After a costume change, City Diner at the Fox is ready to perform as Stage Left Diner. Under new ownership, Stage Left aims to be Grand Center’s go-to spot for quality diner fare with a twist. Expect classics like smashburgers, spoon-drop biscuits and creamy milkshakes as well as new additions like sweet and savory crêpes and loaded breakfast skillets.
Along with executive chef Ryan Cooper’s plentiful menu, restaurateur Brad Beracha also wanted to update the diner’s interior. The space was cleaned, repainted with lighter colors and refurbished with new stools, kitchen equipment and reupholstered booths. Beracha kept a few fun touches of City Diner nostalgia, including a vintage motorcycle decorated with the British flag. Overall, Beracha says the goal of Stage Left is to win back the confidence of the neighborhood, especially Saint Louis University students and audiences leaving a show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre and other surrounding venues.
Written by Sarah Kloepple. Photography by Jacklyn Meyer. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.