morning delivery |Baker Andrew Gillian and illustrator Caitlin Metz are partnering to make Saturday mornings a little sweeter for St. Louisans. Saturday Morning Carton offers deliveries of homemade muffins alongside a hand-drawn newspaper. Muffin flavors are announced on Mondays and orders need to be placed by Thursday evening for delivery the following Saturday. To learn more and place an order, visit caitlinmetz.com/morning.
with a side of super
Formerly the City Diner, 3139 S. Grand Blvd. is now home to the superhero-themed Gotham and Eggs. Co-owned by husband and wife Shanisah and Jason Knight, the restaurant features a menu of breakfast and lunch items that have been named after various heroes and their powers, such as the Robin’s Nest and Peter’s French Toast. While decked out with superhero memorabilia, the diner also features a nod to its predecessor by showcasing framed City Diner blueprints, menus and photos.
A Tower Grove Farmers’ Market fave is opening a brick-and-mortar location. Chimera Teas will soon move into 3149 Shenandoah Ave., the former Kitchen House Coffee space. Owner Brianna Velarde became a new vendor at the market this year, but thanks to Chimera Teas’ popularity, she’s ready to take the next step. The location’s tea menu will be familiar to fans, but customers can look forward to new coffee beverages and a food menu of small bites like vegan pastries and steamed buns. Chimera Teas is expected to be fully operational sometime in October.
4 Hands Brewing Company is teaming up with Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. The brewery is the cycling fundraiser’s newest contributing sponsor and beverage partner. Along with hosting a biergarten lounge for riders Sept. 23 and 24 at the event, 4 Hands has created a Pedal the Cause Lager, a low-ABV lager with hints of lime and salt. The lager is available on draft at 4 Hands’ tasting room and in cans at Schnucks and Dierbergs in the region.
opens + closes
Jovick Brothers Burgers has taken over the space previously occupied by CC’s Vegan Spot at 4993 Loughborough Ave. in Princeton Heights. The burger joint is the second restaurant from Casey Jovick, who also owns Jovick Brothers Deli. … Fans of Korean food will want to bop over to K-Bop’s second location, which is now open at 2609 Cherokee St. … Vegan restaurant Lulu’s Local Eatery has closed permanently. Having started as a vegetarian food truck in 2012, the brick-and-mortar location opened at the corner of South Grand Boulevard and Wyoming Street in 2014. … Crispy Edge has closed its restaurant at 4168 Juniata St. The decision was made to allow the potsticker purveyor to focus on its expanding grocery and wholesale business. … The downtown location of Baileys’ Range held its final service last month. The Shaw location of the restaurant will remain open.