It's almost the weekend, we're about to go have drinks to celebrate the departure for bigger and better things of our two awesome interns -- including Gut Check's designated competitive eater Amanda Woytus -- so why don't we clear out the ol' restaurant-news backlog....
- Gut Check first told you in May about Crostini Restaurant & Lounge
, a new Italian restaurant at 4501 Manchester Road in Forest Park's Grove district. Sauce reports
that Crostini has set an opening date of Tuesday, September 6.
- Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch learned
that the folks behind the Bleeding Deacon
(4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813) will open a new restaurant, the Crow's Nest
, at 7336 Manchester Road, most recently the home of the Red Lion
- Finally, the Mercantile Exchange
revealed the second restaurant that will open in the new Downtown development, joining another location of Pi Pizzeria
: a second location of the wine and restaurant Robust
(227 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-963-0033).