Openings: 21st Amendment, Death In The Afternoon, Recess Brewing In Edwardsville
Thursday, Feb. 20: A new addition will be made to the already bustling building at 2017 Chouteau Ave., which is the current home to Vin De Set, Moulin Events and Meetings, Grand Petite Market and PW Pizza. Owners Paul and Wendy Hamilton are currently in the final stages of transforming the once wood shop into 21st Amendment: The Brewer’s Bar. Expect to see around 50 taps behind the bar and a little over 40 bottled varieties including a handful of larger, 22-ounce bottles. Not to exclude anyone’s rights under the 21st Amendment, there will also be a cocktail and wine list. PW Pizza will backbone the menu with pub-style offerings. The opening will coincide with the sixth annual St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival hosted at Moulin Events on Feb. 20 – 22, where more than 20 local breweries will be welcomed to share their beers with guests. 2017 Chouteau Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.241.8989.
March: As The Dish reported last week, owners TJ Vytlacil and Adam Frager of Blood & Sand announced plans to expand with a second location in Citygarden. Called Death in the Afternoon, the lunch-only concept will be a public restaurant that acts as an approachable destination for Downtown with a comfortable price point and convenient grab-and-go options. 808 Chestnut St., Downtown.
April/May: The originally intended mid-February opening of Sugarfire Smokehouse’s second location in St. Charles has been pushed back to early this spring. 3150 Elm Point Industrial Dr., St. Charles. A third Sugarfire location in O’Fallon, Mo. is currently slated for a May opening. 9955 Winghaven Dr., O’Fallon, Mo.
Fall 2014: A new brewery is set to hit the increasingly popular Main Street in Edwardsville, Ill., later this year. As reported by Sauce Magazine, owner and head brewer, Matt Flach will open Recess Brewing in a former antique shop on Main Street. Flach began experimenting with beers as a home-brewer almost eight years ago, but now he’s turning a passion into his profession. Recess Brewing hopes to incorporate local ingredients wherever possible and will also boast a membership program that provides monthly growler service along with discounts on taps and other perks. There will not be a food menu in the 2,400-square-foot space, but Flach will welcome guests to bring their own. 307 N. Main St., Edwardsville, Ill.