We're still getting over our holiday hangover; it seems the rest of the city is, too. But should you be so inclined, there are many things to do this weekend. Learn to make food and martinis for you New Year's Eve bash or check out Dave Bailey's newest restaurant opening. Check out our food-related ... More >>
In case you couldn't tell, we kind of love Thanksgiving. It is an entire holiday celebrating food, after all (or being thankful, whatever). It's less than a week away: Bakeries around town are taking orders for pies and other goodies, and it's almost time for the delivery of those Thanksgiving turke ... More >>
St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. The tony Central West End offers one ... More >>
Courtesy of DemitasseSt. Louis finally has its own homegrown pop-up restaurant. In late November, architect-turned-chef Sandy Talley will pop open Demitasse665 for twelve nights of wining and dining.Pop-up restaurants are a hot trend in the food world: intimate dining experiences with extremely l ... More >>
The year of Balaban's resurrection is complete. Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar opens today at 1772 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield. Owners Steve McIntyre and Brian Underwood are offering tapas dishes, carry-out fare and a retail wine selection, with some of chef Kevin Sthair's dishes drawing&nb ... More >>
Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas will open at 1772 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield on Friday, Novermber 20. The new venture is a restaurant, gourmet carry-out and wine shop owned by Steve McIntyre -- who owned the original Balaban's in the Central West End for a large portion of its history -- and Br ... More >>
After sitting empty for most of the past year, the former Café Balaban space at 405 North Euclid Avenue will open tomorrow night as Herbie's Vintage 72, a tribute to Herbie Balaban, the late founder of Café Balaban. Herbie's is owned by Monarch partners Aaron Teitelbaum and Jeff Orbin. Te ... More >>
Same as it ever was? No but that's not a bad thing.
www.cafebalaban.com Yoink! A follow-up to last week's post about Cafe Balaban's reopening: One of my operatives scored me a copy of the new menu, which executive chef Andrew White described as "approachable" American bistro fare. There's a lot to approach: twelve appetizers, thirteen main course ... More >>
This south-side spot proves you can go home again (and drink Dad's beer while you're there)
Espino's joins the upper echelon of Mexican restaurants in St. Louis
The owners of The Heights have a great idea, but the food's not nearly as lovely and inspired as the music
Does Wild Flower's loyal clientele come for the food or the atmosphere?
Lynch Street Bistro takes a pause that refreshes
The Busches, the Orthweins and other St. Louis royalty get down and dirty playing polo. It's the passion that grounds their lives.
Week of April 4, 2001
The Wild Horse Grill stampedes onto the Chesterfield Valley floodplain
The Piper Palm House's new Café Madeleine makes for a sweet Sunday
Taking a long look at the Gallery
Our intrepid reviewer calls for the last check and leaves some generous tips
The Central West End's Balaban's grows old with grace