October 2012 Openings & Closings

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click to enlarge A green-chile cheeseburger at 5-Star Burgers, which opened in Clayton in October. - Evan C. Jones
Evan C. Jones
A green-chile cheeseburger at 5-Star Burgers, which opened in Clayton in October.

As has been the pattern for many, many months now, October saw far more openings than closings. In fact, Gut Check can confirm only one actual closing for the month: the Kirkwood location of Trattoria Branica. (There is one other possible closing.)

Openings included a new barbecue joint at Mad Art Gallery, the return of one of St. Louis' best-known Mexican restaurants and a new burger joint from a well-known chef.

As always, let us know of any openings or closings that we missed in the comments.


5-Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-720-4350) Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant (1928 South 12th Street; 314-241-1378) Capitalist Pig (2727 South 12th Street; 314-772-1180) Local Harvest Grocery (12309 Old Big Bend Road, Kirkwood; 314-966-6566) [additional location] Red Sea Café (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-991-1720) SOHA Bar & Grill (2605 Hampton Avenue; 314-802-7787) Sugo's Spaghetteria (243 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-659-4640) [additional location] Sultan Palace Bakery and Cafe (5144 South Grand Boulevard; 314-875-9652) Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; 314-863-1150)


Market Grill (728 Lafayette Street) [new format; new name to follow]

Closings, relocations and more after the jump.


Trattoria Branica (451 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood) [this location only]

Temporarily Closed

Spice-n-Grill (6800 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-721-2421)

Maybe Closed, Though We've Been Down This Road Before

Sir's Bar-B-Que (6714 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-499-3461)

Closed to Relocate

Niche (1831 Sidney Street) [moving to 7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton] PM BBQ (Long Road & Edison Avenue, Chesterfield) [moving to 161 Long Road, Chesterfield] Sapore Italian Café (Baxter Road & Andersohn Drive, Manchester) [moving to 451 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood]

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