Openings: Truffles Butchery Celebrates Grand Opening and Old Standard Is Ready To Fly

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Openings:
Thursday, Oct. 16: Tomorrow is the official grand opening of Truffles Meat Market & Butchery, a full-service butcher shop located right next door to Truffles Restaurant in Ladue. While the cases have been filled with artisan meats, cheeses and prepared items for almost a month now during Butchery’s soft opening, the festivities slated to run from 5-7pm tomorrow will include celebratory Champagne, samples and live music from The Three Pedros. Even the mayor of Ladue, Nancy Spewak, is getting in on the action at 6pm by “chopping” the ribbon for The Butchery. 9202 Clayton Rd., Ladue, 314.567.9100.

Image courtesy of Truffles Restaurant Truffles Butchery opening Oct. 16

Image courtesy of Truffles Restaurant

Monday, Oct. 20: Fried chicken fanatics are eagerly awaiting for Ben Poremba to open the doors to Old Standard, a chicken shack concept nestled near Poremba’s other restaurants in Botanical Heights. On the menu look for down-home snacks like the “Nobody’s Boiled Peanut Hummus” or “Laura Lee’s Crab & Corn Quesadillas” before digging into the main event—fried chicken available in a la carte, half or whole chicken orders. Trimmings include “Oleta Brown’s Smothered Greens” or “Betty Sue’s Fried Green Beans,” but diners won’t want to miss the Southern-style biscuits and breads baked up by Simone Faure of La Patisserie Chouquette. This weekend marks the soft opening with the official debut on Monday. Open Monday through Saturday from 4:30pm-midnight and Sundays from 11am-8pm. 1621 Tower Grove Ave., Botanical Heights, 314.899.9000.

Monday, Oct. 20: Bonefish Grill, the national chain specializing in market-fresh fish and famous for those highly addictive Bang Bang shrimp, will open their doors in Brentwood at the beginning of next week. The restaurant will be open Sunday from 10am-9:30pm; Monday through Thursday from 11am-10:30pm; Friday and Saturday from 11am-11:30pm. 8780 Eager Rd., Brentwood, 314.918.1649.

Wednesday, Oct. 22: The crew of Strange Donuts is set to debut their second St. Louis location next week. The Kirkwood storefront is smaller than the existing Maplewood shop, but will serve up the same loveable line of doughnuts. Grab your coffee and get in line early if you plan to be among the first to taste a Kirkwood “done,” because opening day hours are from 6am-2pm, or when they sell out. 107½ E. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood.

December: After last week’s announcement of pairing with Seoul Taco for a joint venture in Columbia, Strange Donuts has shared the news of yet another St. Louis storefront set to open up in the Central West End before the end of the year. The concept is called Strange Trap Kitchen and it’s going to be nestled inside of Brennan’s in Maryland Plaza. The shop will feature half a dozen varieties of flavors that cater to the Central West End crowd. Strange Trap Kitchen will be open Tuesday through Friday from 7-11am. 4659 Maryland Plaza, Central West End.

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