doorstep delivery 
Chana’la Rubenfeld, a local mom of six boys, understands that a busy schedule often gets in the way of eating right. So the integrative nutritional health coach launched a new salad delivery service, Salads 2 Your Door (, in November to ensure everyone—especially busy moms—can enjoy an energizing, healthy meal without any hassle. Five individually packed salads are dropped off every Monday morning, each including a Kosher blend of greens, vegetarian proteins, complex carbs and healthy fats. The menu changes weekly. It’s as easy as pie—but healthier!

shakin’ up the CWE
The much-anticipated Shake Shack had its first day of business at its first location in the Lou (or Missouri for that matter) last week. The international chain is owned by famed New York restaurateur and former St. Louisan Danny Meyer; the local Shake Shack is a few blocks away from where he was born. Some of his inspiration for the popular menu? His trips to Steak ‘n Shake, Fitz’s and Ted Drewes!

under construction
Sugarfire Smoke House is at it again, opening yet another location (its 11th) down in Cape Girardeau, slated to open in June of next year. … Peel Wood Fired Pizza will open in the new year in downtown Clayton at 212 S. Meramec Ave. on the ground floor of the new luxury apartment building, Two Twelve Clayton. This is the third location for the pizzeria—and the first in Missouri—that started in Edwardsville and opened a second location with a brewery in O’Fallon, Illinois.

won’t you be my neighbor?
The owners of Olive & Oak have officially opened their next door neighbor: The Clover and the Bee serves breakfast and lunch at 100 W. Lockwood Ave. in Webster Groves. The atmosphere is fresh and bright, and the intimate spot boasts a small but powerful menu that changes daily: think homemade quiche, breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Take it to go, or eat inside. There’s even a walk-up coffee bar. Yes, please!

cool cocktails
CWE, get ready! You’re about to get another new hangout spot in Yellowbelly, a modern cocktail bar from the owners of Retreat Gastropub, Travis Howard and Tim Wiggins. Set to open in mid-2018 in the Citizen One building at Euclid and Lindell, it will feature coastal-inspired cocktails (with an emphasis on rum) and seafood-focused fare.