Openings: Which Wich Lands In The Loop, Kevin Nashan Announces Plans For The Peacemaker
Late-May: The Loop has a new sandwich shop, Which Wich, located at 6662 Delmar Blvd. The national chain has two other area locations in Des Peres and Chesterfield. A unique ordering process at Which Wich allows customers to craft their own sandwich creations by marking options printed on the sandwich bag itself. Once the bag is filled out, the sandwich is made to order based upon the specifications marked by the customer. Open Monday through Sunday from 10:30am to 10pm. 6662 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.899.0999.
June 1: German fare is now being dished up at The Granary Restaurant, which opened earlier this month at Hermann Mill Plaza in Hermann, Missouri. Featured menu items include schnitzel, spaetzle and brats along with craft beers from Tin Mill Brewing Company and a selection of Hermannhof wines. Enjoy the scenery from The Granary’s patio or host your next private event at the attached Ice House. Open Friday from 5 to 9pm and Saturday from noon to 9pm. Hermann Mill Plaza, Hermann, 573.486.5199.
Mid-June: Residents of Cottleville can look forward to a new pizzeria, called Plank Road Pizza, that’ll be slinging pies at 5212 Highway N. in the coming weeks. Owner Andrew Brewer is bringing thin-crust, hand-tossed pizzas featuring ingredients grown on-site at Plank Road’s garden, such as tomatoes and herbs. Some salads will make the menu as well as a dessert pizza and bottles of area craft brews. The space was formerly Crumb Bakery & Cafe, but Brewer has added an outdoor patio and a stunning, vaulted ceiling.
Mid-June: News broke early last week that the owner of Di Olivas Oil & Vinegar, Robert Palleja, is adding to the recent influx of sweets shops in St. Louis by opening Main Street Root Beer & Soda in historic St. Charles. Palleja certainly won’t have to worry about a timely commute since the soda shop will be located directly above Di Olivas at 617 S. Main St. At the shop the shelves will be stocked with more than 175 varieties of sodas and root beers. In order to balance out all of the sweet drinks, Main Street Root Beer & Soda will offer two dozen types of beef jerky along with other snacks.
August: A new restaurant is in the works for award-winning chef and owner of Sidney Street Cafe, Kevin Nashan, who is adding a coastal-inspired concept, called the Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., next door at 1831 Sidney St. As first reported by Sauce Magazine, the storefront was previously home to Gerard Craft’s Niche, but the build-out has already begun to transform the 3,000-square-foot space into Nashan’s ode to Acadian cuisine set to open in early August. Look for a menu largely anchored by traditional lobster and crab dishes of New Orleans and the Northeast, including riffs on the fried oyster po’boy sandwich, piles of peel-and-eat shrimp and hearty bowlfuls of different gumbos and chowders. The crab shack vibe will translate onto the beverage menu with plenty of beers and classic coastal cocktails like Sazeracs and Dark ‘n’ Stormys.
Early-August: A new breakfast and lunch spot, White Box Eatery, is popping up at 176 Carondelet Plaza and will cater to the on-the-go crowds of Clayton. Guests will be welcome to place their orders ahead of time and swing by the restaurant for a delicious meal packaged and ready to roll. Breakfast items will include sandwiches, egg plates and house-made pastries along with a selection of Vincent Van Doughnut offerings. Sandwiches, salads and soups will anchor the lunch menu in the 110-seat cafe. A small kiosk will also bring added convenience to workers in Carondelet Plaza along with delivery and catering options to the surrounding Clayton businesses.