This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Brian Moxey of Pastaria. Part two, a Q&A with Moxey, will be published Wednesday. Part three, a recipe from Moxey, will be available on Thursday.
A chef can't hide at Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603). Not only is its k ... More >>
Kneeling down at the edge of the stage at the big outdoor venue of Stubb's in Austin, Nick Cave cradled a young man's head in his hands and sang his death-filled take on the deathless "Stagger Lee" myth. The jammed-in crowd laughed a little nervously. Cave stared down at the kid, who just kept noddi ... More >>
For a while now, word has been circulating about a "hidden menu" at Chipotle Mexican Grill. According to a few (dubious) (online) sources, if there's a dish you want and Chipotle has the ingredients, they'll make it for ya.
Gut Check is here to tell you that this is simply not true (in St. Louis, a ... More >>
On Monday, Jenna Fischer was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where conversation turned to St. Louis food, as reported yesterday over at Punching Kitty. Like Fischer, Kimmel's fiance Molly McNearney is also a St. Louis native -- bizarrely, McNearney was at one point a student of Fischer's mother -- and ... More >>
Gut Check isn't so old that we don't remember the hierarchy of Halloween candy: i.e., good stuff and crap. While neighbors who neglect to buy the best sweets suffer at the hands of t.p.-ing teenagers, Gut Check's house remains unscathed.
Stay on the good side of neighborhood ne'er do wells by avoid ... More >>
The "St. Louis Dog" is this year's signature item at the Food Network's concession stand at Busch Stadium, a quarter-pound, all-beef hot dog topped with barbecue sauce, shredded Provel cheese and crumbled Red Hot Riplets. When Gut Check sampled the "St. Louis Dog" last month, we weren't impressed, e ... More >>
Same stories, different foods.
The cantaloupe-based listeria outbreak continues; a Louisiana woman's weekend death is linked to the outbreak. But now there are growing concerns with romaine lettuce.
True Leaf Farms of Salinas, California, initially recalled 90 cartons of chopped and bagged romai ... More >>
It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty into two pil ... More >>
Most things that seemed amazing to us as children are disappointing when revisited by our grown-up selves. Our favorite childhood foods? Totino's Party Pizzas, grilled-cheese sandwiches made from slabs of Velveeta and an interesting concoction our mom used to make with an As Seen on TV sandwi ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAll winter we've braced for ice-induced power outages. Who knew it would be a string of surprise thunderstorms and tornadoes that would leave more than 30,000 St. Louisans in the dark?
Now that the power's coming back, it's time to investigate the damage done by a dead fridge an ... More >>
Mmm! Plants!!!Sometimes only comfort food at a cozy south-city bar will do. But if you're among those who eschew consuming dead animals, burgers or super-hip ironic throwback meatloaf are not gonna cut it. But it's cool. The Bleeding Deacon (4123 Chippewa Street, 314-772-1813) has your back! ... More >>
Our boy appears at the 1:09 mark, wearing #3!As Gut Check reported Monday, St. Louis native Scott Hall competed in the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship in Las Vegas this week.
The Missouri champ placed 10th out of 22 finalists at the national level, and while he's disapp ... More >>
It's Cinco de Mayo, and what better way to celebrate than with free nachos?
Bring a nonperishable food item to any St. Louis-area Qdoba on May 5. They'll donate the food to the St. Louis Area Foodbank, and you'll get a coupon for a free order of queso dip and chips.
We know ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three tomorrow.
Robin WheelerJarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini LoungeDid your family cook when you we ... More >>
Sheila Lukins, co-author of "The Silver Palate" cookbooks, has died. (Epicurious.com)Velveeta thief charged with DWI. (Buffalo News)New York's Major League Baseball stadiums add fresh fruit to their concession stands. (New York Times)Brain sandwich wins Indiana bar "Manliest Restaurant in ... More >>
Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsRobin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.If we've learned anyt ... More >>