national recognition | Congrats to Steven Pursely! The chef-owner of the Menya Rui ramen shop in Lindenwood Park has been honored as one of the best new chefs in the county by Food & Wine magazine. Pursely was among 11 chefs selected for the honor. … Nick Bognar of Indo and Sado is featured in digital media brand Eater’s new cookbook, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes. The book features recipes from food trucks, Michelin-starred restaurants, bakeries, bars and more around the country.
something to “wine” about
Jon Parker is bringing a new wine bar to Richmond Heights next spring. The Yale Bar is planned to open at 7120 Oakland Ave., right next to his other business, the specialty food and wine shop Parker’s Table at Oakland & Yale. The bar will serve wine and beer along with a menu of small bites to complement the drink choices.
a grand reopening
After shutting the doors on its South Grand location in August, King & I is back! The beloved Thai restaurant opened its new location in Richmond Heights last month. Working with Jay Reeves of the architecture and design firm Revel Architects, it took over and transformed the former home of Blaze Pizza at 8039 Dale Ave. The menu features the same dishes the restaurant has been serving St. Louis for the last four decades, such as Thai Red Curry Duck, Queen of Thailand Stir Fry and Bangkok Kapow.
a ghoulish goodie
Just in time for spooky season, Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery has a brand new limited edition flavor inspired by the ghost with the most. In honor of Beetlejuice The Musical’s run at The Fabulous Fox Theatre this month, It’s Showtime is a naturally purple-hued cookies ‘n cream with house-made chocolate and raspberry fudge pieces. It’s available at all eight Clementine’s locations or during performances at The Fox Oct. 10 to 22.
open + closes
Get ghosted this October with the Hill Food Co., a ghost kitchen collective with the space to host more than 20 restaurant concepts. Orders can be placed online or at a kiosk at its 2360 Hampton Ave. location. … El Molino del Sureste is serving up traditional Yucatan offerings in Southampton at 5005 S. Kingshighway Blvd. … Black Salt is bringing contemporary Indian cuisine to Chesterfield at 1709 Clarkson Road. … After more than five decades in business, Hanlen’s Fine Meats & Catering in Kirkwood has closed. Third-generation owner Brayy Hanlen made the choice to shut up shop to spend more time with his family. … Al-Tarboush Deli is closing in University City. The Lebanese eatery originally opened on the Delmar Loop in 1997.