This Week's Dish: Stellina Announces Closure For New Year's Eve

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

After nine years in Lindenwood Park, Stellina will be closing its doors by the year’s end. Chef-owner Jamey Tochtrop has worked to bring exceptional handmade organic pastas to the table as well as a highly praised menu of seasonal entrees, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts. The space, however, will remain in use for private parties and special events such as the continuation of chef Ben Grupe’s dinner series—which takes place next on Jan. 29-30.

Photo courtesy of Stellina

Photo courtesy of Stellina

“The artwork, the design of the space, menu concept development, and the overall vibe of what transpired here on a nightly basis has all been a reflection of my vision,” says Tochtrop. “Stellina has been honored to contribute to the vast culinary landscape our city offers and is proud of its reputation, recognition, and values.” 3342 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park, 314.256.1600

Pint Size Bakery has moving plans in the works for this spring. The bakery will be making its move to larger location in the space that formerly housed Doctor Tom’s Vacuum building (3133 Watson Road)—just short of a mile away from its current spot. The current location will remain open until they are ready to transfer kitchens. 3825 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park, 314.645.7142

Pizzino served its last pizzas to guests on Dec. 5. Though the Clayton dining spot received high praise in its first year in business, a post on Facebook stated the business was not able to hit the revenue targets needed to continue operations. 7600 Wydown Blvd., Clayton

Fans of the puffy tacos at Fort Taco in Brentwood can now enjoy them further into West County at the Chesterfield Mall food court. The local chain came on the food scene as a fast food restaurant serving quality Mexican fare a year ago. Another spot is coming soon to Florissant. 291 Chesterfield Mall, FC2, Chesterfield

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