food

cash gobbler: the rising cost of thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner this year will leave bellies bulging, as usual, but its cost will make wallets slimmer than it did last year. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual informal study, Thanksgiving dinner for a group of 10 people — including a turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, carrots, celery, […] Read more…

thanksgiving pro tip: get sexy to get safe

​While the Red Cross doesn’t usually inspire many sexy ensembles, the safety tips the nonprofit is pushing for Thanksgiving kitchens may heat things up a bit around the dining table. The Red Cross is urging home cooks to wear tight clothes in the kitchen to prevent another hot thing: kitchen fires. More than 4,000 fires […] Read more…

fight club sandwich: battle of the pumpkin cupcakes

Now that your Halloween hangover is but a distant memory, we’re going to have to break it to you: Our long, gourd-related national nightmare is not over yet. Thanksgiving looms in the near future, and pumpkin-related desserts will be crowding our bakeries for at least another month. With this in mind, Fight Club Sandwich decided […] Read more…

local dentist wants to steal candy, ban fun (for a good cause!)

​Hey, kids! St. Louis dentist Dr. James Maxwell is secretly a goblin who wants to steal all your hard-won trick-or-treating loot. It gets worse than that: He’s enlisting the help of your parents to snatch the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, fun-size Snickers and those tiny tastes of the rainbow, individual-size bags of Skittles, from your […] Read more…

fight club sandwich: rarebit battle royale

Beer, cheese and potatoes. If these three food items don’t take up 60 percent of your “Five Favorite Things in Life” list, then we don’t want to know you. (That still leaves two slots for your significant other and your cat, so don’t say our selections take up too much room.) Perhaps not coincidentally, beer, […] Read more…

will the new rich-people bread co. be pay-what-you-will?

Gut Check heard recently that St. Louis Bread Co. intends to open a new location on the north side of Plaza Frontenac, near Brio Tuscan Grille. ​Hat tip to the lovely and charming Deb Peterson for the scoop. The real question, beyond the blah-blah details of square footage and whether they’ll offer pedicures, is whether the Frontenac […] Read more…

fight club sandwich: bottomless cup battle royale

​Diagnose this illness, according to these symptoms: 1.) Patient displays craving for caffeine. 2.) Patient shows a tendency of resisting consciousness in the early parts of the day. 3.) Patient has no need for your wussy lattes. Clearly, there is only one cure: a bottomless cup of coffee at a local java joint. Sounds like […] Read more…