Gut Check (Finally) Meets Up With Andrew Zimmern in St. Louis

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While he was in town last week filming Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern snuck away from his security detail long enough to converse, securely, with Gut Check about his time in St. Louis.

"St. Louis has been around now for two years on our idea board," says Zimmern of the process of creating an episode based in our back yard.

"We did some light diving on the research side of things and found a ton. When you find great stories and great characters, then you can tell a really great story about a city or a region. St. Louis all of a sudden became, 'Oh my gosh, this is going to be great!'"

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Zimmern's enthusiasm about Midwestern food never wavered throughout his visit. He ate at a number of St. Louis restaurants including Gioia's Deli, Schottzie's Bar & Grill, Farmhaus, Smoki O's and Grbic.

He and his team also hit up Soulard Farmers Market and had a chat with four-time James Beard award finalist Gerard Craft of Niche, Taste, Pastaria and Brasserie by Niche. Outside the city, Zimmern went fishing for invasive carp on the Mississippi and made it to the opening of spoonbill season at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Location Info

Gioia's Deli

1934 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Schottzie's Bar and Grill

11428 Concord Village Ave., Green Park, MO

Category: Music


3257 Ivanhoe Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Smoki O's

1545 N. Broadway, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


4071 Keokuk St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Soulard Farmers' Market

730 Carroll St, St. Louis, MO

Category: General


7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant


4584 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Brasserie by Niche

4580 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


7734 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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