This Week's Dish: Rick Lewis' Southern Expected to Open, Niche Expands Monday Night Supper

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If everything goes according to plan, St. Louis will have a new way to get its fried chicken fix this week. Last week former Quincy Street Bistro executive chef Rick Lewis told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he anticipates opening his joint venture with Pappy’s Smokehouse, Southern, on June 18 or 19. The restaurant, located next to Pappy’s, will serve Nashville-style hot chicken, sandwiches and southern sides. 3108 Olive St., Midtown,

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Photo courtesy of Rick Lewis

The Lou has has an extra day to try Niche’s Monday night suppers. Last night Niche kicked off its first Sunday supper with a three-course menu featuring a wedge salad, pork Milanese with smoked bring onion salsa verde entree option and a choice of three desserts. That same menu will also be served tonight for the regular Monday night supper. 7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.773.7755

Lilly’s Music and Social House, a Benton Park bar celebrating lesbians and the LGBTQ community, is now entering its second week of soft opening hours. The low-key wine bar in the former Luvy Duvy’s Cafe location had its opening night on June 6 and will continue with abbreviated hours until June 23, when a the bar’s full week of programming will kick off; look for game nights, throwback Thursday, live music and DJs. The menu features wine and creative cocktails—like the Queen LaTeaFah, a spiked iced tea with gin and Chambord—as well as pizzas, charcuterie and other small plates. 2321 Arsenal St., Benton Park,

Two new tenants will be moving in Downtown this summer and bringing new dining options to the area. As Feast reports, in June or July Princess Delights Bakery will be opening its very first shop for its sugar-, butter-, salt- and additive-free baked goods in Laclede’s Landing. And Yiro/Gyro, from Gyro Company manager Mirza Imamovic, will open this week at 750 Locust St. 712 2nd St., Laclede’s Landing, 314.951.4488 and 750 Locust St., Downtown, 314.925.8152

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