Quick Bites: 7.26.17

we’re number 14 … 
The 14th Tin Roof restaurant, that is. The Southern food spot has taken over the former Joe Buck’s downtown at 1000 Clark St. A small chain started in Nashville, its mission is to provide a fun venue for emerging musicians; in fact, its tagline is: A Live Music Joint. It opened last month and offers a full menu of sandwiches, pub grub, street tacos and salads, most with a Southern bent—Dixie Biscuits (with bacon, brisket and peach jam), anyone?

fall foodie fest  
St. Louis has been chosen as the site for Flavored Nation, a national food happening slated for Oct. 27 through 29 at the Dome downtown. Organizers will curate iconic dishes from each state to be showcased at the event. Planners include former Food Network president Richard Gore, food writer David Rosengarten and celebrity chef Bobby Parish. St. Louis was chosen, in part, thanks to its illustrious World’s Fair food ‘firsts’ (hot dogs, cotton candy, club sandwiches, ice cream cones and more!). Tickets, available at flavorednation.com, start at $45.

sticky business
David Dresner is opening a restaurant (and retail operation), Crispy Edge, that focuses on pot stickers (pictured at top). The soon-to-open spot is at 4168 Juniata St. in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, where Dresner will serve up a range of the tasty dough pockets with all kinds of fillings. The small cafe also will include bar offerings.

this ‘n’ that
Guerrilla Street Food is spreading out into two local spots that will serve up the tasty Filipino fare. Diners can find their favorites at 2nd Shift Brewing, 601 Sublette Ave. on The Hill, and soon at Tropical Liqueurs in the Grove, 4104 Manchester Road … Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch has named Joseph Bidwell as new executive chef; he came here from Hyatt Regency Reston in Virginia and was recognized in 2009 as Hyatt’s Chef of the Year … Congrats to Mike Johnson and friends on their seventh Sugarfire location, this one in Indiana.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in the CWE now treats every birthday girl and boy to a single, standard or trio size ice cream (cup or cone) on their birthday. Adults must show ID; kids just need an accompanying adult’s say-so, but no double-dipping.