Review: (Un)Lucky Cricket

Lucky Cricket is a cautionary tale for building a restaurant on a foundation of contradictions There may be no less lucky way to launch a major new Midwestern Chinese restaurant than categorically describing your mom-and-pop competition as “horseshit.” But that’s the tack world traveler and TV personality Andrew Zimmern took while launching his St. Louis … [ Read more]

Beyond Bizarre: Andrew Zimmern on the impact of ‘Bizarre Foods’ and his hopes for ‘The Zimmern List’

Andrew Zimmern is an ambassador of the weird. The four-time James Beard Award–winning TV personality, chef, writer, and teacher (and Minnesota resident) has been exploring odd and undiscovered foods around the world in his Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods” for 11 years. His new show, “The Zimmern List,” which premiered this spring, embraces a different … [ Read more]

Crickets on the menu at GYST following documentary premiere

Following the April 22nd premiere of The Gateway Bug, a documentary on the edible insect industry at this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, GYST Fermentation Bar will be hosting a dinner featuring a 4-course tasting menu full of crickets. The presumably crunchy fare will be paired with wine and beer courtesy of Tradition Wine and … [ Read more]