2009 in Review: May


It was the month of Kristen! My colleague Kristen Hinman won three prestigious journalism awards for her stellar feature about Missouri hog farmer Russ Kremer, "The Pope of Pork": a James Beard Foundation award, an Associaton of Alternative Newsweeklies award and an Association of Food Journalists award. The rest of May after the jump.


Gerard Craft of Niche, one of five finalists for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef - Midwest" award, loses to a Minneapolis chef....Ozzie vs. Albert in the Cardinals sports bar battle....Terrene hires Brian Hardesty as its new executive chef....St. Louis gets its first El Pollo Loco, a fast-food chain founded in Mexico....Five closes its original location to move to the Hill....Upscale comfort-food restaurant Revival closes after a relatively short run....Gut Check favorite McLozzi Deli also shuts its doors....Local Tex-Mex favorite Chuy Arzola's reopens in new digs....Pappy's Smokehouse is invited to a party in the Big Apple.


A photo essay of Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street....Making munchies for your cat....How not to shill for your restaurant....Is there anywhere to get decent chicken teriyaki around here?...The last meal of death-row inmate Dennis Skillicorn.


The Dive Bomber meets the world's friendliest bartender....Java Enable reaches his coffee break point....The Noble Writ tackles the contentious topic of alternative wine closures....A Table for How Many? wonders why no one's at Vito's....The Sneak boldly goes to Star Trek....Throwback of the House makes Orange Jell-O in memory of Flo.


Señor Pop's
Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill
Winslow's Home
Côco Louco Brasil

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