by Ian Froeb
April has seen several openings, including the return to St. Louis of chef Eric Brenner, an "eco-chic" outfit from Chicago, two new food trucks, a new bakery for the Loop and a new home in Soulard for another bakery.
Closings were few but did include one of our favorite new Vietnamese restaurants, St. Louis Pho. In a classic case of bad news/good news, however, a new Vietnamese restaurant has already opened in St. Louis Pho's stead.
The complete list of April openings and closings is after the jump. As always, let us know in the comments if we missed a restaurant.
See Also: - St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: March 2013 - First Look: Piccione Pastry Serves Cannoli, Cookies and Italian Coffee in the Delmar Loop - First Look: Prasino Brings Self-Proclaimed "Eco-Chic" Contemporary American Cuisine to St. Charles
Gut Check is always hungry for more restaurant news. Feed us your tips.
Alpha Brewing Company (1409 Washington Avenue; 314-651-0936) Alumni (200 North Thirteenth Street; 314-241-5888) Bombay Food Junkies (@bombayfoodtruck) [food truck] Gringo (398 North Euclid Avenue; 314-449-1212) Hong An Bun Hoe Hue Restaurant (3924 South Grand Boulevard; 314-776-3426) Kim Ngan (3863 South Grand Boulevard) Piccione Pastry (6197 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-1355) Prasino (1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles; 636-277-0202) Slice of the Hill (@SliceoftheHill; 314-791-2557) [food truck] The Wheelhouse (15 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-7955)
Relocations and closings on the next page.
Chopstix Asian Kitchen (8021 West Florissant Avenue, Jennings) Orkeed Restaurant (3191 South Grand Boulevard) Saint Louis Cellars (2640 South Big Bend Boulevard, Maplewood) St. Louis Pho (3863 South Grand Boulevard)* Tip Top Food & Spirits (2501 South Ninth Street)*
* - Closed in March, reported in April.