It was again a busy month for the St. Louis restaurant scene. Perhaps the month's most high-profile closure, DeMun Oyster Bar, has already reopened for business under a new shingle as Barrio, a neighborhood Mexican place brought by the same owners. Phew! A similar switcharoo took place on the Hill, where Anthony Devoti closed Five Bistro last month, only to reopen this month as J. Devoti Trattoria. As for Rocket Fizz, it didn't even bother to change concepts; it just reopened in the same place two months after it closed, with new owners and a much bigger selection.Other newcomers? Crispy Edge, the city's first potsticker-focused restaurant; Good Fortune, a "new American Chinese" spot; and Kiin Essentially Thai, which offers many of the same northern Thai dishes as the beloved Fork & Stix. There's also a new ice cream spot in Dogtown and yet another Sugarfire Smoke House, this one in O'Fallon, Illinois.
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