Openings/ Closings: STL Barbecue Heads West
Sugarfire Smoke House just can’t slow down. The popular barbecue restaurant has announced it will open its sixth location in Washington, Missouri, according to St. Louis Magazine. The Valley Park space is currently a vacant lot, but progress will be swift: Groundbreaking is expected to begin sometime this week and the restaurant should be open in August. St. Louis Mag reports that though the food served at each Sugarfire is the same, the theme at this location will lean toward ’50s diner. Multiple locations, sugarfiresmokehouse.com
Just days after Sugarfire Smoke House announced their fifth location opening in Valley Park, word has come that more famous St. Louis barbecue is headed west. Mike Emerson and Skip Steele of Pappy’s Smokehouse and Bogart’s Smokehouse will open Dalie’s Smokehouse at 2951 Dougherty Ferry Road. The location previously housed Squeaker’s BBQ & Bar, which closed as recently as April 28. The food will highlight the best of Pappy’s and Bogarts, though there’s no set menu as of yet. For drinks, the plan is to make this the first restaurant in the Pappy’s family to serve beer, St. Louis Magazine reports.
At the end of May, Cherokee Street will have a brand-new spot to score deli sandwiches. Elaine’s will go into the former insurance office at 2311 Cherokee St. and serve seven to 12 hot and cold sandwiches, as reported by Sauce Magazine. Customers will be able to turn any sandwich into a salad, as well as create their own sandwich if they please. Owner Elaine Gruener brings her 15 years of experience with sandwich-making from Subway into the new space. 2311 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street, elainesoncherokee.com
As we previously noted, Anthony Ellerson Jr., owner of The Kitchen Sink, has been enduring issues with his landlord. Though he initially announced he would be closing the location, he told us he later decided to keep his Central West End Location open in consideration for the employees and customers. However, he says he does plan to shutter that location when The Kitchen Sink opens its new location Downtown. 255 Union Boulevard, Central West End, 314.454.1551