This Week's Dish: Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Opens in Maplewood
Fried chicken had another big week in the city, as St. Louis got its first franchise of Gus’s World Famous Hot Chicken in Maplewood last week. Lines were already around the building waiting to taste the signature chicken that originated from a tiny town near Memphis. Their recipe is a “closely-guarded family secret” dating back to the 1950s. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. 7434 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.899.9899
Fans of Rick Lewis’ Southern can now enjoy Nashville hot chicken at dinnertime on Fridays and Saturdays until 7pm or sold out. 3108 Olive St., Midtown, 314.531.4668
After four years in service, Chop Shop STL food truck has ended its service. According to Sauce Magazine, chef-owner Elliot Harris decided to end the truck’s chapter. The truck has been sold to St. Louis native Angie Saville, who used his truck during the Budweiser Bud & Burgers over the summer and was also the winner of that battle. The new truck, called Angie Burger, is planning to open in the spring of 2016.
Dec. 15: Get some holiday shopping done while supporting Stray Rescue at Sqwires Restaurant and Annex tomorrow. Randy Grim will be signing copies of “Recipes to the Rescue 2,” along with calendars and an ornament. All Stray Rescue merchandise will be 20 percent off. 1415 S 18th St., Lafayette Square, 314.865.3522
Dec. 16: Niche has teamed up with Schlafly Beer once again to bring St. Louisans the seasonal, limited-release Chestnut Mild Ale. To celebrate its release, Niche executive chef Nate Hereford created a special Chestnut Beer Dinner set for this Wednesday at 6:30pm. Chef-owner Gerard Craft’s culinary teams worked to roast and peel more than 200 pounds of local chestnuts to put into the brew. The four-course meal is $50 (not inclusive of the price of the beer) and will feature dishes such as Whetstone Farms duck confit with sunchokes, fig leaf, ginger and raw chestnut. The limited-release ale will be available at the Schlafly Tap Room, Schlafly Bottleworks, Brasserie by Niche, Pastaria and other select St. Louis restaurants. 7734 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, 314.773.7755