Openings and Closings: Element's Opening Date, Nathalie's Coming To The CWE and Nadoz To Join Taubman Prestige

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Image courtesy of Element.

Image courtesy of Element.

Sat., Sept. 7: We finally have an opening date for Element, the newest restaurant from chef Brian Hardesty, co-owner of Guerrilla Street Food food truck and former executive chef at Terrene in the CWE. Element will take a unique approach in the kitchen, which will churn out New American cuisine “developed and executed by five chefs, each with their own unique but cohesive ideas for the menu. Collaboration is the core concept at Element,” according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Hardesty recently announced the following opening chef lineup: Chris DiMercurio, Jerrid Scholten, Michael Foley, Sam Boettler and Hardesty himself. Already designated by multiple local media sources as one of the most anticipated restaurants of the year, diners are going to have to wait until Sept. 7 to see what Hardesty has in store. Dishes are being closely guarded, as we assume they will be by those who soon get to enjoy them.
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October 2013: No one can resist the allure of the stately building at 4356 Lindell Blvd. in the CWE, most recently the home of the now-shuttered Salt. And that includes the building’s owner, Nathalie Pettus. Pettus is also the owner of Overlook Farm in Clarksville, Mo. She has announced she will bring her garden-fresh produce and grass-fed beef and tilapia to the city when she re-opens the space as Nathalie’s this fall. Her sustainable farm also houses a restaurant called The Clarksville Station, and its executive chef, Jimmy Voss, will lead the team at Nathalie’s as well. St. Louisans may remember Voss as the long-time chef of the local culinary institution, Duff’s. Pettus plans some renovations for both the interior and exterior of the building. We’re excited to see what the next life of the space will hold.

November 2013: Just in time for prime holiday shopping season, Kathy and Steven Becker plan to open the third location of their popular Nadoz Bakery Cafe at Taubman Prestige Outlet Mall in Chesterfield Valley. A welcome alternative to standard mall fare, Nadoz will offer healthy dining options from a locally-owned business. Offerings will mimic those of its two sister locations—the original at The Coronado in Midtown and the second in The Boulevard, across from The Galleria—including specialty coffee drinks and house-baked pastries, a variety of egg dishes, fresh salads and soups, creative sandwiches and decadent sweet treats. Diners will also find a burger bar menu with their choice of beef, turkey or black bean patty. Exclusive to the new location is the Nadoz Squeeze Juice Bar, which will offer fresh raw juices, fruit smoothies and Green Smoothies, made with veggies and dairy or non-dairy milk. The restaurant will be located inside the outlet mall, across from the Ralph Lauren Polo store.

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