Openings/Closings: Butchery by Truffles Opens in Ladue, Sushi House Melds Japanese Food and Karaoke
Aug. 25: Sushi House, a Japanese restaurant and karaoke bar, opened in Chesterfield at the end of August. The family venture brings together Chef Jin Bae, his parents and restaurant owners Hyeong and Myong Bae, as reported by Sauce Magazine, and offers traditional Japanese cuisine. Look for a variety of sashimi and sushi rolls, grilled teriyaki dishes and noodle dishes like udon and soba. 17265 Chesterfield Airport Rd., Chesterfield, 636.778.3232
Late August: Butchery, the meat market next door to Truffles, has opened in Ladue. As previously reported by ALIVE, the butcher and retail shop comes from executive chef Brandon Benack and chef Andrew Jennrich, and has beef, poultry, seafood and charcuterie meats like patés and salume. The daily sandwich menu includes “The Longhorn” (Texas red hot, chow-chow relish, house mustard, artisanal roll), “Mamma” (house meatballs, Marcoot dairy mozzarella, Sunday gravy), and the loaded “The Godfather” (Capicola Coppa, Creminelli prosciutto, salami coto, Marcoot dairy mozzarella, green leaf lettuce, local tomato, red onion, Giardiniera, Champagne-truffle vinaigrette). You’ll also find cheese, fresh pastas and rotating prepared items based on the seasonal dishes being served at Truffles. 9202 Clayton Rd., Ladue, 314.567.910
Sept. 22: Italian mainstay Mama’s on The Hill announced on Facebook that their second restaurant will open soon Downtown, two blocks down from Busch Stadium and right next door to O’Kelley’s At The Ballpark. They’ll have a limited menu with all of their house specialties, as well as a dining room and banquet facility with accomodation for up to 200 guests. Mama’s is also offering free catering for the first month to all Downtown businesses. 758 S. 4th Street, Downtown
First week of October: Popular late-night bakery chain Insomnia Cookies plans to open its first Missouri store in the Central West End around the first week of October. Insomnia delivers freshly baked cookies in flavors like White Chocolate Macadamia, Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and more straight from the oven to your door. The concept was founded by two college students in Philly, and the company now has more than 35 locations around the country. To celebrate their official grand opening in St. Louis, they’ll offer a free cookie to all customers who present a coupon in the store. More details are available on their Facebook page. 226 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End
Mid-to-late October: Korean/Mexican/American fusion restaurant KimCheese is adding a second location, as reported by St. Louis Magazine. KimCheese makes fresh, high-quality food fast, including tacos, burritos, burgers, bowls and housemade French fries. Co-owner Sean Moon tells the magazine that the new space in Creve Coeur will be triple the size of the old place, allowing for more seats and more casual dining. 13435 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.485.1408 and 10441 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur.
November: On Sept. 2, Art House Coffees launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund Living Room, their new roasting headquarters, coffee shop and bakery. The new coffeehouse, located in the former home of the Black Cat Theater, will offer espresso, cappuccinos, lattes and cold press, as well as housemade root beer. To eat, they’ll make baguettes, rolls, fruit and nut spreads, cookies, cinnamon rolls and other treats. Exclusive perks available to those who donate to the campaign include a year’s worth of baguettes, growlers of Bitt’s Cold Press Concentrate and lifelong discounts. The campaign runs through Oct. 2., and Living Room is set to open in November. 2808 Sutton Ave., Maplewood, 314.306.7626
Early December: A slice of a corner space near the Clarkson-Clayton intersection in Ellisville has been available since Chevy’s vacated it, and Pittsburgh restaurant Walnut Grill will be moving in. Craft beer bar The Crafty Chameleon took over a portion of the space earlier this year. Walnut Grill will have an expansive menu including seafood dishes, pasta, steaks and sandwiches, as well as a patio with an outdoor bar and fire pits. 1386 Clarkson Clayton Center, Ellisville