The owners of EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery announced today that they will be opening a second location in the former Busch’s Grove space in Ladue.
Since Busch’s Grove Market closed in late 2010, there have been many parties interested in the iconic St. Louis space at 9160 Clayton Road, including, in 2011, local restaurateurs Frank and Carmelo Gabriele of Il Bel Lago in Creve Coeur. There were also plans for a multiple-tenant use of the space.
Now, EdgeWild's Andy and Dee Dee Kohn are teaming up again with veteran restaurateur and EdgeWild proprietor Chris LaRocca to open the new establishment in early summer of 2013. LaRocca and EdgeWild’s executive chef Aaron Baggett are developing the menu for the new location. Executive chef Baggett will oversee the kitchens and culinary teams at both locations.
"EdgeWild’s successful formula of affordable American fine wines and inventive American cuisine will expand to the new Ladue location, providing patrons with much of the same feel, experience and cuisine they have come to know, love and expect," owners stated in a press release issued today. The new location, however, will have a greater emphasis on the bar and an increased selection of appetizers.
“It will be the new neighborhood watering hole,” says owner Andy Kohn. “The heart of the restaurant will be an oversized bar where patrons can enjoy everything from local craft beers, cocktails and affordable fine wines to tasty appetizers, chopped salads, sandwiches and burgers.”
The upscale neighborhood bar and restaurant will offer more than 20 local microbrews on tap, a full list of creative cocktails and an extensive selection of fine wines by the glass, including EdgeWild label wines and non-EdgeWild label wines.
The chef-inspired menu will focus on smaller plates, including a wide array of appetizers and specialty dishes. The menu will also have a selection of hearty, full-bodied entrees similar to those on EdgeWild’s current menu.
The new location’s menu and offerings will also continue to reflect EdgeWild’s partnership, support and use of use of local purveyors, including Salume Beddu, Companion, Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, Bissinger’s, The Caramel House, Cravings Gourmet Desserts, Andrea’s Gluten-Free Bakery and Purus Vodka.
The craft beers on tap will come from local breweries, including 4 Hands Brewing Co., Anheuser-Busch, Civil Life Brewing Co., Ferguson Brewing Company, O’Fallon Brewery, Perennial Hommel Bier, Six Row Brewing Company and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.
EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, 550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, 636.532.0550, edgewildwinery.com
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