Dining

Quick Bites: 6.6.18

open & shut 
It’s back! Popular frozen cocktail bar Tropical Liqueurs aka Trops is ready to serve again at 4104 Manchester Ave. in The Grove. The new space is much bigger and features 14 drink machines and a large patio, which will include a small Guerrilla Street Food operation for late-night snacks. After only seven months in business, Pig & Pickle (in the former Atlas Restaurant space on Pershing Avenue) has closed. Chefowner Ryan Lewis wasn’t seeing the kind of growth needed for the business and is now executive chef at Scarlett’s Wine Bar in the Central West End.

pints for pets
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Purina have teamed up yet again this summer to raise money for shelter pets through sales of Urban Underdog American Lager. For every eight-pack of the beverage sold by local retailers, Purina will donate $5 to the PetFinder Foundation. Proceeds will help offset pet adoption fees through Aug. 31 at participating shelters and rescue organizations. Find out more at purina.com/consider-a-shelter-pet.

popularity contest
The culinary website The Daily Meal has ranked three St. Louis food trucks among the 100 best in America for 2018. Joel Crespo and Brian Hardesty’s Guerrilla Street Food took the 25th slot, Nick and Laura Cowlen’s Go! Gyro! Go! came in at 50, and David Choi’s Seoul Taco claimed 77th. The Daily Meal based its rankings on reviews from TripAdvisor, Zomato and Yelp, as well as each food truck’s social media following. Keep on truckin’!

all juiced up
Hello Juice & Smoothie will open soon at 1000 S. Newstead Ave. in The Grove—this time for good. The smoothie bar, owned by Jordan and Kayla Bauer, has operated as a pop-up establishment for events, but now it will offer its juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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