Openings/Closings: Teatime in Tower Grove South, The Purple Martin Lands In Fox Park And Guiseppe's To Focus On Catering

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Openings
Friday, Jan. 3: The heart of Cherokee Street has a new dining option in Los Punk, which boasts an internationally inspired menu crafted each day by co-owner B.T. Thomas. Featuring mainly casual fare, such as sandwiches and tacos, Thomas’ focus lies in preparing dishes that will excite the crowds of Cherokee. Los Punk’s welcoming interior includes a running Texan theme, as well as a small drumkit that guests are encouraged to play. Don’t worry, less musically inclined guests can sit at the expansive bar and enjoy a local beer while listening. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 6pm to 1:30am. 2709 Cherokee St., 314.932.5411.

Image courtesy of The London Tea Room

Image courtesy of The London Tea Room

Friday, Feb. 7: Neighbors in Tower Grove South can now cozy up inside the new London Tea Room after its move from Washington Avenue to Morganford Road. Located in the old Hyde Park Beer building, the London Tea Room offers over 80 loose-leaf varieties and a wide array of classic teatime pastries including scones, quiches, croissants and macarons. The main space has about 25 seats, while an area for private events is large enough to seat around 40. Open Monday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. 3128 Morganford Rd., Tower Grove South, 314.241.6556.

Mid-March: Fox Park has a new restaurant to welcome next month. The Purple Martin will boast a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes spanning from the Middle East, Greece, Italy and North Africa. Plans include an outdoor patio space where owners Brook Roseberry and Tony Lagouranis intend to plant a small herb and vegetable garden. Hours will be Tuesday through Sunday for dinner and also for weekend brunch. 2800 Shenandoah Ave., Fox Park, 314.898.0011.

April: College students at Saint Louis University will soon have a new spot to grab a quick meal with the coming of Snarf’s Sandwiches on South Grand Boulevard. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, Snarf’s will take over the space once home to Cini Italian Chow to serve up toasted and specialty sandwiches along with salads, soups and a few desserts. 374 S. Grand Blvd., Midtown.

2014: After celebrating their last service on Dec. 31, Graham’s Grill & Bayou Bar will be revamped by the next generation of the Graham family. The sibling duo of Alison and Dan Graham will reopen the space this year with a new name, new concept and new menu. 612 West Woodbine, Kirkwood, 314.965.2003.

Closings
Friday, Feb. 14: Guiseppe’s Restaurant closed in order to focus more on catering at a different, undisclosed location. 4141 S. Grand Blvd., Dutchtown.

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