Relish May 2013

In her new book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum , Dr. Temple Grandin writes that her primary identity is “as an expert on livestock,” and her “autism is secondary.” An associate ... more

May 29, 2013 1:45 PM Dining

As native St. Louisans who’ve put our time in at area restaurants, we wondered how much we’d learn at a culinary tour of the Central West End, a familiar haunt. What we should have known is that wh... more

May 29, 2013 11:35 AM Dining

One of the city's most original festivals is returning this weekend. IndiHop (Saturday, June 1, noon to 5 p.m.), now in its second year, gives participants the opportunity to become better acq... more

May 29, 2013 10:05 AM Dining


Photo by Jonathan Pollack

Wait, didn't Robust 's second location--downtown at the corner of 7th and Washington in the Mercantile Exchange (MX) development--just open a few months ago? Yes, indeedy, in late December to be... more

May 23, 2013 6:05 PM Dining

The management at Maryland Heights' Center for Head Injury Services had an idea. It was a trendy-food idea that has swept the nation, à la kale, bacon, pie, Chinese hot-pot dinners, et cetera. ... more

May 23, 2013 10:53 AM Dining

Do restaurant critics pay for their meals or does everything  get comped, in hopes of coercing a favorable review? Jack L, St. Louis In years past, there was a certain local colymnist who (alleg... more

May 23, 2013 10:53 AM Dining

The following list is accurate as of a late-May press date and will be published in the July 2013 issue of SLM . Closings: Chopstix Asian Kitchen: 8021 W. Florissant, April 13 Ca... more

May 23, 2013 10:53 AM Dining

BBQ aficionados (the term "snobs" also works well here) across the country might be surprised at the news. Not us. We admit that we felt dissed when our beloved St. Louis was completely passed b... more

May 23, 2013 10:50 AM Dining

After 9 years in St. Louis, John Griffiths (left) is headed west, to Sacramento, leaving behind a rich and varied experience in the local culinary scene. Currently the campus executive chef at Wash... more

May 17, 2013 3:55 PM Dining

He was not safe, okay? He was out . We know this. He was Jorge Orta. The tag was made at first base by Cards reliever Todd Worrell, the year was 1985, and the game was the sixth game of the Wor... more

May 17, 2013 9:25 AM Dining

The 74th Senior PGA Championship , to be held at Bellerive Country Club in Town & Country May 21-26, is presented by KitchenAid . That means that spectators at the tournament are likely to hear t... more

May 16, 2013 3:40 PM Dining

A week from today, May 23, Temple Grandin, Ph.D, a professor of animal science at Colorado State Unviersity and best-selling author, will visit the St. Louis area to present on one of the topics sh... more

May 16, 2013 3:10 PM Dining

Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium has been blow-your-doors-off busy since it opened its doors three years ago. It didn't take owner Mark Lucas long to decide to open a second location, but it took him a... more

May 14, 2013 4:10 PM Dining

Has Michael Pollan become the Anne Hathaway of food writing? With the publication of each book, including his most recent, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation , Pollan grows ever more pola... more

May 13, 2013 11:28 AM Dining

If Dave Bailey can announce a new restaurant in an 11 p.m. email, well, then we'll just go ahead and pass the news along at 5 a.m. Bailey's latest endeavor will be located in the Locust Street A... more

May 10, 2013 5:00 AM Dining

We usually hear about “Taste” events the week after they occur, so here’s info on a few ahead of time: What: Taste of U City When: May 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Heman Community Center, 975 Penns... more

May 9, 2013 5:20 PM Dining

You say all-you-can grab shopping spree at the liquor store presided over by a dancing chicken mascot in a one-piece bathing suit and we say, to quote from James Joyce’s Ulysses , “yes I said yes ... more

May 8, 2013 12:13 PM Dining

A new restaurant in O’Fallon, Mo., Eleven65 will be 8,000 square feet. That is, shall we say, large. According to Hal Sparks, who will serve as assistant general manager and sommelier, the resta... more

May 8, 2013 12:13 PM Dining

It was an odd way to begin Cinco de Mayo in St. Louis. We've tippled tequila by ten and dared to down an entire jalapeño, but never expected to be tending a wood fire on the fifth of May. But Su... more

May 8, 2013 12:13 PM Dining


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Ask George: "What is the best way of assessing/choosing a restaurant?" Carol M, St. Louis Before the advent of the internet and social media, the answer would have been "wait for some good wor... more

May 8, 2013 12:13 PM Dining