This Week's Dish: A Pizza Story Closing, Smitty's to Open in its Place

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After nearly two years in business, Maplewood’s A Pizza Story will be closing for business. As reported by 40 South News, a second location of Chesterfield’s Smitty’s Food & Drink will be opening in its place. The menu will be similar to its original spot, except plans to utilize the new restaurant’s wood-burning oven will come into play. There has not been an official closing date for A Pizza Story, but the new restaurant is expected later this spring. 7278 Manchester Road, Maplewood

Photo courtesy of Mission Taco Joint

Photo courtesy of Mission Taco Joint

Somehow going unnoticed at first, Crepes Etc. in Central West closed at the end of February. The once-popular French creperie and cafe’s Facebook has a note from its neighbor/sister restaurant, Scape, that a new concept is being developed for the space and will be coming soon. 52 Maryland Plaza, Central West End

In case you haven’t heard, Mission Taco Joint’s taco of the month comes from a collaborative effort with Kevin Lemp of 4 Hands Brewing Company. Dubbed the Holy Shrimp taco, it’s got smashed avocado with Incarnation IPA battered shrimp topped with Mango-Hop-Anero aioli—which also comes from a collaboration with 4 Hands—fresh mango salsa and red cabbage slaw. It’s available through March. 6235 Delmar Blvd., The Loop; 908 Lafayette Ave., Soulard

March 15: Make your Tuesday tasty with a four-course dinner at Billy G’s with Bommarito Wines. Dishes include items like grilled champagne grapes, fontina cheese and balsamic reduction or crispy skin duck breast with dark cherry and pinot reduction. Tickets are $64 and will be held from 7-9pm. 131 W. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood

March 18: Head to Saint Louis Art Museum for Art at The Table: Word to your Mother, a special dinner honoring Women’s History Month. Sauce Magazine’s Dee Ryan will be sharing a four-course meal that incorporates all five of French chef Auguste Escoffier’s foundational sauces in creative presentations. Tickets are $75 per person and reservations are required. 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, 314.655.5490

March 20: Head to the BHive above Brennan’s in the Central West End where This Is Not A Restaurant is working with Rooster and the Hen for a weekend of great eats. On Sunday, Rooster and the Hen will be giving a casual Sunday supper with a modern take on Midwestern family dining traditions with a seasonal spin. This will be a family-style meal with items like broccoli and cheddar, biscuits and roasted ham along with local craft beer. Tickets will be available online and through the BHive for $55. 4661 Maryland Avenue, Central West End

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