St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: February 2013 [Updated]


El Paisano opened a new location on Delmar east of the Loop. - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • El Paisano opened a new location on Delmar east of the Loop.

February saw much activity in the Delmar Loop, with the opening of Chubbies and Mission Taco Joint as well as the news that a coffee shop called BluePrint Coffee might be joining those two restaurants on the same block. (To say nothing of the Washington Univeristy-related demolition currently taking place in and around the Loop.)

The month also saw new locations for several existing restaurants, including the Block, El Paisano Mexican Bar & Grill and Llywelyn's Pub.

The complete list of openings and closings follows the jump. As always, let us know any openings or closings that we missed.

See Also: - January 2013 Openings & Closings - New Coffee Shop for the Delmar Loop? - Mission Taco Joint Now Open in the Delmar Loop

Gut Check is always hungry for more restaurant news. Feed us your tips.


The Block (33 North Sarah Street; 314-535-5100) [additional location] The Choice (3265 South Jefferson Avenue)* Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-5000) El Paisano Mexican Bar & Grill (5916 Delmar Boulevard; 314-645-7455) [additional location] Gist Bistro (403 Lafayette Center, Manchester; 636-527-3300) La Pâtisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-7935) Lampert's BBQ (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-291-0303) Llywelyn's Pub (2490 Taylor Road, Wildwood; 636-821-3000) [additional location] Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430) Sushi Ai (910 Olive Street; 314-588-7888) [additional location] Tucanos Brazilian Grill (1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles; 636-724-4499) Wilson's BBQ (4904 Devonshire Avenue; 314-335-7041)

* - Opened in January.

Page through to see last month's closings.


Updated: (Friday, March 1, 7:25 p.m.) Multiple reports that Amici's closure is permanent, not temporary.

Amici's (210 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-821-2222) Big Bear Grill (10017 Manchester Road, Warson Woods) Hampton Bakery (5815 Hampton Avenue) Mama Gusto's 314 (7700 Ivory Avenue) Red Sea Cafe & Bar (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City)* Rue Lafayette Cafe (2026 Lafayette Avenue)

* - Closed in January

Announced Closings

Araka (131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-725-6777) [March 9]

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