Openings: EdgeWild Bistro & Tap in Creve Coeur, The Kitchen Sink Heading Downtown
April 13: The owners and executive team of EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery introduced EdgeWild Bistro & Tap yesterday. Housed in the former space of WildSmoke, which closed in January 2015 to reconcept in its new form. This is a reinvention of the flagship restaurant, but focuses heavily on beer—75 standards and crafts, to be exact—and serving casual American dishes from executive chef Aaron Baggett, who also oversees the kitchen at EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery. Each dish is listed with a recommended beer pairing. Expect a variety of appetizers, salads (which can also be turned into wraps), entrees, wood stone pizza and a large selection of burgers and sandwiches. In addition to beer, there will also be 20 wines to choose from. Check for happy hour and late night happy hour specials throughout the week. 12316 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314.548.2222
April 23: Nothing Bundt Cakes has arrived in Chesterfield, and will be celebrating its grand opening with a week full of activities. The bakery featuring bundt cakes of all sizes and flavors is the first location to join the St. Louis area. Starting on April 23, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Town & Country/Frontenac Chamber of Commerce. A portion of proceeds on Friday, April 24 will benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and there will even be a chance to win free bundlets for a year on Saturday. 159 Lamp & Lantern Village, Chesterfield, 636.220.6087
Mid-summer 2015: Washington Avenue continues to grow with the local food scene. The Kitchen Sink will be making its second home Downtown this summer alongside other soon-to-be hotspots such as Gerard Craft’s fast-casual Porano Pasta & Gelato and Mike Johnson’s Sugarfire Smoke House. According to owner Anthony Ellerson Jr., the new location will still be The Kitchen Sink, but with a more “house of blues” feel.