Parker’s Table Anniversary Party

Our friends at Parker’s Table (at Yale and Oakland, behind TipTop Cleaners, in Richmond Heights) are celebrating their first anniversary on Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with wine and food!


Guest Fattoria di Felsina will be pouring Tuscan wines from Felsina winery in Italy. Also, Jim and Mary Dierberg of Dierberg Vineyard in California will be on hand, sharing their wines. An assortment of food items will also be served.

Cost is 15/person, payable at the door. For information, call 314-645-2050. Click weblink:

NO Show on Saturday, 1/26/13

Following a death in my family, I will be in Alabama for several days and will not be back in STL in time to air a Food Talk STL show on Saturday, 1/26/13.

Food Talk STL will be back on 2/2/13 at 11:00 a.m. with guests Scott Gaghan, beverage guy for 1111 Mississippi and Vin de Set, and Scott Haas, author of the new book Back of the House.

Thanks for your understanding.

—David Craig



Saturday’s Show (1/19/13)


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This week, we have a roundtable show with guests sharing their thoughts on a variety of food and drink related topics, including the Vanity Fair magazine article about expensive tasting menus: “Tyranny—It’s What’s for Dinner.”

Panelists are Ian Froeb, restaurant critic for the Riverfront Times, vegan nutrition counselor Caryn Dugan and food and drink enthusiast Brice Donnelly.

Listen Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on 590-AM, KFNS. Or listen online at



Magnificent Missouri Dinners

Gerard Craft was on last Saturday’s show (1/12/13) and shared information about upcoming Magnificent Missouri Dinners. Here are the dates (all are Sundays) and chefs who are cooking:

March 24—Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe

May 26—Eric Heath and Jennifer Cleveland of Cleveland-Heath

July 28—Gerard Craft and Nate Hereford of Niche

Venues and ticket information to be announced via

(This weekend’s event with Kevin Willman of Farmhaus at the Jewel Box is sold out.)

This is the BloPoke!


The BloPoke is a 48 inch long device for poking the fire in your wood burning fireplace (and for rearranging the logs). The BloPoke also allows you to blow a directed stream of air onto your fire to rekindle the blaze. It works great and is fun to use!

The BloPoke can be engraved and makes a great gift for any occasion! Many BloPoke orders are from current owners who want to give BloPokes to family and friends.

The BloPoke is American made and marketed by Mike Greenwood of University City.

Please visit for more information and order your BloPoke today!

Saturday, January 12

Mary Ostafi, founding director and board chair of Urban Harvest STL, will talk about the Food Roof on the north side of downtown St. Louis.


Chef Gerard Craft will talk about his many endeavors, including his participation in Magnificent Missouri, an organization that raises funds for conservation and environmental efforts in Missouri.

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Also, we’ll chat with Mark Winfield of Jim Edmonds’ Steakhouse about their Golf Social on Saturday, January 26.


Listen to Food Talk STL Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on 590-AM, KFNS. (Listen online at