Tom Coghill

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Eight Bars With the Best Beer Selections in St. Louis: 2013

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The eight bars with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Hwy 61 Roadhouse Owner Talks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Episode, Meeting Guy Fieri

    In December 2012 Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen (34 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-968-0061) appeared on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Since its initial airing, the episode has replayed a handful of times each month, with four airings slated for April, including tonight at 8:30 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Iron Barley Makes the World's Largest BLT. Again.

    Every summer, Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; 314-351-4500) keeps upping the ante for the world's largest BLT. It hit the record in 2009 with a 179-foot, 2-inch sandwich made with 500 pounds of bacon. But BLT makers are an ambitious bunch. In Kansas City last June, the Associated Wholesale Groc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    One More Chance To Catch Chippewa Chapel Open Mic At Iron Barley

    Diana BenantiA lively Chippewa Chapel earlier this year. ​If you haven't been to a Chippewa Chapel Open Mic night, you're missing out. Most open mics are hit or (awkward, oh so horribly awkward) miss, but the Chapel has been around long enough that it pulls in a higher caliber of performers -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Iron Barley Wants Your Tomatoes

    Image via‚ÄčExpecting a bumper tomato crop this year? Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; 314-351-4500) wants you for the restaurant's annual Tomato Fest on Sunday, August 22. "Right now we are in the process of finding, more or less, a farmers' market -- farmers, art and craft booths," says manager ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    New Belgium Ranger IPA, Iron Barley

    The cheese stands alone. Much like Drink of the Week.​If Drink of the Week were a food, we'd be a soft, crumbly, stinky blue cheese. We'd be made from the rich, verdant milk of sheep that grazed in sunny meadows, unpasteurized (we're worth the risk), aged to perfection in a musky, dank French ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

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

    ‚ÄčIron 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

    August 10, 2009

    Photos: Making the World's Longest BLT at Iron Barley, 8.9.09

    The fifth-annual Tomato Fest at Iron Barley in South St. Louis wrapped up Sunday with owner Tom Coghill and a crew of 90 volunteers working to create the world's longest bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, at 179-feet, two-inches. (That's a lot of bacon -- 500 pounds of savory, crispy, delicious baco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Ten Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend, August 7-9, 2009

    This weekend, before you admit defeat to To Catch a Predator reruns, check out these suggestions for having fun on a budget. At least, for two glorious days, you won't have Bossy Bosserson sending you e-mails about the broken copier (because we know how it really broke) or your mother, bless her hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    FoodWire: Iron Barley Tomato Fest This Weekend

    Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; website) is holding its fourth annual Tomato Fest tomorrow, August 8, and Sunday, August 9. Saturday is the Tomato Ball, which features a dinner buffet, prizes and live music. The cost is $30 per person. Call 314-351-4500 for reservations. Sunday's party runs from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    St. Louis Episode of Man v. Food Live Blog

    Man v. Food host Adam Richman visits St. Louis spots Crown Candy Kitchen, Iron Barley and Pappy's Smokehouse.8:57 p.m.: We'll be live in just a few minutes. Unless LOST runs late.9:05 p.m.: Uh... LOST ran 5 minutes late. Apparently, I missed Iron Barley. D'oh. Sorry, Tom Coghill. I did live blog you ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    Live-Blogging Iron Barley's Appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    As I posted earlier, at 9 p.m. tonight Iron Barley will be featured on a new episode of the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode is titled "Neighborhood Joints," which is a better description of Iron Barley than diner, drive-in or dive. At any rate, I'm home, it's on in 20 min ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2006

    Week of February 2, 2006

    >"I think a little of Brie's favorite pastime would go a long way towards loosening you guys up!"

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Hot Dog

    The Monte Cristo

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2004

    Smith Elliot

    The gallery looks in the mirror for its 20th

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Décor

    Iron Barley

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2003

    Wandering Jew

    Adam Brodsky's 50 days of shpilkes

  • Dining

    July 23, 2003


    Iron Barley makes nostalgia taste so, so good