RSS

Relish April 2012

Oceano Bistro Drops Anchor in Chesterfield

Relish has long bemoaned the lack of fresh seafood restaurants in St. Louis. It's too soon to say if the tide is turning, but we can finally say--with confidence--that another one has just been add... more »

Apr 30, 2012 7:25 PM Dining

Pop! Jerkin' The New Sodas At Kakao

If you worked for Brian Pelletier at Kakao Chocolate and you told him you had an idea for an asparagus truffle enrobed in semisweet chocolate, he would probably tell you to go for it. If you sai... more »

Apr 30, 2012 8:45 AM Dining

Let Them Eat Tastykake: Cream Filling from Philly Spreads West

The invaders arrived quietly, about a year ago. You probably didn’t notice them. But then, if you knew where to look – in the Schnucks bakery department, nestled amidst the processed sugary snacks ... more »

Apr 26, 2012 11:19 AM Dining

Ask George: "When Pouring A Draft Beer, How Much Foam Is Appropriate?"

I recently was served a draft beer with a giant head. How much foam is proper and at what point is a restaurant/bar taking advantage? Kevin R., Brentwood. MO Not long ago, if you'd asked the a... more »

Apr 26, 2012 11:19 AM Dining

April's Ins, Outs, and Almosts (UPDATED)

The most recent St. Louis restaurant openings, closings, and coming soons. more »

Apr 26, 2012 11:19 AM Dining

Dining Out For Life is Today--Get Out and Eat Something, Somewhere

Since we're relatively sure most of you are like most of us--undecided, or lazy, or procrastinators--or all of the above, we'd also wager that most of you have not made dining plans for today. Let ... more »

Apr 26, 2012 7:14 AM Dining

Bottle Shock: A Quickie Tour of Arcobasso Foods

Although many St. Louisans’ refrigerators may hold a bottle of Zia’s salad dressing, they probably don’t know that the dressing is produced locally at Arcobasso Foods . Specializing in custom fo... more »

Apr 25, 2012 4:28 PM Dining

Where's the (Kobe) Beef? Only in Japan, and Dave Lowry Takes You There

There was a little dustup, a couple of years ago. We’d reviewed a St. Louis eatery justly famous for its steaks and its celebrity chef. We mentioned that their menu advertising a Kobe beef steak wa... more »

Apr 20, 2012 1:38 PM Dining

To School or Not To School? That is the (Culinary) Question - Part Two

(Editor's Note: Part One of this series appears in Relish here . ) Salume Beddu ’s owners, Ben Poremba and Mark Sanfilippo, took non-traditional paths toward cooking, steeped in academia, int... more »

Apr 19, 2012 6:50 PM Dining

Snarf's Commits To MX Project, Gobbles Up Space Next To Theater

After months of negotiations, Jodi and Maty Aronson of Snarf's  have signed a lease at the MX development downtown, bringing the restaurant total there to four. One week ago today, Relish announce... more »

Apr 18, 2012 4:00 PM Dining

Boffo Bacchanalia Brings Big Bucks: A Tasteful Affair Rocks

Food Outreach ’s  A Tasteful Affair is one of those remarkably successful charity fundraisers (in its 24 th year) which fetes donors with a feast of obscene variety and quantity. The Roman banqu... more »

Apr 17, 2012 3:20 PM Dining

Red Guitar Finds a “Case”: New Bakery for Cherokee Street

The Cherokee Street renaissance continues apace, as charming bookstore The Archive is moving to a new spot, and the new tenant, Red Guitar Bread , poises to move in. Red Guitar, you may recal... more »

Apr 16, 2012 6:10 PM Dining

To School or Not To School? That is the (Culinary) Question

In the March 2012 issue of David Chang’s food journal, Lucky Peach  (link to ordering the journal, whose contents are not available online), Mark Wilson asks, “Should you go to culinary school?” W... more »

Apr 16, 2012 3:01 PM Dining

Mailing a Dogtown Pizza to Des Moines? It's a St. Louis Thing

For some, receiving a five-pound brick of Provel cheese in the mail is a swell surprise. For others, a package from the Unabomber might just be preferable. If you're in the former camp, Paul Fresta... more »

Apr 12, 2012 12:30 PM Dining

Bigger Bites: A Superior New England Clam Chowder

Dave Lowry weighs-in on Companion's clam chowder. more »

Apr 12, 2012 12:30 PM Dining

Robust Wine Bar Signs On To Downtown StL's MX Project--The Restaurant Count Is Now At Three

Robust Wine Bar became the third restaurant to commit to the multi-use Mercantile Exchange project, "a shopping, dining, entertainment, arts & culture, commercial and residential development" a... more »

Apr 11, 2012 5:37 PM Dining

More From John Perkins' Entre Underground

While many might be familiar with Entre: Underground ’s “roving” monthly dinners, and some might have heard that the company now serves food at Perennial Artisan Ales , John Perkins, the “clandes... more »

Apr 9, 2012 5:30 PM Dining

Still Stumped for Easter Brunch? Here's a Review of Brunch at Harvest

Editor's Note: Two items: One, the reader might question the above byline. Joe Pollack died on March 9; he and Ann visited Harvest several weeks prior to his passing. This review is his last for R... more »

Apr 6, 2012 3:45 PM , Dining

Order Up! Cheffing for The Sisters of Mercy

Stacy Halpin cooked in several restaurants before answering an ad on Craigslist that simply advertised for a chef needed in a “full-production” kitchen.  Outfitted with only an address, she turned ... more »

Apr 6, 2012 10:30 AM Dining

The Kosher Calvinist Celebrates a Passover Classic: Charoset

Look; St. Louis has more than its fair share of food-related festivals and culinary events. And we yield not so much as a puff of powdered sugar atop a funnel cake or a bite of bratwurst to any of ... more »

Apr 5, 2012 7:30 PM Dining