Dining

Quick Bites: 10.7.20

brew news | Schlafly Beer’s latest offering is like a walk in the park … Tower Grove Park, to be exact. The brewery has released Park Lager, an American-style lager with ingredients to reflect the park’s flora, including honey malt and Chinook and Hallertau Blanc hops. The beer comes in cans designed to highlight some of Tower Grove’s iconic spaces. The park relies on memberships to support itself, and through November, Schlafly will be matching all membership dollars.

ghost it 
The team behind Sugarfire Smoke House and Hi-Pointe Drive-In is offering new culinary innovations through SugarHi Ghost Kitchen. Operating out of Hi-Pointe’s downtown location, it will host a rotating series of pop-ups available for delivery only. The concept launched last month with KC Bones, a Kansas City-style barbecue menu. … Baileys’ Restaurants have also gone ghost (kitchen) with Wing Ding Dong. The carryout and delivery concept focuses on chicken wings and sandwiches.

off the ice 
Retired St. Louis Blues player Brett Hull is opening a restaurant in Wentzville this fall. Located at 1311 Lodora Drive, Brett Hull’s Junction House will feature a patio, open-air rooftop and decor themed around Hull’s hockey career.

gold standard 
St. Louis-based Volpi Foods won big at the Special Food Association’s 2020 sofi Awards. Its Heritage Prosciutto took home top honors in its category and was awarded the Good Food Award, which recognizes products that are tasty, authentic and responsibly produced.

opens + closes
The Olive + Oak family has expanded with O+O Pizza, now open in Webster Groves at 102 W. Lockwood Ave. … After closing its doors in 2017, Diablitos Cantina once again has an independent space. The Mexican spot is open in the Central West End at 3919 W. Pine Blvd. … Overland has gotten a new carryout option that offers a unique take on Korean cuisine, Fire Chicken at 10200 Page Ave. … St. Ann also has a new spot for carryout. Love at First Bite (10479 St. Charles Rock Road) showcases the culinary experience of executive chef Jason Lamont. … International Tap House has closed in the Central West End at 16 S. Euclid Ave., but a new location is planned for 2021 on the Delmar Loop. … After more than 80 years in business, Cousin Hugo’s Bar & Grill in Maplewood has closed its doors for good at3233 Laclede Station Road. … Cusanelli’s has closed after operating at 705 Lemay Ferry Road since 1954. … Historic German restaurant The Feasting Fox shut its doors last month at 4200 S. Grand Blvd. … Russell’s Cafe & Bakery in Chesterfield at 14888 Clayton Road has closed.

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