The first True Food Kitchen opened in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. A collaboration between Dr. Andrew Weil and Restaurateur Sam Fox (Fox Restaurant Concepts). True Food Kitchen is a health-focused restaurant chain that serves healthy, seasonal, sustainable and organic food with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Weil and Fox had met in the late 1990s at one of Fox’s restaurants in Tuscon. The first True Food Kitchen was an immediate success and inspired the two to roll out the concept on a national level. Dishes are influenced by Mediterranean, Asian and California cuisine and includes everything from noodle dishes to burgers to brick oven pizzas.
We talked with Jon Augustin, Director of Beverage for True Food Kitchen about everything from Cheval Blanc with a burger to his birth year Bordeaux.