Quick Bites: 7.6.16
St. Louisan Ellen Prinzi has developed an app, Olio City, that cuts through the hassles of figuring out where to eat when you’re traveling. Launched in Chicago and St. Louis, the app offers a customized, curated list of places to eat and visit based on information from local trendsetters and a survey taken by the user. More cities are planned for the future. Among the StL VIPs contributing: Cardinals chef Simon Lusky, Adam Wainwright, Jimmy Sansone, food writer Sherrie Castellano and RFT editor Sarah Fenske. Prinzi, wife of Cardinals trainer Pete Prinzi, won an Arch Grant in 2015 for her idea.
opened in chi town
Congrats to David Choi of Seoul Taco on bringing his quirky hybrid food to a new location in Chicago, 738 N. Clark St.
moo-ve over, breakfast
The Barn in Crestwood just added dinner to its offerings. Located on the grounds of the historic Thomas Sappington House Museum, the restaurant specializes in period Missouri eats. Chef Timothy Montgomery has created a dinner menu that includes Scotch Eggs wrapped with local sausage and Cornish Game Hens with maple bourbon glaze. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.
in-vess-ting in a redo
Vess Soda is revitalizing its iconic, 12-foot-tall soda bottle, perched at 520 O’Fallon St., just north of the Edward Jones Dome. The original structure was built in 1953 and lit by 600 feet of neon tubing; it was reputedly the largest revolving, lighted bottle at the time. The big reveal comes July 11, in celebration of the brand’s 100 years in St. Louis.
three, and counting?
Derek and Lucas Gamlin, of Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House, have announced plans for a restaurant on the ground floor of The Residences at Forest Park Hotel building. The location, at the corner of West Pine Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, is opposite the new Whole Foods Market. Stay tuned for details about the concept.
newly opened …
Scarlett’s Wine Bar, cousin to two Sasha’s Wine Bars, has opened in the CWE at 4253 Laclede Ave. The spot serves wood-fired pizzas, charcuterie, hummus, cheese platters, burgers and other favorites … Big Baby Q & Smokehouse at 11658 Dorsett Road is also open for business, with father-son team Ben and Bennie Welch serving up smokey specialties … Five Acres Bar-B-Que, in the old Mama Josephine’s spot at 4600 Shaw Blvd., is ready with its own ‘cue—plus the chicken and dumplings that folks enjoyed from its predecessor.
>> Don’t Forget Clayton Restaurant Week July 11-17! Visit claytonrestaurantweek.com for details.