Relish May 2014

The following modules appear on the "Food & Drink" home page of . The Shack : Like the OG Hospitality Group's other concepts-- The Corner Pub , The Tavern Kitchen & Bar , and Cuc... more

May 27, 2014 9:25 AM Dining

If a restaurant gets panned by a critic and asks for a re-review, does the critic comply? Frank C. St. Louis Generally, the answer is no. After a description of the critiquing process, the reas... more

May 23, 2014 12:53 PM Dining

“It was a natural extension for us,” said Alex Jovanovic, GM of Truffles restaurant in Ladue. He was referring to Truffles Meat Market Butchery, an 800 square foot space slated to open in mid-... more

May 23, 2014 12:53 PM Dining

One of the trends we predicted for last year--the “pop-up” restaurant, a temporary eatery that bursts onto the scene for a day, a week, perhaps a month, only to disappear as mysteriously as it appe... more

May 23, 2014 12:53 PM Dining

As Alec Baldwin's character informed us so memorably in the film version of Glengarry Glen Ross , selling is rough. If you can't close the deal, you get left behind like a rotary phone. Arkadi,... more

May 23, 2014 12:53 PM Dining

Conventional wisdom says that vinifera grapes -- Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and many others that are used to make the great wines of the world -- can't be grown in Mi... more

May 23, 2014 12:53 PM Dining

It's always hard to bid farewell to an old friend, but sometimes it's like the hackneyed old saying goes, when a door closes a window opens. Or, something like that. For example, those of us in the... more

May 22, 2014 4:15 PM Dining

This just in from Captain Obvious: The food truck movement does not appear to be slowing down. In St. Louis, the number of trucks rolling the metro highways and byways now numbers over 40, a num... more

May 22, 2014 9:10 AM Dining

Strange Donuts – where donuts in flavors like pizza, pho, and barbecued rib rise up to challenge, enchant, and make the weekend more funky – is at it again. The social-media mavericks, led by co-... more

May 21, 2014 3:50 PM Dining

SLM contributor Byron Kerman weighs in regularly on local food events, happenings, and dining news of note. Look for his wit, wisdom, and whimsy every other week both here and in SLM's e-newslette... more

May 19, 2014 9:55 AM Dining


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The fourth annual Food Wine Design is right around the corner, taking place on five consecutive nights, June 2–6 at Lumen private event space, downtown. This is St. Louis Magazine ’s most s... more

May 16, 2014 3:52 PM Dining

We’d venture that most of you think offal is awful. Offal means organ meats, as in preparations like chopped liver, menudo, pate de fois gras, skewered Brazilian chicken hearts, grilled sweetbreads... more

May 16, 2014 3:52 PM Dining

Ask George: All you hear about is “authentic” Mexican food these days. Does anybody in town admit to cooking Tex-Mex? I happen to like it. Tom J., St. Louis Let’s first describe exactly what ... more

May 16, 2014 3:52 PM Dining

Editor's Note: Scott Thomas is the founder of , a website offering step-by-step, picture-by-picture, foolproof instructions on the best ways to grill meats, seafood, fruits and... more

May 16, 2014 3:52 PM Dining

The area’s newest microbrewery already has a name – and if everything goes according to Brennan Greene’s plan, it will have an address within the next few days. Greene (left), a former brewer at... more

May 16, 2014 6:00 AM Dining

In a press release, Gamlin Restaurant Group has just announced that corporate executive chef Ivy Magruder (left) has accepted a job as executive chef at Panorama , the 10-month old restaurant at t... more

May 15, 2014 2:25 PM Dining

It may be the most highly revered wine in the world, but Pinot Noir is no easy grape to vinify. One goes through hell and back to get the juice. Andre Tchelistcheff, one of America’s most influenti... more

May 15, 2014 10:46 AM Dining

The following modules appear on the "Food & Drink" home page of . BBQ JOINTS! : BBQ in the Lou was smokin' hot even before The Daily Meal awarded three local haunts-- Roper's Ribs... more

May 12, 2014 4:45 PM Dining

Originally conceived by owner Christina McHugh as a “passion project to try to have a female voice in the industry,” The Nest , located in Frontenac, now serves dinner. Those who have heard of The... more

May 9, 2014 1:55 PM Dining

The kitchen that Janet Shulman (left) used to use to cook her Caramel House confections was really weird. She rented space in the basement of a Masonic temple – which is currently being razed – i... more

May 9, 2014 12:07 PM Dining