Tuesday, November 1, 2016

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: October 2016

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 6:45 AM

The B-Side fills the former Los Punk spot on Cherokee. - PHOTO BY KELLY GLUECK
  • PHOTO BY KELLY GLUECK
  • The B-Side fills the former Los Punk spot on Cherokee.

It's been an incredibly busy month in the St. Louis restaurant scene. Cherokee Street got a dive-y new burger joint. The Morgan Ford area got a sparkling new sandwich shop. Downtown got pancakes and cookies 'til 3 a.m. — while the area near the Loop finally got a top-notch Vietnamese restaurant

So that's the good news. The bad news is that Herbie's finally, and officially, closed its original location in the Central West End, with a plan to reopen in the Cardwell's spot in Clayton soon. We also lost three spots in the Loop, another Fort Taco and the well-reviewed A2 the GFCF downtown.

What's next in November? Nathalie's has announced it's closing November 5 — but we also anticipate some hot new arrivals, including Sardella (replacing Niche in Clayton) and Mauhaus (the cat cafe opening in Maplewood).

Lest you're sad about any of this month's closures, we'll repeat that last one, with a little more detail: A cat cafe is really is opening in Maplewood, and at this point, it looks like it'll be ready for business on November 12. Make your reservations now!

See also: Eat Sandwiches Brings Casual Fare to Tower Grove South

See also: Mona's Brings a New Style of Italian to the Hill

Openings
Bobby's Place 2652 Hampton, Southwest Garden
Chris' @ the Docket 100 N. Tucker, Downtown
The B-Side 2709 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District
Eat Sandwiches 3148 Morgan Ford Road, Tower Grove South
Egg 2201 S. Gravois, Benton Park
Insomnia Cookies 1136 Washington Avenue, Downtown
Mona's 5257 Shaw Avenue, the Hill
Papagayo's 5001 Lindenwood Avenue, Northampton
Spare No Rib 3701 S. Jefferson, Gravois Park
The Shack 14810 Clayton Road, Chesterfield
VietNam Style 6100 Delmar Boulevard, Skinker-DeBaliviere

See also: 8 Dollar Deli Closes, Moving to O'Fallon

See also: VietNam Style Now Open on Delmar East

See also: The B-Side Is Now Open on Cherokee


Closings
8 Dollar Deli 6600 Delmar Boulevard, the Loop
A2 the GFCF 1330 Washington Boulevard, Downtown
Fort Taco 8471 Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant
Herbie's Vintage 72 405 N. Euclid Avenue, Central West End
I Scream Cakes 2641 Cherokee Street
Leonardo's Burger Kitchen 2130 Macklind, the Hill
Subway 6633 Delmar Boulevard, the Loop
Zippy's Burger 571 Mehlville, the Loop

See also: More Restaurant Closings Hit the Delmar Loop

See also: I Scream Cakes to Close Its Cherokee Shop

Editor's note: A previous version of this story indicated that Vicia would be opening in November. That date has been pushed back to late December or early January. We regret not staying on top of this one. We also added Bobby's Place to our list of openings, since we'd previously missed it.

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