Today, Bulrush opens to the public. Chef Rob Connoley's modern interpretation of traditional Ozark cuisine embraces local ingredients, many of which have been foraged by himself and sous chef Justin Bell. Our team was so passionate about this project, we opted to delay our holiday party until the restaurant was complete. Last week Rob, Justin, and bar manager Chris Voll shared the delicious (and beautiful) products of years of research with our team. The bright

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This week we uncovered a stash of hand sketches we made while working through the design of St. Louis's first Mellow Mushroom that opened in 2016. The general public only gets to see the "winning" design of our projects, and we thought it would be fun to show how designs can change. All of these sketches were made in March of 2015, and our job was a complicated one: not only did we have to

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It's finally Friday and we've got cold boozy drinks on the mind already. Seems like a good time to share some renderings of the new Narwhals' at The Streets of St. Charles, scheduled to open in the spring. (Click on the images to enlarge them.) Located just south of Highway 70 at the river, the brand-new building is still under construction, but we'll be ready to hit the ground running as soon as the space

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Mission Taco Joint is a local favorite, and for good reason: An impressive list of tacos (Duck! Portobellos and goat cheese!) with an equally impressive list of drinks, all enjoyed in a funky, comfortable space. After opening three outposts in the city of St. Louis, the owners decided to cross the river to spread the taco love. After selecting a space in the Streets of St. Charles development, we were charged with making a sterile

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Fork and Stix has been critically acclaimed as some of the best Thai food in town, and we were excited to work with the owner to open a sister restaurant, KiiN Essentially Thai, downtown. In addition to some of the core dishes offered at Fork and Stix, KiiN would also offer traditional northern Thai “country” food. The restaurant was a former gift shop in the MX District downtown St. Louis. Featuring a wall of windows and concrete floors,

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