Turn at .ZACK – Where Yum Meets Art

Turn at .ZACK – Where Yum Meets Art

Grand Center’s New Breakfast & Lunch Spot is Turn – .ZACK

St. Louis, MO/May 27, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) .ZACK – There’s always something exciting about trying a new restaurant, coffee shop, or cafe.  So, when several new restaurants seemed to blossom all at once this spring, diners across St. Louis rejoiced.  When an innovative chef or restaurateur gets together with other local creatives to create a totally new eating experience, it’s downright thrilling.  That’s why we’re excited about Turn, the newest creation of Chef David Kirkland.

One of the newest development in St. Louis’ vibrant restaurant scene involves the inclusion of upscale eateries inside multi-use commercial spaces, like Vicia at the Cortex Innovation Community in the Central West End, which opened in March.  This combination of form, function, architecture, and culture lends itself well to culinary innovation.  One of St. Louis’ newest example is Turn, which just opened inside .ZACK, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s new Grand Center space at 3224 Locust Street.  This new American bistro offers breakfast and lunch 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sundays inside a building that includes retail and event space, performing art incubators, and a theater.

Led by former Cafe Osage manager and chef, David Kirkland, Turn offers updated American classics, friendly service, and a warm atmosphere.  Like his previous endeavors, at Turn Chef Kirkland has built a farm-to-table menu that relies on produce from local farmers as well as the Northside Workshop, a nonprofit arts project that includes community beekeeping and urban agriculture on-site.  At breakfast, diners can order a flight of biscuits—four biscuits topped with seasonal jams, honey, and butter; or corn cakes with chorizo, eggs, avocado, cheddar, and green chilis.  There are quinoa bowls with veggies and eggs, and multigrain pancakes with syrup, seasonal house-made jam or compote.

At lunch, Kirkland takes creative license with the humble cheeseburger, adding white cheddar and green hatch chili peppers wrapped together in a tortilla.  There are currently three salads offered, including a quinoa kale salad that combines these two healthy staples with dried apricots and goat cheese from Baetje Farms (Bloomsdale, MO).  There are also sandwiches made with salmon, grilled portabella mushrooms, and corned beef, plus fries, house pickles, and cauliflower bites.

Turn is the combination of great food, warm hospitality, and an inspiring location—a terrific new development for this thriving neighborhood.  Chef Kirkland has said he has plans to add a monthly dinner series to Turn’s offerings.  For right now, hungry diners near Grand Center can nosh on farm fresh sausage, eggs, salads, and sandwiches, and soak up the surrounding art and culture.

Contact Information:

Turn
.ZACK Performance Incubator
3224 Locust Street
Grand Center
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 240-5157

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