Meet James Seyba, an Idaho native who previously worked at Michael Schwartz's 150 Central Park on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Sea cruise ship. He's recently joined the team at Freehand's now-famed Broken Shaker bar and created a new menu, which, per their publicist, features "high quality, local ingredients, with items like smoked St. Louis Ribs, house made ricotta, and a burger served with sharp cheddar, drunken onions, and house-cured bacon on toasted brioche." Other new items include grits with hickory smoked tomato, cured meats served with bread from Zak the Baker and "Broken Donuts" with spicy sugar, cafe con leche sauce. A few new beers grace the menu as well: Cigar City, Jai Alai IPA, and Rekorderlig Pear Cider. Sounds good, but then again everything there pretty much does. Welcome, Seyba.
Update: An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated that Seyba had previously held a position as chef de cuisine at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.
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