The first month of 2020 brought some exciting changes to the local restaurant scene. Perhaps one the biggest openings of the month was actually a reopening: After a prolonged closure, the beloved World's Fair Donuts reopened under the stewardship of Strange Donuts owner Jason Bockman. In St. Peters, Noto Italian Restaurant is quickly becoming a destination for authentic Italian fare, featuring Neapolitan-style pizzas, wood-fired appetizers, handmade pastas and a sizeable amaro collection. The Fattened Caf kicked off its monthly residency at Earthbound Beer on Cherokee Street, featuring Filipino barbecue, while Egg, Guerrilla Street Food, Salt + Smoke and Seoul Taco all opened new locations.

The month wasn't without some sad news: In St. Charles, Trailhead Brewing Co. announced it would be closing its doors after 25 years, but beer-lovers aren't totally out of luck, as Schlafly Beer plans to take over the space to open its newest brewpub.

Openings

Egg, 3100 Locust St., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.496.7468, eggstl.com

The Fattened Caf at Earthbound Beer, 2724 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.769.9576, facebook.com/TheFattenedCaf (monthly pop up)

Guerrilla Street Food, 43 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves, Missouri, guerrillastreetfood.com

Noto Italian Restaurant, 5105 Westwood Drive, St. Peters, Missouri, 636.293.2581, notopizza.com

Salt + Smoke, 392 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, saltandsmokestl.com

Seoul Taco, 4087 Chouteau Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, seoultaco.com

World's Fair Donuts, 1904 S. Vandeventer Ave., Southwest Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

Closings

1764 Public House, 39 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.405.8221, 1764pub.com

Ladue Market, 9155 Clayton Road, Ladue, Missouri, 314.993.0184

Trailhead Brewing Co., 921 S. Riverside Drive, St. Charles, Missouri, 636.946.2739, trailheadbrewing.com (reopening as Schlafly brewpub)

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