Relish June 2012

The best place to get ice in St. Louis may just be the Ladue Market, home of the perfectly-square, perfectly clear ice cubes from Kold-Draft. more

Jun 30, 2012 5:40 PM Dining

Marsha Giambalvo, co-founder of Backdoor Harvest —a local company that helps people plan, build, maintain, and harvest gardens—is so dedicated to her bees that when one stung her during a demonstr... more

Jun 29, 2012 2:31 PM Dining

Could anything be more old-fashioned than buying your pure-cane soda-pop from a family-owned small bottler, drinking it, and returning the bottles to the same building for a deposit? Breese, Illino... more

Jun 29, 2012 2:20 PM Dining

Paul and Wendy Hamilton, owners of Vin de Set restaurant in St. Louis are installing rooftop aeroponic gardens. The long-term plan is to provide "locally-grown" herbs and vegetables for the restaurant's use. more

Jun 27, 2012 1:03 PM Dining

Mark your calendars for one of the more innovative events of the year: Let Them Eat Art takes place on the streets of Maplewood from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 13. It's basically a street fair with food... more

Jun 27, 2012 11:00 AM Dining

Restaurants in St. Louis that have closed, opened, or are coming soon for the month of June 2012. more

Jun 26, 2012 3:00 PM Dining

Frank and Carmelo Gabriele, sons of Giovanni Gabriele of Giovanni's on the Hill, will debut a fast-casual restaurant in St. Louis called Cini Italian Chow. more

Jun 24, 2012 9:50 AM Dining

If that "Open" sign at The Land of Smile in Olivette (at left) appears to be fading...well, it is. Owner Joe Nanthavong will close the doors to his Thai restaurant after service tomorrow (June 24... more

Jun 23, 2012 10:05 PM Dining

Cliff Collins, owner of St. Louis popular Barnyard Kitcjen food truck, and Elmo "Moe" Davis, a part-time employee, were killed in a car accident in Mississippi on Monday, June 18, 2012. more

Jun 23, 2012 5:30 PM Dining

For many St. Louisans, this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards disappointed because beloved local chef Gerard Craft lost the Best Chef Award for the Midwest to Tory Miller from L’Etoile, in Madis... more

Jun 21, 2012 11:33 AM Dining

Summertime is ice cream time, but why settle for simple ice cream when you can have a homemade ice cream sandwich...from Colleen's Cookies in University City? You may remember their genesis : em... more

Jun 21, 2012 11:33 AM Dining


Photographs by Greg Rannells and Kevin A. Roberts

Dining editor George Mahe shares his list of restaurants that deserve more attention. more

Jun 21, 2012 11:33 AM Dining

If you thought the bacon revolution was over, maybe you don’t like bacon enough. That’s because the bacon renaissance or whatever you wanna call it is really more like a primal, carnivorous impulse... more

Jun 20, 2012 4:00 PM Dining

"This may be the best move we've made yet," commented Arlene Maminta Browne, co-owner of Robust , regarding the naming of Gregg Doyle (at left) as their new Director of Operations. Effective Ju... more

Jun 18, 2012 1:20 PM Dining

Marshmallow Madness, a new book from San Francisco blogger and caterer Shauna Sever, teaches the reader how to make home made marshmallows in a myriad of flavors, shapes, and colors. more

Jun 15, 2012 3:11 PM Dining

Red-L Pizza in Ladue is a quick and easy alternative to other St. Louis pizza options. The owner is John Rice, formerly of Space, Colorado, and Redel's restaurants. more

Jun 14, 2012 1:23 PM Dining

Chef/author Adam Perry Lang and Mike Emerson of Pappy's Smokehouse team up for a luncheon event on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Mike Shannon's Outfield Patio in St. Louis. more

Jun 13, 2012 12:50 PM Dining

There are currently 33 food trucks in St. Louis. Food truck "Roundups" are gaining popularity as parking spots are becoming more scarce. more

Jun 12, 2012 12:45 PM Dining

This should come as no surprise: another St. Louis restaurant that deserves its accolades. In the soon-to-be-released July issue of Food & Wine , owner/chef Mark Lucas of two-year-old Fozzie's... more

Jun 11, 2012 11:30 AM Dining

The commencement speech at the 2012 graduation ceremony at L'Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis, written and delivered by Chef Greg Ziegenfuss of the Butler's Pantry, who incidentally graduated first in his class at the Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park. more

Jun 10, 2012 11:00 AM Dining