Dining

Quick Bites: 9.7.16

eureka!qb-cake
The West County outpost has its very own Sarah’s Cake Shop, opened last month by proprietor Jill Umbarger, who happens to hail from Eureka. A selection of pastries, quiches, muffins and breakfast sandwiches is offered at Sarah’s on Central and includes various ‘toast’ dishes with sweet and savory toppings, among them house-made jams. Mmmm …

open table’s top 10!
The S.F.-based online RSVP service released its list of the top restaurants for foodies in town, and here it is, from No. 1 to No. 10 (except No. 2, which is actually in Columbia, Mo.): Five Bistro, Juniper, 3 Flags Tavern, Parigi, Ac ero, Elaia, Publico, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta, The Tavern Kitchen and Bar on Euclid.

rise ‘n’ shine
Get ready for a new breakfast place coming to Chesterfield at 14810 Clayton Road. Set for October, The Shack, which has locations in Frontenac and Valley Park, will serve its popular pancake and egg breakfasts until closing (2 p.m.), as well as lunch sandwiches. It is part of the OG Hospitality Group, which includes The Tavern restaurants.

wood-fired firebirds
The classic American restaurant Firebirds just opened in St. Charles’ The Streets of St. Charles at I-70 and Fifth Street. Serving up steaks, ribs, seafood and chicken, this is the 40th restaurant for the brand.

qb-chops-and-barrelnew chophouse concept
Be on the lookout for Cork & Barrel Chop House & Spirits, a new chophouse owned by local business veterans Jill Ridgway Ragan and her dad, Robert Ridgway. The St. Peters restaurant will use a traditional Japanese kamado smoker to prepare its meats. The ceramic grill is best known by the commercial name Big Green Egg. Executive chef Lee Gustin will create a multicultural menu based on the farm-totable concept. Ragan’s great-grandfather, Edmond Ridgway, was one of the founders of the 7-Up Company in the 1920s.

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