Brad Beracha

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    BaiKu Sushi Lounge Opening in Midtown This Fall

    The Hotel Ignacio (3411 Olive Street; 314-977-4411) already houses the MOTO Museum and Triumph Grill and it's about to get a sushi lounge. BaiKu Sushi Lounge (3407 Olive Street; 314-977-4411) is opening this fall from the owner of Triumph, City Diner, Alumni and Dooley's and the former owner of Miso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Owner Brad Beracha Discusses Closing Araka

    As we learned yesterday, Araka (131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-725-6777) will close after service on Saturday, March 9, ending a five-and-a-half year run for the upscale Clayton restaurant. Gut Check spoke with owner Brad Beracha about the decision to close Araka and what might be next for the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Report: Araka to Close, 801 Chophouse to Open

    Araka (131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-725-6777) will close after service on Saturday, March 9, according to a report from George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine. Gut Check has a call in to owner Brad Beracha for independent confirmation. More from him as we learn it. Update: (Wednesday, February 20, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Araka Is Not Closing, OK?

    Did you hear the rumor that Araka (131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-725-6777) is closing? It's false. Araka is not closing. Funny thing is, Gut Check didn't hear this rumor until we received an email from Araka's PR rep telling us that this rumor (which, again, we hadn't heard) was false. Confus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Former Araka Chef Mark Curran Charged with Burglarizing the Restaurant

    Stew SmithThe wine collection at Araka in Clayton​Mark Curran, former executive chef at Araka, was charged Thursday, June 17, with burglarizing the restaurant where he worked for more than two years. Court records indicate that Curran faces six counts of burglary in the second degree (a felon ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 17, 2009
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    July 27, 2005

    Flair Beyond Compare

    TGI Friday's pourdown showdown

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    August 4, 2004

    Miso Soup?

    Miso Lounge!