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/21

    Did I see any of you at Marcia's Surgery Festival last night? Well, I was incognito. (I hope.) But it was a nice turnout. Good stuff this morning: A federal appeals court has stayed Whole Foods' acquisition of Wild Oats. This is a temporary delay so that the court can consider the FTC's request to ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8/1

    Today's Post-Dispatch reports on plans by University City and Olivette to revitalize Olive Boulevard on either side of I-170. The suburbs share some common goals: Both would like a hotel on their sites and attractive, landscaped developments with shops, residences and offices. Why did this grab Gu ... More >>

  • Film

    August 29, 2001

    Dirty Work

    A tale of prison gardeners is this summer's sweetest feel-good comedy

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