niche news | Peter Slay has been promoted chef de cuisine at Cinder House at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The St. Louis native, who was part of the opening team for the restaurant, honed his culinary skills in kitchens in Boston and New York before returning to the Midwest. … Gerard Craft and Niche Food Group will be bringing new life to the restaurant space at Bowood Farms in the Central West End. Slated to open late this summer, Bowood by Niche will take over the former Cafe Osage, which closed last fall.
Mr. Meowksi’s Sourdough has moved to downtown St. Charles at 107 N. Main St. The bakery opened in 2018. … Steve’s Hot Dogs also is on the move. After closing and reopening last year, the popular Tower Grove East spot is ready for a larger space. This summer, it will take over 3145 S. Grand Blvd., the former home of Mangia Italiano. … Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions has moved into a larger space at 2733 Sutton Blvd., a block north of its original location.
a fresh start
Last summer, Takashima Records shut down following sexual misconduct allegations against members of the restaurant group that owned the new bar. Now, it’s open again in The Grove at 4095 Chouteau Ave. with new ownership and a slightly tweaked name: Takashima Record Bar. The bar is owned by Robbie and Dan Hayden, who were behind The Wine Tap in Belleville before it closed in December.
across the river
Schlafly Beer is expanding into Illinois! The craft brewery will open a brewpub in Highland at 907 Main St. Expected to open this fall, the currently unnamed spot will include a three-season patio that seats 100 guests and will feature a beer brewed specially for the new restaurant.
opens + closes
Crab’s Landing has taken over the former Missouri Bar and Grille space downtown at 701 N. Tucker Blvd. The restaurant offers a variety of Cajun-style seafood. … Seafood fans also will want to head to Maplewood. Blue Crab Juicy Seafood & Bar is now open at 3248 Laclede Station Road. … Shoppers at the Galleria have a new dining option with C. Oliver Coffee + Flower Bar. … Doggie Mac’s is closing its brick-and-mortar location, but chef-owner Bryan Scott will continue to run his popular food truck. … Hampton burger joint F&B’s Eatery, which opened in 2015, has closed its doors. … Malone’s Grill & Pub in Crestwood has stopped service after 28 years in business.