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Friday, December 29, 2017

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: December 2017

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 6:20 AM

The smoked kielbasa sandwich at Mothership, now open inside Earthbound Beer. - SARA GRAHAM
  • SARA GRAHAM
  • The smoked kielbasa sandwich at Mothership, now open inside Earthbound Beer.

Even as the rest of us got ready for Christmas, St. Louis restaurateurs kept busy, with a fleet of high-profile openings and a few closures as well. Wine lovers were sad to learn that Remy's would be closing its doors after service on New Year's Eve — and Tim Horton's closed its final St. Louis-area locations after a legal dispute between the Canadian company and its local franchisee.

But there were plenty of buzzy openings to take the sting out of those departures. Zoe Robinson opened her long-awaited Billie-Jean, Dave Bailey opened L'Acadiane, and the dream team behind Louie, in the De Mun neighborhood, also opened their spot. As for Chris Bork of Vista Ramen, he's now running a much different food operation inside Earthbound Beer — Mothership. Meanwhile, Honey Pit Smokehouse brought a new kind of barbecue to Kirkwood, while the Clover and Bee brought a breakfast and lunch spot to Webster Groves.

Oh, and did you happen to hear about that little burger spot in the heart of the Central West End? Maybe one of these days the lines will die down; for now, we'll have to settle for salivating on Instagram!

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

See also: The Clover and the Bee is now open in Webster Groves

See also: Remy's Will Close After 23 Years in Clayton

Closings
PM BBQ, 161 Long Road, Chesterfield
Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar, 222 S. Bemiston, Clayton
Stratton's Cafe, 8103 Big Bend, Webster Groves
Tim Horton's, 2721 S. Big Bend, Maplewood
Tim Horton's, 1300 Lafayette Avenue, Lafayette Square
Tim Horton's, 10301 Clayton Road, Frontenac
Tim Horton's, 450 Regency Park, O'Fallon, Illinois

See also: Honey Pit Smokehouse Brings Barbecue to Kirkwood

See also: Mothership Offers Out-of-This-World Bar Food Inside Earthbound


Openings
Billie-Jean, 7610 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton
Honey Pit Smokehouse, 951 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood
L'Acadiane, 1915 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
Louie, 706 De Mun Avenue, Clayton
Mothership, 2724 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District
Shake Shack, 60 N. Euclid Avenue, Central West End
Stone Turtle, 6335 Clayton Avenue, Dogtown
The Clover and the Bee, 100 W. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves

See also: Shake Shack Founder Danny Meyer's Guide to Dining in St. Louis

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