Fall Flavors Grace Seasonal Menus, Wicked Greenz Opens in Clayton

Fall is in the air and restaurants around town are getting their fall flavors on. Red wine braised beef with creamy corn polenta, roasted carrots, onions; cauliflower with toasted pine nuts, pickled raisins and Calabrian chili vinaigrette; oven roasted chicken with broccoli panzanella—these are just a few of the newest eats on the menu at Pastaria. 7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton

Missouri History Museum’s Bixby’s launched its seasonal menu with items like ultimate grilled cheese, comforting roasted tomato bisque, pear and bleu cheese flatbread, butternut risotto and much more. The new decor also celebrates nature indoors while you enjoy your view of the park. 5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park

New fast casual spot Wicked Greenz opened for business last week in the space that formerly housed Clayton’s Bocci Wine Bar. Salads in a bowl or rolled as well as other healthy options are also available for delivery with no minimum charge. Hours are 10am-8 pm. 16 N. Central Ave., Clayton

Rockwell Beer Company recently announced the location for STL’s newest brewery that will be coming to Botanical Heights near The Grove. 1320 S. Vandeventer Ave., Botanical Heights

A new restaurant is coming to the former space of Local Harvest Grocery called Eat Sandwiches later this month. As reported by Riverfront Times, the new deli will offer a variety of sandwiches made from house-smoked and roasted meats. 3148 Morganford Road, Tower Grove South

Celebrate national pizza month throughout October at Randolfi’s and benefit a great cause. Deemed “Pies for a Purpose,” chef-owner Mike Randolph has created four new specialty pizzas inspired by the charity leaders that will be a part of the donations for that week. With veggie pizza with pesto for Habitat for Humanity (Oct. 11-16) to a cheese-loaded pizza for Stray Rescue (Oct. 18-23) and sausage, arugula and roasted garlic for St. Louis MetroMarket, diners won’t want to miss the opportunity to be full and give back. 6665 Delmar Blvd., University City

Oct. 13: Enjoy a five-course wine dinner at The Preston in Chase Park Plaza with special guest, owner and sixth generation California vintner Jeff Bundschu. Dishes will feature sesared ahi tuna, braised lamb ribs and more paired with specialty select wines. 212 N. Kingshighway, Central West End,

Oct. 18: Grab  tickets to Juniper’s upcoming collaboration wine dinner with big John Caudill of Sheridan Vineyard in Washington State. The five-course meal will be paired with one of Sheridan’s while Caudill tells stories and the wine-making process.

Bixby’s photo courtesy of Cassandra Lu

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