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ANEW By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

Corporate test kitchens are often bastions

own cuisine and clientele, including Dave

of secrecy where new recipes and product

B a i l e y ( R o o s t e r, B a i l e y s ’ R a n g e , L’ A c a d i a n e ) ,

formulations are tweaked, but the Anew

Mandy Estrella (Plantain Girl) and Reine

Rooftop

that

Bayoc (SweetArt), whose specialties extend

model on its head. Experimentation by

from vegan dishes to sweets and burgers.

and

Te s t

Kitchen

turns

its resident and featured chefs happens in the bright glow of events, hosted

Guests may not know it, but the building

either on the first-floor storefront or

is also a historic landmark. Big Brothers

the

B i g S i s t e r s r e n o v a t e d G r a n d C e n t e r ’s

rooftop

indoor/outdoor

space.

former Woolworth Building in 2007 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

commemorate its legacy as a site of sit-

added the Anew concept to its headquarters

ins and protests against racial segregation.

building in an effort to foster relationships

Its bright, street-side restaurant and

within the community with events like the

airy

monthly Happy Hour with a Purpose. Other

dialogue

resident and featured chefs bring in their

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rooftop

welcome

across

everyone

communal

for

tables.

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