Dining

Quick Bites: 8.10.16

wine list kudos
Congrats to the local establishments that earned a Wine Spectator award for their cellars, especially the ones that ranked ‘two goblets’: Annie Gunn’s, Balaban’s, Bar Italia, Copia, Cielo, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Fleming’s Steakhouse, 801 Fish and 801 Chophouse.

gamlins go retro
Derek and Lucas Gamlin, who have two CWE eateries already, are heading to the south end of Euclid for No. 3. Construction is underway for the new 1764 Public House at Euclid and West Pine. Expect a big bar selection and “menu items that will include some modern twists on local favorites.”

farm to wok
Asian favorite P.F. Chang’s has launched a brand-new menu that emphasizes a made-from-scratch approach in each locale. Company founder Cecilia Chiang, sometimes called the Julia Child of Chinese cooking, was featured last month in a six-episode PBS series in which the 96-year-old is filmed in the kitchen with San Francisco-area chefs cooking and expounding on life.

burgers & fries
Sugarfire owner Mike Johnson is the force behind a new burger and fries joint, The HiPointe Drive In, to go up in the old Del Taco site on McCausland Avenue. It will be built from shipping containers and designed by architect Tom Cohen. Coming in November, it will serve griddled burgers, fries and shakes.

no. 3 for 5 star
The Creve Coeur location of 5 Star Burgers has opened at CityPlace, 11621 Olive Blvd. Just like the first two locales in Clayton and Kirkwood, the new spot offers the same antibiotic-free burgers and unbelievable Happy Hour menu (how do $1.50 sliders and $2.50 drafts sound?).

java sibs
Siblings Corbin and Macy Holtzman just opened Coma Coffee in University Tower (across from the Galleria). Chad Denney, who previously worked at Kaldi’s, heads the roasting program, which takes place at a separate facility in the Grove. Look for drip and espresso drinks, as well as pastries from local sustainable bakery Whisk. The dynamic duo are the children of T&S senior advertising exec Wendy Jablonow. Kudos all around!

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