Dining

Quick Bites: 2.10.21

on the shelves  | If you find yourself in the freezer section at Dierbergs, be on the lookout for new frozen pizzas from Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria. The offerings include burrata margherita; meatball; fig, squash and bacon; and a cheese option for kids. … Niche Food Group has launched La Verita Distilleria, a new line of artisan liqueurs, non-alcoholic cordials and more. Created by Gerard Craft and Taste bar manager Meredith Barry, La Verita is available at Pastaria Deli & Wine.

going to the dogs
The Wagamama has expanded into a pet cafe! First opening in the Shaw neighborhood as a pet boutique, it moved into a new space at 5838 Macklind Ave. in November. The expanded location includes a beverage bar and patio where guests can enjoy drinks from Big Heart Tea Co. and First Crack Coffee. The space also plans to host events like doggie yoga and movie nights in the future.

get ‘rec’-ked
Game enthusiasts, rejoice! Rec Hall, a bar offering activities like cornhole, ping-pong and giant Jenga, is opening another location in the St. Louis area. The first opened in St. Charles in December, and the second is slated to open this summer in the historic Armory District. The 250,000-square-foot Midtown location will feature an indoor soccer field, pickleball courts, virtual reality and fast-casual fare.

hit the road 
A Kirkwood Farmers’ Market fave is opening a food truck. Honey Bee’s Biscuits + Good Eats was started by husband and wife Mike and Meredith Shadwick last summer.

sweet support
Through February, Crown Candy Kitchen is partnering with The Haven of Grace to support the nonprofit’s mission to help homeless pregnant women.
A portion of the confectioner’s proceeds of its ‘Havenly Hash’ will benefit the organization. The mix includes dark and milk chocolate hand-dipped nuts, caramels and cremes.

opens + closes
Looking for a nice slice? Pizzeria da Gloria now is open on The Hill at 2024 Marconi Ave. … Fans of Kounter Kulture will definitely want to check out Songbird, a new spot from Mike Miller and Chris Meyer. The breakfast eatery is open at 4476 Chouteau Ave. … Southern charm is coming to Soulard. Boo Coo restaurant and bar is set to open this month with a menu focused on Southern comfort food. … Wasabi Sushi Bar has opened its seventh location at 4239 Duncan Ave. in the Central West End. … Mangia Italiano, which opened on Grand Boulevard in 1983, closed its doors for good in December. … Edgewild Bistro & Tap has closed in Creve Coeur and Edwardsville. The Chesterfield location remains open. … Mango Peruvian Cuisine has shuttered permanently. … New Day Gluten Free Bakery and Cafe in Clayton has closed after four years.

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