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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vista Ramen Owners to Run Food Service Inside Earthbound Brewery

Posted By on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Chris Bork, the chef of Vista Ramen. - PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN
  • PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN
  • Chris Bork, the chef of Vista Ramen.

If you love Vista Ramen (2609 Cherokee Street, 314-797-8250) — and seriously, who doesn't? — we've got some great news for you. The trio behind the Cherokee Street hotspot will be handling the food service inside Earthbound Beer's brand-new, about-to-open taproom.

Stuart Keating, one of Earthbound's co-owners, announced the news in a cheeky press release this morning.

“Chris Bork thinks about food the way we think about beer, and Casey and Jeremy Miller have been instrumental in making Cherokee Street what it is today,” Keating said in a statement. “When Chris approached us about potentially running the kitchen at our new location we nearly peed ourselves with excitement.”

Earthbound is currently expanding from a small room in the heart of Cherokee that previously held a nail salon to a much larger space at 2724 Cherokee Street. In the words of its press release, "Earthbound Beer expects to open their new 99 seat taproom and production facility located in a 150-year-old brewery stockhouse on or around September 10th but who even knows anymore."

Vista Ramen opened last year and has since earned critical acclaim, including this rave from the RFT's Cheryl Baehr.

You can get a glimpse of the new Earthbound space here.

Says Earthbound co-owner Rebecca Schranz, "“Chris Bork is a genius, and we couldn’t ask for a better restaurant partner. Plus, we truly have zero idea how restaurants work. Trust me, it’s far better this way.”

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