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Dining Out: St. Louis

I Love Juice Bar

Wasn’t it great complaining/humble-bragging to your coworkers at work the last few days about how you’re still full from Christmas feasting, when you expertly prepared that whatever? First of all,…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Nathaniel Reid Bakery

I went to France for 2 weeks in 2006, which makes me uniquely qualified to discuss les pâtisseries viennoises, entremets, and baguettes. I see myself as a cross between Mary Berry and Pierre Hermé. When…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Publico’s Happy Hour

“The Mini-Taco Chronicles” INT. HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA, ST. LOUIS, MO – 2005 A young Spencer stands in line in his school’s cafeteria, anxiously awaiting his turn to have…

Dining Out: D.C.

Maketto

  Queenstown, New Zealand. Tia Carrere. The White Stripes. All things I fell in love with instantly. There haven’t been many moments in my life where my first…

Dining Out: D.C.

The Partisan

“So where else do you want to eat while you’re in D.C.? We could go to The Partisan—it’s got really good cocktails and the menu is almost entirely…

Dining Out: D.C.

Pineapple and Pearls

I try to limit my word count in posts these days, but occasionally, a lengthy piece is warranted. Pineapple & Pearls opened in D.C. earlier this year and…

Dining Out: D.C.

Eating Around D.C.

Regrets. Late night orders of McDonald’s delivery in Singapore. That yellow crewneck sweater I wore senior year of high school. Getting so drunk in Korea that I was…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Chris Bolyard’s Living Room Pop-Up

It’s quarter to six and I’m standing in Living Room cafe’s galley kitchen. Chef, owner, and butcher of Bolyard’s Meat and Provisions, Chris Bolyard, is to my right, setting…

Tail Up Goat in Washington, DC

Dining Out: D.C.

Tail Up Goat

I plan trips around food. For years, I’d scour over menus and reviews before and after picking a restaurant, but I found that going in with all these…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Kitchen Kulture

I can’t recall if it was last winter or the winter before it when I first encountered Kitchen Kulture, but I remember it like it was yesterday: I was…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Guerrilla Street Food’s Lechon

One of the benefits of living in a former British colony (Singapore) is that the only Gordon Ramsay you see on TV is the foul-mouthed but kindhearted one, not…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Scenes from Companion Bakery

Behind the Scenes Companion Baking West St. Louis Campus St. Louis, Missouri July 2016 Josh Galliano and the Companion team were nice enough to let me spend the day…