The smoked kielbasa sandwich at Mothership, now open inside Earthbound Beer.
Even as the rest of us got ready for Christmas, St. Louis restaurateurs kept busy, with a fleet of high-profile openings and a few closures as well. Wine lovers were sad to learn that Remy's would be closing its doors after service on New Year's Eve — and Tim Horton's closed its final St. Louis-area locations after a legal dispute between the Canadian company and its local franchisee.
But there were plenty of buzzy openings to take the sting out of those departures. Zoe Robinson opened her long-awaited Billie-Jean, Dave Bailey opened L'Acadiane, and the dream team behind Louie, in the De Mun neighborhood, also opened their spot. As for Chris Bork of Vista Ramen, he's now running a much different food operation inside Earthbound Beer — Mothership. Meanwhile, Honey Pit Smokehouse brought a new kind of barbecue to Kirkwood, while the Clover and Bee brought a breakfast and lunch spot to Webster Groves.
Oh, and did you happen to hear about that little burger spot in the heart of the Central West End
? Maybe one of these days the lines will die down; for now, we'll have to settle for salivating on Instagram!
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See also: The Clover and the Bee is now open in Webster Groves
See also: Remy's Will Close After 23 Years in Clayton
, 161 Long Road, Chesterfield
Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar
, 222 S. Bemiston, Clayton
, 8103 Big Bend, Webster Groves
, 2721 S. Big Bend, Maplewood
, 1300 Lafayette Avenue, Lafayette Square
, 10301 Clayton Road, Frontenac
, 450 Regency Park, O'Fallon, Illinois
See also: Honey Pit Smokehouse Brings Barbecue to Kirkwood
See also: Mothership Offers Out-of-This-World Bar Food Inside Earthbound
, 7610 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton
Honey Pit Smokehouse
, 951 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood
, 1915 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
, 706 De Mun Avenue, Clayton
, 2724 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District
, 60 N. Euclid Avenue, Central West End
, 6335 Clayton Avenue, Dogtown
The Clover and the Bee
, 100 W. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves
See also: Shake Shack Founder Danny Meyer's Guide to Dining in St. Louis