The Shaved Duck
has reopened at 2900 Virginia Avenue
in Tower Grove East. The restaurant opened last year to positive reviews
. It closed for an economy-inspired retooling
at the beginning of this year. Ally Nisbet remains the owner, but original chefs Brendan Noonan and Wes Johnson have left. (Noonan and Johnson reportedly will be opening a new venture in the Central West End.)
You can check out the Shaved Duck's new menu
on the restaurant's Web site
. Highlights include chili made from the bhut jolokia
chile, which boasts a remarkable 1 million Scoville units -- 40 times hotter than a jalapeño -- as well as flatbreads and plenty of barbecue.
There are holdovers from the original menu, including duck confit and (a personal favorite) the duck-fat frites
. The beer list, our 2008 selection for Best Beer Selection in a Restaurant
, also remains.
For more information, call 314-776-1407.