Lots of news today about Pi
(6144 Delmar Boulevard
), which began a year and a half ago as a Delmar Loop restaurant serving San Francisco-style deep-dish pizza and is about to become a mini-empire. First, the second location of Pi -- a.k.a. Pi Squared
-- at 10935 Manchester Road
in Kirkwood will not open today as originally scheduled, owner Chris Sommers informed me. No big deal -- just the usual complications inherent in opening a new restaurant. Look for an October opening. More Pi news, after the jump.
Meanwhile, Sauce Magazine reports
on its blog that the new Kirkwood
location will feature a milkshake bar. Niche
pastry chef Mathew Rice is
consulting on the effort.
Finally, the worst-kept secret in the
local restaurant scene was that the third
location of Pi will open in what
is now the Sapphire Pan-Asian
space at 4753 McPherson Avenue
. At Off the Menu, Joe
that Sapphire will close this Saturday, September 12. Pi is also opening a bar in the currently unoccupied space next-door to Sapphire. Sommers told me he personally began demolition on this project yesterday.