Openings/Closings: Pasta House And Schlafly Land At Lambert, Second Locations For Sugarfire Smoke House And Strange Donuts
Wednesday, April 16: Pasta House Co. and Schlafly have come together for a joint concept in Terminal 2 of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The 1,500-square-foot restaurant is located near Gate E6 and offers hungry travelers plenty of Italian options, as well as a rotating selection of Schalfly taps behind the bar. Both St. Louis companies are not new tenants to Lambert, with Pasta House also operating a storefront in Concourse C and Schlafly’s Bar & Grill in Terminal 1. Open daily from 6am to 9pm. 10701 Lambert International Blvd., North County, 314.426.8000.
Friday, April 25: The booming St. Louis barbecue scene just got a little bigger since Sugarfire Smoke House opened the doors to their St. Charles location last weekend at 3150 Elm Point Industrial Dr. Since originally opening their Olivette storefront in 2012, Sugarfire has gained a stellar reputation for some of the best ‘cue in the area. The new St. Charles spot is housed in a former Chuck-A-Burger drive-in, giving the nearly 90-seat space even more room thanks to the old carhop where guests can enjoy their favorite barbecue from the comfort of their car. An outdoor patio tacks on an additional 20 chairs, making the second Sugarfire significantly bigger than their Olivette location. Open daily at 11am until sold out. 3150 Elm Point Industrial Dr., St. Charles, 636.724.7601.
Thursday, May 1: The Grove is getting a little greener this spring thanks to the City Greens Market opening at 4260 Manchester Ave. Sponsored by Catholic Charities Community Services, the new market will bring sustainable food options to the community without the high prices that are commonly affixed to healthy eating habits. The May 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony will include cooking demonstrations along with samples from fellow Grove resident, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. All products at City Green are sourced from within a 75-mile radius, making only nearby Missouri and Illinois farms the sources for the fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy sold at the market. Prior to their space on Manchester Avenue, City Green was run from the Midtown Catholic Charities Center on 1202 S. Boyle Ave., which began offering services to the community in 2009. Open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. 4260 Manchester Ave., Forest Park Southeast, 314.833.3811.
July 2014: Known for their outrageous flavors, collaborations with local eateries and perpetual social media presence, Strange Donuts has announced plans to open a second location at 107 ½ E. Argonne Dr. in Kirkwood. As reported by Feast Magazine and Real Time/St. Louis blog, the 325-square-foot storefront is just enough space for a counter and partially open kitchen, although high ceilings will help expand options for storage. The Kirkwood neighborhood offers a similar climate to that of Maplewood, in that much of the community remains rooted in small, independent businesses. Co-owners Corey Smale and Jason Bockman hope to have the space up and running this July. 107 ½ E. Argonne Dr., Kirkwood.
April 25: The Shack PubGrub closed its doors in Midtown at 3818 Laclede Ave. and will move to a new Valley Park location this May.