The team behind The Lucky Accomplice and SHIFT have announced a new forthcoming concept.
Press, a “smash pizza” concept, is set to debut in St. Louis’ Fox Park neighborhood at 2501 South Jefferson Avenue – on the same block as The Lucky Accomplice – in spring 2022. The hyper-casual restaurant comes from chef Logan Ely and his restaurant partners, Corey Moszer and Brian Schuman, and will focus on hot-pressed stuffed pizzas and draft cocktails.
The smash pizzas were born out of experimentation in the kitchen of The Lucky Accomplice.
“To be honest, it’s not really a pizza,” Ely said in a release. “It’s not really a calzone or a sandwich either. It’s a smash pizza! This is what happens when you let chefs loose in the kitchen and encourage your team to think outside of the normal confines of a dish. We start fermenting the dough two days ahead of time, slowly building the flavor and strength. The dough is stretched across a hot cast-iron press, filled with seasonal, local ingredients and smashed together. We finish it with more toppings and slice and serve it like a pizza. It’s crispy, chewy and delicious.”
Draft cocktails, created by Moszer, will be the star of the drink menu. With six to ten taps, expect a variety of both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks available.
“Press is a concept for our Fox Park neighborhood,” Schuman said in a release. “We wanted to offer something that was really approachable to all and fun. Press allows us to deepen our connection and investment in our community.”
Press (coming soon), 2501 S. Jefferson Ave., Fox Park, St. Louis, Missouri, instagram.com/press_stl