Quick Bites: 4.25.18
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A new food truck owned by Corey Marion has rolled into town. Wok and Roll offers Asian-inspired dishes such as pot stickers, spicy dragon balls, Thai coconut chicken soup and more. Follow it on Facebook at Wok and Roll STL to find it! Guerrilla Street Food has opened a third location at 6120 Delmar Blvd. with an updated design and 20 new dishes on the menu.
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Gamlin Restaurant Group owners Derek and Lucas Gamlin (Sub Zero, Gamlin Whiskey House, 1764 Public House) presented for the second time at the Nightclub & Bar Convention in Las Vegas, which typically attracts more than 35,000 of the world’s top food, beverage and nightlife industry leaders. They spoke on taking risks and staying relevant after having a local hotspot for more than a decade. The company also recently hosted Give Back Days at its restaurants to support community organizations, bringing its total contributions since 2013 to more than $150,000, along with hundreds of volunteer service hours.
Publico, Mike Randolph’s Latin wood-fire cantina in The Loop, has launched a new weekday menu, as well as an expanded cocktail selection, now with more than 21 drinks, from head bartender Nick Digiovanni. He has included classic cocktails from Latin countries and his own signature creations featuring Latin spirits.
The Chase Park Plaza has relaunched its Chase Club with a new gastropub-style menu and local music Thursday through Saturday. Under the direction of executive chef Gunter Weber, the menu features regionally sourced foods with an international flair, such as a spicy bulgogi wrap and lamb flatbread with a Moroccan herb sauce.
Chef Robert Rusan may have retired from the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, but he still will be using his talents to help kids. He and a partner are starting a program called RUFFS (Rural Urban Farms for School) to train area students in seed-to-table and farm-to-school methods. The program also doubles as a restaurant and catering service of the same name, at 8100 Page Ave.