The Fatted Calf (12 South Bemiston Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-1141)
will close at the end of June, Kathleen Portman
, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Jason, confirms. Sauce Magazine broke
the news this morning.
Vince and Tony Bommarito opened the Fatted Calf in 1966. The Portmans have owned it since July 2008.
"We love it," Portman says of the burger-centric restaurant. "We're mortified that this has to happen on our watch."
Portman tells Gut Check that the restaurant has been serving about 100 people a day recently. "We need to serve 200."
This doesn't necessarily mean the end of the Fatted Calf, adds Portman: "We're open to investors or selling it outright.
"I really believe if you hang in there, it's going to come back."