St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: July 2018


Flament Co.'s jerk sandwich — a positive development downtown, for sure. - SARAH FENSKE
  • Flament Co.'s jerk sandwich — a positive development downtown, for sure.

It's been a busy month for the St. Louis bar and restaurant scene — with some high-profile closures and some exciting new openings too. Two beloved restaurants (Billie's Fine Foods and Macklind Avenue Deli) closed after being gutted by fire, even as Webster Groves got a beautiful new nightlife spot, Downtown West got a steakhouse and Clayton got the second location of Peel Wood Fired Pizza — lucky, lucky Clayton.

But a disproportionate amount of the action seemed to be downtown this month. In addition to Porano, Howl at the Moon suddenly shut its doors, smack in the middle of baseball season, while Gerard Craft stopped tinkering with his two-year-old Porano Pasta and decided to close it altogether, blaming a paucity of convention business.

Others are still feeling bullish on downtown. Flament Co.'s the Place American Eatery brings New York-style slices to the UPS building, while Breakfast Lunch and Tacos offers just as its name promises on 6th Street. Out with the old, in with the new.

Here are the rest of this month's changes. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comment section below.

See also: Applebee's in South City Has Closed, and It's the End of an Era

Applebee's, 4680 Chippewa Road, Southampton
Bently's Pub and Grub, 7529 Michigan, Carondelet
Billie's Fine Foods, 1802 S. Broadway, Kosciusko
Dixon's Smoke Company, 3674 Forest Park Avenue, Midtown
Howl at the Moon, 601 Clark Avenue, Downtown
Las Palmas, 1901 Washington Avenue, Downtown West
Macklind Avenue Deli, 4721 Macklind, Southampton
The Greek Kitchen, 15939 Manchester Road, Ellisville
Porano Pasta, 634 Washington Avenue, Downtown

See also: Yapi Mediterranean Subs & Sandwiches Has Opened Its New Home

See also: Hopcat Is Finally Open on the Delmar Loop

50/Fifty Kitchen, 3723 S. Kingshighway, Northampton
Blueprint Coffee, 4206 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park
Breakfast, Lunch and Tacos, 626 N. 6th Street, Downtown
Flament Co.'s the American Place, 418 S. Tucker Boulevard, Downtown
Four Strings, 1730 S. 8th Street, Soulard
Frisco Barroom, 8110 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves
Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse, 2101 Chouteau Avenue, Downtown West
Hopcat, 6317 Delmar Boulevard, the Delmar Loop
Living Room South Hampton, 5760 Chippewa Road, Southampton
Lola Jean's Giveback Coffee, 5400 Nottingham, Southampton
Nug Shack by Byrd & Barrel, 4170 Manchester Avenue, the Grove
Peel Wood Fired Pizza, 208 S. Meramec, Clayton
Pho Long, 2245 S. Grand, Shaw
Vitality Bowls, 8029 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights
Yapi Mediterranean, 6413 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis Hills

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