2009 in Review: February

by

comment
gutcheck1209.jpg
pappys020409wholehog.jpg
February was a big month here at Gut Check International Headquarters, as we rolled out our first new columns written by freelance writers: The Noble Writ, Java Enabled, The Sneak, The Dive Bomber and Throwback of the House. It was also a big month for Gut Check favorite Pappy's Smokehouse, which celebrated its first birthday by going whole hog. Literally. The rest of the month in review after the jump.

News

Gut Check's makes Digg's webcast....The Red Rocker opens a restaurant....Three St. Louis chefs are semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Foundation awards: Gerard Craft of Niche, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Café....Niche's Craft announces that the bake shop Veruca will become Taste by Niche....RFT favorite In Soo is no longer owned by In Soo Jung....Which fact Tom Finkel mourns....Seafood emporium McCormick & Schmick's opens in Des Peres....The Travel Channel's Man v. Food visits Pappy's Smokehouse, Iron Barley and Crown Candy Kitchen.

WTF?

Blueberry Hill celebrates Lincoln's birthday with the Gettysburger....Ronald Reagan's love of jelly beans marks President's Day....Should coffee houses restrict laptop users?

Reviews

Sugo's Spaghetteria
Herbie's Vintage 72
The Good Pie
Taqueria el Jalapeño

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.