Name Dropping

On the August 18 show, Evan Benn and Matt Sorrell joined me for an hour long chat about a variety of food and drink topics. I listened back to the archives at and noted all the food and drink places that were mentioned. Here’s the list:

Vin de Set

River City Casino

Perennial Ale



4 Hands Brewery

Winslow’s Home

Half and Half


Home Wine Kitchen

Top of Riverfront


Blood and Sand

Stellina Pasta



Schlafly Bottleworks

Second Shift Brewery

O’Fallon Brewing

Joe’s Chili Bowl


The Bridge Tap House

Bailey’s Range

Pi Pizza

Missouri Bar & Grille

St. Louis Bread Company

The Crossing

Five Bistro

Prune (NYC)

Dressel’s Pub



Food Media Forum

Stefani Pollack and Kimberly Hendricks were on Saturday’s Food Talk STL (7/14) with info about the Food Media Forum, which is set for July 28-29 at Moulin, 2017 Chouteau in St. Louis.

Click HERE to listen to that interview.

Cost for the Food Media Forum is $100 and that includes lunch both days. See Forum agenda.

This is a good opportunity for food bloggers, budding restaurant reviewers, aspiring cookbook writers and others who want to join the growing ranks of food writers, to get new ideas and make new friends. If you know someone who might like to attend, please spread the word.

Saturday, June 16th

Our show today had conversations with…

Gail Pennington, TV critic from the Post-Dispatch regarding food shows on TV.

Gus Nanos from Via Vino in Frontenac, talking about his wine bar and restaurant.

My son Mark, talking about his experiences in the food and beverage biz when he was younger.

You can listen to each of these interviews by clicking the “Past Shows” tab at the top of this page.


Adam Perry Lang Comes To St. Louis

Adam Perry Lang is promoting his new book Charred and Scruffed with a visit to St. Louis on Friday, June 15. I have been invited to conduct a chat with him at Left Bank Books, 321 N. 10th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

This free event provides a great opportunity for you to see and hear Adam in person and ask him anything you wish about his new grilling techniques and about his spackles, bastes and finishing salts.

His book will be available for purchase and he will sign a copy for you. You may want to buy an extra copy for your father for Father’s Day!

See you Friday night at Left Bank Books!

You can listen to my interview with Adam Perry Lang, which aired on the 6/9/12 Food Talk STL show, by clicking HERE.




Techical Difficulty

As a longtime broadcaster, I know that equipment fails and electrical power goes out. Still, whenever it happens it is frustrating. Happily, KFNS is back on the air and our show will be back on the air next Saturday.

Today (5/12/12) we continued with the online feed of the show via I had great chats with media personality Zip Rzeppa and Gerhard Wanninger (of G & W Sausage). Zip talked about dining at Al Baker’s and the old Tony’s (which was where the Edward Jones Dome is now). Gerhard talked about the tradition of offering customers a can of beer—always Busch Bavarian—while they wait to shop in his retail store on Parker, just off Kingshighway.

The segments with Zip and Gerhard can be heard by clicking the “Past Shows” tab at the top of this page. (We’ll offer our visits with Zip and Gerhard again over the air in a few weeks.)

Clara Moore interview

St. Louis chef Clara Moore is a contestant on “Around the World in 80 Plates,” which debuts tomorrow night on Bravo, 9:00 p.m. STL time. Here is her interview from Saturday’s Food Talk STL show:

Clara Moore Interview re “80 Plates”

More show archives are available by clicking the “Past Shows” tab at the top of this page.

Saturday’s Show Lineup (4/28/12)

This Saturday, our guests are Brian Pelletier of Kakao Chocolate, Dale Schotte of Park Avenue Coffee (and Gooey Butter Cake champion!) and Elaine Abramson, a woman who lost 85 pound by only eating restaurant food!

Listen Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to noon, on 590-AM, KFNS and on

Listen to archived versions of Food Talk STL by clicking on the “Past Shows” tab at the top of this page or by clicking here.

Please help spread the word about our show by mentioning it to all your friends!





Our Guests So Far

Huge thanks to all the people who have been on Food Talk STL through our first 12 shows! Here’s a list of guests who have visited the show so far:

  • Kevin Willmann, chef/owner Farmhaus restaurant
  • Ian Froeb, Riverfront Times restaurant critic
  • Wes Johnson, chef/owner Salt restaurant
  • Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch TV critic
  • Jim Fiala, restaurant owner/chef (The Crossing, Liluma, Acero)
  • Cory King, Perennial Artisan Ales brewer/craft beer writer, Sauce
  • Ligaya Figeras, senior staff writer Sauce magazine
  • Nate Selsor, bartender at Monarch restaurant
  • Jennifer Silverberg, food photographer (RFT, STL mag, Sauce, Feast)
  • George Mahe, St. Louis magazine dining editor
  • John Johnson, executive chef Lumiere Place/River City Casinos
  • Joy Grdnic, owner The Fountain on Locust
  • Andrea Kocinski, owner Andrea’s Gluten Free
  • Amanda Doyle, author of Finally, A Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis By and For St. Louisans, Neighborhood by Neighborhood
  • Paul and Wendy Hamilton, owners of 1111 Mississippi, Vin de Set, PW Pizza
  • Beckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Ice Cream
  • David Choi and Andy Heck, owners of Seoul Taco food truck
  • Jason Greene, manager of John D. McGurk’s
  • Suzanne Corbett, St. Louis food/travel writer and instructor
  • Evan Benn, Hip Hops columnist St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Sarah Newlon, Marketing Director, Black Finn restaurant
  • Stephen Proctor, Fox Theatre Food & Beverage coordinator
  • Andy Ayers, former owner of Riddle’s Penultimate, now owner of Eat Here St. Louis local food distributor.
  • Randy Sims, St. Louis wine enthusiast
  • Douglas Denny, Waiter at The Crossing
  • Ginger Gall, Dierberg’s School of Cooking manager/instructor
  • Kevin O’Leary, owner O’Leary’s Bar and Grill
  • Fabrizio Schenardi, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Hotel
  • Araceli Kopiloff-Zimmer, owner of Rue Lafayette Café
  • Matt Sorrell of Ladue News “Spicy Bits,” Feast and Alive magazine
  • Alec Van Meijeren, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Cielo
  • Brian Labuda, marketing head of Pearl Vodka
  • Eric Heckman, owner of Tani Sushi Bistro
  • Cassy Vires, owner/chef of Home Wine Kitchen

Saturday, April 21, on Food Talk STL

Our guests this Saturday will be Eric Heckman of Tani Sushi Bistro in Clayton and Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood.

You can click on our “Recipes” tab at the top of the page for Cassy’s Lemon Curd recipe—it sounds delicious!

You can click on our “Past Shows” tab to hear our on-air conversations with a long list of great guests.

In the meantime, thank you for telling a friend about our show, which is on every Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to noon, on 590-AM, KFNS.