Help Budweiser Find Its Lost Puppy for the Super Bowl

Categories: Beer, Media

Help this handsome rancher and his majestic horse! | YouTube screenshot

Anheuser-Busch announced a few weeks ago that the iconic Clydesdales would be returning for Budweiser's 2015 Super Bowl ad. Last year, the commercial depicted a very cute friendship between horse and puppy, which will be back come game day. But alas, said puppy is "missing." We must find it.

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Gooey Butter Cake Represents Missouri in the New York Times' 50 States of Thanksgiving

Gooey butter cake from Ann and Allen. | Crystal Rolfe

Ahead of Thanksgiving, the New York Times has put together a list of dishes from every state, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. We don't usually think of this as a Thanksgiving food, but gooey butter cake represents Missouri, and we couldn't be more proud.

See also: Chef's Choice Recipe: Marilyn Scull's (Mom's) Gooey Butter Cake

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Thrillist Names Pastaria the Best Pizza in Missouri

"Roman" pizza at Pastaria, with tomato, garlic, bacon, mozzarella, pecorino and chiles. | Jennifer Silverberg

Thrillist, a national food, drink and travel site which has given much love to St. Louis restaurants in the past, just put out a list of the top pizza place in each state. And nope, it didn't pick Imo's. Gerard Craft's Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603) got the nod for the Show-Me State.

See also: At Pastaria in Clayton, Gerard Craft and crew use their noodles

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The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 4-10

Categories: Food Porn, Media

Fried chicken at Juniper. | Instagram

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. If you see a good one, send it to us!

See also: 9 More Local Food-Related Instagrams You Should Be Following

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Cork Dorks with Forks is a Website for St. Louis' New Generation of Foodies

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Cork Dorks with Forks has been noodling around on social media for a while, and though we weren't sure what it was, it sounded like something we'd definitely enjoy. It turns out it's a website celebrating all the food and drink St. Louis and beyond has to offer. Helmed by Angela Ortmann, a.k.a. STL Wine Girl, and sommelier Matthew Dulle, Cork Dorks with Forks is launching a new "channel" every day this week.

See also: Nick Miller Talks the Future of Bissinger's and the Caramel Room

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Kevin Nashan Talks Battling New York Chef Harold Moore on Knife Fight

Categories: Media

Kevin Nashan at Sidney Street Cafe. | Caroline Yoo

Kevin Nashan is one of the most renowned chefs in town -- James Beard Award nominee, executive chef at Sidney Street Cafe and the Peacemaker -- but can he stand up to a Knife Fight? It's a cooking competition series on the Esquire Network which challenges two chefs against each other to create multiple dishes in just an hour with surprise ingredients.

It's hosted by Top Chef winner Ilan Hall after hours in his Los Angeles restaurant the Gorbals. Earlier this year, Nashan took on New York City chef Harold Moore. The episode airs Tuesday, September 2, so we talked to Nashan about working under pressure, the inevitable knife mishap and getting out of your comfort zone.

See also: Kevin Nashan Brings the Coast to Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.

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Fozzie's Named One of the Best Sandwich Shops in America

Categories: Media

The "Big Bend Mafia" at Fozzie's. | Jennifer Silverberg

We've known that Fozzie's Sandwich Emprorium (1170 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-932-5414) was outstanding for years, but others are taking notice. Food & Wine has named it one of the twenty best sandwich shops in the country this week.

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Watch St. Louis Chefs Compete on the Next Great Baker Finale Tonight

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Wedding Wonderland Cakeshop & Hendel's Restaurant chefs Al Watson and Lia Weber. | TLC

Two St. Louis pastry chefs will be competing on the season four finale of TLC's Next Great Baker tonight. Al Watson and Lia Weber work at the Wedding Wonderland Cakeshop (437 Dunn Road, Florissant; 314-837-5015) and Hendel's Market Cafe (599 Saint Denis Street, Florissant; 314-837-2304), respectively. They're battling three other teams for the chance at $100,000 and the opportunity to bake at Buddy Valastro's new Las Vegas bakery.

See also: Black Bear Bakery's Raspberry Oat Bar, A Simple Sweet Treat Done Right

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Panera's Ad Agency Quits Calling Working with Chain "Crazy," Panera CMO Rebuts

Categories: Media

Just some chickens taking the hard road for Panera. | YouTube

St. Louis-founded and -based Panera Bread Company and its ad agency Cramer-Krasselt broke up in a very public way earlier this week. It wasn't a mutual split, though -- an internal memo from Cramer-Krasselt leaked yesterday morning doesn't paint a pretty picture of working with our hometown bakery-turned-national-chain.

See also: The Crossing Competes in James Beard Foundation Taste America Challenge

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Hugh Jackman Fed the Beast at Pappy's

Categories: Media

Pulled pork and brisket at Pappy's. | Liz Miller

Hugh Jackman was in St. Louis Monday for WWE Raw (because he's Wolverine?) and stopped for a quintessential St. Louis meal: barbecue. The X-Men star got ribs at Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). Good choice.

See also: Jimmy Fallon Visits Crown Candy Kitchen

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