A few of St. Louis' most-anticipated restaurants bowed this month, but unfortunately, a few favorites closed as well.
Chef Rob Connoley opened a breakfast spot in Grand Center and Frankly Sausages put down some roots, but Barrister's in Clayton closed unexpectedly.
Luckily there weren't many closings this month, except the (hopefully temporary) closure of the iconic Eat-Rite Diner.
Popular Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria opened its second location this month, as did Tazé Mediterranean Street Food.
This month, Charleville Brewing Co. debuted its St. Louis outpost, the renovated Bevo Mill opened and The Red Shack closed following the death of its founder.
A short-lived Kirkwood restaurant opened and closed this month, Kaldi's opened in a beautiful Citygarden space, Patois Eatery & Social Lounge replaced the Rustic Goat and a beloved Valley Park bar says goodbye.
The much-anticipated Hi-Pointe Drive-In opened this month, as did two new locations of Downtown favorite Yiro/Gyro.
Heading into the new year, J. McArthur's announced a surprise closure just a few months after executive chef Ben McArthur departed. On the bright side, St. Louis got two new brewery tasting rooms.
Herbie's and Benton Park Cafe moved to new digs. St. Louis also got its first cat cafe, and Gerard Craft's latest debuted in Clayton.
Kirkwood hit it big this month.
Downtown snagged three restaurant openings, while Pint Size opened in its bigger digs and McArthur's Bakery hit the Loop.
Sugarfire Smoke House debuted its sixth location this month, Broadway Oyster Bar expanded across the river and Cha Cha Chow food truck got a permanent location.