NicheFood Group has now nine food-and-beverage concepts. Niche Food Group, founded by Gerard Craft in 2005 at the age of 25, has built a solid reputation. Its restaurants and staff have won numerous awards over the years, including the Best Chef: Midwest James Beard award. Here is a list of all the concepts in chronological order and the most recent from each:
Brasserie: In May, Evy Swoboda, executive chef, and Elise Mensing (a national category) were named semifinalists for the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Midwest” as well as “Outstanding Pastry Chef” in the James Beard Awards. We also included general manager Cat O’Toole in A-List. This is no surprise considering Brasserie’s consistently high-quality food and excellent hospitality. 4580 Laclede.
Pastaria Last week’s big news was that Craft’s affordable pizza and organic pasta house are now open for dinner seven nights a semaine. This week’s news: The Salad of Summer ( ) – heirloom tomatoes, tomato vinaigrette, and stracciatella cheese are all part of the Salad of Summer (). Also, fried bread, Torn Basil, stracciatella cheese, stracciatella, stracciatella, stracciatella, smoked garlic puree, and fried bread are available. You can also take a seat at the pass. The time it takes to make a Neapolitan Pizza is approximately 10 seconds. 7734 Forsyth.
Cinderhouse: The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis will host an Aussie Barbecue with Latin Flavors on Thursday and Friday. This is the second of three AChef For All Seasons dinners. Aaron Brooks, executive chef at Four Seasons Hotel Miami’s EDGE Steak & Bar, will be the guest of honor. Brooks’ Tomahawk Steaks will be the star dish. They’ll be suspended and slow-roasted over two Big Green Egg cookers. Family-style will be served for the multi-course meal. The cost is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. It includes a signature cocktail as well as canapes. On request, an optional wine pairing can be arranged. For reservations or more information, click here. 999 N. Second.
BrassWELL: Located in Rockwell Beer Co.’s brewery, brassWELL is the place–perhaps the only–for exceptional burgers and beer. 1320 S. Vandeventer.
Pastaria Deli & Wine – Full- and half-size sandwiches can be found at this deli, wine shop, and retail store next to Pastaria. They serve Union Loafers hoagies and kettle chips (regular and pepperoncini) with their sandwich. Craft suggests the piada as a lighter option. It is a variation on the Italian piadina and contains wafer-thin Italian meat, tomatoes, and arugula. Wrapped in flour tortillas, it’s the perfect summertime meal, especially when a heavy sandwich can overwhelm you. On Tuesdays, Moxey’s Meatball Sub and Detroit-style Pizzas are recommended. 7734 Forsyth.
BOWOOD by Niche – The successor to Cafe Osage received a lot of praise and criticism when it opened last November for breakfast and lunch. From Thursday to Monday evenings, the restaurant offered a prix-fixe dinner menu. It’s simply outstanding. After the construction of the outdoor kitchen, the final menu will be available in the summer. 4605 Olive.
Brass Bar’s Monday Supper special: Tempura Fried Mussels with Green Curry, Pickled Radish, and Herbs
Brass Bar A little-known fact is that Brass Bar has the same menu as its sister restaurant Brasserie. The Monday Suppers is a French-inspired a la carte menu with paired special cocktails. It changes each week. For the latest updates, follow Brass Bar’s Insta. Reserve at Brasserie. But make sure to ask for seating at Brass Bar. 4584 Laclede.