Death in the Afternoon Opening Monday

2014-06-03T09:04:00Z 2014-09-12T10:50:02Z Death in the Afternoon Opening Monday Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
June 03, 2014 9:04 am

Death in the Afternoon, the newest restaurant from the Blood & Sand team, is set to open this Mon., June 9 in Citygarden. The restaurant will initially open for lunch Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm, then add weekend brunch and scheduling for private parties.

Formerly Terrace View and Joe’s Chili Bowl, owners Adam Frager and TJ Vytlacil hope to transform the space into a unique lunch experience, expanding on the already valuable Citygarden landscape.

“I'm proud that this city has something as amazing as Citygarden so I will be working very hard to make sure we add value to this place and bring something unique to an already amazing location,” says Vytlacil.

The team hopes to bring an eclectic lunch menu to match their new space – specifically, food that “you crave to eat.”

“We want to focus on and execute a quality lunch space with the same attention to detail as we have at Blood & Sand,” says Vytlacil.

And while Blood & Sand is driven by its members, that will change with Death in the Afternoon, which will be open to the public and where the focus on making lunch the most important meal of the day.

“What won't change [with Death] is our attention to detail and customer service,” explains Vytlacil. “Having such a great culture at Blood & Sand will translate to our new business and keep our attention to detail and hospitality at the forefront of our business model.”

The menu features the likes of pork ramen with pork belly and loin, root vegetable miso ramen, and grilled lamb spiedie, along with salads such as Vietnamese grilled beef salad with tatsoi and fried garlic. Snacks like hummus, crushed fried fingerling potatoes, and house made charcuterie will also be available.

As for drinks, something that has helped put Blood & Sand on the map, Vytlacil details that the lunch spot will focus on aqua frescas and non-alcoholic beverages, featuring a white wine program and house-brewed beer and limited cocktails.

“I really want to create something that people from all over the country can recognize as quality when they come through St. Louis,” says Vytlacil. “There are so many creative people in this town and we just want to represent that aspect of St. Louis.”

The menu: 


Marinated olives.   $5

Spicy eggplant dip. warm pita.   $6

Hummus, roasted vegetables, warm pita.  $6  

Crushed fried fingerling potatoes, ranch dressing.  $6   

House made charcuterie, lonza, coppa, bresaola, ants on a log mostarda, house butter, baguette.  $12

Soups & Sandwiches:

Japanese steamed buns, fish sauce pickles, daikon carrot slaw.

Choice of: pork belly, charred tuna, or duck confit - $5.50 each

Choice of: mushrooms or tofu - $4.50 each

Pork ramen, pork belly & loin, soft boiled egg, black garlic oil, mushroom.  $14

Root vegetable miso ramen, mushroom, kohlrabi, black garlic oil.  $12

Hot pastrami, pastrami mayo, sauerkraut, pretzel roll.  $10

Grilled lemon & herb chicken spiedie skewer, italian roll, provolone cheese.  $9

Grilled lamb spiedie, tzatziki sauce, romaine lettuce, radish, mint, cucumber salad served in warm pita.  $10

Fried or grilled fish, pickles, malt vinegar mayo, fennel lemon salad, soft roll.  $11

Italian sub, house cured coppa, mortadella, lonza, giardiniera, oil, vinegar, oregano, pecorino. $10

Falafel, tzatziki sauce, cucumber mint salad, romaine, tomato, served with warm pita.  $9

House made all beef hot dog, poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, tomato, neon green relish, spicy peppers.  $9

American stuffed grass fed cheeseburger, calabrian chili aioli, lettuce, tomato, soft bun.

Single - $8

Double - $12

Triple - $16


Vietnamese grilled beef, tatsoi, fried garlic, ginger, puffed rice, peanuts, sesame seeds.  $11

Chicken spiedie chopped salad, chickpeas, romaine lettuce, olives, feta, tomatoes, cucumbers.  $11

Caesar, romaine & kale lettuce, pecorino, anchovy, roasted garlic crouton.  $9

*add grilled chicken - $3

Bibb lettuce, fried shallots, tomatoes, blue cheese, roasted shallot dressing.  $9

Grilled broccoli, confit carrot, romesco, almond, manchego.  $9

Death in the Afternoon, 808 Chestnut St.,


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