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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Seven, 26 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, Missouri, 314.863.8400,

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

Sugarfire Smoke House, 1101 Lodora Drive, Wentzville, Missouri, 636.445.7313, (additional location)

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


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

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

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

Tazé Mediterranean Street Food, multiple locations,

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

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