This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Qui Tran of Mai Lee. Read part one, a profile of Tran, here. Part three, a recipe from Tran, will be available on Friday.
Mai Lee (8396 Music Memorial Drive, Brentwood; 314-645-2835) isn't simply a job for chef Qui Tran. It's his legacy.
His ... More >>
This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Eric Heath of Cleveland-Heath. Read part one, a profile of Heath, here. Part three, a recipe from Heath, will be available on Friday.
For years Eric Heath and Jenny Cleveland planned to open a restaurant together. But when they found the pe ... More >>
Oh, my god, St. Louis is so gay.
So sayeth the country's foremost experts on the matter, the folks at The Advocate. They came to this conclusion using irrefutable gay science, like tabulating the number of times the cast of terrible show Glee came to town, and whether or not we have a Pottery Barn ... More >>
Gut Check is not typically a consumer of fruitcake. Or of Williams-Sonoma products for that matter. Thus, we heard about the $39.95 Williams-Sonoma fruitcake via Deadspin. Right there on the Haters Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, sandwiched between the European Cheese Hamper and the Found Grai ... More >>
Kristie McClanahanHalf & Half's salmon BLT.
Here's a joke: What's the difference between dogs and cancer? People actually want to talk about dogs.
That's an original, by the way, not one culled from 50/50, the recently released Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt dramedy (brocom?) about canc ... More >>
acecutlery.comWhat to get Dad for Father's Day? Knives.Men have made lots of progress in home kitchens. Once women's work, cooking has become both a leisure activity and necessity.
But what about those men-folk who are still holding out, afraid that the ability to make a pot roast will decr ... More >>
FerenCommGreen Beekman is the place to be.A Manhattan couple -- one partner an advertising executive with a drag-queen past, the other an MBA and M.D. serving as a vice president at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, buy a 200-year-old farm -- the Beekman -- on a whim. Can they juggle city life ... More >>
co.designMore gadgets than a Williams-Sonoma outlet store. (Click pic for humongous version.)
Got gadgets? Pop Chart Lab does, and they've put 100 of them on a poster. But are all of them beloved? Can you find any local chefs who give names to their chinoise, or keep their clam knife in hand ... More >>
Welcome to Spice World, in which Gut Check looks at overlooked spices from around the world, introducing those you don't own but probably should.
Kristie McClanahanHistory: After the garden produced a comically large number of cucumbers -- and after giving them away to family, friends, stranger ... More >>
Update: (Thursday, 3.11, 10:15 a.m.) My Post-Dispatch counterpart, Joe Bonwich, was kind enough to pass along word that today's signing at Williams-Sonoma will now run from 4-5:30 p.m.Update: (Thursday, 3.11, 11:45 a.m.) Also, she will be at the Des Peres Schnucks (12332 Manchester Road) from 2-3 ... More >>
Show: St. Louis Shakespeare's cunning blood-n-gore production of Macbeth, a terrific play about terrible people.Food: Globe Theatre Apple-Hazelnut Tart, baked by yours truly.Difficulty: Extreme. While the initial sneak phases of repackaging the food in aluminum foil and taking it into the theater w ... More >>