Openings/Closings: Guerrilla Street Food Plans First Brick-and-Mortar, Companion Bakery Relocating

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Openings

Jan. 5: New soul food restaurant Miss Leon’s and entertainment venue Bombers Hideaway have taken residence in the The Grove’s former Bad Dog Bar & Grill space.  The soul food establishment will be open from Tuesday-Sunday, serving  fried chicken, catfish and other comfort food options, with all-you-can eat fried chicken dinners on Sundays. Bombers Hideaway, which contains three bars, will be offering an array of entertainment from line dancing to burlesque drag and cabaret. 3960 Chouteau Ave., The Grove, 314.652.0011

Photo courtesy of Guerrilla Street Food

Photo courtesy of Guerrilla Street Food

April 2015: Fans of the Guerrilla Street Food truck can expect to have a permanent spot to find the Filipino-inspired cuisine this spring. The restaurant will be joining the ever-growing population of eateries on South Grand—where Lulu’s Local Eatery truck opened its first brick-and-mortar last year—in the former space of Sekisui. According to Sauce, chef and co-owner Brian Hardesty is working to make the 1,500-square-foot space a fast-casual lunch and dinner spot that will offer the truck’s popular menu items as well as expand with even more Philippine dishes they want to explore. 3024 South Grand Blvd., Tower Grove

Updates

Jan. 9: Derek and Lucas Gamlin have passed the management reins of Taha’a Twisted Tiki to a team of shareholders. The Grove’s year-old tiki bar will now be owned and operated by Steve Blome and his team at Kremlin LLC. According to a release, the Gamlin Restaurant Group will continue to focus efforts on its Central West End spots  Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House4199 Manchester Ave., The Grove, 314.202.8300

Summer 2015: Companion Bakery announced plans yesterday that the local bread-making emporium will be relocating to a larger facility this summer in Maryland Heights. The current headquarters located in the Dutchtown area of South City—along with the Early Bird Outlet—will be closing and moving along with all employees to the new spot, which also will house a baking school, event space and café. 4555 Gustine Ave., Dutchtown, 314.352.4770

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