Openings: Ices Plain & Fancy Makes Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen, Soulard Mission Taco Joint to Open Next Week
July 30: Highly anticipated specialty ice cream shop Ices Plain & Fancy quietly opened this weekend in the Shaw neighborhood. The ice cream here is a little different than what you’re used to because it’s made with liquid nitrogen—which also makes Dippin’ Dots possible—so it’s literally made to order. St. Louis Magazine reports that the ice cream shop takes its name from “Ices Plain & Fancy: The Book of Ices,” an 1885 book by Victorian entrepreneur Agnes B. Marshall that details how to make ice cream faster than the traditional slow-churning method. The shop also serves soft-serve ice cream, including vanilla and “Sump Pump” infused with a Sump Coffee brew. 2256 S. 39th St., Shaw, 314.601.3604
July 30: The Wheelhouse opened a second location Downtown in the Cupples 8 building (the original is in Clayton). According to a Facebook post from the restaurant, they have their liquor license and the bar is approved to stay open until 3am, but can’t serve liquor that late until it does $150,000 in sales. 1000 Spruce St. Downtown, 314.833.3653
Aug. 12: The grand opening of Mission Taco Joint’s new Soulard location is set for Aug. 12. The new space will feature the same menu as the original location in The Loop, and to-go orders will be available at a designated station at the bar. Feast Magazine reports that Mission will deliver to nearby International Tap House if beer drinkers order from inside the taco joint. 908 Lafayette Ave., Soulard
August: Riverfront Times reports that Mexican restaurant Las Palmas is opening a third location this month in the Tudor building Downtown. The owners expect it to open in about two weeks. 1901 Washington Ave., Downtown
October: Kakao Chocolate owner Brian Pelletier plans to open a specialty food store Larder & Cupboard this fall. Sauce Magazine reports that the shop will sell condiments, sauces, preserves, grains, desserts, snacks, and Kakao chocolates. Cheese, including products from Marcoot Jersey Creamery in Greenville, Illinois and Baetje Farms in Bloomdale, Missouri, will be a focus of the shop, along with cured meats from Salume Beddu.
7310 Manchester Rd., Maplewood