If you’ve driven by the old Spare No Rib on Gravois and wondered about the breakfast spot that seems to have suddenly taken its place, do not despair. The Tex-Mex taco and barbecue spot hasn’t closed; it’s just moved.
On October 4, Spare No Rib relocated to its new digs at 3701 Jefferson Avenue, right across the street from Sump Coffee. According to owner Lassaad Jeliti, the move is the result of the overwhelming response to his pop-up breakfast concept Egg, which operated inside of the old Spare No Rib. Originally envisioned as a Sunday-only “just for fun” event, Egg took on a life of its own and developed a large enough customer base to support it as a standalone restaurant.“From the beginning, I wanted to serve breakfast on Sundays — I’m just a breakfast person,” Jeliti explains. “I thought, 'Let’s put a little menu together,' but I also realized that we should probably switch the name for the breakfast menu because a lot of people wouldn’t want to come to Spare No Rib for breakfast. In the back of my mind, I hoped that one day if it was successful enough, we’d be able to separate the two. I was looking for the right opportunity.”
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