To bring attention to growing food scene in Grand Center, 11 district restaurants have joined together to create a Grand Center Restaurant Tour, a passport promotion with rewards including $100 and $50 gift certificates to the notable entertainment venues in St. Louis' cultural arts hub.

Participating restaurants include a mix of longstanding neighborhood establishments and newcomers:

  • Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria and Ristorante
  • Plush
  • Triumph Grill
  • Café Pintxos
  • Kota Wood Fire Grill
  • The Best Steakhouse
  • City Diner at the Fox (pictured)
  • Dooley’s Beef-n-Brew House
  • Nadoz Euro Bakery & Café
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
  • The Field House

(Click here for more on each restaurant and links to their websites.)

Passports are available at any participating restaurant. Customers who spend $25 or more at each of these restaurants get a stamp in their passport. Those who fill up their passports with a stamp from all 11 restaurants by Sun., Sept. 30, will receive a $100 gift certificate to their choice of The Fabulous Fox Theatre, The Sheldon or Powell Hall. Those who fill up the passport by Jan. 31, 2013, receive a $50 gift certificate.

“We wanted to encourage people to come to Grand Center and try something new,” says Vito LaFata, owner of Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria and Ristorante and leader of the effort. “People always think of Grand Center as the arts district, we hope people will start thinking of Grand Center as an excellent dining destination, too. I think people may be surprised by how many great restaurants have sprouted up and how varied they are in cuisine.”

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