Who Dat’s

A few short days ago, I had the opportunity to dine at a restaurant that is by far one of the most original dining establishments I have ever had the chance to visit, over in Columbia, Illinois. One of the first things I noticed when looking at this restaurant was the sign hanging by the front entrance. The sign, at first glance, seemed to me to be a simple piece of orange paper enclosed in a black frame, but when I began reading it, I realized that it was the entire history of the place and it was such a [...]

2018-01-10T01:59:57+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

StarKist celebrates 100th anniversary with donations, charity events

Author: Madelyn Kearns Canned tuna and seafood supplier StarKist is celebrating its 100th anniversary by pledging USD 100,000 (EUR 89, 426) cash and USD 50,000 (EUR 44,708)-worth of StarKist products to Feed the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child hunger. "We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Feed the Children, as we value the organization's endless commitment to breaking the poverty cycle by not only providing food, but also through finding long term solutions like education and backpack programs for children," said Andrew Choe, StarKist President and CEO. "Over the past 100 years, StarKist has evolved into [...]

2018-01-10T02:02:30+00:00 June 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula

Author: Gina Homolka Source: https://www.skinnytaste.com/sesame-crusted-tuna-steak-on-arugula-5/ Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula 16 oz sushi grade tuna1 tsp toasted sesame oil8 tsp black and white sesame seedskosher saltfresh pepper4 cups arugulaFor the soy-ginger vinaigrette:1 tbsp minced ginger1 tbsp minced green onion1 tbsp minced garlic1/2 cup balsamic vinegar1/4 cup red wine vinegar1/4 cup soy sauce1 1/2 tbsp honey2 tsp toasted sesame oil1 tsp dijon mustard Rub the tuna steaks with 1 tsp oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dip entire surface of each steak into sesame seeds. Place the tuna steaks in a very hot saute pan and cook for [...]

2018-01-10T02:05:28+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Bonefish Grill

This past week, I had the pleasure of reviewing a well known Brentwood, Missouri restaurant known as Bonefish Grill with a friend of mine. I chose this location because of its impressive seafood selection as well as its close proximity to the heart of the city. The journey to this location was a bit daunting due to road construction, but the meal made the journey quite worth it. This location in particular was easy to spot because it was so close to the main road, but I'd be lying if I said it looked like a location with as much [...]

2018-01-10T02:00:14+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Slade Gorton recalls tilapia products due to undeclared milk

Author: Cliff White Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A,-based Slade Gorton has announced a recall for three of its tilapia products because they may contain undeclared milk. People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk "run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products," the company said in a press release. The products are: Gourmet Bay Toasted Crumb Tilapia, product code 7396701 Gourmet Bay Honey Mustard Tilapia, product code 7324801 Gourmet Bay Citrus Coconut Tilapia, product code 7322401 All of the tilapia products being recalled were produced between 31 January and 6 June, 2017. They have been sold [...]

2018-01-10T02:06:37+00:00 June 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Portuguese Seafood Stew

Author: Gina Homolka Source: https://www.skinnytaste.com/portuguese-seafood-stew/ Portuguese Seafood Stew 3 dozen little neck clams (scrubbed and clean)1 lb large shrimp (peeled and deveined)1 lb scallops1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil4 cloves garlic (minced)1/2 onion (chopped)1.75 oz 1 link chorizo sausage, sliced1 to mato (diced)3/4 cup dry white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)1/4 cup water1 bay leaf1/2 cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)salt and fresh pepper to taste In a large heavy pot, saute garlic and onion in olive oil over medium flame for about 2 minutes.Add chorizo, tomatoes, wine, bay leaf, 1/4 cup parsley, salt and pepper and simmer 5 minutes.Add [...]

2018-01-10T02:13:55+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Ruby Tuesday

This past week, I had the opportunity to dine at a Ruby Tuesday's. I wasn't too excited at first, because as with most franchises, you get the feeling that if you've dined at one, you've dined at them all. I myself had this same thought, along with the reminder of how everyone always raves about the salad bar, no matter which location they are at. This location did have ample parking much to my surprise, especially considering how busy Collinsville can be at times, and the fact that the exterior of the establishment was very well kept was a fact [...]

2018-01-10T02:14:17+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

US FDA warns about hepatitis A in frozen tuna

Author: Christine Blank Two United States government agencies are warning consumers about hepatitis A found in certain frozen tuna products. The Hawaii Department of Health notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on 1 May that a frozen ahi tuna cube sample from PT Deho Canning Co., imported by Hilo Fish Company in Hilo, Hawaii, tested positive for Hepatitis A. Then, in mid-May, Hilo Fish began recalling additional frozen tuna steaks and frozen yellowfin tuna cubes from the Sustainable Seafood Company in Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood, Inc. in the Philippines, over concerns about Hepatitis A. "The initially recalled product [...]

2018-01-10T02:15:52+00:00 June 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Greens and Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette

Author: Gina Homolka Source: https://www.skinnytaste.com/seared-scallops-over-baby-greens-with/ Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Greens and Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette 1/2 lb 8 oz sea scallops1 tsp unsalted butter1/2 lemon1 navel orange1 small clove garlic (crushed)kosher salt and fresh pepper1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 cups mixed baby greens2 cups baby arugula1 tbsp red onion (chopped) Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette:In a small bowl whisk olive oil, juice from half lemon, juice from 1/4 of the orange, crushed garlic, salt and pepper.Peel the remaining orange and chop into small chunks. Arrange mixed greens and arugula in the center of a plate or platter.Top with red onion.Wash [...]

2018-01-10T02:18:01+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Mike Shannon’s Grill

Sports, baseball and the Saint Louis Cardinals were my first thoughts when I was invited to go to Mike Shannon's Grill. Looking at it the location from the outside though, those were the last words that came to mind just from first glance. What I initially saw in terms of the restaurant reminded me nothing of baseball, but instead of upscale luncheons and nice boutiques all within walking distance of one another. The outside of Mike Shannon's is an unassuming brick facade with a simple yet elegant title above, and a gorgeous patio area to the side. I found myself thinking [...]

2018-01-10T02:20:03+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments