Imagine, children, if you can, my delight upon exiting Kaldi's yesterday afternoon (after a delish cup of French onion soup) and running into (almost literally) the tanned, rested and ready Blake Brokaw, one of the members of TheCommonspace's Pantheon of Top 10 Ever St. Louisans. Amazing! Haven't seen him in a year or more, and yet there he was. (Okay, I don't really know if the "tanned" part of my description is true, but all that fresh ink he sports gives the impression of a glow of health....)
What I gleaned from our two-minute conversation? He's teaching the culinary arts to a bunch of 12-year-olds at the Father Tolton Center in north St. Louis. Lucky kids, those.