by Ian Froeb
It's Christmas Day here at Gut Check International Headquarters, and we're playing the part of Santa Claus. Yes, the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 is live.
This year's winners take us on a quick trip to the Hill for our "Best Local Chef" and a drive all the way out to Edwardsville, Illinois, for both our "Best New Restaurant" and our "Best Pizza (Thin Crust)".
As for our "Best Food Truck", check the Food Truck Tracker on the right side of this page to find out where it happens to be right now.
There are first-time champions in both the "Best Fried Chicken" and the always hotly contested "Best Burger" categories, while our pick for "Best Pizza (Thick Crust)" is a proven winner who keeps delivering the goods.
Enjoy, and stay tuned for much more Best of St. Louis 2012 on Gut Check in the coming days and weeks.