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Monday, January 4, 2016

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: December 2015

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 12:19 PM

click to enlarge Chicken at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken - PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR/EVAN BLASER
  • Photo courtesy of Flickr/Evan Blaser
  • Chicken at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

December was a good one for dining in St. Louis. We picked up a brand-new — and utterly delightful — Turkish restaurant on South Grand. A new food truck with an acclaimed chef began serving Six Mile Bridge Beer in Maryland Heights, providing dining where previously there were only beverages. And not only did cult favorite Gus' set up shop in Maplewood — but beloved Blues City Deli opened a new pizza joint in its alley, Melo's Pizza. 

Yes, we lost a few good ones. The Loop trolley claimed its first high-profile victim, the Delmar Loop Bread Co. And Stellina and Pizzino will both be missed. Come January, though, we expect even more new openings, so don't cry too hard in that beer. Did someone say ramen?

See also: Seoul Q to Close, Relocate to Make More Room for Seoul Taco

See also: Sheesh Restaurant Brings Authentic Turkish Food to South Grand

See also: 5 Reasons to Go to Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken — Even If You're Sick to Death of Fried Chicken

Frankly Sausages Food Truck (based in part at Six Mile Bridge Beer, Maryland Heights)
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken (7434 Manchester, Maplewood)
Jose-'penos (973 Waterbury Falls Drive, O'Fallon)
The Kitchen Sink (555 Washington, downtown)
LoRusso’s on Grand (601 N. Grand, Midtown)
Melo's Pizza (2438 McNair, Benton Park) 
Midtown Sushi (3674 Forest Park, Midtown)
Sheesh Restaurant (3226 S. Grand)
Taco Truck STL (2737 Cherokee, Cherokee District)

Pizzino (7600 Wydown, Clayton)
Saint Louis Bread Co. (6630 Delmar, Delmar Loop)
Smoothie King (6600 Delmar, Delmar Loop)
Stellina (3342 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park)

See also: Smoothie King Closes in the Delmar Loop

See also: Saint Louis Bread Co. to Close Loop Location

See also: Frankly Sausages Debuts Tonight at Six Mile Bridge Beer

See also: Pizzino Is Closing Its Doors December 5

See also: Dixon's Smoke Co. Brings Classic St. Louis Barbecue to Midtown

See also: Luckys' Restaurant & Lounge Now Open in Carondelet

Editor's note: We updated this story after publication to include the closure of Smoothie King.

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