November 2012 Openings & Closings


Farewell, Spanky's. - IMAGE VIA

Another busy month for openings included Bar Les Freres, a cozy new French spot from Zoë Robinson Pidgeon; Elaia and Olio, the restaurant and wine bar from Ben Poremba; and a new home for Niche, Gerard Craft's flagship venture.

Closings were few, though my colleague Liz Miller's farewell to Spanky's Frozen Custard (11616 Concord Village Avenue, south St. Louis County) drew a lot of attention.

As always, let us know what we missed in the comments.


Andrew's Bayou Ribs [food truck] Bar Les Freres (7637 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; 314-725-8880) Elaia and Olio (1634 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-1088) Fork & Stix (549 Rosedale Avenue;314-863-5572) Joyia Tapas (4501 Manchester Avenue; 314-531-5300) Pan d'Olive (1603 McCausland Avenue; 314-647-8000) Restaurant at the Cheshire (6300 Clayton Avenue; 314-647-7300) Vernon's BBQ & Catering (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-726-1227) Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop (2201 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5166) Zoup! (I-270 & Manchester Road; 314-800-0414) [West County Center]

Reopenings, Relocations and Closures on the next page.


Delmonico's Diner (4909 Delmar Boulevard; 314-367-3333)


Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755) PM BBQ (161 Long Road, Chesterfield; 636-536-1966) Sapore Italian Café (451 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-909-7575)


Boodles BBQ (10024 Gravois Road, south St. Louis County) Hiro (609 Eastgate Avenue) [relocating] Sausage Syndicate [food truck] Sir's Bar-B-Q* (6714 Olive Boulevard, University City) Spanky's Frozen Custard (11616 Concord Village Avenue, south St. Louis County) Taqueria la Pasadita* (2336 Woodson Road, Overland) [this location only]

* - Closure reported in November; exact closing date in previous month.