Quick Bites: 4.7.21
hit the road |A new food truck is making its way around town. Co-owners Gregg Medeiros, Tom Lombardo, John Brauch and Mark Pitliangas found success with their first truck, Brisket 1, a Sugarfire Smoke House franchise, and are ready to launch their second, Ramblin’ Rooster. The menu is focused on fried chicken sandwiches, including Korean, barbecue and buffalo variations. To help support the community, a portion of each sale will be donated to charity. Ramblin’ Rooster is expected to hit the streets this month. You can find its schedule on social media or at sugarfire64.com.
In response to the recent surge of hate crimes toward Asian-Americans, Chao Baan in The Grove is launching a new initiative. Every Tuesday through April 27, it will donate 10% of dine-in and carry-out profits for dinner service to the Atlanta chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the national nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate.
It’s a ‘hoppy’ day for beer fans. Schlafly is once again releasing Hoptic Visions, a variety pack of four hop-forward beers, some of which are exclusive to the promotion. The pack includes the brewery’s sessionable IPA, its first take on a low-calorie IPA, the throwback West Coast IPA and the new Hazy Grapefruit IPA.
Last March, Taqueria Durango in Overland suffered a fire that forced it to close indefinitely. Now, after a year of rebuilding, it is on schedule to reopen sometime this spring. The restaurant’s menu is expected to include old favorites and a few new dishes.
opens + closes
Something sweet is popping up in Webster Groves. Amy’s Cake Pop Shop and Boozy Bites is getting a brick-and-mortar location at 7961 Big Bend Blvd. … Fast-casual Korean spot Kimchi Guys is opening a second location at 282 N. Skinker Blvd. in June. … La Oaxaqueña is expected to open later this spring in South County at 2925 Lemay Ferry Road. … Lovers of plant-based cuisine will want to check out Terror Tacos. The restaurant is serving up vegan fare in the Tower Grove South neighborhood at 3191 S. Grand Blvd. … Han Lao has closed its doors at 1250 Strassner Drive. The Laotian-Thai eatery opened in Brentwood in 2018.