The 10 Most-Read Gut Check Food News Posts of 2014

Categories: New Year's Eve

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We'd like to think that you call consume our stories with precision and care, dear reader, but the truth is, sometimes a story really takes off that we didn't expect at all. Here are this year's most-read stories on Gut Check -- basically, what you thought was the most interesting. Let us know what you'd like to see more of in 2015 in the comments.

See also: Overcooked 2014: Local Chefs Dish on the Food Trends That Need to Die Now

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Celebrate New Year's Eve Without Breaking the Bank

Categories: New Year's Eve

       New Year's Eve can be fun and cheap. | Kholood Eid

New Year's Eve is quickly approaching. Unfortunately, parties for the night can run you $100 per person at the very least. Sure, you get an open bar, but some of us are looking to be a little more economical. Check our picks for the best New Year's Eve on a budget, and let us know what you'll be up to!

See also: New Years Eve in St. Louis: 6 Spots to Ring in 2014

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The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013

Categories: New Year's Eve

Except the cronut. We love the cronut. (Photo: Tejal Rao)
Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut.

(To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which trends or innovations were welcome additions in 2013.)

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