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    September 26, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 26 to 28

    Fall is in full swing, and St. Louis has so many festivals to celebrate the season. Check out the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival or pretend it's St. Patrick's Day at Ballpark Village. Get out and about and bring you pup along too -- we're sure he loves the weather just as much as you do. Contin ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    "Beyond Meat," the Mizzou-Created Faux Chicken That Fooled the New York Times

    "Chicken-Free Strips," by Beyond Meat, were created in a lab at the University of Missouri. When we heard that both Mark Bittman and Alton Brown think this faux meat can substitute for the original without anyone being the wiser, we decided to taste test it ourselves and see what all the fuss was ab ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 2 to 8

    This week, the RFT Music Showcase hits the Grove with more than eighty local bands -- that's a new record! If you haven't yet, grab your tickets via the showcase homepage, and pick up a paper this week to read up about all the performers. Besides that, there are plenty of great shows worth checking ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    First Look: Seedz Cafe Offers Organic Vegan Food and Drinks in DeMun

    Last month, Seedz Cafe (6344 South Rosebury; 314-725-7333) opened in the DeMun neighborhood with a menu of organic, plant-based food and drinks. The 700-square-foot space contains a kitchen that creates vegan scratch-made food, a seating area for around twenty guests to dine-in and outdoor seating w ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 27 to 29

    The big foodie extravaganza this weekend is the annual Taste of St. Louis, which will have over forty restaurants to choose from. But for those who can't make it downtown, there are plenty other things to do as well, from the silly (zucchini car races at the Clayton Farmers' Market) to the much-anti ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 29 to 31

    At Iron Fork, we hope you ate all of the foods. Keep up the chowin' momentum this weekend. Get a French lunch prepared for you at the Kitchen Conservatory on Friday, pair wine with bocce thanks to Randall's on Saturday and choose from a wide variety of Easter brunch options on Sunday. Follow the bun ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Tony LaRussa's Wife: Huge Metalhead?

    Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Elaine LaRussa. Names that come to mind when thinking of the top heavy metal babes of all time? Not exactly, but it seems the wife of the man who led this city's baseball team to two World Series championships may prefer the mosh pit over the dugout herself. See also: - The 2 ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Nov. 30-Dec. 2

    Friday (Nov. 30): Tenth Life Sips and Sweets @ Regional Arts Commission Sample sweets, wine and cocktails over live music, a silent auction, art and most importantly, kittens! Desserts come from Hartford Coffee Company, I Scream Cakes, Kakao, Pint Size Bakery and more. Tickets cost $25 and can be ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Sept. 14-16

    Friday (Sept. 14): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park Guerilla Street Food, Holy Crepe, Hot Aztec and Completely Sauced are but a few of the options available during this monthly mobile meal event. Arrive early to skip the lines, and come hungry! Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m. Easy, Nourishing ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: July 13-15

    Friday (July 13): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park (southwest side) Grab multiple bites to eat from a bevy of food trucks including Hot Aztec, The Cheese Shack, Holy Crepe and many more. Schlafly and Six Row Brewing Company stand by with their signature brews. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m. L ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 15-17

    Friday (June 15): Third Friday Party @ Third Degree Glass Factory Sip mojitos, eat south-of-the-border themed small plates such as loaded nachos with green chili chicken, meet Aladdin and Jasmine from the Muny's Production of Aladdin, enjoy live entertainment and glass blowing, and more. Admission ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: May 25-28

    Friday (May 25): Cash Mob @ Local Harvest Grocery Take part in the Cash Mob movement to patronize local businesses by shopping at Local Harvest this weekend, and partake in a celebratory drink across the street afterward. Read more via the Cash Mob website. 5 to 7 p.m. A Fistful of Hollers @ Lemp ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    April 20, 2012

    St. Louis Earth Day Festival Food Preview

    With more live entertainment slated for the St. Louis Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 22, than ever before, this year's celebration is bound to knock St. Louis up to the second largest Earth Day festival in the country -- after all we are world champs, at things both big and small (but mostly bi ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: March 23-25

    Friday (Mar. 23): Pints for the Planet @ Whole Foods Market - Galleria Swing by the Whole Foods speciality beer department for a happy hour to help out the Whole Planet Foundation. Get a pint of Schlafly Beer in a special glass for $5 for a good cause. 5 to 7 p.m. Savory and Sweet Tasting @ Vom F ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: March 2-4

    Friday (Mar. 2): Canvas, Cocktails 'n More @ South Broadway Art Project Bring your own drinks and snacks, and enjoy an art workshop that focuses on winter and spring trees in paintings and drawings. $25 per person. 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Mar. 3): St. Louis Garden Blitz @ Missouri Botanical Garden C ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    The St. Louis Food Lover's Gift Guide: Culinary Classes

    Image viaClass is in session at the Kitchen Conservatory​With a little planning and a couple of cocktails the holidays can go down smoother than a pint of spiked egg nog. Gut Check's assembled a series of guides to help find the perfect present for the food lover in your life while maintaining ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: December 2-4

    Friday (Dec. 2): Candlelight Christmas Walk @ Mount Pleasant Estates Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride and freshly roasted chestnuts, hop aboard the antique trolley for Christmas shopping, and partake of a dinner buffet with award-winning wine over live music during this holiday event. Buffet is $ ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Pi Pizzeria to Dedicate Its Food Truck to Benefit Charity

    ​Pi Pizzeria is known for many things. Its pizza is loved by President Obama, it has a great happy hour, it set the standard for the food-truck boom in St. Louis and, of course, it serves up a mean deep-dish pizza. Now, founder Chris Sommers intends to use the brand's visibility for good -- by d ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's in the Loop Drops Its Schweddy Balls On Saturday -- Gut Check Couldn't Wait

    Chrissy WilmesSchweddy Balls -- more than a gimmick?​As reported yesterday, Gut Check's been on a quest for Schweddy Balls. After hours of phone calls met with laughter, disbelief and rejection after rejection, the Town & Country Whole Foods (1160 Town and Country Crossing Road, Town & Country ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: July 29-31

    Image via​Friday (July 29): Stairway to Heaven @ Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre Enjoy a four-course dinner with wine while attempting to unravel bits and pieces of the this murder mystery featuring plenty of punny musical references. Entrée choices include New York strip stea ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Quitting Your Job? Try Our Mad Lib Resignation Letter!

    Image via​This week, a Toronto Whole Foods employee made headlines when his resignation letter, rife with damning facts (according to accounts from other Whole Foods employees many -- but not all -- of these "facts" are true) about the chain grocery stores, went viral. The letter accused the s ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Sriracha Taken to the Streets in Newest SeanieMic Parody

    Image viaDroppin' rooster sauce on your cock-a-doodle-doo ass ​ Whole Foods isn't the only unlikely subject to get the rap treatment lately. SeanieMic of released his 25th video this week. It's a spicy little rhyme about Sriracha. While Smog and Fog's Whole Foods video focuse ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 27-30

    Photo by Steve Mitchell/Festival Partners LLC​Summer's so close, we can taste it. Find out exactly what flavors lead into the season at events such as Rib America Festival and the Third Annual Rib-Off at Iron Barley during the extended holiday weekend. Friday (May 27): Rib America Festival @ ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    The Atlantic on the "Farmers' Market Myth"

    As good a deal as it appears?​Interesting take on farmers' markets by Barry Estabrook on the blog of The Atlantic yesterday. Estabrook tackles the argument that farmers' markets are "elitist" because the produce there is more expensive than the produce at supermarkets.He notes the general lack of ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Grace Dinsmoor of Modesto: Recipe for Pulpo a la Gallega

    This is part three of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Grace Dinsmoor of Modesto. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Dinsmoor, is published here. Chrissy WilmesPulpo a al Gallega​ Finally, octopus is "in" at U.S. restaurants. This tasty seafarer has long been popular in ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Target Unleashes P Fresh Stores in St. Louis

    Katie Moulton​ Target is going "P Fresh": sounds like a personal problem to us here at Gut Check, but the retailer isn't being shy - just a little coy - about its new store concept. Next Sunday, March 27, three local Target stores will relaunch with the P Fresh concept, which features an exp ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​This week, Gut Check paid visits to Petri Cafe, Nora's and the Wicked Lady Pub, and Ian counted down numbers 13, 12 and 11 of his 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes. What else did we do this week? We named the Fig-Hattan at Ernesto's the Drink of the Week. We took a closer look at Girl Scout ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    "Tastes Like Chicken": The Video Remix!

    Steve AdamsClick here for the entire Tastes Like Chicken slideshow.​To complement Brooke Foster's feature this week, "Tastes Like Chicken: An RFT Food Experiment," we are pleased to bring you the video version of events. For this unique gustatory exploration, we divvied ourselves up into four ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Match Meat Beefs Up Its Resume Beyond St. Louis

    Jennifer SilverbergTo read a profile of Match Meat founder Allison Burgess, click here​Match Meat, the St. Louis-based company that puts a new spin on vegetarian meat alternatives, has been making strides beyond its home turf. According to company spokeswoman Susan Iskiwitch, veggie-friendly s ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    The Novice Foodie Isn't a Slow-Food Novice

    There's a good chance your food didn't come from anyone like her.​If there's one area of food where the Novice Foodie isn't such a novice, it's local, organic and sustainable foods -- a.k.a. Slow Food. I've been digging around to learn where my food comes from since I saw Canadian farmer/activist ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    You Can Take this Heat

    It's just not all in the kitchen

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    November 26, 2008
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    April 4, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... Several St. Louis food bloggers had a potluck dinner last weekend. Iron Stef has a report. The Cheesemonger's Wife is awfully excited about Gerard Craft's big news. Bill has a message for Whole Foods at STL Bites. Asparagus noodl ... More >>

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    March 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 3.11 Gut Check is having a better day than Eliot Spitzer. Don't trust the Gorton's fisherman? Frozen fish fillets from Gorton's have now been recalled in 11 states due to the presence of "harmless" over-the-counter herbal supplements. (AP) Looks like John Mackey, a.k.a. rahodeb, stil ... More >>

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    February 22, 2008
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    October 26, 2007
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    August 13, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8/13

    Another week, another food to avoid: oysters from the southern tip of the Hood Canal in Washington state. The culprit this time is the bacterial illness vibriosis. (Seattle Times) A look at the growing backlash against bottled water, and the guilt it's inspiring in bo ... More >>

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    October 26, 2005


    Unreal culls the juicy bits from a $450 blogging workshop, learns that it's OK (even good) to talk about colorectal cancer and finds a very timely local blog. Plus: Anheuser-Busch is no longer accepting quarters!

  • Dining

    June 22, 2005

    Grecian Formula

    Three new restaurants make up a minor Greek invasion -- and two are definitely worth visiting

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    March 9, 2005

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    July 28, 2004

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    May 12, 2004

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    February 18, 2004

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