THE FEED: Annie Gunn’s Representing Missouri in National Rainier Cherry Campaign July 11

2012-06-27T09:42:00Z 2014-09-16T13:33:07Z THE FEED: Annie Gunn’s Representing Missouri in National Rainier Cherry Campaign July 11Kristin Brashares, Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
June 27, 2012 9:42 am  • 

In celebration of National Rainier Cherry Day on Wed., July 11, Northwest Cherries has commissioned one standout restaurant in each state to create a unique menu item featuring Rainier cherries, regarded for their crisp bite, pale yellow flesh and sweet flavor.

Thirteen regional restaurants will showcase the cherries Midwestern-style on that day, with Annie Gunn’s representing Missouri. Each restaurant will receive about $400 worth of free Rainier cherries to play with and incorporate on their menus. Dishes so far range from cherry-infused cocktails and brews to Rainier cherry compotes.

In addition to Annie Gunn’s, the following Midwest restaurants are participating:

  • Recess, Indianapolis, Ind., Executive Chef Greg Hardesty
  • North Pond, Chicago, Ill., General Manager Rian Hill
  • Centro, Des Moines, Iowa, Executive Chef George Formaro
  • Tavern In The Village, Prairie Village, Kan., Executive Chef Lon Froneberger
  • Coach Insignia, Detroit, Mich., Executive Chef Kevin Green
  • St. Paul Grill, St. Paul, Minn., Executive Chef Adam Bartos
  • The Grey Plume, Omaha, Neb., Executive Chef Clayton Chapman
  • HoDo Restaurant, Fargo, N.D., Executive Chefs Ryan Nitsche & Nick Weinhandl
  • Cheever’s, Oklahoma City, Okla., Executive Chef Brian McGrew
  • Refectory, Columbus, Ohio, Executive Chef Richard Blondin
  • Minervas, Sioux Falls, S.D., Executive Chef Chad Howard
  • Motor Bar & Restaurant, Milwaukee, Wis., Executive Chef Kirk Wright

For more information on Northwest Cherries’ tree-to-table campaign, visit

Annie Gunn's, 6806 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, 636.532.3314,

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