There's really just two things we want to do: tell stories and do some good. There's a million ways to do both so let me tell how we do it. We're all either cooks or musicians so that's what we use for the other half of the mission goal. PLOW is going to be five days a week as a restaurant/ wine bar and one night per week as a club whose proceeds all aim for a different deserving cause. We're doing it on a limited basis and a VERY unfinished storefront as it is; we just want to finish and do it full time.
Some of our shows have benefited: The Standing Rock fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline; A neighbor's dental bills; Some folks injured in an attack from honest to God, patch wearing Nazis; And a single mom fighting a bad custody battle. If there's a problem that money might help with, we are more than willing to party for it. We have bands and we have friends. We are the most ready people for the job.
Someday soon we're going to have a restaurant and that costs a whole lot of money. We have the staff on hand to do some of the best food in the city: my own history is primarily in sauces, specifically French and Italian. We have a master pizza chef with a recipe for STL style crust, flakier and crisper than you've probably ever had. Our house sommelier is going to complete his level two certification by the time we open. Our head bartender has been recognized by Esquire Magazine. Enough said.
Our immediate needs are to satisfy unpaid taxes on the building and maintenance. After that, we'll build out the bar to continue the benefits while we build out the kitchen. We need another restroom and to take care of a few aesthetics, but we are so close.
Saint Louis needs PLOW, and we can't do it without you!
- Bryan Killoren
PLOW venue owner