St. Louis Post-Disbatch | October 24, 2017
Over the next two years, Johnson and his partners hope to rehab two vacant buildings into offices and lofts, add a hotel, build a parking garage and create a complex for retailers and restaurants out of shipping containers.
Anyone counting Dave and Kara Bailey’s restaurant concepts will soon need another hand. The eighth (like the rest, in the St. Louis city limits) is Hugo’s Pizzeria, named after their son. Savvy diners might notice an unusually large kitchen, built to accommodate yet another new concept from the Baileys in the adjoining space—No. 9, if anybody’s keeping score.
The Fountain on Locust: In addition to its soups and sandwiches, Midtown’s Fountain on Locust offers an extensive selection of ice cream, ice-cream sundaes and, for adults, ice-cream martinis and liqueur-infused sauces to top ice cream.
Turn: Former Café Osage executive chef and longtime DJ David Kirkland runs Grand Center’s latest addition. The breakfast and lunch menu includes Kirkland’s signature jams and a patty melt made with corned beef.
Turn's chef is David Kirkland, formerly of Cafe Osage in the Central West End. Kirkland describes Turn as an “American bistro with a twist on the ideas of familiar foods.”
Patois Eatery & Social Lounge replaces the Rustic Goat as the concept inside this address on midtown's eastern edge. Off the Menu's attempts to speak with the restaurant's management prior to publication were unsuccessful, but according to the Patois website, the menu offers jerk chicken (a 4-piece plate as well as in tacos and a salad), fried chicken and several flatbreads.
Patio season has arrived in St. Louis (finally!), and there's really only one way to celebrate. On a beautiful, sunny day or a warm summer night, head to a spacious patio to grab a cold beer and catch up with friends. Or, order a carefully crafted cocktail and enjoy sweeping views from high above the city at a rooftop bar. From charming beer gardens to posh rooftop bars, we've rounded up our 20 favorite patios in St. Louis.
The St. Louis American | March 3, 2017
Located at 2617 Washington Ave - and replacing the Rustic Goat - Patois has already attracted hundreds of RSVPs to this grand opening event. Former owner of Rustic Goat, David Holman is now owner of Patois and says the new management is part of a transformation of the space. Marketing director Johnnie Franklin, from Chicago, echos this vision.
Music Record Shop (3224 Locust Street), which in early January made the move from its temporary home on Washington Avenue to its new location in the .Zack building in Midtown, is now officially open for business.
The fast-casual eatery, located just one block west of downtown at Jefferson and Washington, is the brainchild of Dave Holman and Chris Ayala. Holman is responsible for the restaurant's sassy look, which seems absolutely ready to be replicated soon in a neighborhood near you. Ayala, formerly the sous chef at Scottish Arms and then smokemaster at its sister restaurant the Shaved Duck, has created the menu and serves as chef. Born in Mexico City and raised in a food-loving family in Alton, Illinois, he's excited about the food they're serving.