St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: February 2013 [Updated]

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Ian Froeb
El Paisano opened a new location on Delmar east of the Loop.
February saw much activity in the Delmar Loop, with the opening of Chubbies and Mission Taco Joint as well as the news that a coffee shop called BluePrint Coffee might be joining those two restaurants on the same block. (To say nothing of the Washington Univeristy-related demolition currently taking place in and around the Loop.)

The month also saw new locations for several existing restaurants, including the Block, El Paisano Mexican Bar & Grill and Llywelyn's Pub.

The complete list of openings and closings follows the jump. As always, let us know any openings or closings that we missed.

See Also:
- January 2013 Openings & Closings
- New Coffee Shop for the Delmar Loop?
- Mission Taco Joint Now Open in the Delmar Loop

Gut Check is always hungry for more restaurant news. Feed us your tips.


The Block (33 North Sarah Street; 314-535-5100) [additional location]
The Choice (3265 South Jefferson Avenue)*
Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-5000)
El Paisano Mexican Bar & Grill (5916 Delmar Boulevard; 314-645-7455) [additional location]
Gist Bistro (403 Lafayette Center, Manchester; 636-527-3300)
La Pâtisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-7935)
Lampert's BBQ (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-291-0303)
Llywelyn's Pub (2490 Taylor Road, Wildwood; 636-821-3000) [additional location]
Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430)
Sushi Ai (910 Olive Street; 314-588-7888) [additional location]
Tucanos Brazilian Grill (1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles; 636-724-4499)
Wilson's BBQ (4904 Devonshire Avenue; 314-335-7041)

* - Opened in January.

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Location Info


6227 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

El Paisano-Delmar

5916 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant


210 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO

Category: Restaurant

Rue Lafayette Cafe

2026 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Red Sea Cafe

8613 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Mama Gusto's

7700 Ivory Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

El Paisano-Delmar

5916 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

La Patisserie Chouquette

1626 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Lamperts BBQ

11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO

Category: Restaurant

Hampton Bakery

5815 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Big Bear Grill-Warson Woods

10017 Manchester, Warson Woods, MO

Category: Restaurant

Wilson's BBQ

4904 Devonshire Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Adam Woodson
Adam Woodson

^ right, because all the food service jobs in other cities pay above minimum wage and there are no panhandlers or homeless people anywhere else in the US. you do realize that your complaint is a Catch 22, right? "How dare these new businesses not pay premium wages in their first few years of operation while they're trying to get off the ground!" and please, you were fond of the city until 3 years ago? the city is doing better than it has been for the last 30 years. it sounds like you're just upset because you couldn't find the job you wanted in St. Louis. that's understandable but your conclusions aren't reasonable and your "fact" is actually just an anecdote. anyway, good luck in your new home.

Ronnie J. Weber
Ronnie J. Weber

I would like to say that it is great to see new jobs being created from all this, but the fact stands that most of these new businesses will pay low wage an hour, hire inexperienced workers to keep their payroll low, & will not have the cash to keep afloat for the first 3-5 years till profits start to show. St.Louis is my birth place & home for most of my life & I have always been very fond of the city until I returned home 3 years ago to find no jobs available with decent rate of pay & companies hiring inexperienced workers at low wages. The downtown area had become a trashed out area full of homeless & panhandlers. After struggling with 2 minimum wage jobs for over a year I have relocated to another city & hope to never return to this depressed area ever again!

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