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.
Egg, 3100 Locust St., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.496.7468, eggstl.com
Guerrilla Street Food, 43 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves, Missouri, guerrillastreetfood.com
World's Fair Donuts, 1904 S. Vandeventer Ave., Southwest Garden, St. Louis, Missouri
Ladue Market, 9155 Clayton Road, Ladue, Missouri, 314.993.0184