Openings/Closings: The Tattooed Dog In Wentzville And Two Brewery Announcements

By Molly Rippinger
In Food
Image courtesy of Main & Mill Brewing Company

Image courtesy of Main & Mill Brewing Company

Openings
Tuesday, Feb. 11: Chef Josh Lemmon is taking his food truck concept, Burger Ink, from the road to a permanent location in Wentzville called The Tattooed Dog. Boasting a menu inspired by the popular items from the food truck, Lemmon will feature burgers and pub fare with a few twists. Try the fresh-tasting farmer burger topped with sautéed mushrooms, creamy goat cheese, roasted garlic aioli and spring greens all served up on a corn-roasted kaiser roll. Diners should also check out the pork verde bowl that combines pork with refried beans, jalapeños, cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream spiked with spices and a squeeze of lemon. Besides burgers and appetizers, The Tattooed Dog will offer soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 7pm and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm. 403 Luetkenhaus Blvd., Wentzville, Mo., 636.887.2178.

Monday, Sept. 1: Main & Mill Brewing Co. will open the doors to their craft brewery in Festus, Mo. this fall. As mentioned in last week’s roundup of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Denny Foster will team up with his dad, Barry Foster, to restore the nineteenth century building at the corner of Main and Mill Streets. The space is set to include all of the expected brewpub elements, such as a barrel room and large bar, but will also have more family-oriented additions like a bocce court off of the back patio. 240 East Main St., Festus, Mo, 314.603.0924.

Dec. 2014: Yet another craft brewer is making moves this year with O’Fallon Brewery announcing that they will expand production to a new location in Maryland Heights. The new brewery will allow O’Fallon to more than double their current production. Currently, only draft beer is available at the St. Charles brewhouse while all canning and bottling is sourced to Stevens Point, Wis. After the move, bottling will occur here in St. Louis, though cans will still come from Wisconsin. Guests to the new location can expect to see a tasting room along with a tap room where food will be served. 45 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights.

Closings
Feb.: Gusto’s 314 in Soulard closed after a short stint serving up casual Italian since last October. 1031 Lynch St., Soulard.

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