Bob Brazell Leaves Athlete Eats


Bob Brazell at Athlete Eats. | Caroline Yoo
  • Bob Brazell at Athlete Eats. | Caroline Yoo

Every week we publish an interview with a St. Louis chef called "Chef Chat." We've noticed something a little funny, though -- it seems that after we post said chat, the chef ends up leaving for a different restaurant. This Tuesday, we put up an interview with Bob Brazell, the chef at Athlete Eats (2837 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5566). And guess what? He's leaving the restaurant.

See also: Chef Chat: Athlete Eats' Bob Brazell On Spicy Last Meals and His Red Hot Riplet Obsession

Athlete Eats opened on Cherokee Street in January, from Cardinals nutritionist Simon Lusky and his wife Angelica. Brazell, a friend of the Luskys, created clean, low-carb, high-energy foods as the restaurant's executive chef.

"We just decided to go our separate ways," Angelica Lusky tells Gut Check. "We wish him the best -- it was mutual." Lusky says Athlete Eats is currently looking for a replacement and is interviewing potential executive chefs.

"We're good. We're just trying to take it day by day right now, because there's a lot going on and we want to make sure we do it right," she says.

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