This Week’s Dish: Clayton Restaurant Week Features 15 Dining Destinations

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The third annual Clayton Restaurant Week: Summer Edition is here. Starting today through July 17, hit up some of your favorite Clayton dining spots. Cantina Laredo, Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, 801 Fish and Ruth’s Chris are just a few of the 15 restaurants that will be participating, featuring special menus for $35 or $25. As if you needed more reason to dine out, there’s also a charity tie-in with Operation Food Search. You’ll be able to donate a $5 “extra helping” to benefit the St. Louis area food bank that is the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state area.

Photo courtesy of Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar

Photo courtesy of Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar

If you’re needing a cool treat to escape the heat, Piccione Pastry is celebrating National Ice Cream Month with half-priced Italian ice cream Tuesday-Friday in July. Get scratch-made ice creams with classic and seasonal flavors such as vanilla bean, caramelized banana and raspberry or lemon sorbet. 6197 Delmar Blvd., University City

Benton Park’s Jax Café announced via Facebook last week that the restaurant will be closing for business as of July 10. 2901 Salena St., Benton Park

Kopperman’s, the deli that’s been a staple in the Central West End since 1983, has also closed. As reported by St. Louis Business Journal, the deli was purchased by Tower Grove South’s Hartford Coffee Co. owners Brian Shearrer in 2014. One of the partners has experienced health issues that caused the business to not be able to uphold operations. 386 Euclid Ave., Central West End

July 12: Tuesday Night Pasta Pairings at The Dark Room have some tasty new offerings coming this month. Head to the Grand Center spot on Tuesdays from 5-10pm for a house made pasta bowl paired with a glass of wine for just $13. Tomorrow, you’ll find yourself savoring a dish featuring fettuccini with prosciutto and orange paired with 2015 Dom de la Solitude, Rosé of Syrah (France). 615 N. Grand Blvd., Midtown

July 17: Enjoy your favorite meal of the week at Guerilla Street Food’s monthly LINGGO brunch with a special collaborative menu with Chef Yana Gilbuea of SALO. Yana is known for helping bringing Filipino food to the spotlight with her series of pop-up dinners with The SALO Project. 3559 Arsenal St., Tower Grove

July 18: Mike Randolph is set to host his next Diversion Dinner in one week at Público. The chef-owner of Randolfi’s, Público and Half & Half will be teaming up with special guest chefs Michael and Tara Gallina of Vicia for the evening to bring an 8-10 course meal featuring flavors of Peru, Italy, China and Japan with ingredients sourced from Missouri’s summer produce. Dishes include ceviche with green garlic, puffed scallops, sweet and sour pork shoulder with vegetable fried rice and more. Tickets are $120 and will be limited. 6679 Delmar Blvd., University City

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