Balkan Treat Box Owners

Chef Loryn Nalic (right) co-owns Balkan Treat Box with her husband, Edo.

One of St. Louis' favorite restaurants is celebrating its birthday all week long. 

The acclaimed Balkan Treat Box in Webster Groves, Missouri, has announced plans to celebrate its second birthday with a week of specials made in collaboration with chefs across St. Louis.

Things will kick off on Tue., Feb. 9 with a Nudo House pho beef lahmacun (a thin dough topped minced meat and veggies), a Strange Donuts tulumbe (Balkan fried dough) and an Olio chicken kofta (meatballs or kebabs). 

“This has been a challenging year. When we sat down to think about how to celebrate this milestone, we were at a little bit of a loss," chef and co-owner Loryn Nalic said in a press release. "We started thinking local and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with some of our friends and doing what we love to do, cook and merge different styles of food together! After the uncertainty of last year and not knowing what lies ahead with this pandemic, why not have a little fun to forget about what’s going on in the world for a second.”

Throughout the week, you can expect more surprises from other beloved area restaurants, wrapping up on Sat., Feb. 13. Be on the lookout for a kumru (Turkish sandwich) in collaboration with Bolyard's Meat and Provisions, pide (Turkish flatbread) featuring Pappy's Smokehouse burnt ends, a Nashville hot chicken souvlaki made with Grace Meat + Three, a baklava cream puff made in collaboration with Yolklore and more. 

A different assortment of specials will be available each day, with quantities limited and menus being posted daily on Balkan Treat Box's social media channels. 

Balkan Treat Box, 8103 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, Missouri, 314.733.5700, balkantreatbox.com