Re-Voaked sandwich shop opens in Central West End
Doors opened today, Dec. 20, at Re-Voaked, a sandwich shop from former Oaked executive chef Stephan Ledbetter at 12½ S. Euclid Ave. in the heart of the Central West End. When Oaked closed in Soulard earlier this year, Ledbetter said it gave him the latitude to think about another project.
“As a chef working in St. Louis, doing my own thing has always been a goal of mine,” he said. “When Oaked closed, I was thrown for a surprise. ... And then a space in the Central West End came about. I saw it and thought, ‘That space is perfect for a sandwich shop.’”
Doing a sandwich concept may seem a far cry from the European-leaning new American cuisine of Oaked, but it makes sense to Ledbetter.
“At Oaked, I’m around scallops, beef tenderloin and steak, things of that sort all day. It’s funny to me that anytime I’ve been in restaurants, the chefs and cooks always eat the simplest things, like sandwiches,” he said. “In restaurants that use cool techniques and great ingredients, the chefs are using those ingredients and techniques [in sandwiches].”
Ledbetter hopes to apply those same skills and quality ingredients to the menu at Re-Voaked. Ledbetter offers around 13 sandwiches, including a number of vegetarian options. Sides will include chips, mac and cheese, fruit, soups and more. The menu will be offered daily after 10 a.m.
Re-Voaked’s morning menu will feature breakfast sandwiches on English muffins or in a wrap, sweet and savory pancakes served on skewers and coffee.
Re-Voaked will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.
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