This Week's Dish: Russell's On Macklind Opens Upstairs Space
Russell’s on Macklind can now accommodate more guests as they have upgraded their Southampton space. The former apartment above the cafe has been transformed to an expanded dining area complete with a full bar that can be reserved for private events as well. This is the first time the cafe from owner Russell Ping will be offering full bar service, which will include a larger selection of local beers, wines and a handcrafted cocktail menu with classics and creatives such as The Antidote, which mixes Famous Grouse Scotch with local honey, lemon and Earl Grey tea. 5400 Murdoch, Southampton, 314.553.9994
The Restaurant at The Cheshire will temporarily close after service on New Year’s Eve to undergo a transformation into a new concept that has yet to be named. The restaurant plans to reopen by Valentine’s Day weekend with plans to offer a larger bar with an artisanal cocktail program and whiskey bar, a raw bar and a brasserie style menu featuring small plates and fresh shellfish. 7036 Clayton Ave., Hi-Pointe, 314.932.7818
A third location for 5 Star Burgers is expected to open in the CityPlace development in Creve Coeur in March 2016 at 11621 Olive Blvd.
Dec. 31: See Sanctuaria transformed into a candlelit Prohibition era speakeasy for New Year’s Eve. The night begins with passed caviar blini for a five-course “Gatsby-esque” dinner served by candlelight in an atmosphere reminiscent of a Roaring Twenties hideaway watering hole. The special ticket menu costs $69.95 for one and $95 for two and will come with full bottle of champagne. 4198 Manchester Ave., The Grove, 314.535.9700
Dec. 31: Cantina Laredo is offering a special three-course prix fixe menu for New Year’s. The popular menu will be available from Dec. 31-Jan. 2. A trio of handcrafted cocktails will also be featured. 7710 Forsyth, Clayton, 314.725.2447