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Tweet Beat: The week’s best tweets from #STL foodies

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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@cookingkid and Ira Glass tonight. pic.twitter.com/G9i09ZfWZr

It’s like she’s blowing away on this really windy day! #feasting #postworkout #mailee @PhoKingQui pic.twitter.com/HZYZSlpMss

Our first ‘ham’ hanging on the rail in the walk in. #minimeathead pic.twitter.com/er3Pefnc0V

My phone just autocorrected the word “digitally” to “sushi talky” #something

The chefs from @PizzeriaLocale  discussing the sexiness of wheat with the @PastariaSTL staff! #edisonwheat pic.twitter.com/DpVSUZQa3t

@Pigpicker milling logs half a block east of Pappy’s… Make the wind blow elsewhere. Ur teasing us

Received and organized ~60,000lbs of malt this morning. Also, brewing more @Schlafly Coffee Stout. Because delicious. #beer #math #STL

Happy Tuesday folks
Go vote and than go grab lunch and or dinner at your favorite watering hole since these ads drive us to drink!

If you’re over 12 and still eating cupcakes, they may as well be Chanel! #sweetchic pic.twitter.com/bVDEqTfAwr

Postorgasmic chillout with Ben and Sauce magazine comrades created Elaia Unbearable lightness of Being in St.Louis.awesome city and people!

Typo or does my mom know something about @thelibertinestl @cookingkid @JoshuaPoletti that I don’t? pic.twitter.com/MTk1dxMltJ


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This week, Michelle Volansky is obsessed with…

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014


{Newberry Furniture is a special addition to the St. Louis craft scene. Its kitchen items and furniture pieces are gorgeous and completely handmade. I whip out my Newberry cheese board for special occasions, and my table immediately becomes Instagram-worthy.}




{While Gamlin Whiskey House seems as though it was made for my bearded, whiskey-loving boyfriend, I think the Gamlin brother’s newest establishment, Taha’a Twisted Tiki, opened just for me! Give me fun, fruity drinks and a kitschy atmosphere, and I’ll hang out all night. My favorite drinks are the Taha’a floats. House-made ice cream and soda in creative, refreshing flavor combinations like mango and hibiscus make me one happy lady.}




{My go-to present is a gift basket from Parker’s Table. When you’re in a hurry, you can pick one of their themed baskets filled with local goodies, or if you have time, take a leisurely walk around the store and pick out everything yourself. The knowledgeable staff always help me make a great custom basket at a reasonable price.}

This week, Michelle Volansky is obsessed with…

Thursday, November 14th, 2013



{Cucina Pazzo is the shiny new Italian eatery from chef Justin Haifley, and I am obsessed. If you, too, are a raving lunatic for the house bread at Haifley’s other restaurant, The Tavern, just wait until you try the Rosemary Focaccia with Sicilian Butter at Cucina Pazzo. This warm, soft bread is loaded with olive oil and Italian seasonings, and the first complimentary serving will not be enough.}



{Some people practically need a coffee IV to kick-start their mornings, but I usually just require a warm mug of something tasty to tide me over until lunch. I like to mix it up with a savory cup of miso soup. It’s so easy; just add about 1 tablespoon miso paste to 1 cup hot water into a mug and stir.}



{Nothing gives me the warm fuzzies like shopping handmade for the holidays. St. Louis has a thriving indie craft scene with tons of choices for unique gifts. Right now I’m really into these hand-painted Botanical Custom Doodle Mugs from Villa Design. Each one is dishwasher- and microwave-safe and totally one of a kind!}

This week, Michelle Volansky is obsessed with…

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013



{No trip to Blues City Deli is complete unless I leave with 10 sticky, orange fingers, thanks to a bag of Kitchen Cooked Kettle Kurls. Each bag is packed with cheesy flavor and produced fresh daily in Bushnell, Ill. These melt-in-your-mouth curls put those hard, bland Cheetos from the corner gas station to shame.}


{During my brief stay in Japan in high school, I fell in love with green tea-flavored everything. In Japan, you can take your pick of green tea-flavored cookies, candy, surprising savory treats, and even the notorious green tea Kit Kat bars. But the Midwest is a somewhat of a green tea desert.  Thankfully, Central West End staple Coffee Cartel carries green tea-flavored Edy’s ice cream; I can get my fix with a crazy-delicious milkshake. And best of all, I can feed that craving 24 hours a day!}


{Nothing feels more special – or more financially practical – than lunch at Annie Gunn’s. Up the fancy factor with its Fried Bologna Sandwich on brioche with comté Gruyere. I didn’t know I loved fried bologna until I sunk my teeth into this sandwich. It tastes like a hot dog with fancy cheese on flawless bread, and the side of rich heirloom tomato soup is a great dipping sauce that makes me wish Annie Gunn’s made a grilled cheese, too.}



This week, Michelle Volansky is obsessed with …

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

{Now that summer finally seems to be making its grand entrance, my cravings for the Hot and Sour Soup at Yen Ching really should be vacationing until the fall, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I’ve sampled many a bowl of this classic Chinese treat. While others are watery and bland, Yen Ching’s is spicy and savory, loaded with tofu, bamboo shoots, egg whites and tiny, chewy shrimp. My Sunday night take-out order at this Richmond Heights eatery isn’t complete without a big, steaming styrofoam cup of this soup.}


{On mornings when I feel particularly in need of comfort – or when I’m just feeling overly indulgent – I love taking the short stroll from the office to Park Avenue Coffee for a Peanut Butter Cup Frappicano. Disguising what’s basically a mocha-peanut butter milkshake as a coffee drink appropriate for the morning is genius. Hey, by default, it’s made with skim milk. Totally justifiable, right?}

{I’m pretty confident that if my kitchen were reduced to simply a rice cooker and a hot plate, I’d still be a pretty happy lady. My favorite go-to lunch is half a cup of white rice topped with a fried egg, sliced avocado, pickled ginger and a sprinkling of furikake. I finish it with generous splashes of Japanese okonomi sauce and soy sauce. The result is like a highlight reel of all my favorite meal toppings, combined in one bowl of tasty goodness.}


Best Seat: MX Movies

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Dinner and a movie all in one place? That’s what downtown’s new MX Movies does best. Luxurious theaters playing all the latest flicks mean the hard part is picking your movie, not your seat. Each two-seat pod is decked out with a digital ordering tablet and swing out trays, making it easy to dine on truffle-salted popcorn, braised beef or Crown Candy chocolate. Theater-wide stadium seating makes every seat great with tons of legroom, but to avoid the occasional head in front of the screen from a passing waiter or waitress, try the center pods in row G of the mid-size theater.

MX Movies, 618 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314.222.2994, mxstlmovies.com

— photo by Jonathan Gayman

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