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    November 4, 2014

    Check Out the Final Lineup for RFT's Holiday Spirits Tasting Event

    We are hosting our first-ever Holiday Spirits Tasting Event this December, and we've got the final lineup of distilleries and restaurants. Prepare to feel warm in your belly. See also: Riverfront Times Holiday Spirits Presale

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    June 5, 2014

    Getting Post-Tour Stench Out of the Band Van

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Jan. 4-6

    Friday (Jan. 4): Happy Hour @ Vino Nadoz Treat yourself to half price wines, cocktails and local beer on tap, along with bar plates. 4 to 6 p.m. Murder in Maybury @ Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn Enjoy a comedy-mystery dinner over a multi-course meal that includes soup, salad, chicken entree with ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Whole Foods Market Recalls Ricotta Salata, but Snack on, St. Louis

    First, the bad news: Whole Foods Market has recalled a brand of ricotta salata cheese because of the risk of listeria contamination, the company announced yesterday via the FDA. Forever Cheese Inc., of Long Island, New York, supplied the specific brand, Ricotta Salata Frescolina. (Also: Forever Ch ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Whole Foods Market's Spanish Wine Special and Taste and Tweet Event

    Now through May 15 Whole Foods Market (1601 South Brentwood Boulevard; 314-968-7744) is offering a sale on Spanish wines, featuring twelve wines from eleven different regions of Spain. To further hype promote the sale, the Whole Foods location in Brentwood will be hosting a Taste and Tweet Spanish ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend March 9-11

    Friday (Mar. 9): Mexican Fish Fry @ St. Cecilia Catholic Church Choose two entrees including jack salmon, shrimp, chili relleno and bean tostado, and pair it with a couple of sides and a drink any Friday during Lent. $10. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Stout and Oyster Festival @ Schlafly Tap Room Check out Schl ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Whole Foods Maintains Organic Coffee Integrity, Right Down to the Grinder

    Whole Foods has always led the way in organic integrity, but a visit to its Brentwood location this morning made us question if perhaps Whole Foods thinks some people might be taking it too far. Take a look at the sign posted on the complimentary coffee grinders: Robin WheelerDon't like it? Buy yo ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Fenugreek: It's What Makes Your Breasts Better!

    Welcome to Spice World, in which Gut Check zeroes in on overlooked spices from around the globe, introducing those you may not own -- and probably should. Wikipedia | Wikimedia Commons​History: Lest you feel sorry for fenugreek -- its stock overflowing at Whole Foods while its alphabetical ne ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Sarah Fenske Il Vicino in Clayton​Another week, another wave goodbye for some area eating establishments. Ian reported on the closing of Wang Gang Asian Eats in St. Charles, and he also shared George Mahe's news that Il Vicino has shut its doors for good after its September fire. What el ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.6

    Whole Foods recalls frozen Whole Catch Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks. Batches with a use-by date of December 5, 2010, may contain higher levels of histimine that can cause scombroid poisoning, according to the FDA. An Indiana man went on a grocery store meat-stabbing frenzy, prompted by a fight with his ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 1.15

    ​ World Food Programme's plan for distributing food in Haiti. ( memory of St. Louis' fruit basket king. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)Reclaiming family dinner. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Couple weds at Whole Foods. (Panama City News Herald)

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    November 23, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.23

    ​ How to fix Thanksgiving dinner disasters. (Chicago Sun-Times)Jamie Oliver plays matchmaker. ( enjoy Olive Garden and other weird crap. (Duluth News Tribune)Whole Foods to reward employees who improve their health. (San Jose Mercury News)One man and a sandwich start a chain ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9.2

    ​ What's wrong with Sheila Lukins' obituary? Lots of things. (The Pollan has his say on Whole Foods boycotts. (' new alcohol tax hike is in effect. (Belleville News-Democrat)Optimistic restaurateurs opting for smaller venues and menus in new vent ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.17

    ​Supervalu, the parent company of Shop 'n Save, recalls frozen mac and cheese for listeria contamination. (Associated Press)Marion Nestle has some ideas for improving school lunches. So do Whole Foods and Ann Cooper. (San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times)Peaches top the Environmental Wor ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.14

    ​The latest food recalls include listeria-tainted cheese in Pennsylvania and New York, and E.coli in ground beef in California and Arizona.  (United Press International, Los Angeles Times)Whole Foods CEO John Mackey gives his two cents on health care reform. Ezra Klein responds. (Wall Str ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8.6

    The New York Times announces that Sam Sifton, the paper's culture editor (and former dining editor), will be its new restaurant critic.New York coffeehouses are pulling the plug on laptops at peak hours. Is it the beginning of a trend? (Wall Street Journal)(See Zach Dyer's take on this issue from hi ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.14

    It's All-Star Day, and Bastille Day, and the food news continues apace...Chipotle is throwing its support behind the documentary Food, Inc. (Reuters)A chef blows up his hands while attempting molecular gastronomy. (The Local, via Eater)Is the parking policy at a new Whole Foods location a step too f ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009
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    December 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.9

    In today's news: job cuts at Anheuser-Busch, Whole Foods sues and a bird-flu outbreak in Hong Kong.

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    November 19, 2008
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    November 7, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 11.6

    Record wheat and other cereal crops don't necessarily spell an end to the food crisis, the U.N. warns. (Reuters) Students at Rice University try to brew beer that can fight disease. (Houston Chronicle) A private-equity firm provides Whole Foods with a confidence-boosting investment. (New York Time ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9.9

    The prime minister of Thailand may be brought down by...his cooking show? (AFP) (By the way, that show has a fantastic name: Tasting and Grumbling.) The FTC won't hold hearings on the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger until next February. (Dow Jones) Assault by sausage! The zaniest true-crime story yo ... More >>

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    August 4, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.30

    An appeals court breathes new life into the FTC's efforts to block the merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats. (Reuters) The full city council of Los Angeles passes a moritorium on new fast-food restaurants in part of the city. (AP) The story of a farmer kicked out of multiple farmers' markets for se ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.17

    Anheuser-Busch's theme parks could be the first things sold as InBev looks to save costs following the buyout. (Economic Times) Tougher standards for farmed seafood at Whole Foods. (AP) France faces a shortage of snails. The culprit? Economic migration. (The Independent) - Ian Froeb

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    May 23, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.23

    Japan's plan to donate excess rice to nations severely affected by the food crisis might cause a trade dispute with the U.S. (New York Times) Lord, help us all: Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is blogging again. (Grub Street) Is fasting the key to beating jet lag? (BBC News) Good beer news: Ethanol m ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.29

    The outcome of the U.N. summit on the food crisis: A task force and a call for countries to end bans on exporting food -- those bans are only worsening the situation. (AFP) Congress is finally wrapping up work on the five-year farm bill, but the White House isn't happy with the new version. (Reuter ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.4

    The dramatic rise in food costs is disrupting the United Nations' efforts to feed the hungry. (Bloomberg) A new study suggests raw-milk feta cheese might combat food-borne pathogens. (Science Daily) Whole Foods will try to set the Guinness World Record cracking of wheels of ... More >>

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    March 5, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.5 You know how people always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day? A new study finds that it just might be -- at least, eating breakfast helps teens battle obesity. (The Independent) Rehabilitating the image of MSG. Unless, of course, you've never feared it in the firs ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.13

    Whole Foods will not remove single-ingredient foods from China. Competitor Trader Joe's recently announced that it would. (Austin-American Statesman) Two interesting stories on the relationship between immigration and the restaurant biz: First, in Great Britain, new immigration policies have led t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.23 The New York Times finds high levels of mercury in tuna from several New York City sushi restaurants. At a few restaurants, levels exceeded the point where the FDA has the right to remove the food from the market. More New York news: Chain restaurants in the city now must display calo ... More >>

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    November 28, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11/28

    China hosts an international conference on food safety. That's it. No snide comment necessary, really. (AP) Will the, um, mystical properties of water derail the bottled-water backlash? What the hell am I talking about, again? (New York Times) Whole Foods is launching its ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 9/7

    So, uh, how about that Rick Ankiel? Another two homers, seven RBI. Um. Er. Sigh. Food additives may cause hyperactivity in children. (AP) The cause of that hoof-and-mouth outbreak in Great Britain? Leaky drains at a research lab. (Guardian) Whole Foods says not as many Wi ... More >>

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    August 30, 2007

    Reminder: "Farmer's Market" Class

    This evening Whole Foods in Brentwood hosts "Flavors from Our Farmer's Market," a class on organic produce in Missouri. Alex Weir has the details right here. -Ian Froeb

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    August 29, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8/29

    China to the World Health Organization: Our food is safe. Really. (CNN) How food scientists are using edible films (think Listerine breath strips) to fight pathogens, rot and more. (New York Times) The entwined relationship of a celebrity chef and the food company w ... More >>

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    August 29, 2007
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    August 27, 2007
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    August 16, 2007

    Late Update: Judge Won't Stop Whole Foods

    Federal Judge Paul L. Friedman has rejected the FTC's bid to block Whole Foods' acquisition of rival Wild Oats. (AP) -Ian Froeb

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    August 15, 2007

    Festival for Winemakers

    Make your own wine? At least curious about it? I just learned that www.WinePress.US -- according to its Web site, "the largest wine-making and grape-growing discussion forum on the Internet" -- will host its third annual WineFest here in St. Louis Thursday, August 23 - Saturday, August 25. The festi ... More >>

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    July 18, 2007

    Small Plates: Wednesday, 7/18 Much love for K.C. Foodies live in the Midwest? And they have some good restaurants there? Who knew? The focus of this article is the Kansas City restaurant scene -- Bluestem and the American Restaurant, in particular -- but St. Louis earns a mention. (New York Times) ... More >>

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    June 8, 2007
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    May 16, 2007
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    October 11, 2006

    Festivals Are Fun

    (And filling)

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    August 16, 2006

    Pray Tell

    Unreal learns a thing or three about daily spirituality and "hoosier cabinets." Plus: Say it ain't so, Whole Foods!

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