Openings/Closings: Zydeco Blues Brings Cajun Eats to Des Peres and The Shanti Bids Farewell to Soulard

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food


Nov. 28: Cajun and creole flavors are being served up alongside live music at St. Louis’ new restaurant Zydeco Blues. Located in the former Rib City in Des Peres Square, the space has been transformed and opened for business just in time for the holiday season. Guests of the restaurant can expect menu items from executive chef Wade Waller—who has worked in critically-acclaimed places like Vin de Set and 1111 Mississippi—ranging from cajun classics from jambalaya and crawfish étouffée to modern creations like a po’ boy sandwich stuffed with pretzel-crusted fried oysters. There will be a local and craft beer selection as well as a variety of wines. You can stop by for lunch or dinner Monday-Saturday and expect live music to keep you entertained. 1090 Old Des Peres Road, Des Peres, 314.858.1188

Photo courtesy of Felix's Pizza Pub

Photo courtesy of Felix’s Pizza Pub


Felix’s Pizza Pub has changed locations and is now open just a few doors down from its original spot in the former Tex-Mex restaurant Latitude 26 on Clayton Avenue. The popular pizza destination is known for its New York-style pies and is open daily for lunch and dinner. 6407 Clayton Avenue, Dogtown, 314.645.6565


Soulard’s popular bar and music venue The Shanti went out with a bang as Grateful Dead cover band the Schwag took to the stage one last time Thanksgiving weekend. Locals, employees and fans celebrated the hippie bar’s 15 years in business with brews and dancing all night. According to a report by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, owner Teresa Parker says plans to continue in the future are inconclusive.

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