Openings: Vincent Van Doughnut Set To Open Permanent Home in Clayton
Fans of Vincent Van Doughnut will no longer have to search for Clyde (the iconic 1960 Ford Grumman Olson food truck) in order to grab the tasty baked goods, as the company plans to open its first brick-and-mortar location. Business has been better than ever for VVD after its win on the season premiere of Food Network’s Cooking Channel, “Doughnut Showdown.” Located in the former Pomme Restaurant spot at 40 North Central Avenue in Clayton, owner/baker Vincent Marsden says he hopes the opening will be within the next two to three months.
In other doughnut news, Strange Donuts announced via Twitter yesterday that Strange Trap Kitchen, their newest pop-up kitchen concept, will open next week inside Brennan’s in Central West End. The Strange Donuts crew also recently opened its second location in Kirkwood, with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to be held next Monday, Nov. 24. Brennan’s: 4659 Maryland Ave, Central West End, 314.361.9444. Strange Donuts: 107½ E. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood.
Nov. 7: Avenue opened its doors last week in the former Roxane space in Clayton. The new concept by Brian and Diane Carr is planned to create the best of both their former Pomme and Pomme Cafe & Wine Bar with menu items like roast breast of duck with ginger-rhubarb sauce. Their former restaurant favorite dessert, Apples for Olivia, is still on the menu. Breakfast and lunch service begins today. Dinner is served daily. 12. N. Meramec, Clayton, 314.727.4141.
Nov. 12: Maplewood continues to grow with the opening of new specialty food store, Larder & Cupboard. As reported by Feast, Kakao Chocolate’s owner Brian Belletier and manager Cindy Higgerson have a goal to bring St. Louisans never-before-tasted artisan, small-batch foods as well as offer locally-sourced products. Several items that will be sold have won Good Food Awards such as P&H Soda Co. syrups in a variety of flavors. The store will also have a cheese counter featuring fresh, award-winning cheeses, selections from Salume Beddu and will soon cary meats from Mac’s Local Buys. Hours will be Monday-Saturday from 10am-7pm and Sunday from noon-5pm. 7310 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.300.8995.
Summer 2015: Midwest enterprise 801 Restaurant Group recently announced that St. Louis will receive its first 801 FISH at Carondelet Plaza in the former Brazikat space. The fresh, globally-sourced fish and crustacean destination will be located near its sister restaurant, 801 Chophouse. 172 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton.