A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Husband and wife Simon and Angelica Lusky outside of their restaurant, Revel Kitchen. Photo: Bill Motchan

St. Louis chef’s latest venture kind of did come out of left field

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light August 9, 2018

An army marches on its stomach. So, too, does a major league baseball team, and for much of the past decade the St. Louis Cardinals players have been well fed by Simon Lusky, the Jewish team chef. This year, Lusky made a big transition from feeding ballplayers...

Chef and restaurateur Ben Poremba at Olio and Elaia, his new restaurants at 1634 Tower Grove Avenue, in the Botanical Heights neighborhood. Photo: Yana Hotter

Israeli chef Ben Poremba launches side-by-side restaurants to rave reviews

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 29, 2013

Ben Poremba was born and raised in Ness Ziona, Israel, north of Rehovat and south of Rishon. He is the youngest of three children, with an older brother and sister. At the age of 17, Poremba moved to Italy to attend a master’s degree program in food...

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