Athlete Eats Serves Healthier Options on Cherokee Street

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The pulled pork shoulder is tossed in Carolina barbecue sauce and served with baked beans and slaw.

Lusky and his wife, Angelica, started making prepared meals for clients two years back out of their home kitchen in south St. Louis. Eight months ago they moved into their Cherokee Street storefront and realized that the space, with its commercial kitchen, begged for a café. So in February the Luskys enlisted the help of their colleague, chef Ben Brazell, to expand their business to include fast-casual breakfast and lunch offerings. Like their prepared-meal clients, the dine-in customers want locally sourced, health-conscious fare as well.

Keep reading: Cheryl Baehr's review of Athlete Eats.

Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for the Riverfront Times.

Published on April 15, 2014