Credit my Post-Dispatch counterpart Joe Bonwich for this news: Café Ventana, the new
Midtown Central West End eatery -- featuring beignets! -- from chef Chris Lee, is now open at 3919 West Pine Boulevard. I'd previously posted that it would be opening later this month. That's the official grand opening, but the restaurant is now open daily. Call 314-531-7500 for more information.
EDIT: An eagle-eyed reader who knows the city's neighborhoods far better than I do informs me that Midtown ends at Vandeventer.