This kind of thing doesn’t happen very often.
Four of the city’s noted food writers (notorious also works) will appear on one stage for no other reason than to discuss the ever-changing dining scene in St. Louis.
The occasion is the 11th Annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis, being held this weekend at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.
The exact place and time is the Goose Island School of Cooking Stage at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 20.
The emcee is John Carney, funny guy, foodie, and host of The John Carney Show on KTRS 550 AM. Carney (right) also created and hosts Restaurant Tuesday, a show segment that airs on KTRS every week from 1 to 2 p.m.
Sunday's subject matter is whatever food and dining questions Carney chooses to toss at the four guests assembled at his behest.
The dais is as follows:
- Cheryl Baehr, Food Writer and Restaurant Critic for The Riverfront Times.
- Joe Bonwich, Restaurant Critic for St. Louis Magazine
- Ian Froeb, Restaurant Critic for the St. Louis Post Dispatch
- George Mahe, Dining Editor for St. Louis Magazine
There likely will be disagreements, verbal sparring, cold stares, tell-tale body language, off-color remarks, food throwing, name calling (and quite possibly catcalling, considering Carney is at the helm.)
Disgruntled readers, jilted restaurant owners, this is your chance! It's just like Donnybrook except here you can take sides, heckle, and badger. And don't worry about the guests—rumor has it the stage will be faced with protective chicken wire.