St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: July 2017

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Cajun fries and shrimp at the Mad Crab, which opened this month in University City. - PHOTO BY SARA BANNOURA
  • PHOTO BY SARA BANNOURA
  • Cajun fries and shrimp at the Mad Crab, which opened this month in University City.
As far as intriguing food offerings go, this was a very good month. The Mad Crab, which opened in University City, is the area's first Gulf-style boiled seafood joint, while Bing Bing — now open in the Delmar Loop — offers a tasty new Chinese-style crepe called, yes, bing. Oh, and north city got a new seafood takeout spot — Shell City Crab Shack.

It wasn't all new new new. Korean spot Seoul Garden opened its second location in Creve Coeur, Tamara Keefe opened the second outpost of Clementine's Creamery in De Mun, Taze Street Food opened its second spot in the Central West End and Three Kings Public House finally made it No. 2 in south county. And while it's not quite a sequel, but still part of a legacy, Qui Tran (of Mai Lee fame) opened his long-awaited ramen shop, Nudo House, in Creve Coeur.

Yes, we also lost a few longtime south city bars this month, with Johnny's and the Filling Station both closing their doors, don't cry for what was. Johnny's will soon be Harpo's, and the Filling Station is already transforming into Kelso's. See what we meant about a good month?

See also: Bing Bing Is Serving Chinese-Style Crepes in the Delmar Loop

See also: The Mad Crab Opens Today

Closings
Johnny's Restaurant & Bar, 1017 Russell Boulevard, Soulard
The Filling Station, 1924 Pestalozzi Street, Benton Park
The Little Dipper, 2635 Cherokee Street (inside Fortune Teller Bar)
The U Bar, 6714 Olive Boulevard, University City

See also: Johnny's Owners Are Selling After Two Decades in Soulard

See also: Seoul Garden's Second Location Is Now Open


Openings
Apollo Cafe, 5450 Southfield Center, South County
Bing Bing, 567A Melville Avenue, University City
Clementine's Creamery, 730 De Mun Avenue, Clayton
Center Ice Brewery, 3126 Olive Street, Midtown
Jilly's, 222 E. Park Avenue, Edwardsville
Nudo House, 11423 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur
Shell City Crab Shack, 1330 Aubert Avenue, Fountain Park
Seoul Garden, 10441 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur
Taze Street Food, 8 1/2 S. Euclid, Central West End
Three Kings Public House, 40 Ronnie's Plaza, South County
The Mad Crab, 8080 Olive Boulevard, University City

See also: Center Ice Brewery's Opening Is a Dream Come True

See also: Shell City Crab Shack Offers Crab and Lobster — To Go


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