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    October 25, 2010

    Yard Wars: Cubs-Cards Rivalry Persists Even in Barren Post-Season

    image viaAhmed Hassan, host of Yard Wars and the perfect man to recreate Busch Stadium in your yard!​Guess what? There are Cubs fans in St. Louis. They even live in harmony with their Cardinals fan neighbors. But now the DIY Network is storming into town to stir up trouble. In a special episod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain Preaches (Profanely) to the Choir at the Fox Theatre

    ​A standing ovation from an enthusiastic (though under capacity) audience greeted Anthony Bourdain as the chef turned author and TV host strolled onto the Fox Theatre stage on Friday evening. For the next two hours, Bourdain demonstrated the force of personality that has made him one of the bigges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Pappy's Smokehouse vs. 17th Street Bar & Grill on Food Network

    Image viaMichael Symon, host of Food Feuds​The Food Network will pit (ha ha) the ribs from barbecue meccas Pappy's Smokehouse and 17th Street Bar & Grill against each other for a new show called Food Feuds. Hosted by the Cleveland-based Iron Chef America chef Michael Symon, Food Feuds will deb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    The Boob Tube, or Why We Watch Food Shows

    Image viaNigella Lawson: "My eyes are up here."​On Tuesday, the RFT's dear friends at Jezebel looked at the comments posted on a Guardian article about celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.Sadie Stein noted how several of these comments criticized Lawson for her sexy-chef act and then broadened the issue ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Photo: The Travel Channel Anthony Bourdain​This week, Gut Check went all Hollywood with not one but two celebrity chefs making appearances on the blog. First up, an interview with Anthony Bourdain, who will stop in St. Louis October 1 for his latest book tour. Then Ian was on hand as Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Tyler Florence and Bunches of Grapes Visit Busch Stadium

    Ian Froeb​An odd scene unfolded at Busch Stadium Tuesday evening. No, not the Cardinals dropping another game to a sub-.500 team. Sadly, Cardinal fans are growing accustomed to that. This scene began before the first pitch. Food Network star Tyler Florence, host of such shows as Ultimate Tyler and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Interview with Anthony Bourdain: "I Wonder Sometimes If I'm a Malevolent Force"

    Photo: The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain​"I'm gonna walk out on stage, talk for an hour, [do] question-and-answer," says Anthony Bourdain of his October 1 appearance at the Fox Theatre. "It's as crazy, as rowdy, as entertaining as the audience cares to make it."The visit will be Bourdain's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.17

    Which is unhealthier: a Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito? The answer might surprise you. The Atlantic did a little compare-and-contrast and discovered that the all-natural burrito might be packing more fat, calories and a lot more sodium than diners expect. The arguments have already begun. How does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.14

    In World Cup-frenzied South Africa, nutrition researchers are concerned about the amount of junk food advertising during FIFA games. The Tabelo Times quotes the World Cancer Research Fund: "It is disappointing that these companies have been chosen as sponsors and partners." Can't get enough Food N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.17

    Remember Food Network's "Calorie Commando"? Neither did we, until CNN reported that he's being held on charges of hiring homeless people in a murder-for-hire scheme. Because the rice-growing bra isn't enough, Trendland introduces A Matter of Taste by Fulvio Bonavia, an art book featuring haute c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Chef's Choice: Eliott Harris of Miso on Meramec

    This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Eliott Harris of Miso on Meramec. For part two, a Q&A, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Chef Harris that will post on Friday. Robin WheelerKnife to meet you: Sushi chef Eliott Harris of Miso on Meramec.​How d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.22

    It's Earth Day. Bon Appetit has the ultimate guide to all enviro-friendly food-related goodies, from grocery bags made from recycled t-shirts, direct trade coffee, a primer on CSAs, and three pages of everything a food-loving Earth-dweller will love. The Food Network prepares to debut The Cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.1

    Just in time for April Fool's Day, food fraud is on the rise. Some less-than-scrupulous food producers have recently been busted labeling cow milk as sheep milk and Mississippi paddlefish eggs as sturgeon caviar. Purposeful mislabeling effects five to seven percent of the American food supply, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 2.13-2.19

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Adventures in Eating Locally: Kimberly announced the launch of "Good Gardening, Good Food." Iron Stef: Stephanie made Tempeh Broccoli Stir-Fry. Sugar Spice and More Things Nice: Rachel pondered sugar and self-control. Show Me Vegan: ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    The Ten Most Important St. Louis Restaurant Openings of the Aughts #8: Iron Barley (2003)

    ​Iron Barley (2003)Tom Coghill's laidback -- but decidedly not quiet -- restaurant has enjoyed a recent surge in interest thanks to its appearance on the Food Network's megapopular Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's the rare case when I don't want to kick host Guy Fieri in his Rocky Mountain oyster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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)

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Lady Di's Blues Corner Documents Local Musicians and Venues

    (Piece by Dean C. Minderman) Blues enthusiasts know that the music is best experienced live, but when you can't get to one of St. Louis' blues clubs in person, you can still take in some of the sights and sounds online by visiting Lady Di's Blues Corner. The site features dozens of pages of photos a ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 12, 2008
  • News

    May 28, 2008
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    April 25, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 23, 2008

    Good Reads

    Alton Brown on books on food

  • Music

    March 12, 2008


    7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    February 13, 2008
  • Dining

    January 16, 2008

    India à la Mode

    Rasoi plays with Indian cuisine — and that's a good thing. Anyone for a Bollywood Popper?

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Cheesehead Chatter

    The Best of St. Louis? Not everyone thinks so.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007
  • Film

    July 25, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.

  • Dining

    June 6, 2007

    'Cue Ball

    Ian goes east — and discovers great barbecue.

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2007

    Southern Hospitality

    “On the right side of the dirt”

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2005

    Lucky Lou

    Great fashion comes to you

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2005

    Naked Chef

    (But still wearing clothes, alas)

  • Film

    August 24, 2005

    Breaking Bread with Father Dominic: Episode 106 (1999)

    This bun-baking priest is hella endearing

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2005

    Fun Times

    With fun times three

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2005


    Celeb chef Alton Brown is just here for more food (and he'd like to see you, too)

  • Dining

    December 29, 2004

    St. Louis Bounty

    Is An American Place worthy of its buzz? In a word: absolutely.

  • Dining

    October 13, 2004

    The Secret of Massa's' Success

    What makes this place so popular? Certainly not the food.

  • News

    April 14, 2004

    A Cop Feels

    Unreal shares some tender moments with a U. City police officer, meets a granny gone wild and is aghast to learn that the best St. Louis-style pizza is in Kansas City

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of October 15, 2003

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2003

    Wandering Jew

    Adam Brodsky's 50 days of shpilkes

  • Dining

    August 27, 2003

    Paradise Found

    The majestic new Monarch brings world-class cuisine to St. Louis

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2003

    I Summon the Iron Bartenders!

    The masters of mixology flex their muscles

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2002

    Subculture Club

    Globe-trotting food writer/TV host Anthony Bourdain is hungry for more than just what's on his plate

  • Dining

    October 24, 2001

    Mississippi Burning

    Laclede's Landing welcomes Diablo! Café, where you can have a hot time in the old city

  • Dining

    May 16, 2001

    Cupples Therapy

    Despite its glorious setting in the Westin St. Louis at Cupples Station, the new Clark Street Grill needs help

  • Dining

    September 13, 2000

    Second Opinion

    Welcoming dining reviewer Melissa Martin to the RFT staff

  • Culture

    May 10, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

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