Author: Maddie Hiatt

Restaurant Dedicated to Kombucha is an STL Gem

Photos by Maddie Hiatt Tucked next to a brewery and a pizza joint, Confluence Kombucha + GastroLab doesn’t look much different than the other restaurants lining Manchester Road in St. Louis. However, their menu is like none other in the area. And proprietor William Pauley prides himself on this feat. A former chef, Pauley is going on his ninth year of brewing his own kombucha. Kombucha is fermented tea that has history dating back 2,000 years, but it only recently started making a name for itself in the Midwest. He focuses his creativity into his little budding 1,000 square-foot...

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