December 2012 Openings & Closings


Farewell, sweet scone. - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Farewell, sweet scone.

I'll begin this accounting of last year's final month with a restaurant that technically closed this month -- yesterday, in fact: La Dolce Via. The Forest Park Southeast bakery, winner of multiple Best of St. Louis awards from this here publication, announced this summer that it would close after a decade serving the best damn scones on this or any other world.

December itself was a relatively slow month. Other notable closings included Jim Fiala's Central West End spot Liluma and Hubert Keller's Burger Bar.

As always, please let us know in the comments of any openings or closings we missed.


Basso (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-7818) Brazikat Brazilian Steak & Seafood House (172 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 708-259-1539) El Toro Mexican Restaurant (3710 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 314-772-2888) The Office (5917 Delmar Boulevard, 314-761-7834) Robust (635 Washington Avenue; 314-287-6300) [additional location] Snarf's (614 Washington Avenue; 314-241-0100) [additional location]


Burger Bar (999 North Second Street) Feed Me Banh Mi (@FeedMeTruck) [food truck] Korea House, a.k.a. Han Gook Kwan (1261 Castillons Arcade Plaza, Creve Coeur) La Dolce Via (4470 Arco Avenue) Liluma (236 North Euclid Avenue)

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