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Chicken at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
December was a good one for dining in St. Louis. We picked up a brand-new — and utterly delightful — Turkish restaurant on South Grand. A new food truck with an acclaimed chef began serving Six Mile Bridge Beer in Maryland Heights, providing dining where previously there were only beverages. And not only did cult favorite Gus' set up shop in Maplewood — but beloved Blues City Deli opened a new pizza joint in its alley, Melo's Pizza.
Yes, we lost a few good ones. The Loop trolley claimed its first high-profile victim, the Delmar Loop Bread Co. And Stellina and Pizzino will both be missed. Come January, though, we expect even more new openings, so don't cry too hard in that beer. Did someone say ramen?
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Frankly Sausages Food Truck
(based in part at Six Mile Bridge Beer, Maryland Heights)
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
(7434 Manchester, Maplewood)
(973 Waterbury Falls Drive, O'Fallon)
The Kitchen Sink
(555 Washington, downtown)
LoRusso’s on Grand
(601 N. Grand, Midtown)
(2438 McNair, Benton Park)
(3674 Forest Park, Midtown)
(3226 S. Grand)
Taco Truck STL
(2737 Cherokee, Cherokee District)
(7600 Wydown, Clayton)
Saint Louis Bread Co.
(6630 Delmar, Delmar Loop)
(6600 Delmar, Delmar Loop)
(3342 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park)
See also: Smoothie King Closes in the Delmar Loop
See also: Saint Louis Bread Co. to Close Loop Location
See also: Frankly Sausages Debuts Tonight at Six Mile Bridge Beer
See also: Pizzino Is Closing Its Doors December 5
See also: Dixon's Smoke Co. Brings Classic St. Louis Barbecue to Midtown
See also: Luckys' Restaurant & Lounge Now Open in Carondelet
Editor's note: We updated this story after publication to include the closure of Smoothie King.