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Relish November 2012

The Issues with Horse Slaughter... and the plans for an Equine Slaughterhouse in Missouri (part two)

Editor's Note: This is the second installment of a two-part examination of horse slaughter. For part one, click here . Like cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens, horses too are abused at some sl... more »

Nov 30, 2012 11:50 AM Dining

The Issues with Horse Slaughter... and the plans for an Equine Slaughterhouse in Missouri (part one)

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of Jenny Agnew's insightful examination of horse slaughter. Part two wiill appear in Relish tomorrow. When I pass a trailer transporting animals on ... more »

Nov 29, 2012 3:50 PM Dining

The Cheesiest Award of All: Baetje Farms Wins It

It’s always nice when a local purveyor is recognized by a broader audience for their chops. We’re thinking about Forbes Magazine calling out Salume Beddu, Bissinger’s being recognized at the Fa... more »

Nov 29, 2012 3:10 PM Dining

Recent Restaurant Openings: Notes from my BevNaps

Some additional miscellany and commentary from this month's Ins, Outs, and Almosts, published here : Re: Firehouse Subs --Since we neglected to mention the arrival of the inaugural store (in ... more »

Nov 28, 2012 4:15 PM Dining

Unhand Me, You Swine! The Formidable Nose-to-Tail Dinner at Five Bistro

In the steakhouse-is-so-yesterday landscape, pork isn’t just the other white meat, it’s the new black. From bacon-flavored gum to the apotheosis of the country smoker, these days, to diners and che... more »

Nov 28, 2012 9:30 AM Dining

November's Ins, Outs, and Almosts

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

Nov 27, 2012 7:53 PM Dining

Chef Patrick Connolly Returns to St. Louis to Run Basso at The Cheshire

Patrick Connolly had the same reaction to Basso as we did. The St. Louis native and James Beard Award-winning chef happened to be staying at the recently refurbished (and renamed) The Cheshir... more »

Nov 27, 2012 2:50 PM Dining

The Unsinkable Helen Fletcher Rolls Out a Pastry Cookbook, "European Tarts"

Helen Fletcher, Pastry Chef at Tony’s, isn’t sure if her new cookbook, European Tarts: Divinely Doable Desserts with Little or No Baking , is a “teaching” or “learning” book. The first in a series... more »

Nov 26, 2012 10:55 AM Dining

Now That’s-a Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Cannoli at Viviano’s Festa Italiano

There’s a new hybrid in town, and with apologies to our aging Honda Insight, we really like this one. Becky Parker, co-owner of two Viviano’s Festa Italiano grocery-cafes, combined cannoli and pump... more »

Nov 21, 2012 1:34 PM Dining

Ask George: What’s the difference between gnocchi and gnudi?

Q: What’s the difference between gnocchi and gnudi? Emily B., St. Louis A: The first step in any quest for knowledge is proper pronunciation, and these two are tricky. The most effective way to... more »

Nov 21, 2012 1:34 PM Dining

Ben Stratton Launches "FitFuel 365," Grab and Go Healthy Meals

At age 50, Ben Stratton wanted to lose some weight and wanted the loss to last. Like most of us who've ever gone on a diet (which. let's face it, is most of us), he would lose a few pounds only t... more »

Nov 21, 2012 1:34 PM Dining

We’re Not Waffling About the Waffles from Walk Away Waffles

The newest food truck to hit this burg is really gonna make people smile. The Walk Away Waffles truck dispenses warm Belgian waffles in a variety of flavors from an adorable 1958 International Ha... more »

Nov 21, 2012 1:34 PM Dining

CWE's Liluma to Become Contemporary American Steakhouse

Brothers Derek and Lucas Gamlin, owners of Sub Zero Vodka Bar at 308 N. Euclid, signed a lease last week to take over the space on the SE corner of Maryland and Euclid (perennially the hottest co... more »

Nov 21, 2012 7:05 AM Dining

Twinkies spin atop the Hostess plant in Ogden, Utah

Twinkiepocalypse 2012: The Mayans Warned Us About This

First they came for the Twinkies, and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t eat Twinkies. Then they came for the Little Debbies, and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t eat Little Debbies. Then... more »

Nov 19, 2012 1:35 PM Dining

It's Not Too Late To Find A Great Thanksgiving Pie...But It's Getting Close

Come November--and even a day or two before Thanksgiving--it's not difficult to find a better-grade fresh turkey (or even an organic, free-range, and sometimes even a heritage bird), but a great, h... more »

Nov 19, 2012 12:25 PM Dining

How to Taste and Evaluate Distilled Spirits: An Introduction (Part Two)

Editor's Note: Scotch expert Bill Meyers weighs in with part two of a two-part series on spirits tasting. For part one and another perspective, click here. Many whisky neophytes have gazed at... more »

Nov 18, 2012 9:00 AM Dining

How to Taste and Evaluate Distilled Spirits: An Introduction (Part One)

An unintended consequence of attending an event like Whiskey In The Winter – or any large tasting event – is the challenge to discern and ultimately describe the differences between the whiskeys ... more »

Nov 16, 2012 3:05 PM Dining

Doing Good Tastes Really, Really Good At Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop

It would be fair to say that guilt is the order of the day at the newly opened Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop . There is the guilt that comes with bombing the human anatomy with the sugar, as in cu... more »

Nov 15, 2012 4:45 PM Dining

A Snapshot of Classic London Restaurants

My 48-hour layover in London in late summer ended up full of good-to-superb examples of traditional British food, some by design but mostly by chance. Since our visit last year had been abruptly al... more »

Nov 14, 2012 6:02 PM Dining

Sanctuaria's New Cocktail Menu Is Potent--200 Strong

“We’re the Sam’s Warehouse of cocktails,” Matt Seiter says with a laugh. Yeah, no kidding. Seiter (left) is a mixologist and manager of Sanctuaria, a cocktail bar in the Grove, that boasts over 200... more »

Nov 14, 2012 11:30 AM Dining