This month welcomed a diverse array of new concepts in St. Louis, including a cat café, a fast-casual Latin American eatery and a bar where you pay by the hour, not the drink. The storied Amighetti's on the Hill closed following an ownership dispute only to reopen a few days later under a new name. The Center for Plant-Based Living also made headlines upon opening this month; the concept from Caryn Dugan (known to many as STL Veg Girl) is the first of its kind in the country, offering classes, events and other resources for those interested in plant-based lifestyles.
Southtown Pub and Wellspent Brewing Co. both unexpectedly shut their doors, and the acclaimed Mac's Local Eats closed its location inside Tamm Avenue Bar in Dogtown with plans to relocate inside Bluewood Brewing Co. on Cherokee Street – look for owner Chris McKenzie to start serving up smashed burgers soon.
The Center for Plant-Based Living, 131 W. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri, stlpcl.org
Charred Crust, 105 S. Meramec Ave., Clayton, Missouri, 314.721.0393, charredcruststl.com/flavors
The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe, 1926 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, St. Louis, Missouri, facebook.com/The-Cheshire-Grin-Cat-Cafe
Colino's Cafe and Bakery, 5141 Wilson Ave., The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.962.6030, facebook.com/Colinos-Cafe-Bakery-107101663981205 (reopening)
The Mad Crab, 8080 Olive Blvd., University City, Missouri, 314.801.8698, facebook.com/themadcrabstl
Open Concept, 2712 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.504.5246, openconceptstl.com
Utah Station, 1956 Utah St., Benton Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.588.8099, facebook.com/utahstation1956
Southtown Pub, 3707 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, 314.833.3999, facebook.com/SouthTownPub