Two restaurants which offer Filipino food have opened within the last few weeks. Emilio Bombais is the owner of Café Manila, a seasonal food stand at the Kirkwood Farmers Market, has opened Manila Bistro in downtown Kirkwood. Ammie Maminta-McSwain along with her niece, Abby Hernandez, recently took over the Shell Corner Café in downtown St. Louis and offer Filipino food during the lunch hours.
Root, a new restaurant from executive chef Brian Hardesty, opened in Richmond Heights a week ago today. In the sixth installment of our series Sound Bites, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine, producer Libby Franklin checks in with Hardesty about his latest project, which seeks to shine a new light on old cuisine.