Quick Bites: 3.27.19
opens & closes
Duck, duck, donut! North Carolina-based Duck Donuts, which specializes in made-to-order treats, will open its first Missouri location this spring at 1651 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield. … Craving Bosnian food? Head to Webster Groves, where Balkan Treat Box recently opened its highly anticipated brick-and-mortar location at 8103 Big Bend Blvd. … Layla has expanded! The gourmet burger and shawarma joint opened its second location at 20 Allen Ave. in Webster Groves in the old Milagro spot. … Two restaurants have closed after a decade in business: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks at West County Center and the popular Kirkwood Station Brewing Company at 105 E. Jefferson Ave.
Crushed Red has gone green. The chain, founded in Clayton, is repurposing ingredients from its salad chopping line to create a 100 percent vegan, gluten-free pizza crust that embraces a zero-waste philosophy. It debuted last month at the Creve Coeur location with the BrocStar pizza.
100 and counting
A big shout out to the square beyond compare! Imo’s Pizza opened its 100th St. Louis-area restaurant in Affton. The location is managed by Frank Imo Jr., grandson of founders Ed and Margie Imo.
Chef Nick Blue has taken the reins as executive chef at Boundary and Basso at The Cheshire. A veteran of the local restaurant scene, Blue previously served as executive chef at Sardella and sous chef at Sugarfire Smoke House.
Revel Kitchen has unveiled a new menu at its locations in Brentwood and Clayton. Chef-owner Simon Lusky, known for feeding local athletes, is serving St. Louisans favorites enjoyed by Cardinals and Blues players as part of his mission to make nutritious, flavorful meals more accessible. Along with customizable bowls, new dishes include salad and wrap options.