Sunday, December 30, 2012
Target date to open, May or June, depending on how they get through permitting in Ladue first.
This is the second of the two part interview with Andy and Dee Dee Kohn, new owners of Edge Wild restaurant coming to Ladue soon. Patch: How will Edge Wild be different than the others. Andy Kohn: Edge Wild, we believe finds an affordable solution to foods and wine. We were frustrated to see a bottle of wine you could buy at Costco for $17 and would be sold for $45. We found that we would drink a glass of wine or two at home before going out to a restaurant and pursue a bottle or glass there. A $45 bottle of wine occurs because of the layers of markups between the wholesalers and the retailers before it ever gets to a restaurant. We just felt there’s a better way to deliver affordable fine wine to a customer and that led to the founding …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Envision the finest domestic and international wines; a massive bar, lots of appetizers, burgers, salads and entrees too and a building full of lively patrons.
Like Phoenix rising from the ashes Busch’s Grove location will feature a restaurant once more. This incarnation will be a wine bar restaurant run by the enterprising family of Dee Dee and Andy Kohn. Andy Kohn is a Country Day graduate; their two boys graduated MICDS and the family has moved from Ladue further west. The husband-wife team already own and operate Edge Wild Restaurant & Winery in Chesterfield. That concept will be coming to Ladue. It will not be the reincarnation what-so-ever of the shuttered Busch’s Grove. Of the thousand restaurants in St. Louis, Edge Wild II will be an exclusive gathering place, offering fine wines from their own vineyard in Defiance, MO and elsewhere. By cutting out the middle man markups, the new owners …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Cutting edge Wild Edge coming to the Busch's Grove location sometime late spring.
This Saturday and Sunday, the Ladue-Frontenac Patch will go 1 on 1 with Andy and Dee Dee Kohn, the new owners along with Chris LaRocca in Edge Wild, the restaurant that will bring the shuttered Busch's Grove location back to life. For decades it was a restaurant and the Ladue meeting place. Then it became Lester's Miller's extravagant adventure; then a grocery store then it went belly up for good. The Kohns plan to bring back the local location as a restaurant and fine wine bar. They will cater to young and old alike. Their menu will be unique and they will serve wines from around the World to those who savor the tastes. Don't miss a word on the Ladue-Frontenac Patch this Saturday and Sunday.