Soup vs. Dog Food #8: The Grand Finale

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We don't know about you, but Gut Check finds it a tad...concerning...that while we're heating up a bowl of condensed chicken and stars, we're feeding our pups canned cuisine in varieties like "filet mignon," "rotisserie chicken" and "grilled steak and eggs." Yeah, yeah, we love our dogs -- forever friends and all that -- but why the hell does their food look better than our soup?

We believe an honorable mention is in order to one of our readers, who (as many of the rest of you) guessed yesterday's photo was soup. He, however, guessed not only that it was soup, but the type of soup. Congrats, Dave! Your ability to identify fluid foodstuff is simply unCANny. Yesterday's post was Shop 'n Save brand Chunky Sirloin Burger.

After the jump, check out our eighth and final photo. Take your guess, and thanks for playing Gut Chuck's coveted Soup vs. Dog Food Challenge.


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Soup vs. Dog Food #7

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We don't know about you, but Gut Check finds it a tad...concerning...that while we're heating up a bowl of condensed chicken and stars, we're feeding our pups canned cuisine in varieties like "filet mignon," "rotisserie chicken" and "grilled steak and eggs." Yeah, yeah, we love our dogs -- forever friends and all that -- but why the hell does their food look better than our soup?

Yesterday's photo, as an overwhelming majority of you guessed, was dog food. Our bleak attempt to poke around the vegetables in order to make them look more prominent in the meaty pile was to no avail. You guys are good! It was Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy: London Grill & Wholesome Veggie Accents.

OK. We know National Soup Month technically ended yesterday, but we still have two more guesses for you to make. Click through to take a stab at our next photo. Is it dog food or soup?


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Soup Countdown #1: Tom Kha at Pearl Cafe

January is National Soup Month, which makes sense, considering the first month of the year is typically marked with below-freezing temperatures, snow and slush. What's better than a delicious, hot bowl of soup on a chilly day? A delicious, hot bowl of soup that you don't have to make -- that's what. This January Gut Check will revisit some of our favorite hot soups to help guide your belly through this month-long soup celebration.

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Tom kha soup at Pearl Cafe
When your taste buds have a hankering for something a little spicy and a little sour, head to Florissant for the tom kha soup at Pearl Cafe (8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-831-3701).

Traditionally, tom kha soup is found in Lao and Thai cuisine. In the coconut milk broth you might seafood, pork, chicken or (in Gut Check's case) tofu.


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Soup vs. Dog Food #6

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We don't know about you, but Gut Check finds it a tad...concerning...that while we're heating up a bowl of condensed chicken and stars, we're feeding our pups canned cuisine in varieties like "filet mignon," "rotisserie chicken" and "grilled steak and eggs." Yeah, yeah, we love our dogs -- forever friends and all that -- but why the hell does their food look better than our soup?

Sixty percent of you knew that yesterday's post was soup. It was Progresso World Recipes: Albondigas (Meatballs & Rice) Mild.

After the jump, take a look at the next batch mystery mush and decide whether it's soup or dog food.


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Soup vs. Dog Food #5

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We don't know about you, but Gut Check finds it a tad...concerning...that while we're heating up a bowl of condensed chicken and stars, we're feeding our pups canned cuisine in varieties like "filet mignon," "rotisserie chicken" and "grilled steak and eggs." Yeah, yeah, we love our dogs -- forever friends and all that -- but why the hell does their food look better than our soup?

Friday's mystery meal was pretty gross looking, and most of you identified it as a little too gross to be human food. You were right! It was Skippy Premium Chunky Stew dog food.

After the jump, try your hand at today's photo and see if you can keep the (dog) ball rolling. Leave your guess in the comments or the poll.


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Sloup 23 Features More Than Seven Separate Soup Dinners this Sunday, Jan. 29

Sloup's 23rd event comes perfectly timed at the end of National Soup Month. Read on for details as Gut Check catches up with co-founder Maggie Ginestra to see what Sloup's been up lately and to get an idea of what to expect for Sloup 23's festivities.

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A snapshot from Sloup's holiday party in December 2011.
Sloup, a local monthly soup dinner that helps to raise funds for artistic projects, has garnered honors such as Best Arts Organization in the RFT's Best Of awards in 2010 as well as the 2010 RFT MasterMinds Award, and it's still going as strong as ever. Haven't heard of Sloup before? If you're behind on the times, it's not too late to get involved.

After a brief holiday recess, Sloup is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. Rather than having a soup dinner and project proposals presented at a single remote location in typical fashion, multiple hosts across the city simultaneously volunteer their soup cookery skills for the cause. The process, designed in collaboration with Francesca Wilmott of Los Caminos, involves vote tallying the next day and later reflection of the overall experiences.

To participate in Sloup 23: The Science of Sloup, simply RSVP (or in some instances, just show up) to one of several Sloup dinner locations during the evening of Sunday, January 29. Each meal costs $10 a person, with proceeds to benefit the chosen proposal. For information on available locations, ranging everywhere from Los Caminos on Cherokee Street to Wiegand Studios in Chesterfield, visit Sloup's Web site.


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Nine More St. Louis Soups for National Soup Month

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Jennifer Silverberg
The onion soup at Brasserie by Niche
All month Gut Check has been counting down our favorite St. Louis soups in honor of National Soup Month. If these fifteen standouts still aren't enough to sate your soup appetite, my 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes features nine soups and stews for you to try. The list is after the jump.


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Guess Where I'm Eating this Soup and Win a Prize Pack! [Updated with Winner]

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We'd originally taken this photo for our soup countdown, but we ran out of space on the list due to the high volume of awesome soups in St. Louis. We still want to acknowledge this deserving dish, so guess where we ate it, and we'll reveal its identity and give you a prize pack full of coupons and gift certificates.

Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment-entry field. One guess per e-mail address. Employees of the restaurant in question and Riverfront Times are not eligible.

Update: Congrats to commenter Jeff, who correctly guessed our soup came from Lemongrass.

Want more opportunities to win free swag? Subscribe to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' food newsletter.

Soup vs. Dog Food #4

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We don't know about you, but Gut Check finds it a tad...concerning...that while we're heating up a bowl of condensed chicken and stars, we're feeding our pups canned cuisine in varieties like "filet mignon," "rotisserie chicken" and "grilled steak and eggs." Yeah, yeah, we love our dogs -- forever friends and all that -- but why the hell does their food look better than our soup?

You guys are pretty sharp with this game. Most of you identified yesterday's post as soup. Specifically, it was Shop 'n Save brand Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo.

After the jump, see if you can spot good eats from dog treats.


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Soup Countdown #2: Menudo at Taqueria Durango

January is National Soup Month, which makes sense, considering the first month of the year is typically marked with below-freezing temperatures, snow and slush. What's better than a delicious, hot bowl of soup on a chilly day? A delicious, hot bowl of soup that you don't have to make -- that's what. This January Gut Check will revisit some of our favorite hot soups to help guide your belly through this month-long soup celebration.

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Stephanie Tolle
When you need a soup that will put hair on your chest, you need menudo. The traditional Mexican tripe soup is hearty, earthy and, to many Americans, kinda scary. Tripe is cow's stomach -- in menudo's case, the fatty lining of the second stomach. (A cow has four!) The flavor of tripe is difficult to describe, but it has a very subtle earthiness to it, and a bit of a tang. The texture is what frightens people: that chewy, slightly rubbery, slimy texture that Americans don't want in their meat. In Mexico, however, menudo is a breakfast favorite, said to do wonders for hangovers.


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