Openings: Pie Oh My! Rolls Out A Food Truck And Three Kings Pub To Open Second Location
Friday, March 14: Owner Jane Callahan celebrated “Pi Day” with the big news that her Maplewood bakery, Pie Oh My!, was taking their flakey crusts to the streets. Callahan and her crew can now be spotted throughout St. Louis in their new food truck. On board they offer both sweet and savory options with tarts, chicken pot hand pies and either slices or miniature versions of their dessert pies. Follow Pi Oh My! on Facebook or Twitter to catch the truck’s location curbside. The main storefront is still open Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm. 2719 Sutton Ave., Maplewood, 314.704.4416.
Sunday, March 16: A soft opening went well for owner Jerry Berhorst of the new TAP American Restaurant and Brewery in St. Charles. The space offers a full menu of American fare along with a bar filled with 33 taps of beer, while half a dozen more offer wine and two others have cocktails. TAP will eventually offer five their own craft brews, but until then they have more than 150 bottles to keep beer drinkers happy. Open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 1am and Sunday from 11am to 12pm. 3803 Elm St., St. Charles, 636.724.4242.
Tuesday, March 25: A new bar, called Three Flags Tavern, brings both an excellent beverage program and a comforting menu to the Southwest Garden neighborhood. The French-, Spanish- and American-inspired fare includes everything from mini Monte Cristos and posole, to New York strip steaks and traditional lobster rolls. Owned by John and Cathy O’Brien, Three Flags Tavern also offers a great cocktail menu with drinks such as “Chouteau’s Funeral” featuring local Still630 Rallypoint rye whiskey. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. 4940 Southwest Ave., Southwest Garden, 314.669.9222.
April 2014: Another cupcake shop is slated to open in the St. Louis area, called Smallcakes Cupcakery. The Atlanta-based chain gained recognition after founder Jeff Martin made appearances on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.” He has since expanded the franchise and now has storefronts in Georgia, Texas, Kansas and other parts of Missouri. Look for their signature pink buttercream frosting and 18 cupcake varieties to be available next month. 343 South Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, 314.698.2780.
Mid-May/June: Next door to their current Edwardsville space, the owners of Cleveland-Heath plan to open a bar and lounge concept in what was formerly Township Grocer. Sauce Magazine broke the story in their March issue, explaining that Ed Heath and Jenny Cleveland intended to open the new place later this spring. The sister restaurants will be easily accessible thanks to an adjoining door inside of the dining room, although the spaces will offer different dining options and atmospheres. At the unnamed bar and lounge, expect to see a small menu with a large emphasis on local products along with an expanded bar program that will provide an impressive list of craft cocktails. 102 N. Main St., Edwardsville, Ill.
June 2014: The Delmar Loop mainstay, Three Kings Public House will open a second location at 11925 Manchester Rd. in Des Peres early this summer. Co-owners Ryan Pinkston, Derek Deavers and Derek Flieg have acquired the space that was formerly home to Mosaic Tapas, transforming it to the same cozy wood and brick atmosphere that fans of The Loop location love. The menu will also be similar and expect to see about two-dozen taps behind the bar as well as a dozen bottled varieties.