- Chris Lee is leaving his position as executive chef of the In Good Company restaurant group owned by Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda, as reported yesterday by Sauce's Ligaya Figueras. In Good Company own and operate St. Louis restaurants Hendricks BBQ (1200 South Main Street, St Charles; 636-724-860 ... More >>
September was an exceptionally busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included the lastest venture from Gerard Craft, the new tasting-menu concept from Mike Randolph, a new barbecue spot from prolific restaurateur Mike Johnson, a new barbecue spot from the prolific team of Dr. Gurpreet P ... More >>
See also: First Look: Diablito's Cantina
See also: Christopher Lee of Cafe Ventana, Sanctuaria and Chuy Arzola's
Getting a taste of Hendrick's BBQ (1200 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-8600) can feel like digging a fork into a not-so-humble sized slice of the South or somewhere else far fro ... More >>
- Hendrick's BBQ opened this afternoon at 1200 South Main Street in St. Charles, according to its website and Facebook page. The barbecue joint is the latest venture from local restaurateurs Dr. Gurpreet Prada and Ami Grimes, who also operate Cafe Ventana (3919 West Pine Boulevard; 314-531-7500), Sa ... More >>
Gut Check was a little slow to sort through our email this morning -- blame the Mastermind Vodka: farm-to-table-to-hungover -- so we apologize for posting this late, but Diablitos Cantina (3761 Laclede Avenue; 314-644-4430) is having a grand opening celebration RIGHT NOW.
OK, so you missed the ribb ... More >>
The patio at Chuy Arzola- WIth Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes having opened Diablito's Cantina nearby, changes were sure to follow at their other Mexican restaurant, Chuy Arzola (3701 Lindell Boulevard; 314-644-4430). Chuy Arzola is now essentially a bar, with a limited menu of such drink-frie ... More >>
Kaylen WissengerThe "Cucuy's Coffee" at Diablito's"I HATE tequila," says Ami Grimes, co-owner of the brand-new Diablito's Cantina (3761 Laclede Avenue; 314-644-4430). "But when Angie [Cornish, head bartender] started creating the infused tequilas, I was all for it."
Which is a good thing, as ... More >>
- Central West End institution Duff's (392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-0522) is for sale, according to an item (subscription required) in the current issue of the St. Louis Business Journal. Duff's opened in 1972, part of the fabled "Class of '72" of St. Louis restaurants. This weekend, Post-Dis ... More >>
Robin WheelerChristopher Lee, your 2011 Cajun Cook-off champeen!St. Louis started Mardi Gras season on Saturday not in Soulard but at the World's Fair Pavillion, with the annual Cajun Cook-Off. Chef Christopher Lee of Cafe Ventana, Sanctuaria, and Chuy Arzola's and chef de cuisine Katie Case ... More >>