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STL-Monarch to reopen Balabans

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STL-Monarch to reopen Balabans

greggold | Aug 21, 2008 10:14 AM

I had been hearing this might happen. Looks like its a go. Construction paper is in the windows and the dumpster is full. Sounds like they are going to change the name to Herbies, as in Herbie Balaban. I started thinking about all the great meals I have had at Monarch since they opened and I am sure they will keep the high standards at the new Herbies. I understand that they will keep some of the signature items from Balabans and put the Monarch touch on a new menu. Monarchs Ted Kilgore, the best mixologist in the area in my opinion, will help with the bar and signature cocktails. I think St. Louis will be abuzz about Herbies. I have always thought of Monarch as one of my go to restaurants and look forward to the new CWE venture, as I've had a lot of great times at Balabans over the years.. Just curious about others thoughts on Herbies, Balabans and Monarch.

Gotta eat.

Greggold

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