Todd Brutcher

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Ben Anderson's Grapeseed Nears Opening in Southampton [PHOTOS]

    The St. Louis restaurant scene has been chattering aobut Ben Andersons' latest restaurant, Grapeseed (5400 Nottingham Avenue) since he announced it back in October 2013. His much-loved but short-lived restaurant Gist closed earlier that year from, among other things, disagreements between the partne ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    612 Kitchen & Cocktails Now Open in Kirkwood

    612 Kitchen & Cocktails (612 West Woodbine, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003) is now open in Kirkwood in the former Graham's Grill space. After the beloved Cajun restaurant closed in December, owner Dan Graham's kids Devin and Alison began transforming the place into a 1920s-inspired speakeasy. See also: 61 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    612 Kitchen and Cocktails to Take Over Former Graham's Grill Space

    Kirkwood mainstay Graham's Grill & Bayou Bar (612 West Woodbine, Kirkwood) closed December 31, but as we reported earlier this year, owner Dan Graham has retired and his kids are relaunching a new concept in the space. Graham's son Devin tells us the new 612 Kitchen and Cocktails will be a 1920s-ins ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Scamwich Artist Back in Action in Sunset Hills?

    That's right folks -- Gut Check has received another report on the infamous Scamwich Artist, a.k.a. Mitchell Kerman. The accountant from Ladue was first accused of scamming local restaurants back in 2012, and he resurfaced last summer while allegedly attempting to get free food from Onesto Trattoria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Return of the St. Louis Scamwich Artist? Suspect Dupes More Restaurants Out of Food

    Is the man who conned several St. Louis restaurants into giving him free food last year up to his old tricks? Todd Brutcher, manager of Onesto Pizza and Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; 314-802-8883), thinks so after a run-in this week with the alleged Scamwich Artist. See also: - Busted! Scamwic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Onesto Pizza and Trattoria Celebrates Its Birthday With a Party Saturday

    Happy Birthday to Onesto Pizza and Trattoria, who turns five on Saturday! To celebrate, Onesto (5401 Finkman Street; 314-802-8883) is hosting a free party complete with games, sangria and a roasted pig on a spit on Saturday, April 6 beginning at 1 p.m. The party rages on until the pig is gone. Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Onesto Pizza & Trattoria Hosts Stump the Bartender Challenge Tomorrow Night

    Todd Brutcher isn't afraid to experiment with drink recipes, mixing and musing to see what sticks. As a bartender and manager at Princeton Heights eatery Onesto Pizza & Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; 314-802-8883) Brutcher whips up wildly creative, seasonally inspired cocktails and pitchers of sang ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Onesto Pizza & Trattori's Todd Brutcher: Featured Sangria Master of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Sarah Baraba profiles Onesto Pizza & Trattoria's Todd Brutcher. Below is a Q&A with Brutcher, followed by his recipe for Butternut-Apple Sangria. Sarah Baraba​Todd Brutcher has a ... More >>