KT Ayers Named Executive Chef at Purple Martin, Readies New Menu


Lablabi at the Purple Martin. | Corey Woodruff
  • Lablabi at the Purple Martin. | Corey Woodruff

Fox Park standout the Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah Avenue; 314-898-0011) has announced KT Ayers as executive chef, replacing Chase Overaker. Overaker revamped the menu shortly after we reviewed the restaurant in June but left in July.

See also: Critic's Notebook: The Purple Martin Revamps Menu to Focus on American Classics

As first reported by Sauce, Ayers is launching a new menu tomorrow, August 14, that will double the Purple Martin's current offerings. Ayers previously owned Riddle's Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar until it closed in 2010.

Purple Martin co-owner Brooke Roseberry did not return calls for comment, but we'll update if we hear from her.

Here's Ayers' new menu:

Purple Martin Dinner Menu

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