Openings: Seoul Taco And Strange Donuts Are On The Move To Mizzou Territory

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Openings
Saturday, Oct. 4: Cabana on the Loop is a new eatery with a Southern-inspired menu that entered the Delmar Loop dining scene with a soft opening this weekend. The owners are husband-and-wife team Latoshia “Hope” Morrow and Wendell Bryant, while Nicole Griffin is managing both the kitchen and restaurant. At Cabana on the Loop, breakfast is not a meal to be brushed aside. Rather, the menu has down-home riffs on morning classics like the Soul Food Omelet filled with smothered turkey and collard greens. Another interesting option is the cereal bar, which lets guests pick between 20 different varieties along with numerous toppings. Also, look for Southern-inspired appetizers, salads and sandwiches on the lunch menu and for dinner service to be added in the near future. Open Monday through Sunday from 6:30am- 2:30pm. 6100 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.875.0533.

The collaborative "Seoul Done" from this June. Image courtesy of Seoul Taco.

The collaborative “Seoul Done” from this June. Image courtesy of Seoul Taco.

Monday, Oct. 6: The second location of Three Kings Public House has officially opened their doors in Des Peres. Like their original Delmar Loop location, the new space on Manchester Road has an inviting atmosphere complete with exposed brick walls, warm woods and modern accents. Behind the bar are more than two dozen beers on tap and on the menu are a few new dishes, such as a chicken and vegetable stir fry or the pan-fried garden vegetable eggplant cannelloni. Sports fans need not worry, the bar has plenty of perches from which to watch the big game, but an outdoor patio is also a great option during nice weather. Open Monday through Saturday from 11-1am and Sunday from 11am to midnight. Three Kings Public House, 11925 Manchester Road, Des Peres,  314.815.3455, 

December: The former space of Ginger Bistro will soon be the new home for Seoul Taco, which is moving from its current storefront at 571 Melville Ave. in the Delmar Loop. The move will provide more than 3,000-square feet of extra space, which owner David Choi will use for a new, concept called Seoul Q that will allow diners to cook their own meats over barbeque grills at the tables. Menu items from the food truck and original storefront—like the Koren marinated steak dish, bulgogi—will still be available. 6665 Delmar Blvd., The Delmar Loop.

December/January: As if one move weren’t enough to keep David Choi busy, news broke this weekend that Strange Donuts and Seoul Taco are teaming up to open a combined storefront in downtown Columbia, Missouri at 102 S. Ninth St. As first reported by Feast Magazine, the two concepts will run their own separate counters but the dining space will be shared. The menus will reflect offerings found at the current St. Louis locations of both restaurants and Strange Donuts intends to collaborate with Columbia chefs on unique doughnut creations. Strange Donuts’ owners, Jason Bockman and Corey Smale, and Seoul Donut owner David Choi hope to have the space up and running before spring semester kicks off at University of Missouri-Columbia. 102 S. Ninth St., Columbia.

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