- Brasserie by Niche
announced via Twitter
this weekend that it will now be open seven days a week.
Smart move: By all accounts, Gerard Craft's French restaurant, which landed its onion soup
on my list of 100 Favorite Dishes
and its cassoulet
on the top ten dishes of 2010
, remains wildly popular over a year after its opening.
promoted Chris Williams from sous chef to executive chef, replacing Matt Abeshouse. If you haven't visited Franco recently, now you have an excuse to go.
Though, really, you don't need an excuse. Since it opened four years ago, Franco has been consistently excellent -- to the point that I now think it is one of our most underrated
restaurants. (Its cassoulet
was a recent entry on my 100 Favorite Dishes.)
- The St. Louis Business Journal
reports that Chris Sommers is scouting spots for a downtown location of Pi
. The pizza juggernaut already has locations in the Delmar Loop, the Central West End and Kirkwood as well as a food truck and, opening soon, a location in Washington, D.C.Update
: (Tuesday, 1.11, 11:50 a.m.) As a commenter noted, I forgot to include Pi's carry-out only location in Chesterfield.
A few notes from the last week: