A slow day here at Gut Check headquarters. I had a grilled pork banh mi from Ba Le for lunch. It was much spicier than I remembered from my review of the place earlier this year. I opened it up and found a slice of jalapeno nearly as big as my thumb.
I believe this news predates Gut Check's launch, but my pal Annie from A to Z tipped me off that Blackberry Cafe, formerly located across from the Richmond Heights Schnucks, has reopened at 7351 Forsyth Boulevard.
Finally, a very interesting article in today's New York Times about intellectual property as it relates to recipes and restaurant concepts: A New York City chef is suing a former employee after he opened a restaurant more or less identical to hers.