on the move | Milque Toast has moved a few blocks south to take over the iconic California Do-Nut Co. building at 2924 S. Jefferson Ave. Chef and owner Colleen Clawson has sought to preserve the building’s historic charm, while simultaneously creating a space inspired by hygge—a Danish word that refers to a comfy and cozy environment. … BLK MKT also has had a change of address. The Asian fusion eatery closed up shop at its Midtown location to reopen in Maplewood at
7356 Manchester Road.

popping up
If you can’t wait for the relaunch of Porano, you’re in luck. This spring, Niche Food Group will be holding pop-up events to offer St. Louis a sneak peek. You can sample pasta dishes at Nudo House on April 21 or check out the full menu at Wild Carrot on June 2. Follow Porano on Instagram for updates. … Mainlander in the Central West End will host a pop-up designed to raise awareness about addiction issues in the hospitality industry, benefiting Ben’s Friends—a network that provides support for hospitality professionals who are seeking sobriety. Called Temperance Kitchen, the first event scheduled for April 15 is sold out, but a second has been announced for May 20. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

hey sugar
You can add something sweet to your next event with Rosie Cheeks Cotton Candy. The new concept offers live hand-spun cotton candy in a variety of flavors, such as caramel, Aztec chocolate, chile mango and lemonade. “We couldn’t be more excited to debut our hand-spun delights in St. Louis, adding a magical touch to every special event,” says owner Heather Roth. For more information, visit rosiecheekscottoncandy.com.

good luck!
Congrats to Charlie Downs, founder and owner of Sugarfire Smokehouse! He was named Missouri’s 2024 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Association. Along with the other honorees, Downs will be recognized at the National Small Business Week Award Ceremonies later this month in Washington, D.C. At the event, one of the winners will be announced the 2024 National Small Business Person of the Year.

opens + closes
Night owls will want to head to the Delmar Loop. Up Late has opened its second location in the former home of Chicken Out at 6197 Delmar Blvd. … In more Delmar news, Bengelina Hospitality Group has opened Esca at 5095 Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar Maker District. … Looking for a fried chicken fix? Chuck’s Hot Chicken has taken over the former Courtesy Diner location at 3155 S. Kingshighway Blvd. … Soulard Gyro has opened its fourth location at 12205 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights. … Rogue Bistro is now open in Midtown at 3037 Olive St. The eatery offers a heavily meatball-inspired menu. … Eat Today is serving up Ethiopian cuisine at 3201 S. Grand Blvd. in Tower Grove South.