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Top Chef (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Kevin Nashan Talks Battling New York Chef Harold Moore on Knife Fight

    Kevin Nashan is one of the most renowned chefs in town -- James Beard Award nominee, executive chef at Sidney Street Cafe and the Peacemaker -- but can he stand up to a Knife Fight? It's a cooking competition series on the Esquire Network which challenges two chefs against each other to create multi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Tom Colicchio On Tatyana Telnikova's Decision to Change Craft Art Bar Name: "Wise"

    Consider these two very different restaurateurs. The first is Tatyana Telnikova, small-business owner, proprietress of the quirky and beloved HandleBar in the Grove, Russian immigrant. The other is Tom Colicchio, star of TV's Top Chef, pioneer of the New York restaurant scene, and owner of the wildl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Craft Art Bar on Cherokee Street Changes Name to "Art Bar"

    Craft Art Bar, an innovative, art-space-meets-speakeasy coming to 2732 Cherokee Street this spring, has been one of the most hotly anticipated new hangouts in St. Louis. But some people, upon hearing its name, were anticipating something else -- a cease-and-desist letter from celebrity chef and rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    SugarFire Smoke House Offers "Government Shutdown" Sandwich Free to Furloughed Feds

    Yesterday, on the first day of the federal government shutdown, SugarFire Smoke House owner Michael Johnson quickly invented the "Government Shutdown Sandwich" and added it to his list of daily specials. "White bread, cheese. THAT'S IT. SUCK IT UP," he scrawled on a piece of white butcher paper. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Tidbits: Balaban's Expands, Craft Chophouse in Edwardsville

    - Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar (1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-449-6700) has announced a 2,046-square-foot expansion. The new space will include a private-event space and a wine room. Business at the existing restaurant-slash-wine shop-slash-deli will go on as usual during work on the ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending May 13, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. Following the ancient St. Louis precept that high sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Kate Upton Deep-Throats Burger for Hardee's

    Congratulations, Kate Upton! Your journey from viral-video sensation to household name has reached its peak! No, not the cover of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Truth is, no one cares about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue except the three straight teenage boys who have yet to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Gap Ruins Four Food Trends in One Leap

    On Friday we thought Applebee's killed the food truck trend dead. But it was only the beginning. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydishThe Gap puts tacos in jeans. ​ Meet Pico de Gap, a taco truck operated by The Gap in Los Angeles. Because having a trillion brick and mortar stores isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Three Examples of the Current Food Television Chaos

    Image via​Is Julia Child rolling over in her grave yet? Cooking shows, the genre she helped create, are roaring out of control. So says Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Specifically, "It's foodie chaos right now." Oseland should know; he's been a judge on ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010
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    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.13

    Brewers at Denmark's Carlsberg Brewery walked off the job last week when it was announced they'd no longer get to drink three free beers per work shift. The Calgary Herald takes a Canadian look at why this effort by management to promote employee health went wrong. Need another food website? Huffi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    The Novice Foodie in Asheville and Atlanta

    Kelli Best-Oliver​My husband and I were in desperate need of a road trip. Didn't care much where or why, we just wanted to hit the open road and get out of St Louis for a while. We ended up heading toward Charlotte, North Carolina, to see friends who'd moved out there. Along the way, we planned o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    How 'Bout That New Hardee's Commercial? You Know, The One With Padma Lakshmi?

    March Madness has taken on Super Bowl status in recent years with advertisers debuting dozens of new commercials during the tourney. This year, one of those ads has received a lot more attention than others -- at least among the folks I've watched the games with over the past two weeks. I'm talking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Dish: Hardee's Western Thickburger

    Today on the Daily RFT, my colleague Chad Garrison discussed the rather racy new Hardee's ad in which model and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi expresses her love for Hardee's Western Thickburger. Here's the commercial, which aired many times during this past weekend's NCAA basketball action: So is the ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 10, 2008
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    June 4, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Gerard Craft on Being Named Food & Wine Best New Chef 2008

    Today Food & Wine magazine named Gerard Craft, executive chef and co-owner of Benton Park restaurant Niche, one of its ten "Best New Chefs" for 2008. Craft is the first St. Louis-based chef to receive the honor, which began in 1988. Previous winners include such noted chefs as Daniel Boulud (Daniel) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Gerard Craft of Niche Named "Best New Chef 2008" by Food & Wine Magazine

    Today Food & Wine magazine named Gerard Craft, executive chef and co-owner of Benton Park restaurant Niche, one of its ten "Best New Chefs" for 2008. Craft is the first St. Louis-based chef to receive the honor, which began in 1988. Previous winners include such noted chefs as Daniel Boulud (Daniel) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Michael Ruhlman at Viking, Borders and Gut Check

    As already mentioned, food writer Michael Ruhlman will be at Viking at 6:30 p.m. to promote his new book, The Elements of Cooking. This slim book offers a handy A-to-Z index of vital cooking terms, techniques and ingredients, with a welcome dash of Ruhlman's own opinions. www.amazon.com T ... More >>

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    August 3, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8/3

    So that microwaving-inappropriate-stuff Web site I mentioned yesterday? It's a freakin' viral marketing campaign for Kraft Easy Mac. I just get so excited by the prospect of seeing food explode that I don't bother snooping around for answers. On to the news: www.alwayswow.com Ethanol pro ... More >>

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