The Chef Whose Restaurant is a Research Project on Ozark Cuisine

A St. Louis destination that celebrates rural Missouri

By Kate Bernot

Photo by Jay Hemphill


Bulrush is as much a research project as it is a restaurant. Opened in spring 2019, the St. Louis restaurant calls itself “rooted in Ozark cuisine,” and its chef, Rob Connoley, takes that descriptor quite seriously.

A Missouri native, Connoley has been focused on Ozark cuisine specifically since moving home from Silver …

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