This month featured a few firsts: Prioritized Pastries, St. Louis' first exclusively vegan and gluten-free bakery, and Open Concept, a bar where guests pay not by the drink but by the hour. Also on the openings front, several restaurants spun off new locations, including Sauce on the Side, Sugarfire Smoke House and Twisted Ranch, which now operates a walk-up window inside Tropical Liqueurs in The Grove.

Unfortunately, a few concepts shut their doors, including Oaked in Soulard, both locations of the fast-casual Tazé Mediterranean Street Food as well as Rhone Rum Bar, which will be transitioning to focus on happy hour service and private events. U City favorite Winslow's Home also closed this month, but it's not all bad news – Michael and Tara Gallina of the critically acclaimed Vicia plan to reconcept the restaurant, reopening it as Winslow's Table next month.

Openings

Knockout BBQ, 3150 S. Grand Blvd., Tower Grove South, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.772.3447, knockoutstl.com

Millpond Brewing & Incubator, 308 E. Washington, Millstadt, Illinois, 618.476.9933, millpondbrewing.com

Moussalli's Prime, 7415 IL-143, Edwardsville, Illinois, 618.656.0281, moussallisprime.com

Open Concept, 2717 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, 314.449.1645, openconceptstl.com

Prioritized Pastries, 4904 Devonshire, Southampton, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.858.0333, prioritizedpastries.com

Sauce on the Side, 1764 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, Missouri, 636.856.9255, sauceontheside.com (additional location)

Seven, 26 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, Missouri, 314.863.8400, sevengablesinn.com/dining-en.html

The Skullery at BEAST Butcher & Block, 4156 Manchester Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.944.6003, beastbbqstl.com

Sugarfire Smoke House, 1101 Lodora Drive, Wentzville, Missouri, 636.445.7313, sugarfiresmokehouse.com/locations/mo-wentzville (additional location)

Twisted Ranch (located inside Tropical Liqueurs), 4104 Manchester Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.328.1730, 2trops.com (additional location)

Closings

Bigelo's Bistro, 140 N. Main St., Edwardsville, Illinois, 618.655.1471, bigelosbistro.com

Oaked, 1031 Lynch St., Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.305.8647, oakedstl.com

Rhone Rum Bar, 2107 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, 314.241.7867, rhonerumbar.com

Tazé Mediterranean Street Food, multiple locations, tazestreetfood.com

Winslow’s Home, 7213 Delmar Blvd., University City, Missouri, 314.725.7559, winslowshome.com

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