Last week, Bud Starr stunned the St. Louis restaurant community when he closed the doors on Root, the restaurant inside his wine shop Starrs (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-781-2345), after only three weeks of operation.
The restaurant, he told Gut Check, was bleeding money "like a stuck pig." In addition, he said, "We will never reopen as a restaurant again."
That was Friday, February 10. But like the lady said, tomorrow -- well, tomorrow is another day.
As a reader noted in the comments of the post about Root closing, on the evening of Tuesday, February 14 -- you were probably busy getting busy at the time -- Starr sent out his shop's email newsletter. It included news about a new format for the Starrs restaurant.
Our new restaurant will be prefix [sic] dinners on Friday and Saturday three courses from 19.99 to 23.99 and our famous deep dish pizza will also be available starting in March.
Starr was out of town when I called the shop for more information, but an employee confirmed the basic details from the email newsletter. More information as I learn it.