Taste Wood Fired Fare Changes Name


Eagle-eyed (and apparently omnipresent) George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine reports that Taste Wood Fired Fare (1201 Strassner Drive, Brentwood; 314-644-2772) has changed its name to TwinOak Wood Fired Fare.

Casey Friedrichs, who owns the restaurant with his twin brother, Curt, confirms the change to Gut Check. "We're in the process," he says, adding that the full change will take 60-90 days to be complete. He acknowledges that the change was made in part to "eliminate confusion with other restaurants." That other restaurant, of course, would be Gerard Craft and Adam Altnether's Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200).

As to the new name, Friedrichs tells Gut Check the name is a nod to both him and his twin brother as well as the Missouri oak wood used in the restaurant's signature oven, in which all of its hot fare is cooked.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.