This Week’s Dish: Mayana Mexican Kitchen, Kounter Kulture Opening This Week

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Tickets went on sale last week for the first pop-up of Gerard Craft’s new concept, Sardella. The James Beard award-winning chef-owner recently closed his flagship restaurant, Niche, to open the new creative Italian concept in the same space later this summer. The pop-up meal will include a four-course meal made by Craft’s team including executive chef Nick Blue and executive pastry chef Sarah Osborn. The meals will be taking place at Porano Pasta on Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8, with limited seatings starting at 7pm for $66 with optional wine pairings. 7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton

Photo courtesy of Mayana Mexican Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Mayana Mexican Kitchen

You’re soon to have a new, quick lunch destination. Mayana Mexican Kitchen is celebrating its grand opening in Clayton this Friday, July 8. Coming from co-owners Alex Rodriguez de Torres and John Rodriguez of Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Rock Hill, the new restaurant will combine bold Mexican flavors with traditional recipes all while accommodating to your busy schedule. The space will feature a made-to-order burrito line that promises to get you through within in three minutes time or less. 7810 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton

Another highly anticipated opening is finally here as Kounter Kulture arrives tomorrow in the former Pint Size Bakery space. The brick-and-mortar of Kitchen Kulture, the catering company seen in pop-ups around the city and at local markets like Tower Grove Park will be offering a variety of locally-sourced, sustainable Asian carry out items. 3825 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park, 314.781.4344

July 4: If you are still looking for something to do for the Fourth, consider EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery’s Fourth of July bash complete with barbecue, beer, wine, live music and more starting at 5pm. There will be big tents and outdoor seating to get a great view of the City of Chesterfield’s fireworks. 550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, 636.532.0550

July 10: Southern is celebrating a year in business as well as National Fried Chicken Day with Southern Fried Chicken Festival at 4 Hands Brewing Co. this Sunday. Enjoy the free, family-friendly event starting at noon for fried chicken and eats from other STL chicken joints like Byrd and Barrel, The Libertine, Hiro Asian Kitchen, Old Standard, Juniper and more. There will be beer from 4 Hands pouring all day, including an exclusive brew to pair with the chicken. Ices Plain & Fancy and Strange Donuts will also be on site to curb your sweet tooth. 1220 S. 8th St., La Salle Park

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