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 >>
Mabel SuenChefs in the kitchen at Coastal Bistro and Bar.This past September the Schmitz family welcomed a new kid on their cozy, close-knit Clayton block -- Coastal Bistro and Bar (14 North Central Avenue; 314-932-7377). The Southern-inspired seafood bar and restaurant, featuring a combinati ... More >>
The Schmitz family has struck again. This time it's Frank Schmitz, owner of BARcelona.(Not to be confused with Claus Schmitz of Mosaic or Ellen Schmitz of Mosaic Bistro Market.)Frank Schmitz's new venture is an Italian restaurant called Bocci Bar. It's located at 16 North Central Avenue in Clayto ... More >>
Chef David Molina of BARcelona Tapas is quiet. When he speaks, it's soft and succinct, an artifact of his intense focus on his food and the job in front of him.
"I don't have a lot of time to do much of anything," he says. "This place keeps me really busy. If I do have some free time, I jus ... More >>