Just spoke with Balaban's owner Brendan Marsden about new executive chef Ed Hines, who replaces Andy White. Hines comes to Balaban's after spending the last five years at Bon Appétit, the dining services department of Washington University. His resume also includes Big Sky Café and the now defunct Route 66 Brewery. Marsden told me Hines likely won't implement any immediate changes to the menu, which underwent a seasonal revision not long ago. Look for Hines to start putting his mark on Balaban's in a couple of months.
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