January 2013 Openings & Closings


Wasem Hamed, owner of Kaslik Restaurant, in the kitchen of his previous restaurant, Layla - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • Wasem Hamed, owner of Kaslik Restaurant, in the kitchen of his previous restaurant, Layla

We'll begin the January 2013 accounting of openings and closings with some news from our friends at Sauce: Kaslik Restaurant is now open, serving Middle Eastern cuisine, at 8141 North Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant. Owner Wesam Hamed was previously an owner and the chef at Layla Lebanese Restaurant (4317 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-5500). He confirms to Gut Check that he is no longer involved with that restaurant. Kaslik is open from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Its online presence is not yet up and running; however, you can reach the restaurant at 314-972-8282.

The first month of the new year saw two more restaurants join the Mercantile Exchange downtown. It also saw the farewell of a sushi standby in Clayton.

The complete list is after the jump. As always, please let us know in the comments of an opening or closing that we might have missed.


Cini (374 South Grand Boulevard; 314-531-4433) Dynasty Hibachi Steak, Seafood and Sushi Buffet (6710 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; 314-781-8888) Jet's Pizza (14940 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-220-8929) Kaslik Restaurant (8141 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-972-8282) MX Movies (618 Washington Avenue; 314-222-2994) Takaya New Asian (634 Washington Avenue; 314-727-8264)


Cose Dolci (425 South Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-799-2157)

Name, Format Change

The Press Box Bar & Grill became Scarecrow (1095 Chesterfield Parkway, Chesterfield; 636-536-9440)

Closings, permanent and temporary, on the next page.


It's a Better Burger (17409C Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield) [this location only] Mister Lunch (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights) [reopening as Lampert's BBQ] Miso on Meramec (16 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton) Noodle House (3924 South Grand Boulevard)* Pazzo's Pizzeria (140 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood) Whipt Cream (Edison Avenue & Chesterfield Business Parkway, Chesterfield)

Temporarily Closed

Capitalist Pig (2727 South Twelfth Street; 314-771-8230) [reopening this spring] J.R. Cricket's (3737 South Grand Boulevard; 314-875-9848) [reopening this month] Thai Pizza Co. (608 Eastgate Avenue; 314-862-4429)

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