Gamlin Restaurant Group Observes Green Dining Alliance Status on Earth Day
ST. LOUIS, MO/April , 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Earth Day is coming up this weekend and there are local restaurants in St. Louis that make it a point all year round to keep their GDA status. The Green Dining Alliance (GDA) is a program of St. Louis Earth Day that works in conjunction with restaurants to help protect the environment. They do this by reducing their environmental impact through practical, pragmatic, cost-effective strategies.
Gamlin Restaurant Group restaurant, founded by brothers Derek and Lucas Gamlin, tries to be a leader in operating their restaurants so they will have a positive impact on the community and the planet. Some of the ways they do so are by using locally sourced ingredients, in-house baking and energy conservation. They even have an appointed team of employees to ensure they are meeting the standards set by the GDA.
This is the second year in a row that their Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House have been certified as Green Dining Alliance (GDA) establishments. “Our Green Team is a group of employees who are always looking for new ways to make our restaurants more environmentally friendly, and ensure we can keep our GDA status,” says Proprietor Lucas Gamlin.
The restaurant group is committed to GDA core concepts like banning Styrofoam and #6 plastics, recycling restaurant waste, phasing in CFL or LED light bulbs, sharing utility data and goals for tracking improvements over time. They also use a local water filtration system, which provides guests with filtered water in chilled glass bottles at each table in order to conserve water.
The Gamblin brothers began with Sub Zero Vodka Bar, the largest vodka selection in the country served alongside fresh sushi and gourmet burgers. The company has grown to include Gamlin Whiskey House, which offers more than 250 whiskeys and fine wines. It’s a Southern twist on a traditional steakhouse.
Both restaurants have received national awards, including being named Best Vodka Bar and one of the Best Whiskey Bars in the country by USA Today. The Group’s newest establishment, 1764 Public House, is currently under construction at the corner of West Pine Blvd. and Euclid Ave. in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood.
There are more than 100 Green Dining Alliance certified restaurants in the St. Louis region.
Sub Zero Vodka Bar – 308 N. Euclid Ave. 314-367-1200 subzerovodkabar.com
Gamlin Whiskey House – 236 N. Euclid 314-875-9500 gamblinwhiskeyhouse.com