Savour Trumpets An Entrepreneur’s Taste And His Wife’s Touch
You could describe the new downtown restaurant as ‘eclectic chic’
Pete Reinwald, Tallahassee Magazine
Drew and Kim McLeod turned an available space on East Park Avenue into a place where diners could “savor life,” Kim says. Photo by Alicia Osborne
Before business began to heat up for the evening, Drew McLeod emerged from the kitchen of his new Tallahassee restaurant in a chef coat.
One patch on the white garment trumpeted the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Educational Foundation. On the left breast, his name appeared in cursive, followed by “DGC,” all official looking and everything.
“I’m a certified Darn Good Cook,” McLeod said with a laugh.
Though not a certified chef, he believes he’s really cooking as owner of Savour, among the latest to join the Capital City’s growing downtown upscale dining scene.
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Chefs That Sizzle
Brian Knepper, Savour Tallahassee
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
While many children don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, Brian Knepper’s desire to become a chef was evident at a very early age. Knepper noted, “I was catering parties before I could drive. My mom and dad had to chauffeur me to various jobs.” Chef Brian’s passion for food has led him to some unlikely and interesting places — the best restaurants, hole in the wall markets, the fields and docks of local purveyors and even to forests and swamps filled with wild game.
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We couldn’t be more proud of our Executive Chef Brian Knepper for being selected as a top 3 finalist for FRLA’s Chef of the Year!
E-Street Interview With Drew McLeod, Savour
Savour, is one of the few restaurants that can stand on its own in any city with no need to qualify the accolade.
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I've known Drew for many years through community connections and events in the non-profit association world, as well as Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and other community events. A consummate businessman, mover and shaker, long-time restaurateur, and real southern gentleman, it was our pleasure to dine at his newest creation, Savour recently, as well as meet his gracious hostess and lovely wife.
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