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EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery Opening Second Location at Former Busch’s Grove

New owners are Andy and Dee Dee Kohn, teamed with veteran restaurateur Chris LaRocca.

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The contents of the news release directly from EdgeWild:

EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery is opening a second location at the former Busch’s Grove in Ladue. Owners Andy and Dee Dee Kohn are teaming up again with veteran restaurateur and EdgeWild proprietor Chris LaRocca to open the new establishment in early summer 2013.

LaRocca and EdgeWild’s Executive Chef Aaron Baggett are developing the menu for the new location. Executive Chef Baggett will oversee the kitchens and culinary teams at both locations.

EdgeWild’s successful formula of affordable American fine wines and inventive American cuisine will expand to the new Ladue location, providing patrons with much of the same feel, experience and cuisine they have come to know, love and expect. The new location, however, will have a greater emphasis on the bar and an increased selection of appetizers.

“It will be the new neighborhood watering hole,” said owner Andy Kohn. “The heart of the restaurant will be an oversized bar where patrons can enjoy everything from local craft beers, cocktails and affordable fine wines to tasty appetizers, chopped salads, sandwiches and burgers.”

The upscale neighborhood bar and restaurant will offer more than 20 local microbrews on tap, a full list of creative cocktails and an extensive selection of fine wines by the glass, including EdgeWild label wines and non-EdgeWild label wines.

The chef-inspired menu will focus on smaller plates, including a wide array of appetizers and specialty dishes that are sure to become local favorites. The menu will also have a selection of hearty, full-bodied entrees similar to those on EdgeWild’s current menu.

The new location’s menu and offerings will also continue to reflect EdgeWild’s partnership, support and use of use of local purveyors, including Salume Beddu, Companion, Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, Bissinger’s, The Caramel House, Cravings Gourmet Desserts, Andrea’s Gluten-Free Bakery and Purus Vodka. The craft beers on tap will come from local breweries, including 4 Hands Brewing Co., Anheuser-Busch, Civil Life Brewing Co., Ferguson Brewing Company, O’Fallon Brewery, Perennial Hommel Bier, Six Row Brewing Company and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

About EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery

EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery is a modern casual restaurant serving affordable American fine wines and inventive American cuisine. A bonded winery operates onsite within the 10,000 square-foot establishment.

When EdgeWild opened in November 2011, it exclusively served its own selection of EdgeWild labeled fine wine, sourced from high-end, private estate winemakers in California, Oregon,   Washington State and Missouri, as well as a variety of private label Missouri wines.

The restaurant and winery broadened its wine offerings in May 2012 to include a cellar list and big guns cellar list with a wider array of fine wines and heavy hitters from some of the West Coast’s powerhouse wineries.

EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery is locally owned and operated. It is located in the heart of Chesterfield, Missouri near Chesterfield Mall at 550 Chesterfield Center. For more information on EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, please visit www.edgewildwinery.com or call 636-532-0550. 

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