by Ian Froeb
Any accounting of Farmhaus must acknowledge the less-than-stellar history of its Lindenwood Park address. More than a few restaurants have failed to stick along this peaceful block: Café Ivanhoe, KoKo, Bistro Toi. After Bistro Toi shuttered in November of 2008 -- a mere two months after opening -- the space sat empty for over a year, one more "cursed" spot.Visit the RFT restaurant page late tomorrow afternoon or check back here Wednesday morning to see what I think.
There. History acknowledged. I'd rather begin at a different address, in another state: the restaurant Erato on Main on Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. It was there that I and many others fell in love with the cooking of Kevin Willmann.