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Changing up people’s expectations was on order for Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill when it took on a new owner. “Upon the change of ownership in December 2016, we embarked on improving the menu first thing,” that new owner, Greg Georgas, says. “The food at Stir Crazy has been [excellent], but it lacked variety. So we’ve added food people will like every day and not just every month or so.”

For regulars who already have a few favorites on the menu, these new additions mean a lot more choices, allowing customers to try something different every day of the week. With a wider assortment to sample, occasional visitors to the restaurant are likely to become regulars. “We’ve added a lot more to munch on,” Georgas shares. “During the daytime, Stir Crazy gives people the opportunity to have a great lunch in a fun atmosphere. Dinner is great for families and their children, who can enjoy seeing the fire woks burning and food being cooked.”

The fire woks he speaks of are Stir Crazy’s biggest draw. The open kitchen concept allows dining to become a spectacle as families admire the flames flying high and chefs tapping their utensils on the cooking surface. Currently, the special menu additions appear in only three locations across the nation. “The restaurant service needs to be [at a certain level], and Creve Coeur qualifies,” Georgas explains. He highlights another appeal of the Pan-Asian restaurants. “The Fresh Market Bar is filled with the freshest vegetables we can find,” he says. “You get to choose your own, along with either shrimp, beef or chicken protein; add noodles. Then, we cook it up for you and bring it to your table.”

Lunch specials include the all-you-can-eat market bar for $9.99 on Monday through Friday. “We also have a new South Sea Super Mega Margarita, with everything you can think of in 25 ounces for only $5,” Georgas says. “We’re excited to own the Stir Crazy brand! It’s a national brand in the making.”

WHAT TO TRY

Appetizers: Chicken Yakitori, Duck Tacos, Foie Gras Beef Sliders, Boom Boom Shrimp or the Shrimp Shumai.

Specialties: Oriental Chicken Salad, Vietnamese Pho Sho Soup or the Ahi Tuna Poke with ginger-lime sauce.

Grilled: Japanese Steak with two 5-ounce filet mignon medallions.

Creve Coeur Pavilion, 10598 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, 314-569-9300, stircrazy.com

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