These Guys!

…will be on Saturday’s show to talk about The Block in the CWE at 33 N. Sarah Street.

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Marc Del Pietro (on left) and Brian Doherty are co-owners of The Block, along with their wives Amy Del Pietro and Lea Doherty. Following their success in Webster Groves, The Block is now open in the Central West End.

Marc and Brian will chat with us at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday (3/30) on 590-AM, KFNS.


Saturday, March 2

We’ll visit Saturday with Companion’s Josh Allen. We’ll chat about his bread and the many places around St. Louis where you may have tasted it during his company’s 20 years (!) in business. Here is his official portrait, lifted from the Companion website.


Also tomorrow, we’ll talk to Justin Haifley, chef at The Tavern at Big Bend and Dougherty Ferry in West County. Here’s Justin:


Plus, we’ll tell you about the movie A Place at the Table and give away passes to see the movie at the Tivoli in University City.

Listen at 11:00 a.m. on 590-AM, KFNS. And via (You can also hear the show and everything else on 590 via the TuneIn Radio app on your smartphone.)


Saturday: Panel Show; Many Topics


Our panel for Saturday’s show:

George Mahe of St. Louis magazine

Ligaya Figueras of Sauce magazine

and Jim Bafaro, former STL radio newsman, now working to help business startups in STL.

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Among our topics:

Why no STL cheftestants on Top Chef?

Cupcakes—pure wonderfulness or overrated?

Lengthy restaurant menus—how many choices are too many?

Listen at 11:00 a.m. on 590-AM, KFNS! And via

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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



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

Restaurant Impossible; Soul Food Junkies

The Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible visited Meglio’s restaurant in Bridgeton for a segment that originally ran in February, 2011. Here is the entire show:

On Saturday, we’ll talk to owner John Meglio about the impact the show has had on his restaurant. We’ll also talk about his original Luigi’s pizza which lives on at Meglio’s.


Also Saturday, we’ll talk to Byron Hurt about his new film Soul Food Junkies, which will be screened on Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. at Missouri History Museum in Lee Auditorium. There is no charge to attend. Soul Food Junkies is scheduled to air on KETC Nine Network’s Nine World channel (channel 84 on Charter for most of metro STL) on Wednesday, January 16 at 8:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and midnight.


The film is targeted to African-American audiences, but has a message for anybody who eats soul food, no matter your race. Below is a clip from the show:

Join us for Food Talk STL Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to noon, on 590-AM, KFNS and online at