This Week’s Dish: Spare No Rib to Move, Sugarfire Owner Makes Plans for Burger Spot

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ALIVE neighbors Spare No Rib are moving their business to the former Lucky Buddha space close to the Cherokee Business District, as reported by Sauce. Not only are they going to expand their space, but owner Lassaad Jeliti is keeping their current location to devote to their brunch venture, Egg. Expect to still see the current menu of barbecue and tacos in the new location, with possible new additions to come. 3701 S. Jefferson Ave., Gravois Park

Photo courtesy of Spare No Rib.

Photo courtesy of Spare No Rib.

Mike Johnson of Sugarfire Smoke House is planning to bring a burger and sandwich venture to Hi-Pointe. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, the new fast-casual concept will be called the Hi-Pointe Drive In and will be open in the location that older St. Louis residents remember as Del Taco behind the movie theater. The existing building has been destroyed to build a new building made from old shipping containers. Diners will be able to enjoy flat-gridled burgers—as made famous by his barbecue restaurant—along with sandwiches and fries. 1033 Mccausland Ave., Hi-Pointe

After only a couple months in business, University City’s PerJax Americana Kitchen announced via Facebook last week it was closing. Owners Steve and Sandy Cupp said business was not as they hoped after the construction they did to the property drained their limited resources.

July 21: Get a global taste of wine-producing regions at Missouri Botanical Garden for a five-course wine dinner. Chefs from Catering St. Louis will prepare a regionally-produced menu paired with a specialty wine. Cost is $65 per person and reservations are required. 4344 Shaw Blvd., Botanical Heights, 314.577.0200

July 28: Join Juniper in Eva’s Attic for a five-course dinner with whiskey cocktail pairings in honor of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791. Bonus: Juniper will also be releasing Juniper’s new cask strength single barrel from Four Roses that night. Limited seating is available for $75 per ticket. 360 N. Boyle, Central West End

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