12316 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur; 548-2222

- Casual smokehouse and grill

- Pig candy, anyone? 

- Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Crescent Coast

169 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton; 726-7979

- Coastal-inspired casual clothing for the whole family

- Eclectic mix of jewelry and accessories for women

- Brands include Southern Tide, Johnnie O, Sperry and Jack Rogers

Elegant Eyewear

736 N. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur; 995-9765

- Touts the area’s largest selection of reading glasses

- Readers, sunglasses and optical-quality frames

- Selection includes a wide variety of styles and prices


6625 Delmar Blvd. in the Loop; -727-0200

- Seasonal Mediterranean-inspired menu

- Billed as the 'little brother' of Soulard mainstay Franco

- Open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday; brunch on Sunday