Dining

Quick Bites: 6.17.20

major expansion
Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria is going national! The restaurant is expanding its newly created frozen pizza delivery service, which sold more than 40,000 pies locally in its first seven weeks. Pizzas are made to order, frozen and shipped the same day. They can be ordered along with frozen pasta bake options at katiespizza.com.

new gigs
Gerard Craft has been appointed culinary director for City Foundry STL. The James Beard Award winner and his team will be responsible for the food hall experience at the development, which plans to expand to include a public market. Niche Food Group will help curate tenants and will manage one or more of its own concepts within the space. … We’re all spending more time online, so don’t miss out on Weeds and Sardines. The new YouTube channel comes from acclaimed local chef Brian Langerstrom (previously of Niche and Union Loafers). His videos share recipes, knowledge and insider insight into the restaurant business.

stl support
Switchgrass Spirits has teamed up with eight local breweries to give back to the STL hospitality industry. It has created Common Bond, a single malt whiskey that will be finished next summer. For each pre-purchase of a $45 bottle, $15 goes to the brewery that sold it, and another $15 will be donated to the Gateway Resilience Fund. Cheers to that!

opens
Schlafly Bankside in St. Charles is now open! Following social distancing guidelines, the brewpub has limited capacity for dining and also is offering curbside carryout. … Caribbean comfort food restaurant Jerk Soul has set up shop at its new location at 3108 Cherokee St. Originally a carryout-only concept, the new digs include a dining room, which will open when COVID-19 regulations are further relaxed.

closes
After having temporarily closed their doors due to the pandemic, a number of St. Louis restaurants have made the difficult decision not to reopen. They include 5 Star Burgers in Creve Coeur, Angelo’s Chicago Taste in Hazelwood, Bobo Noodle House on Skinker Boulevard, BRAVO Cucina Italiana inside West County Center, Cork Wine Bar in Ferguson, The Dubliner in Maplewood, Filomena’s Italian Kitchen in Glendale, Gamlin Whiskey House in the CWE, HopCat in the Delmar Loop, The Melting Pot in University City, Ryder’s Tavern on Chippewa Street, St. Louis Pizza and Wings in Florissant, STL Sunrise Cafe in Princeton Heights, SubZero Vodka Bar in the CWE, Tavolo V in the Delmar Loop and Wok-o-Taco on Page Avenue.

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