This month in St. Louis, April showers did not slow down the openings of some much-anticipated spots around town.
In Lindenwood Park, the long-awaited Menya Rui opened its brick-and-mortar spot, so now those wanting a taste of Steven Pursley’s ramen never have to wait for his next pop-up. The Wine Cafe opened in St. Charles, giving folks a new dining and drinking option along Main Street for snacks and light meals alike. And St. Louis also got additional locations of several beloved restaurants: Gioia’s Deli opened a carryout-only location in Maryland Heights; Goshen Coffee Roasters opened a new café in Soulard; and Hi-Pointe Drive-In opened its first outpost across the river.
Sadly, St. Louis said goodbye to some longtime favorites this month. Cafe Natasha shut its doors on April 30, allowing for the retirement of matriarch Hamishe Bahrami after more than 40 years of feeding the community. Guerrilla Street Food also closed its doors in Webster Groves at the end of the month – the restaurant is up for sale, though, so there is still a glimmer of hope for those who loved the fast-casual Filipino joint.
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Catch up on all of April’s restaurant openings and closings below.
Bridgeway, 200 South Front St., East St. Louis, Illinois, 618.261.8829, draftkingsatcasinoqueen.com/dine/bridgeway
The Cellar Shop at Winslow’s Table, 7213 Delmar Blvd., University City, Missouri, 314.725.7559, winslowstable.com (expansion)
Gioia’s Deli, 11855 Adie Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri, gioiasdeli.com (additional location)
Goshen Coffee Roasters, 910 Geyer Ave., Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri, goshencoffee.com (additional location)
Hi-Pointe Drive-In, 630 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon, Illinois, hipointedrivein.com (additional location)
Nadine’s Hash House, 1802 S. Broadway, Kosciusko, St. Louis, Missouri, instagram.com/nadinessoulard
Menya Rui, 3453 Hampton Ave., Lindenwood Park, St. Louis, Missouri, menyarui.square.site
UKRAFT, 14888 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, Missouri, ukrafteats.com (additional location)
The Wine Cafe, 703 S. Main St., St. Charles, Missouri, 636.410.8002, thewinecafe.biz
C. Oliver Coffee + Flower Bar, 7401 Hazel Ave., Maplewood, Missouri, 314.239.3156, facebook.com/pg/C-Oliver-Coffee-Flower-Bar-2378780412342341
Cafe Natasha, 3200 S. Grand Blvd., Tower Grove East, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.771.3411, cafenatasha.com
Guerrilla Street Food, 43 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves, Missouri, 314.274.2528, gsf-online-ordering.square.site
Pangea, 3245 Rue Royale, St. Charles, Missouri, 636.757.3579, pangeaworldfusion.com