Root to Open Friday, January 20



Gut Check declared Root to be one of our most anticipated restaurants of 2012. We don't have to anticipate much longer. Root announced this weekend that it will open on Friday, January 20, for dinner.

Root replaces Nosh in the space adjacent to Starrs at 1135 South Big Boulevard in Richmond Heights. Brian Hardesty, formerly the executive chef of Terrene and currently the co-operator (with Joel Crespo) of the Guerrilla Street Food food truck, took over Nosh late last year.

After only a few weeks, Hardesty decided to nix that concept and instead turn the space into Root, serving the generally forgotten cuisine of America's past. The debut menu, for example, includes a whole roasted rabbit for the table to share.

Matt Sorrell of Feast reports that Hardesty has brought Mike Warhover aboard as sous chef. Warhover comes to Root from Bailey's Range, where he was the executive chef. Gut Check profiled Warhover as part of our "Chef's Choice" series just last week.

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.