The Daily Eastern News

Alexander Briggs extends hours, updates menu

Dara McGee, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2017

he restaurant Alexander Briggs, once known for its fancy fare, is now trying to become more ‘fun.’ David Gherardini, his father and two of his uncles brought in pounds of lumber in 1985 to build a restaurant dedicated to supplying people with “affordable and good food.” Gherardini’s son, Michae...

Fine dining to have new home in Charleston

Executive chef Brent Furry and sous chef Nathan Douglas look over the anticipated menu for Alexander Briggs. The friends, have previous experience working together and are embarking on a journey together in hopes of creating a successful restaraunt in the Charleston area before opening more in surrounding communities.

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

February 23, 2017

A new restaurant in Charleston named Alexander Briggs will be opening early March at 509 Van Buren Ave. under the reins of executive chef Brent Furry. Furry graduated from Charleston High School in 2004 and later attended culinary school at Kendall College in Chicago. He said his culinary arts teach...

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