Local chef plans new St. Pete restaurant
December 4, 2019 - Jeffrey Jew, an alumnus of Bravo's "Top Chef," has unveiled plans for his first solo project. Named Lingr, the restaurant will be an upscale-casual eatery and bar at 400 6th St. S. in St. Petersburg. It's expected to open in the spring of 2020. The 150-seat restaurant and outdoor garden area will feature Nordic and Asian-inspired cuisine, representing Jew's love of the local area, his heritage and years of culinary experience, according to the website. Jew most recently was executive chef at 2B Hospitality, which operates Bella Brava and Stillwaters Tavern in St. Petersburg.