by Ian Froeb
This week, I visit Plush (3224 Locust Street; 314-535-2686), the eclectic new restaurant-bar-club-concert venue in Midtown. Click through for a preview of my review.
Tattered scraps of ordinary white printer paper are glued onto the support column that stands in the center of the first-floor dining room at Plush: floor plans and recipes, handwritten notes that the "glassware looks like shit" (shit is underlined multiple times) and to "drink some vodka." In a restaurant (and bar and club and concert venue) overstuffed with eclectic décor, these proclamations might be the most striking. Certainly they are the smartest, conveying that Plush doesn't take itself too seriously while at the same time showing you just how much thought has gone into this venture.
Thought, time and money: Owner Maebelle Reed needed two years and $4 million to convert the building at the corner of Locust Street and North Bernard Avenue into Plush, which finally opened its doors at the very beginning of this year.
Visit Gut Check tomorrow morning to see what read my complete review of Plush and see Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the venue.