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Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Look Inside KimCheese's New Second Location in Creve Coeur

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM

KimCheese's beebimbap with spicy pork. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • KimCheese's beebimbap with spicy pork. | Photos by Mabel Suen

As reported by Gut Check, the second location of KimCheese (10441 Olive Boulevard; 314-569-4123) set up shop in Creve Coeur. Akin to its flagship, which occupies a former Dairy Queen, the fast-casual Mexican-Korean fusion restaurant opened last month in a different former ice cream shop: an Oberweis Dairy storefront.

See also: KimCheese to Hit Creve Coeur

At the entrance.
  • At the entrance.

The Creve Coeur store's menu features almost all of the same items as the Chesterfield location's -- they're working on getting the rest, an employee says -- while the interior feels quite a bit different from the original's. For instance, this space didn't come with a built-in drive-through lane. Instead, a larger dining room makes way for new furnishings including an Asian-inspired wooden motif paired with a mustard-yellow and hunter-green color scheme.

A look at the dining room.
  • A look at the dining room.

From the colorfully drawn chalkboard menu, choose from items including rice bowls, tacos filled with Korean-style marinated meats, and the "Kim Cheese Burger" -- a popular plate that former RFT food critic Ian Froeb says is, strictly speaking, a steak sandwich served on a burger bun. In his 2012 KimCheese restaurant review, the monster of a burger seems to sum up spirit of KimCheese's Korean-Meixcan-American mashup cuisine nicely.

KimCheese-Creve Coeur's current hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the full menu and additional information, visit the KimCheese website.

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