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The Scoop: Talayna’s founder dies, Frontenac Grill goes on

October 31st 11:10am, 2011

103111_talaynasArea restaurateur Mike “Talayna” Faille has died. Faille was founder of the Talayna’s chain of Italian restaurants and owner of Talayna’s at the Park, Mike Talayna’s Juke Box Restaurant and, most recently, Frontenac Grill. He passed away last Thursday from complications resulting from a heart attack, as reported by St. Louis Magazine’s George Mahe. Frontenac Grill (originally to be named Ol’ Blue Eyes as a salute to Frank Sinatra), opened this weekend as planned at at 731 S. Lindbergh Road in Frontenac with Andrew Ladlie, a former sous chef at Annie Gunn’s, helming the kitchen.

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One Response to “The Scoop: Talayna’s founder dies, Frontenac Grill goes on”

  1. Sauce Magazine Blog » Blog Archive » The Scoop: Sassy Jac’s to offer Southern St. Louis fusion in Soulard Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    [...] year, Andrew Ladlie left his position as a sous chef at Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield to bring the late Mike “Talayna” Faille’s Frontenac Grill to fruition. Now, Ladlie is taking on a [...]

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