The Place: Jax Cafe (2901 Salena Street; 314-449-1995) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. The Deal: Discounted selection of appetizers, $2 domestic beers and $3 rail drinks.
Jax Cafe (2901 Salena Street; 314-449-1995) opened in July in Benton Park, serving breakfast, lunch and brunch on the weekends. The original plan was to keep it at that and fill a niche in the neighborhood, but executive chef Brian Hale tells us that just wasn't working. See also: Jax Cafe Is Rock- ... More >>
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The biscuit is one of our favorite sides. But it has a lot of versatility, too -- it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner, a la carte, smothered with gravy, or replace bread in a sandwich. We've chosen a few of our favorites to get you started; these are all places where biscuits are available on their ... More >>
Brian Hale, executive chef at the new Jax Café's (2901 Salena Street; 314-449-1995), isn't shy about discussing his bad-boy reputation and the colossal ego that defined him throughout most of his culinary career. "I used to be a real dick," he says. "Really, I was all about the ego; a total prima ... More >>
Chef Brian Hale has made waves all over the St. Louis dining scene, manning the helm at the late, great Monarch Restaurant as well as working with Chase Park Plaza, BARcelona and Coastal Bistro. On July 23, he started the next chapter in his culinary career as the executive chef of Jax Cafe (2901 Sa ... More >>
As I noted the other day, this has been a very busy week (or several weeks, really) for restaurant news. Here are a few more items from around town: - George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine reports that chef Brian Hale, formerly of Monarch and Chase Park Plaza, will be the "director of culinary operatio ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergMonarch executive chef Josh Galliano works in the restaurant's kitchen.After closing for several weeks of renovations this summer, the bar and bistro of Monarch (7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995) feature a new Southern Bistro menu that draws from the Louisiana root ... More >>
Monarch (2003)Josh Galliano is reason enough to rank Monarch so high: The Louisiana native, sent packing when Katrina devastated New Orleans, is everything you could want in a chef -- creative yet respectful of tradition; ambitious yet humble. Yet he has been the executive chef at Monarch for onl ... More >>
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