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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tidbits from Crostini, Robust and the Bleeding Deacon

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM

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It's almost the weekend, we're about to go have drinks to celebrate the departure for bigger and better things of our two awesome interns -- including Gut Check's designated competitive eater Amanda Woytus -- so why don't we clear out the ol' restaurant-news backlog....

- Gut Check first told you in May about Crostini Restaurant & Lounge, a new Italian restaurant at 4501 Manchester Road in Forest Park's Grove district. Sauce reports that Crostini has set an opening date of Tuesday, September 6.

- Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch learned that the folks behind the Bleeding Deacon (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813) will open a new restaurant, the Crow's Nest, at 7336 Manchester Road, most recently the home of the Red Lion.

- Finally, the Mercantile Exchange revealed the second restaurant that will open in the new Downtown development, joining another location of Pi Pizzeria: a second location of the wine and restaurant Robust (227 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-963-0033).

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