Dining

Quick Bites: 5.30.18

rise and shine
Rise Coffee House has opened a second location inside the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The popular Grove spot will expand its reach to serve as a community gathering place during museum hours. The same coffee and tea offerings offered at its original location will be available, as well as sandwiches, pastries and more.

southern sensibilities
There’s a new cook in the kicthen at Juniper. St. Louis native Glenister Wells now serves as executive chef. Most recently sous chef at Pastaria, he has a passion for sourcing foods locally. Wells also will head the kitchen of Juniper’s sister restaurant Little Bird, slated to open later this year. Owner John Perkins’ newest concept will serve Southern-inspired breakfast and brunch in Juniper’s previous spot at 360 N. Boyle Ave.

early birds 
Want to try some Spamsilog (seared Spam, garlic fried rice, egg and atchara)? Guerrilla Street Food is now bringing its unique Filipino-style dishes to breakfast (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at its South Grand restaurant, as well as its location inside 2nd Shift Brewing on Sublette Avenue.

cheers! 
Kiener Cocktails is back! The downtown happy hour event will showcase the newly renovated Kiener Plaza and feature drinks, live music and pizza from Porano Pasta. The next date is June 28, with two additional fall dates yet to be determined.

grand opening
Things are changing at the Four Seasons! Longtime Italian restaurant Cielo will close, and Gerard Craft is moving in. The acclaimed chef and owner of Niche Food Group has partnered with the hotel to open Cinder House, a new concept centered around wood-fired cuisine, including grilled meats, fish and veggies. The menu and decor will be heavily influenced by South America, the grilling mecca of the world, according to Craft. Michael Fricker (formerly executive sous chef of Cielo) has been named chef de cuisine. The restaurant, slated to open in August, will fit around 110 guests inside, plus offer patio seating.

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