Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas
will open at 1772 Clarkson Road
in Chesterfield on Friday, Novermber 20. The new venture is a restaurant, gourmet carry-out and wine shop owned by Steve McIntyre -- who owned the original Balaban's in the Central West End for a large portion of its history -- and Brian Underwood. Head chef Kevin Sthair
will oversee a menu that will include reimagined versions of such Balaban's classics as beef Wellington and Ligurian pasta as well as Mediterranean tapas dishes.
For more on the new Balaban's, see my interview with McIntyre
from last month.