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Vista Ramen chef-owner shares plans for Mothership at Earthbound

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Executive chef and co-owner Chris Bork created a menu inspired by several Asian cultures. Dishes include  Japanese ramen, Thai sausage and Korean fried chicken.


Vista Ramen chef-owner Chris Bork will land the Mothership at Earthbound Beer this winter.

As The Scoop reported in August, Earthbound Beer announced Bork would helm the kitchen at its new location at 2724 Cherokee St., which opened in September, but the concept was still in the works. Now, Bork has announced the initial menu lineup and a tentative opening timeline, as reported by Feast.

“My inspiration was to find a niche on Cherokee that didn’t exist,” Bork said. “We really just bought a smoker and built the menu around that.”




While bowls of ramen won’t make the move to Mothership, Bork has put together a tight inaugural menu focusing on smoked meats. In addition to a rotating barbecue plate, Mothership will feature smoked turkey with pita, sumac, pickles and yogurt; smoked chicken chili with cottage cheese and pickled daikon; a veggie burger topped with fontina, Kewpie mayo, lettuce and red onion; and kielbasa with mustard and onions.

Sides also follow the barbecue theme: beans, potato salad and coleslaw, along with a variety of kimchi and pickles. House sauces will include pomegranate, root beer, Carolina, Korean barbecue and vinegar. Hawaiian rolls with gochujang honey butter will round out the offerings.

Bork said some of the new menu items will be available at Earthbound’s third anniversary party, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17, and Mothership should open “a week or two after Thanksgiving.”

Photo by Michelle Volansky; logo courtesy of Chris Bork 

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine. 

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The Scoop: Adam’s Smokehouse joins Pappy’s, Bogart’s ‘cue family

Thursday, July 18th, 2013


The barbecue family at Pappy’s and Bogart’s is growing. Mothership, the ownership group behind these two local barbecue joints, is bringing another into the fold. Adam’s Smokehouse, the first licensee for Mothership, will be located at 2819 Watson Road.

Mike Emerson, one of the Mothership partners and the face behind Pappy’s, explained that Adam’s Smokehouse will be operated by his son-in-law Mike Ireland and Ireland’s business partner Frank Vinciguerra. Ireland and Vinciguerra have worked closely with Emerson during the last few years, noted Emerson. “They’ve learned our philosophy – what we believe and what we want to happen in St. Louis,” he said.

What Emerson and his Mothership partners want to happen is that the new 20-seat restaurant “not be a duplicate of Pappy’s or Bogart’s.” Guests at Adam’s will find distinctions in the ribs and other meaty fare “to be announced as we perfect them,” said Emerson. Adam’s, named in honor of Adam Gaffney, who died unexpectedly as a young man and was a friend of Emerson’s son John, is on target to open around Labor Day.

Mothership isn’t stopping with one new project, though; soon, it will be an international clan. Boogie’s BBQ, which opened a year ago in Nuremburg, Germany, is set to become a second Mothership licensee within a matter of days.




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