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Gamlin Restaurant Group’s New Venture: 1764 Public House Coming Soon

Gamlin Restaurant Group's New Venture: 1764 Public House Coming Soon

Anticipation of Gamlin Restaurant Group’s Newest Venture: 1764 Public House

St. Louis, MO/September 27, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – There’s a flurry of activity taking place surrounding the 1764 Public House, Gamlin Restaurant Group’s newest venture.  In addition to all the typical construction going on, they have been holding open interviews for server, bartender, cook, dishwasher, front of house manager and host at the Gamlin Whiskey House Barrel Room. (236 North Euclid Avenue)

Gamlin’s 1764 Public House will be an establishment that pays homage to the history and revival of St. Louis and the Central West End neighborhood.  There will be St. Louis inspiration throughout the restaurant starting with the name, which pays tribute to the year the city was founded.

The sampling of menu items will include some extremely tasty modern twists on local favorites.  Of course, as with all Gamlin Restaurant Group establishments, 1764’s menu will shine the spotlight on fresh, local flavors.

The upscale, casual restaurant located at 39 North Euclid Avenue will feature a vibrant nightlife scene; similar to the group’s other two popular restaurants, Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House.  This location will also feature breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as, late-night service.

Guests visiting the comfortable neighborhood public house will find a welcoming gathering spot to relax and enjoy friends.  They will also find a fun place to hang out and get to know more about St. Louis while having drinks at the spacious bar and chatting with people from around town.

The Central West End construction of 1764 Public House at 39 North Euclid Avenue is nearing completion with the restaurant scheduled to open this fall.  Anyone interested in interviewing for a position should complete an application online at http://1764pub.com/ before arriving for an interview.

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By Kara Savio – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

Gamlin Restaurant Group Giving Back

Gamlin Restaurant Group Giving Back

Gamlin Whiskey House and Sub Zero Vodka Bar to Host Community Give Back Days

ST. LOUIS, MO/August 28, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Support for local community organizations is one of the things that make a city shine and prosper.  The Gamlin Restaurant Group understands how vital that is to a city’s growth.  That’s why they are happy to help out by hosting Give Back Days.

“Giving back has always been an important part of the foundation of our establishments.  Our Give Back Days are a great way to build awareness about local organizations while also helping them achieve their missions,” says GRG Proprietor Lucas Gamlin.

Since 2013 when it was founded, the GRG Gives Back program has contributed hundreds of volunteer hours and over $150,000 in both monetary and in-kind donations to many St. Louis-based organizations.  A few of those are Forest Park Forever, World Pediatric Project, the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society, Cardinals Care, Blues For Kids, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis.  They’ve done this mainly through in-store promotions, and special events.

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Gamlin Whiskey House donated 15 percent of all sales to The Jason Motte Foundation, an organization with an extremely worthwhile mission.  The Jason Motte Foundation provides comfort and care to those people affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancers of all kinds.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 29, the company’s Sub Zero Vodka Bar will contribute 15 percent of all their bar sales to St. Louis Arc.  This is an organization that helps to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead much better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, crucial family support, and much needed advocacy.

The Gamlin Restaurant Group was founded by brothers Derek and Lucas Gamlin.  Their theory has always been to create original bar and restaurant concepts that bring cutting-edge ideas to the St. Louis dining scene.  And the theory has paid off.  Both restaurants have received national accolades, including being named Best Vodka Bar and one of the Best Whiskey Bars in the country by USA Today.

Besides Gamlin Events & Catering, they own Sub Zero Vodka Bar at 308 N. Euclid Ave.  This establishment boasts of the largest vodka selection in the country, served alongside fresh sushi and gourmet burgers.  Gamlin Whiskey House, at 236 N. Euclid, is a steakhouse with a Southern flair that offers more than 250 whiskeys and fine wines.  The Group’s newest establishment, 1764 Public House, is currently under construction.  It will be located at the corner of West Pine Blvd. and Euclid Ave. in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood.

Metro-east Chef Coming Home with CWE Pig & Pickle

Metro-east Chef Coming Home with CWE Pig & Pickle

Springfield, IL Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Moving to Central West End

St. Louis, MO/July 26, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – They say you can’t go home again, but scores of St. Louis-born chefs and restaurateurs have proven that maxim is completely untrue.  Think Michael Gallina (Vicia), Patrick Connolly (Basso), Brian Moxey (Pasteria), Justin Haifley (The Tavern), Rex Hale (Boundary), Marshall Morris (Balance Coffee & Tea), and dozens of others over the years.  Now, another local son is bringing his culinary craft home.  Chef Ryan Lewis is moving his popular Driftwood Eatery & Cocktail to St. Louis.  The Springfield, Illinois restaurant closed Saturday, July 22, ahead of the move.  Lewis’ new location in the Central West End will be called Pig & Pickle Eatery.  It will feature Driftwood’s seasonal take on farm-to-fork New American fare, but shift the focus somewhat to small plates.

For the past three years, Lewis has operated his Springfield restaurant under the philosophy of pairing high quality, locally-sourced ingredients with expert technique.  The restaurant’s operating principle is found in the James Beard quote posted on their website: “There is absolutely no substitute for the best.  Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor.  It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.”  That philosophy led Lewis to create a farm-to-table menu that drew on fresh ingredients sourced from local farms.  Some of those Central Illinois farms (including Garden Gate Farms which produces non-GMO cornmeal, grits, and vegetables) will continue to provide fresh ingredients for his new kitchen in St. Louis.

While in Springfield, Lewis is credited with leading the farm-to-table movement in that city’s restaurant industry.  While in Springfield, Lewis has worked closely with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, a local farm-to-table sustainable food system advocacy group.  Alliance spokesperson Molly Gleason called Lewis “key” to getting diners and restaurant owners in the state capitol thinking out local sourcing.  She told the State Journal-Register, “Ryan has done things to move the movement forward and get people thinking why it’s important to support local farmers.”  The Bethalto native called his move “bitter-sweet,” but said it was time for him to become part of St. Louis’ vibrant culinary scene and to be closer to home.  Most of his Driftwood management staff is moving with him to St. Louis.

The new restaurant will offer the same fresh ingredient-based, farm-to-table New American fare Driftwood Eatery & Cocktails was known for.  It will also offer a menu of craft cocktails, pared down somewhat from the 70+ varieties on the Driftwood Menu. Initially, Pig & Pickle will be open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday.  They’ll also do brunch Saturdays and Sundays.  Lewis expects to open his St. Louis restaurant sometime this fall, but the specific location in the Central West End has not yet been announced.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is Scooping Up Artisan Ice Cream

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is Scooping Up Artisan Ice Cream

Get Free Scoops on Your Birthday at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

St. Louis, MO/July 13, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – If you’re a fan of cool, creamy treats, then you might already be familiar with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, located at 389 N. Euclid Avenue in the Central West End.  If you have yet to indulge your sweet tooth by trying a scoop off of Jeni’s gourmet ice cream menu, fear not!  Summer is the perfect time to savor a sweet, frozen treat, especially since the hottest days of the year are upon us.  A one-of-a-kind scoop of Jeni’s gourmet ice cream might just be the perfect way for you to cool down during these hot, hot times.

One of the things that sets Jeni’s apart from other ice cream shops is their artisan approach to crafting delicious, natural ice creams.  Jeni Britton Bauer founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002 using what she calls “the fellowship model.”  Her philosophy is simple: better ice cream comes from building relationships with growers, suppliers, makers, and customers.  It’s a process that she admits takes longer, but the results speak for themselves.  Everything at Jeni’s is made using whole ingredients and dairy from grass-pastured cows.  They don’t use any synthetic flavorings, dyes, or off-the-shelf mixes.  You won’t find the long lists of stabilizers and emulsifiers often found in other ice creams.  At Jeni’s they rely on their artisan processing techniques to achieve creamy, flavorful results without the additives.  Another secret to Jeni’s appeal is their dedication to outstanding service.

As a seasoned patron of Jeni’s, I’ve just got to say that I am always amazed and surprised by the creative flavor combinations available on the menu, and my taste buds have yet to be disappointed.  A few flavors I would recommend to newcomers are: Wildberry Lavender, Lemon & Blueberries Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt, Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Brambleberry Crisp, Gooey Butter Cake, and Churro.  Those are my personal favorites, but if you’re new to the gourmet ice cream scene and you want something a little more basic, Jeni’s also offers their version of popular ice cream classics such as: Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk, Cookies in Cream, Ndali Estate Vanilla Bean, and Darkest Chocolate.  Jeni’s is a versatile ice cream shop in that they have something for pretty much everyone—gourmet foodies and average ice cream eating joes alike leave as satisfied customers.

The new summer flavor at Jeni’s is Watermelon Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt, which sounds absolutely delicious to me (an avid fan of watermelon!), but this fresh option is not the only new thing happening at Jeni’s this summer.  Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has begun offering free ice cream on customers’ birthdays.  Talk about a delicious birthday gift!  Customers who visit Jeni’s on their birthday will be able to order any flavors of their choice in a single, standard, or trio size ice cream cup or cone—completely free of charge!  Adults will need a valid ID and kids will need an adult to verify it’s their birthday, but that’s not much to ask for up to three scoops of this creamy, dreamy artisan ice cream.  If you have a summer birthday coming up, (first of all, happy birthday!) you should really consider capitalizing on this free ice cream deal at Jeni’s.  In this heat, who wouldn’t take some free ice cream on their birthday?

Birthday or not, if you like ice cream, then you have got to give Jeni’s gourmet ice cream a try.  If you can’t get to the CWE scoop shop, fear not!  Jeni’s is also available at several grocery stores around St. Louis, including Dierbergs, Straub’s, Fresh Thyme, Whole Foods Markets, Lucky’s Market, and The Smokehouse Market.  Don’t feel like going out? No problem!  You can order a pint of frozen bliss on their website now.  It’s always the perfect time to enjoy ice cream, especially when it’s as creamy and delicious as Jeni’s ice cream.

Contact Information:

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
389 North Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 367-1700

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By Katie Smith

Gamlin Whiskey House Elevating Wine Program

Gamlin Whiskey House Elevating Wine Program – STLRestaurant.News

New Sommelier Brings Rare Vintages to Gamlin Whiskey House

St. Louis, MO/May 26, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – St. Louis diners take note: one of the best restaurants in St. Louis just got a little better.  We already love Gamlin Whiskey House at 236 N. Euclid, St. Louis.  This nationally acclaimed Central West End establishment is well known for it’s locally sourced steakhouse fare and extensive whiskey list.  Gamlin Whiskey House was named one of the Best Whiskey Bars in the country by USA Today, and already claims a great wine list too.  Now they’re taking their wine offerings to the next level by bringing in Level-One sommelier Caitlin Martines.  She will guide the elevation of Gamlin’s wine program.

Growing the restaurant’s wine program has been a part of the long-term plan for Gamlin Whiskey House.  Gamlin Group proprietor Derek Gamlin has said they recently expanded their wine storage space, allowing them to expand their wine list as well.  They’re looking to Martines to lead this expansion.  “As we continue to grow our wine program,” Gamlin said, “Caitlin’s training and experience as a certified sommelier will be invaluable.”

In her first expansion of the wine list, Martines has added four highly acclaimed and hard to find Sine Qua Non labels to the Gamlin cellar.  The Ventura, California winemaker is known for creating highly rated wines from the nearby fruits of Santa Barbara vineyards.  The wines are all made in limited batches and sold only to select clients.  They are as highly acclaimed as they are hard to come by.  Three of the Sine Qua Non wines Martines has selected for Gamlin’s wine list have received 100-points from Robert Parker: The Wine Advocate, and a fourth Sine Qua Non label Marines has added earned 98-points.

The 100-point winners on Gamlin’s expanded wine list include:

Sine Qua Non Grenache Rattrapante ’12: This richly layered yet graceful Grenache is made using grapes from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills.  It was aged for 33 months in 27 percent new French oak.  This yields a fresh, impressive wine with strong indications of black raspberries, peppery herbs, licorice, dried flowers and cured meats.  Only about 800 cases were made, making this a limited edition.

Syrah Touche ’12: This rich, voluptuous wine has aged for 40 months in 78 percent new French oak.  It is a blend of 93 percent Syrah, 5 percent Petite Sirah and 2 percent Viognier from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills.  The result is deep, concentrated, full-bodied and layered, with notes of camphor, violets, smoke, cured meats, and assorted dark fruits.
Syrah Piranha Waterdanc ’14: This young, full-bodied wine was made with a blend of 81 percent Syrah, 8 percent Petite Sirah and 11 percent Mourvedre, Touriga Nacional and Graciano, and aged in 54 percent new French oak.  The result is a rich wine with lots of minerality, notes of cassis, violets and pepper.

The 98-point winner is Sine Qua Non Grenache Shakti ’14.  This full-bodied, supple wine was made using fruit from the Cumulus Vineyard, Eleven Confessions, the Third Twin and Bien Nacido vineyards.  It was aged almost entirely in neutral barrels and has base notes of black raspberries, cassis, ground herbs and violets.

Gamlin Restaurant Proprietor Lucas Gamlin (Derek’s brother) says he appreciates the creative elements that go into these incredible, small batch wines.  “For example,” he said, “each one has a unique name, and winemaker Manfred Krankl creates the artwork for each label.”  All four Sine Qua Non wines are now available by the bottle at Gamlin Whiskey House.  They range in price from $400–600 per bottle.

The Gamlin Restaurant Group was founded by brothers Derek and Lucas Gamlin.  The restaurateurs have focused on creating original bar and restaurant concepts in St. Louis.  Gamlin Whiskey House is the group’s second venture.  Their first endeavor, Sub Zero Vodka Bar at 308 North Euclid Avenue offers the largest vodka selection in the country, plus fresh sushi and gourmet burgers.  It was named Best Vodka Bar in the country by USA Today.  The Group’s newest venture, 1764 Public House at West Pine Blvd. and Euclid Avenue in the Central West End is expected to open in the coming weeks.

Delicious Things are Planned for New CWE Bissingers

Delicious Things are Planned for New CWE Bissingers

Bissingers Chocolatier to Open CWE Handcrafted Cafe

St. Louis, MO/May 11, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – It was a sad day for St. Louis’ chocolate lovers when Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier closed their award-winning Maryland Plaza location.  The sleek, modern dessert bar offered visitors confections that included indulgent desserts, liqueurs served in chocolate cups, and those handcrafted chocolates too.  But there is light at the end of this dark, chocolate-less tunnel.  Bissinger’s is planning to reopen at 32 Maryland Plaza in St. Louis’ Central West End next month as Handcrafted by Bissinger’s.  The newly renovated establishment will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and of course, Bissinger’s delectable chocolates too!

When the new Handcrafted by Bissinger’s in the Central West End opens in June, it’ll operate in collaboration with Bissinger’s sister company, 23 City Blocks Catering.  Led by Executive Chef Nicholas Miller, this is the catering team behind Bissinger’s premiere event venue, The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s Chocolate Factory, 1600 North Broadway in downtown St. Louis.  Chef Miller and his team specialize in infusing chocolate into the menu for a wide variety of special occasions.  Now, they’re creating a menu just for the chocolate company’s new restaurant.

The newly remodeled Central West End Bissinger’s will offer breakfast, lunch, and light dinners.  Breakfast offerings will include quiche (including vegan and gluten-free varieties), pastries, homemade granola, yogurt parfaits, and breakfast breads. There will also be plenty of coffee and coffee beverages.  Patrons will find many of the coffee drinks that had been popular at the Maryland Plaza Bissinger’s before it closed.  Lunch customers will be able to get salads, sandwiches, and soups—including Chef Miller’s signature French onion soup.  Dinner will feature light meal options and smaller dishes.  Look for cheese and charcuterie, fig spread, and flat breads. Bissinger’s award-winning chocolates will be available all day.

Besides the chocolate factory downtown, and the soon-to-open Handcrafted by Bissinger’s at Maryland Plaza in the Central West End, the chocolatier has a retail location at Plaza Frontenac (97 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, Missouri 63131, 314-432-1329).  Bissinger’s confections can also be purchased online, through catalogs, and from gourmet retailers including: Whole Foods Market, Straub’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Dillard’s.

For St. Louis chocolate lovers who’ve long-dreamt of eating chocolate morning, noon, and night—the dream is about to come true.  Yay!

Scarletts Wine Bar is a Cozy CWE Respite

Scarletts Wine Bar is a Cozy CWE Respite

Linger Over Wine and Wood Fired Pizza at Scarletts Wine Bar

St. Louis, MO/April 26, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Culinary trends come and go.  One day we’re eating a panini of ham and cheese country white bread; the next day it’s kale burgers on spent-grain rolls.  In a foodie-centric city like St. Louis, there’s always something new to nosh.  Restaurants often lead this culinary innovation, bringing us wondrous dishes from clever chefs, and new kinds of eating experiences.  From pop-up dinners to ticketed prix fixe affairs, and food trucks offering posh cuisines to ethnic street food cafés, inventive new gastronomic experiences are popping up all the time.  One of our favorite 21st Century trends is the creation of the wine bar.  When done right, they offer customers a special place to relax with friends and family, and enjoy a really great glass of wine.

One of St. Louis diners’ favorite wine bars is also one of the city’s newest.  Scarlett’s Wine Bar at 4253 Laclede Ave. in the Central West End opened last June (2016).  This is the newest endeavor from Alan Richman and Rachel Jones, the pair that brought us the DeMun Oyster Bar along with Sasha’s Wine Bar and Sasha’s on Shaw.  They tapped veterans of their other establishments for the Central West End bar.  Nick Puccio heads up the kitchen, while Tim McAndrew and Logan Cochran serve as managers.  Scarlett’s offers an upscale space with a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.  There’s also an appealing patio that’s heated on chilly evenings, and an authentic Mugnaini wood-fired pizza oven.

As with any good wine bar, customers will find a well-curated selection of wine options.  Scarlett’s offers more than 50 wines by the glass.  The iPad menus allow customers to peruse the thorough descriptions of each.  The staff is also well versed in the wines carried and can offer some help if needed.  There’s a wide range of bottles from many of the better-known wine producing regions in styles that will be familiar to most wine drinkers.  This may not be the place for advanced oenophiles to find a rare new vintage, but it is the kind of place where the rest of us can relax with a glass (or bottle) of really great wine and just the right amount of food service to accompany it.

And the food at Scarlett’s was clearly designed as an accompaniment to the wine—keeping the focus on the drink, as it should be at a wine bar.  Customers can choose from simple plates of meats, cheeses, nuts and olives that work well to highlight the variety of flavors and subtle notes of the wine.  There’s also a simple, but satisfying selection of starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, and even a few entrées.  The addition of a pizza oven makes hand-crafted Neapolitan pizza also available—a step up from typical wine bar flatbreads.  Diners can choose their own toppings or select a specialty pizza from the menu.  Customers especially rave about the Pear and Prosciutto pizza.  And why not?  It pairs well with everything from Rieslings and zinfandels to rosés and fruitier pinot noirs.

The atmosphere at Scarlett’s is relaxed, with a wine-themed decor that is whimsical and sophisticated.  A mural of branded wine crates hangs above a wall of comfortable half-booths across from the bar in front.  Tall tables are surrounded by racks of wine bottles, and a wall of corks in the back.  Those seats also offer a nice view of the massive Mugnaini pizza oven.  Funky, light fixtures provide a soft glow that illuminates the pressed tin ceiling throughout.  As the weather warms up, Scarlett’s lovely patio becomes even more enticing.

Scarlett’s is open Monday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., with the kitchen open until about 12:30 a.m.  Sundays they’re open from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.  The hours make Scarlett’s a great choice for a late-night nosh in the CWE.  They do Sunday brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including Mother’s Day, and they’ll be serving their regular brunch menu.

After just about nine months in business, they’re already a top ten wine bar (coming in #6 on our March 2017 list of St. Louis’ Top 10 Wine Bars).  With an inviting space, a terrific wine selection, ample beer and cocktail choices for the non-wine drinkers, plus well-presented nibbles and wood-fired pizza, it’s easy to see why St. Louis diners find Scarlett’s an excellent choice for an afternoon or evening with friends.

Contact Information:

Scarlett’s Wine Bar
Owner: Alan Richman and Rachel Jones
Managers: Tim McAndrew and Logan Cochran
4253 Laclede Ave.
Central West End
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 797-8223

Gamlin Restaurant Group with Their GDA Status: Ready for Earth Day

Gamlin Restaurant Group with Their GDA Status: Ready for Earth Day

Gamlin Restaurant Group Observes Green Dining Alliance Status on Earth Day

ST. LOUIS, MO/April , 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Earth Day is coming up this weekend and there are local restaurants in St. Louis that make it a point all year round to keep their GDA status.  The Green Dining Alliance (GDA) is a program of St. Louis Earth Day that works in conjunction with restaurants to help protect the environment.  They do this by reducing their environmental impact through practical, pragmatic, cost-effective strategies.

Gamlin Restaurant Group restaurant, founded by brothers Derek and Lucas Gamlin, tries to be a leader in operating their restaurants so they will have a positive impact on the community and the planet.  Some of the ways they do so are by using locally sourced ingredients, in-house baking and energy conservation.  They even have an appointed team of employees to ensure they are meeting the standards set by the GDA.

This is the second year in a row that their Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House have been certified as Green Dining Alliance (GDA) establishments.  “Our Green Team is a group of employees who are always looking for new ways to make our restaurants more environmentally friendly, and ensure we can keep our GDA status,” says Proprietor Lucas Gamlin.

The restaurant group is committed to GDA core concepts like banning Styrofoam and #6 plastics, recycling restaurant waste, phasing in CFL or LED light bulbs, sharing utility data and goals for tracking improvements over time.  They also use a local water filtration system, which provides guests with filtered water in chilled glass bottles at each table in order to conserve water.

The Gamblin brothers began with Sub Zero Vodka Bar, the largest vodka selection in the country served alongside fresh sushi and gourmet burgers.  The company has grown to include Gamlin Whiskey House, which offers more than 250 whiskeys and fine wines.  It’s a Southern twist on a traditional steakhouse.

Both restaurants have received national awards, including being named Best Vodka Bar and one of the Best Whiskey Bars in the country by USA Today.  The Group’s newest establishment, 1764 Public House, is currently under construction at the corner of West Pine Blvd. and Euclid Ave. in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood.

There are more than 100 Green Dining Alliance certified restaurants in the St. Louis region.

Sub Zero Vodka Bar – 308 N. Euclid Ave. 314-367-1200 subzerovodkabar.com
Gamlin Whiskey House – 236 N. Euclid 314-875-9500 gamblinwhiskeyhouse.com

Central West End restaurant officially closes – Nathalie’s

Nathalie’s

Nathalie’s restaurant closed its doors for good

St. Louis, MO/December 11, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) Nathalie’s, a community-stop and wholesome family restaurant that brought smiles and joy to many in attendance, recently closed their doors for good.  The restaurant, located in the Central West End of St. Louis, first announced the closure on their Facebook page in mid-October, and has ended their restaurant operation once and for all.  Nathalie Pettus, owner of Nathalie’s at 4365 Lindell Blvd., was incredibly saddened to see the doors close.  As Pettus put it for the St. Louis Business Journal this past Monday, “The restaurant business is tough, especially if you happen to be a destination one.”

Pettus attributes the restaurant’s location to part of the reason why it was not able to weather the food industry storm.  Nathalie’s was situated away from the centralized action along Euclid Avenue.  The distance, she claims, left the restaurant out of visitor’s view, and unaware it was even an option.

Nathalie’s was a farm-to-table restaurant, sourcing its meat and produce from the local Overlook Farm in Clarksville, Missouri, which is also owned by Pettus.  The restaurant focused on providing visitors with community-raised and farmed meals, which are better for our health and the surrounding mini-economies.

Pettus has her head up, and is setting her sights on Overlook and connecting people with their farm products.  She stated, “We still have our inns, we do weddings, and we have a seasonal restaurant there.”  The farm hosts four inns, Cedarcrest Manor, Avalon House, Rackheath House, and a bridal cottage.  The farm also contains several wedding venues full of aesthetic views and styles for any kind of bride.

Prior to Nathalie’s restaurant, the space placed host to another restaurant owned by Nathalie called Savor.  That restaurant closed its doors in 2008.  Before Savor, the space was a funeral home.

Pettus is the owner of the 4365 Lindell Blvd. property, and state she plans to sell it as soon as possible.

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HERBIES VINTAGE 72 CLOSING IN CENTRAL WEST END, OPENING IN CLAYTON

herbies vintage 72

Herbies Vintage 72

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Herbies Vintage 72 will be open in their existing location in Central West End through the end of September and then they will close.  However, don’t worry, they will open in November in Clayton, MO.   They will be offering a throwback menu and drink specials throughout the month of September.

Their websites states that the reason for moving was for growth.  In this economy, that is an excellent sign as many restaurants are struggling with what, one nationally recognized investment adviser states, is a restaurant recession created by an excessive amount of restaurants that have opened in recent years.  Competition is tough as restaurants fight for the same dollars from consumers.  However, it doesn’t sound as though this establishment knows that there is a restaurant recession going on.  Congratulations!

They will still have a presence in Central West End with their Kingside Diner on Maryland Avenue.  Good things are expected from this major change.

Contact information:

Herbie’s Vintage 72

405 North Euclid Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: (314) 769-9595