When he was chef de cuisine at Three Flags Tavern, Scott Davis spent his days and nights preparing exquisite plates of olive oil-poached octopus and heirloom pork. However, if you ask anyone what they miss most about the now-shuttered restaurant, the answer is resounding: the burger.
Now, burger aficionados again have reason to celebrate. The chef, together with friends Nate Emmons and Rob Varner, has launched a Fridays-only concept at the Grove tap house and bottle shop Gezellig (4191 Manchester Avenue, 314-833-5532).The two-month-old venture, called Swell the Tide at Gezellig: Burger Town USA, started out as a simple conversation amongst friends. Gezellig owner Brandon Cavanagh would regularly stop into Rise Coffee House, a Grove mainstay across the street from his tap house. There, he got to know Rise's Davis, as well as Emmons and Varner, and the four got to talking about Gezellig's food program.
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