This Week's Dish: Relocated McArthurs' Bakery Opens in Kirkwood
Local favorite McArthur’s Bakery & Cafe opened its relocated downtown Kirkwood location last week. From birthday cakes for country music stars like Luke Bryan and a wedding cake recently seen on The Knot, it was not surprising to see the nearly 60-year-old bakery look to expand.
Under new ownership as of late 2014—with general manager Randy McArthur still a part of the business—the popular storefront on N. Kirkwood Road moved just across the street to the former Amici’s spot. The expanded space not only provides extra seating, but comes with a new party cake ordering center as well as the ability to have a private wedding-designer cake consultation. In addition to the wide variety of baked treats available, the cafe offers a variety of breakfast items, deli sandwiches and more at all three of its locations. With last week being a soft-opening for the relocation, the bakery plans to celebrate with a grand opening Sept. 11-12. 113 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.894.0900
St. Louis Hills will soon be getting a new restaurant addition with Edibles & Essentials. From Matt Borchardt—who recently served as consulting chef for Downtown’s Tazé Mediterranean Street Food— the shop will provide a small market featuring global culinary items and a cafe space. The spot will feature charcuterie, small and large plates. 5815 Hampton Ave., St. Louis Hills
Sundeckers Bar and Grill has reopened under new ownership on The Landing a year after closing. According to Sauce, Lumiere Place owns the property and was able to keep the name. While the menu has undergone some changes, popular items such as the half-pound burger and Philly cheesesteak will remain. 900 N. 1st St., The Landing, Downtown
On Friday, Seoul Taco debuted their newest menu item: kimchi nachos. Served with a choice of protein (bulgogi, chicken, pork or tofu), the nachos feature corn chips, queso, green onion, toasted sesame seeds and sour cream. Officially on the Delmar location’s menu as of today, the nachos will be rolling out at the Columbia location in the coming weeks. 6665 Delmar Blvd., The Loop
Sept. 2: Head to Gamlin Whiskey House for September’s Women Who Whiskey featuring Tamara Keefe of Clementine’s Creamery at 7pm. Hear from Keefe on the way she harnesses flavors to create her delicious, from-scratch naughty and nice ice creams. Guests will also get to experience the reveal of a brand-new Gamlin Whiskey House Knob Creek ice cream, made using one of Gamlin’s single barrel bourbons. Tickets are $60 and includes gratuity, dinner and in-depth tasting. 236 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.875.9500