St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: June 2015

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The Good Pie closed its doors at the end of June.

This was a good month for St. Louis food lovers. We gained a new Nashville-style fried chicken joint, a new barbecue spot, and at least three gyro places. We also got our first-ever Tim Horton's, eh?

See also: Southern Now Serving Hot Chicken and Sandwiches in Midtown

What did we lose? Well, The Good Pie is closing, but owner Mike Randolph plans to reopen with a new concept soon. Don't be gone long, Mike -- we can't live without those glorious Neapolitan pizzas!

Continue for June's openings and closings, and as always, let us know if we've missed anything in the comments. (Psst: Comments not working for you? Our new system requires you to log in via Facebook. If you don't have Facebook -- or your employer blocks it at work -- you won't see a place to log in, much less be able to read other people's comments. Sorry about that.)

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: May 2015

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Miss Leon's closed its doors at Bomber's Hideaway on May 31.

May was a slow month for restaurant news in St. Louis -- in fact, the biggest news seemed to come in a burst at the end, with the long-awaited opening of The BBQ Saloon on May 28 and the shocking month's end announcements that Miss Leon's was closing (effective almost immediately) and The Good Pie would be shutting its doors (effective at the end of June).

Continue for May's openings and closings, and as always, let us know if we've missed anything in the comments. (Psst: Comments not working for you? We have a new system that requires you to log in via Facebook. We're crossing our fingers it won't prove too onerous.)

As for next month? It's already looking exciting -- remember, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams opens Thursday, with ice cream for all!

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Terrazza Grill by Lombardo's Closed March 29, Syberg's to Take Over Space

Terrazza Grill by Lombardo's in Arnold. | Google Street View

Terrazza Grill by Lombardo's (249 Arnold Crossroads Center, Arnold), one of five restaurants owned by the Lombardo family, closed Sunday, March 29. Owner Tony Lombardo confirmed that Sunday night was the last dinner service and that Syberg's will be taking over the lease.

See also: Syberg's Shark Tacos Turn the Tables on Jaws

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: March 2015

Roasted, pickled and raw beets with quinoa and white-chocolate mole at Público. | Mabel Suen

The buzziest opening this month was definitely Público in University City, the new Latin American-inspired place from restaurateur Mike Randolph. Unfortunately, Delmar also lost two places. Continue on for our full list of March openings and closings, and as always, let us know in the comments anything we missed.

See also: A Look Inside Público, Mike Randolph's Newest Concept Featuring Latin-Inspired Cuisine

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Gyro Grill to Open Second Location on Delmar

The original Gyro Grill. | Ian Froeb

As we reported earlier this week, our beloved Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard) is no more. There is some good news, though: The burger joint will be replaced by a second location of south city's popular Gyro Grill (3801 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 314-875-9465). We talked to owner Morad Jaber about his new digs and joining the Loop.

See also: Chubbies Is Closed for Good This Time

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Copper Pig to Open in Growing Southampton Neighborhood


Another new restaurant is headed to the buzzing SoHa neighborhood: Copper Pig (4611 Macklind Avenue). It's owned by Nhat Nguyen, who you may remember as a star bartender at the late Mirasol and Urban, which closed on South Grand last year.

See also: Best Bartender St. Louis 2009 - Nhat Nguyen

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Chubbies Is Closed for Good This Time

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Oh, how we miss that burger. | Jennifer Silverberg

Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-5000) was one of our favorite places in the Loop, with one caveat: It would close for days or even weeks at a time with no explanation. We feared it had shut its doors for good last summer, but one day in August it miraculously reopened. Unfortunately, it seems we won't be so lucky this time.

See also: Chubbies, Delmar Loop Burger Joint, Has Been Mysteriously Closed for Over a Week

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Twisted Ranch, a Ranch Dressing-Themed Restaurant Is Coming to Soulard


We know what you're thinking: I really wish there were a restaurant dedicated to ranch dressing. Well, your prayers have been answered. Twisted Ranch (1730 South Eighth Street; 636-544-9802) is opening this summer in Soulard in the former Sassy Jac's space.

See also: Rocket Fizz's Craziest Soda Flavors: A Gut Check Taste Test

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Vincent Van Doughnut Now Open in Clayton

Clyde. | Jon Gitchoff

If you haven't been able to find Clyde, Vincent Van Doughnut's mobile truck, in order to score one of its delicious doughnuts, you can rest. VVD's storefront at 40 North Central Avenue in Clayton opened March 14.

See also: Vincent Van Doughnut Truck Debuts Nov. 16

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Sugarfire Smoke House to Open Downtown Location on Washington Avenue This Fall

"The Carolina" at Sugarfire is made with your choice of meat, cole slaw and mustard barbecue drizzle. | Jennifer Silverberg

Sugarfire Smoke House (9200 Olive Boulevard, Suite 114, Olivette; 314-997-2301) has announced it will be opening its third location in the past year, bringing the total to four (five, if you count Sugarfire Pie). The barbecue powerhouse is joining the fun in the MX District, which is also the site of Gerard Craft's upcoming restaurant Porano.

See also: Sugarfire Pie's Brand New Shop: A Sweet Slice of the Fifties in Olivette

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