One of this year's most-buzzed-about restaurants is now open for lunch, as first reported by Feast. The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999) has added an intriguing midday menu that it will serve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
We're eyeing the smoked pork shoulder club, topped with roasted turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a housemade brioche. There's also blackened catfish with Anson Mills antebellum grits and salsa rossa, plus chicken and gndui dumplings with beurre blanc, carmelized onions and oven-roasted zucchini. OK, we know what we're doing for lunch today. Call 314-862-2999 for reservations or go to libertinestl.com.