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The Barracks American Table And Event Center Is Open And Ready For Business

Gillespie is home to a new restaurant. The Barracks American Table and Event Center, officially opened on March 18, 2024, is offering a unique and upscale dining experience. The restaurant is located at 206 W Spruce St., Gillespie, Ill.

Hometown hero Chef Andy Hirstein, returning from years spent honing his craft in St. Louis’ fine dining scene, brings a touch of big city flair to Gillespie. Partnering with the welcoming and hospitable owner, Kendall Lowry, The Barracks promises an unforgettable culinary journey.

“The Barracks is a step above the ordinary,” says Lowry. “We offer fresh, locally...


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