Eric Kelly opened Scape (48 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-7227) over six years ago in the Central West End. His last day was April 10. Kelly will be moving to Seattle to work with Restaurants Unlimited, a group that currently owns 49 restaurants. See also: Backbar at Scape is Ready for Spring "My partne ... More >>
News on ~scape, the Central West End's betilda-ed bistro: Both Sauce and St. Louis Magazine report that Levy Restaurants and the Koplars have parted ways, with the Koplars retaining control of both ~scape and Crêpes: Etc. The head chef is now Eric Kelly. St. Louis Magazine has an interview with him ... More >>
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The servers bear all the hallmarks of intensive corporate drilling. On two visits the same server offered us a verbatim opening spiel. Even before we had a chance to order wine, he offered us a point-by-point description of "his" favorite appetizers. (Curiously, at a nearby table that was seated aft ... More >>
The Central West End's newest upscale eatery has Ian looking for the exit door.
I swung by the Central West End this afternoon to check out the two new restaurants that Chicago-based Levy Restaurants is opening in Maryland Plaza: ~scape and Crêpes, Etc. I couldn't really tell how close to opening Crêpes: Etc. is, but ~scape looks very close. (As I mentioned last week, ... More >>