Whole Foods Market Inc.

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    January 10, 2013

    First Look: The Organic Cave, the Paleo Diet-Based Bakery

    Gluten-free and paleo bakeries have finally reached "flyover country." The Organic Cave (3323-1 Domain Street, St. Charles, MO 63301), located in St. Charles County, is a gluten-, grain-, GMO-, soy- and dairy/casein-free bakery that uses no processed sugars. Even without these items, the bakery is s ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Nov. 9-11

    Friday (Nov. 9): ARTstravaganza Moonlight Opening Reception @ the St. Louis Artists' Guild Enjoy a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres during the opening evening of this weekend juried art show of fine, folk and fun artwork. Free. 5 p.m. 25th Anniversary @ Hank's Cheesecakes To celebrate Hank's 25th A ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Strange Bedfellows Agree: TIFs for Whole Foods and Mercedes-Benz Are Absurd

    It's no surprise that Rex Sinquefield's Show-Me Institute opposes the granting of tax increment financing (TIFs) to developers who want to build a Whole Foods store in the Central West End and a Mercedes dealership just south of Forest Park. To them, these are an offensive and unnecessary handouts. ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Report: Whole Foods Market to Open in Central West End [Updated]

    In January, Gut Check passed along the whispers we heard that Whole Foods Market was contemplating a third area location, this one possibly within the City of St. Louis, to join its existing stores in Brentwood (1601 South Brentwood Boulevard; 314-968-7744) and Town & Country (1160 Town and Country ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Aug. 24-26

    Friday (Aug. 24): Murder in Maybury! @ Maggiano's Little Italy A three-course family-style dinner and two drinks get accompanied by a murder mystery. Call 314-824-2402 for reservations. 6:30 p.m. 8th Annual Downtown Restaurant Week @ Downtown St. Louis Choose from twenty downtown restaurants that ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    February 24, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: February 24-26

    Saturday (Feb. 25): Winter Farmers Market @ Schlafly Bottleworks Schlafly hosts its monthly winter farmers market featuring a list of vendors that might include 4 Seasons Baked Goods, Marcoot Jersey Creamery, Ozark Forest Mushroom and more. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Seed and Tool Sw ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    More Whole Foods for St. Louis?

    You want to keep a secret? Don't breathe a word of it inside Whole Foods Market (1601 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood; 314-968-7744). The Brentwood store in particular is so terribly laid out and so perpetually packed that you can't mutter about the cost of certifiably sustainable salmon witho ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Where to Shop for Last-Minute Groceries on Thanksgiving

    ​It's almost certainly happened to you -- likely more than once.You've begun your preparations for Thanksgiving dinner, your relatives are inbound, and you suddenly realize that you're out of milk or butter or, God help you, turkey.OK, we're not sure anyone can help you find a (not-frozen) turkey ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Reine Bayoc of SweetArt Bakeshop, Part 2

    This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of chef Reine Bayoc of SweetArt. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe from Bayoc, will be posted tomorrow.Chrissy WilmesBayoc with some of SweetArt's baked treats​Did your family cook when you were a child? Yes, my mothe ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 20-22

    Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of Maplewood​The weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Greenpeace Releases New Seafood Scorecard for Supermarkets

    Image viaOrange roughy, a species singled out for protection by Greenpeace​Greenpeace has released its latest report on the sustainable-seafood efforts of major supermarkets.The bad news is that none of the major chains scored over 70 points on the 100-point scale, the mark for being considered a ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Arby's Flash Mob Turns Spontaneous Joy Into Marketing

    Ah, Corporate America. Once again you've taken something good and pure, created by the people, and turned it into a bland advertisement for bad food. Last week a well-choreographed flash mob infested Times Square to do a "spontaneous" dance routine to an Arby's commercial broadcast on a giant scre ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010
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    October 6, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    St. Louis Teapartier Gina Loudon Wants You to BUYcott Stuff Associated With Arizona

    Image viaLocal Tea Partier Gina Loudon on The Daily Showa few months ago.​From the uber-conservative local lady that brought you the Buycott of Whole Foods last fall (then went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to chat about it): The St. Louis Tea Party's Gina Loudon is showing solidarity with Ar ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Walmart Is Evil After All!

    Image sourceDavid Warner and Kristine Cortese, owners of City Feed and Supply, with their son.​Several weeks ago, Gut Check regurgitated (ahem!) news of a food experiment conducted by Corby Kummer, The Atlantic's food writer. Kummer had chefs at an Austin restaurant prepare two identical meals ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Jonathan Franzen's New Novel (and Oprah-Snubbing?) Due Out in September

    courtesy Farrar, Straus and GirouxPlease, oh please let not the presence of the bird mean this will be as awful as Franzen's New Yorker essay about birdwatching. Thank you.​Webster Groves native Jonathan Franzen's first novel since 2001's The Corrections will be out this September. Titled Freedom, ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    St. Louis Buycotters Featured on The Daily Show

    The Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac spent some QT in Town & Country earlier this fall, hanging with the Whole Foods buycotters/teapartyers. Bill Hennessy and Gina Loudon, among others, get featured in the final cut:  The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cWhole Foods Boyco ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    St. Louisan Looking for Cheap Health Care Ends Up In Mexico

    toddalbert.comChina may be cheaper, but Mexico is closer...​Ahh, it's a beautiful sunny day and all is well and good in the anti-health-care heartland that is St. Louis. It seems like just yesterday that a few ass clowns were inciting a near-riot at a town hall meeting on health care and today com ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009
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    February 4, 2009

    Burrito? Valentine? Done and Done!

    It may have escaped your notice amid all the excitement over the Lincoln and Darwin Bicentennials, but Valentine's Day is nigh. (Or, as we like to call it here at Gut Check, Amateur Night.) But what if you don't have a valentine yet?Don't despair, ladies! The website reports th ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.30

    In today's news: a trade dispute over Roquefort, the food crisis in Zimbabwe and much more.

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    November 24, 2008

    The Bear Market: Costco Take-N-Bake Pizza

    We could pretend that going to the supermarket is a new kind of adventure now that times are tight. Shopping trips become infinitely more exciting when you add the element of mental calculation. It's almost like going on The Price is Right, except without Bob Barker. How much food can you get for 20 ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 9.12

    The FDA warns that infant formula from China might be contaminated with melamine, the contaminant that caused last year's pet-food scare. (Los Angeles Times) The USDA reduces its projections for corn and soybean harvests, but the totals should still be near-record levels. (AP) Whole Foods plans to ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.11

    Whole Foods recalls ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. The meat is linked to a Nebraska slaughterhouse that has already recalled meat this year. (AFP) The World Food Program steps in to provide food to those displaced by the conflict between Georgia and Russia. (AP) Disneyland is s ... More >>

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    April 23, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.23

    Believe it or not, the FTC is still trying to block Whole Foods' acquisition of Wild Oats. (AP) The cost of providing health care to workers has led to surcharges in San Francisco restaurants. (New York Times) China's new law on food safety features tough penalties. (AP) -Ian Froeb

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    March 12, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.12 Gut Check is eating Newman's Own Mango Salsa right now. Westland/Hallmark President Steve Mendell finally faces Congress today: He has submitted written testimony and will answer questions. (AP) As you likely remember, a hidden camera worn by an undercover Humane Socie ... More >>

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    March 7, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Karen has a recipe for quinoa salad with smoky lime dressing at FamilyStyle Food. At A Veggie Venture, Alanna is cooking up bok choy salad. Mandy has Chinese beef stew with daikon -- and a new design -- ... More >>

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    January 30, 2008
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    January 8, 2008

    How Can Something Called Beer Chips Not Be Awesome? So I walk into the Whole Foods in Brentwood one day last week, and just inside the front door is a giant display of Beer Chips. These, as you might guess, are potato chips made with beer. Being a curious sort, I bought a bag. Beer Chips, the company, is based in Port ... More >>

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    December 20, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12/20 It's only fitting that, during our year-end celebration, we have at least one more story on China and food safety. Good news, in this case: China claims to have hit its food-safety goals early. (Reuters) Whole Foods returns, too! The company is phasing out plastic shoppin ... More >>

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    November 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11/21

    Gut Check plans to take a four-day holiday weekend. To compensate, a bonus-sized edition of the Morning Brew. Yesterday I mentioned the rising cost of beer in England. Turns out, it's a global problem. Mike links to a very good article from our friends at the Post-Dispatch ... More >>

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    November 7, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11/7

    President Bush wants the FDA to have the authority to force the recall of contaminated products. (Forbes) A debate about what foods should be labeled "natural." Chicken injected with water or broth? Anything with high-fructose corn syrup? (AP) Rahodeb's retirement is offi ... More >>

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    August 28, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/28

    Our long national nightmare is over, my friends: Whole Foods has purchased rival Wild Oats for $565 million. (Washington Post) A new study finds that the obesity rate in America is, um, growing. The study's authors believe government intervention is necessary. (CNN) This is the best part of the ar ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/21

    Did I see any of you at Marcia's Surgery Festival last night? Well, I was incognito. (I hope.) But it was a nice turnout. Good stuff this morning: A federal appeals court has stayed Whole Foods' acquisition of Wild Oats. This is a temporary delay so that the court can consider the FTC's request to ... More >>

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    July 16, 2007

    Small Plates: Monday, 7/16 Is my table ready? Mayor Slay has signed a bill to allow dogs on restaurant patios in the city. ( You knew this was coming: The Chinese government has banned imported meat from seven U.S. companies. (CNN) You knew this was coming, too: The SEC is ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007
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    November 8, 2006
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    April 19, 2006
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    May 4, 2005

    Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom Cream Ale

    Wild Oats Market, 8823 Ladue Road, Ladue; 314-721-8004

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    March 23, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of March 23, 2005

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    November 3, 2004

    Farmers' All Natural Creamery Non-Homogenized Grade A Organic 2% Milk

    Hartford Coffee Company, 3974 Hartford Street, 314-771-5282

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    June 30, 2004


    Backyard, south city, 8:30 a.m.

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    June 30, 2004

    Art House Movies

    Contemporary gets a silver screen

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    August 6, 2003
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    February 12, 2003

    Borsao 2001 Red Wine

    Viviano's Italian Grocer, 5139 Shaw Avenue, 314-771-5476

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    December 25, 2002
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    April 17, 2002


    St. Louis Bread Co.

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    December 12, 2001
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