The pop-up dinner series in a downtown St. Louis loft you should know about
While furloughed during the pandemic, chefs Elliott Brown and Brandon Panosh decided to open reservations for a multi-course dinner. “It really was just a post that we made on my Instagram one night to see what happened,” Brown said. “When we woke up in the morning, we had eight people booked, so we just kept doing it.” The concept grew into Dinner at the Loft, a dinner series typically hosted at Brown’s Midtown apartment. Five courses of seasonal ingredient-led dishes are paired with a cocktail created by Jordaryl Logan, food and beverage director at One Cardinal Way.
While the duo is also available for private dinners, bringing together groups of strangers can spark special moments, Brown said. “It’s just an experience that you’ve never really had before,” he said. “You get to sit and share a meal with someone that you probably never would have met before or you never would have spoken to.”
Dinner at the Loft takes place roughly on a monthly schedule, and event announcements and reservations are managed through the team’s Instagram page.