Since moving back to St. Louis from New Mexico last summer, James Beard Award semi-finalist Rob Connoley has been giving diners a peek at his culinary prowess through a series of pop-up dinners, classes and guest appearances. Now, he will give them a more permanent place to enjoy his cooking.
Today, Connoley announced that he will open Squatters Cafe, a breakfast and lunch counter-service restaurant in the KDHX building in Grand Center. Squatters will occupy the spot that formerly housed Magnolia Cafe and will serve "familiar breakfast and lunch items" in a grab-and-go setting, Connoley explains in a press release issued this morning.The menu at Squatters Cafe will include dishes such as yogurt bowls, seasonal meaty grits and baked goods. Connoley will be doing as much in-house as possible; he intends to mill his own grains, process his own meats and prepare his own dairy.
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