on the barbie | Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is hosting the second installment of its A Chef for All Seasons dinner series July 29. Held at Cinder House, the event will feature Aaron Brooks, executive chef of EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, and the menu will center on the combination of Australian barbecue and Latin favors, with dishes like tomahawk steak with Peruvian Anticucho sauces and yellow fin tuna loin. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable.
Jerk Soul at 3108 Cherokee St. is now Jerk Unlimited. After purchasing the restaurant from founder Telie Woods, chef-owner Trevoy Woods is working with new partners, Dee Miller and Candice Woodring. For now, the menu remains unchanged, but there are plans to phase-out some of the fusion-style dishes for more traditional Caribbean dishes. The restaurant also plans to expand onto The Loop, taking over the former home of Pi Pizzeria at 6144 Delmar Blvd.
score a goal
Soccer fans won’t want to miss The Pitch Athletic Club and Tavern. The soccer bar will open in Union Station in early 2023—just in time for the StL’s new MLS soccer club to kick off its first season across the street at Centene Stadium. The 10,000-square-foot space will accommodate around 200 guests, along with additional seating on a patio. The drink program will center around beer and spirits with a small wine list.
something to “wine” about
The Lou will soon be home to a natural wine bar. ‘Ssippi is set to open at 2926 Cherokee St. this summer. Inspired by working at a similar bar in Los Angeles, St. Louisan Brogan Drissell is launching the venture with his girlfriend Emily Kostiuk. The bar will focus on wine produced with no or limited chemical or technical intervention, and it will also have 10 taps with a rotating lineup of beers and draft cocktails.
opens + closes
Shake Shack has opened its fourth location in the St. Louis area. Located in Chesterfield at 17312 Chesterfield Airport Road, this is the first region to have a drive thru. … Amer Abouwardah, owner of Oceano Bistro, is bringing another concept to Creve Coeur this month. Santa Fe Bisto is taking over the former home of EdgeWild Bistro & Tap at 12316 Olive Blvd. … Ivy has opened its doors at 14A N. Meramec Ave. in Clayton. The cafe serves up tartines, coffee and more. … After 9 years in The Grove, Rise Coffee House has closed. … Juice bar and cafe Beets & Bones has closed after more than three years in Clayton. … Companion Baking has closed its cafe in Maryland Heights. The decision was made to allow the space to be used for additional production to meet the increased demand for Companion’s products.