Openings: Sugarfire Pie Sweetens Up Olivette and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Heads To CWE
Oct. 29: Fans of Sugarfire Smoke House can now enjoy pastry chef Carolyn Downs‘ decadent desserts in its own storefront and ice cream parlor just a couple doors down from the barbecue joint’s original location. The first few days of Sugarfire Pie’s opening proved to be a success—even comedian Dave Chappelle stopped in while in town for a series of shows at The Pageant. Downs, who also owns and bakes for Cyrano’s in Webster Groves, continues to impress with pies such as The Stack Pie—a mud pie sandwiched between two sugar pies and “glued together” with chocolate ganache. The shop will be open from 11am-8pm daily. 9200 Olive, Ste. 108, Olivette, 314.736.6300.
Nov. 11: New Belgian-inspired beer bar Side Project Cellar will be making its debut in Maplewood next Tuesday thanks to Perennial Artisan Ales brewer Cory King and his wife, Karen. The beer bar and tasting room will give guests a small selection of Side Project’s beers as well as local and regional craft beers, whiskey and wine list.
7373 Marietta Ave., Maplewood.
Nov. 17: Residents and visitors of the Streets of St. Charles can now access the Dewey’s wood-fired pizza. Opening next Monday, the new location will seat approximately 90 people. The regular menu will be available along with a seasonal menu. Local beers such as Schlafly will be on tap in addition to a variety of national craft beers and a curated wine selection. 1520 S. 5th St., St. Charles, 636.724.1111.
Spring 2015: Columbus, Ohio’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is expected to land in the Central West End next spring next to Left Bank Books. Though based in Ohio, the handmade ice creams are available in Straub’s, Dierbergs and other grocery stores in the St. Louis area. The ice cream shop owner and founder Jeni Britton Bauer is a Midwest native and is known for using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, so visitors can expect to see collaborations with local businesses to create unique flavor to St. Louis. 389 N. Euclid, Central West End.