March 2011 Openings & Closings


Taste, with a new owner, relocated to the Central West End.
  • Taste, with a new owner, relocated to the Central West End.
The end of winter and the beginning of spring brought a fair number of restaurant openings and closings. Notable debuts included the "new" Taste, relocated from its original home as Taste by Niche, and Izakaya Ren, a Valley Park eatery featuring yakitori and sake. We said goodbye to vegetarian restaurant Shangri-La Diner and Sammy Scott's Sandwiches & More, among others.

The full list of openings and closings is available after the jump. As always, please let us know in the comments if we missed anything.


Galati's Pizza Pasta Grill, 100 South Main Street, Foristell
Horseshoe House, 6100 Delmar Boulevard
Izakaya Ren, 2948 Dougherty Ferry Road, Valley Park
Park Avenue Coffee, 417 North 10th Street [additional location]
Ravanelli's, 1214 Central Park Drive, O'Fallon, Illinois [additional location]
Taste, 4584 Laclede Avenue
Vino Nadoz, 16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights


Ichigo Modern Japanese Restaurant, 7443 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton
Outlaw Blues, 1214 Central Park Drive, O'Fallon, Illinois
Planet Sub, 7 North Euclid Avenue [this location only]
Shangri-La Diner, 2201 Cherokee Street
Sammy Scott's Sandwiches & More, 12766 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur*

* - Owners reopening with new concept

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