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 >>
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 >>
Image viaMichael Symon, host of Food FeudsThe 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 >>
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 >>
Photo: The Travel Channel Anthony BourdainThis 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 >>
Ian FroebAn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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)
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 >>
(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 >>
Alton Brown on books on food
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois
Rasoi plays with Indian cuisine — and that's a good thing. Anyone for a Bollywood Popper?
The Best of St. Louis? Not everyone thinks so.
No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.
Ian goes east and discovers great barbecue.
On the right side of the dirt
Great fashion comes to you
(But still wearing clothes, alas)
This bun-baking priest is hella endearing
With fun times three
Celeb chef Alton Brown is just here for more food (and he'd like to see you, too)
Is An American Place worthy of its buzz? In a word: absolutely.
What makes this place so popular? Certainly not the food.
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
Week of October 15, 2003
Adam Brodsky's 50 days of shpilkes
The majestic new Monarch brings world-class cuisine to St. Louis
The masters of mixology flex their muscles
Globe-trotting food writer/TV host Anthony Bourdain is hungry for more than just what's on his plate
Laclede's Landing welcomes Diablo! Café, where you can have a hot time in the old city
Despite its glorious setting in the Westin St. Louis at Cupples Station, the new Clark Street Grill needs help
Welcoming dining reviewer Melissa Martin to the RFT staff
Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial