- Chris Lee is leaving his position as executive chef of the In Good Company restaurant group owned by Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda, as reported yesterday by Sauce's Ligaya Figueras. In Good Company own and operate St. Louis restaurants Hendricks BBQ (1200 South Main Street, St Charles; 636-724-8600), Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700), Diablitos Cantina (3761 Laclede Avenue; 314-644-4430) and Cafe Ventana (3919 West Pine Boulevard; 314-531-7500). According to Sauce, Lee gave notice more than a month ago and plans to leave his position by mid-January. Figueras says he declined to comment on his future plans.
- Feast reports EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery (550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield; 636-532-0550) is opening a second location at the old Busch's Grove spot in Ladue. EdgeWild owners Andy and Dee Dee Kohn say the restaurant is scheduled to open next summer.
- St. Louis Magazine's George Mahe reports that Burger Bar (999 North Second Street; 314-881-7580) inside Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel is closing following dinner service tonight. He first broke the news last evening on a local radio show and elaborated this morning on Burger Bar's closure over at Relish. There is currently no new tenant for the space.
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