The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Eleven Eleven Mississippi (1111 Mississippi Avenue; 314-241-9999) Neighborhood: Lafayette Square Cuisine: "Rustic cuisine with Tuscan and Northern California infl ... More >>
Manzo Sausage Kitchen & Market (5346 Devonshire Avenue; 314-481-5200) is closing after 58 years in business. Pete Manzo, whose father opened the shop in 1955, will still keep making sausage on a wholesale and specialty basis. See also: Best Cheese Counter - Manzo Sausage Kitchen & Market
Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-773-7755) needs no introduction. It's only the best restaurant in St. Louis. Starting July 1, chefs Gerard Craft and Adam Altnether will offer a 5-course menu of Italian antipasti and pasta dishes every Monday evening. This Summer event, dubbed Pastaria R&D, refle ... More >>
Things are changing at Eleven Eleven Mississippi (1111 Mississippi Avenue; 314-241-9999), Paul and Wendy Hamilton's Tuscan-inspired restaurant in Lafayette Square. Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch first reported that Carl Hazel has left and Wade Waller has taken over as executive chef. Hazel departed ... More >>
T.D. El-Amin's debut novel takes place in Italy and St. Louis but was birthed in Montgomery, Alabama. Specifically the federal prison camp in Montgomery where El-Amin served nearly eighteen months in 2010 and 2011 for soliciting and taking a bribe as a Missouri state representative. "For me, writi ... More >>
Third Friday Party @ Third Degree Glass Factory Defrost from the freezing temperatures with hot glassblowing, Baileys coffee, hot chocolate, fire spinning, and small plates like loaded baked potato soup at this monthly open house event. Free. 6 to 10 p.m. The Bluestem Cookbook dinner @ Niche Bring ... More >>
This is part three of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Komorek, is published here. Courtesy of Trattoria MarcellaAfter spending 12 weeks in Tuscany, it's safe to say that Trattoria Marcella's (360 ... More >>
This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Komorek, will be posted on Thursday. Emily WassermanDid your family cook together when you were a child? Only professionally. My brother d ... More >>
This is part one of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Komorek, will be posted on Thursday. Emily WassermanWalking up to Trattoria Marcella (3600 Watson Road; 314-352-7706) at ... More >>
This is part two of Holly Fann's Chef's Choice profile of Adam Gnau of Acero restaurant in Maplewood. Part one can be found here. Look for part three, a recipe from Gnau, tomorrow. Holly FannAdam Gnau of AceroDid your family cook when you were a child? Yes, but not well. I'm not doggin' my m ... More >>
image viaA recipe in "Staff Spotlight", the newsletter of the University of Missouri Medical School Department of Surgery, caused some consternation in Columbia, but rest assured, feline lovers, Mizzou docs don't really recommend Kung Pao Kitten as a holiday dish. It was just a joke! Nonethe ... More >>
This is the final installment of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Part one is available here; part two, a Q&A, is posted here. Robin WheelerWhile traveling in Tuscany last month, Eleven Eleven Mississippi's Bob Colosimo noted the abundance o ... More >>
This Q&A is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Part one is available here; part three, a recipe, we'll publish on Friday. Robin WheelerDid your family cook when you were a child? If so, what meals stand out? Growing up in an Italia ... More >>
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Part two, a Q&A with Colosimo, will be published Thursday; part three, a recipe, we'll publish on Friday. Robin WheelerEleven Eleven Mississippi's Bob Colosimo always wanted to be a chef. ... More >>
Laura Ann MillerThe rooftop deck at Vin de Set: "I can see my house from here!"Paul and Wendy Hamilton, owners of the ever-popular Eleven Eleven Mississippi and Vin de Set, have embarked on a trip through Tuscany and Provence to study food and wine for the two restaurants. You can envy follow the ... More >>
While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jennifer Pensoneau of JFires' Market Bistro. Part two will be published tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Pensoneau, will be posted the following day. Robin Wheeler"Every single person I knew growing up in Prairie du Rocher - ... More >>
John Menard, Wikimedia CommonsVineyards in Tuscany, ItalyChianti is another wine making a comeback from a poor reputation. I find myself choosing it to accompany a vast array of Italian and Italian-American dishes, as it can be an excellent companion to food. There's just something about its bri ... More >>
Robin WheelerOnesto owner and chef Vito RacanelliSlow Food St. Louis and Welcome Books have joined together with Onesto Pizza and Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; website) to host "A Slow Taste of Tuscany," a dinner to celebrate the new book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town by Douglas Gayeton. The book ... More >>
This week I visit Café Mochi, which opened in April on South Grand, serving sushi and other Japanese fare:A friend recently asked me a hypothetical question: If I could eat one meal anywhere in the world, and price were no object, what and where would it be?I would like to claim that I pondered the ... More >>
This week the Bear Market embarks on a great adventure: the sandwich. Last weekend we bought a stack of frozen grocery store panini and flatbread and stockpiled them in the RFT freezer. Barring theft, we will try out a new one every day this week.A colleague was concerned about our new frozen panin ... More >>
Just like Mama used to make if Mama wore a tuxedo and ran a restaurant in Affton.
Brio Tuscan Grille, 1601 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-432-4410.
Atlas Restaurant, 5513 Pershing Avenue, 314-367-6800.
Vincent's Market, 2400 South 12th Street; 314-772-4710.
Jonathan Nossiter's wine documentary is subversive, funny and humane
Friday, July 30; CBGB
Conspiracy and greed confront the wonder of childhood in I'm Not Scared
From Frontenac, with Brio
Tracks offers comfort to Ensure-swilling music fans
The aloof style of Justin Rigali served him well at the Vatican but distances him from the faithful of St. Louis
Bar Italia has a new location but retains its old charms