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Spicy Bits

July 8, 2011

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Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:50 pm, Tue Aug 9, 2011.

> Terrene Restaurant in the CWE is no more. Terrene served its final meal Tuesday, June 28. Owners JOHN and SUNNY MCELWAIN shut the doors to spend time with their newborn daughter. We wish them much luck—they will be missed!

> Meanwhile, Chef Gerard Craft has announced the next addition to his stable of eateries. His new restaurant will be called Pastaria by Niche and will focus on house-made artisan pasta. The location is still under wraps, but we’ll keep you posted.

> Celebrity chef KELLY ENGLISH, who owns Restaurant Iris in Memphis, Tenn., is spreading his influence up the river. His latest venture, Kelly English Steakhouse at Harrah’s St. Louis Casino & Hotel, is scheduled to open in October. “St. Louis is a great food town and I look forward to infusing it with a bit of Memphis style,” English says.

> Fresh from hauling in 14 medals at the recent Beverage Testing Institute Awards, Mount Pleasant Estates in Augusta, Mo., is up for sale. Owner CHUCK DRESSEL announced the sale last week, saying he and his wife are looking to spend more time with their family.

> The pint-sized pros behind Chill Frozen Yogurt, Nicole, Laine and Blaire Koman, have teamed up with Isabel and Genevieve Cunning ham, twin daughters of Hollyberry Catering owner Holly Cunningham, to create the Chillwich, a new frozen yogurt and cookie sandwich that’s now available at all three Chill retail locations. The treats include Evie’s Cookie Cake, Laine’s Cocoa Craze, Nicole’s Black and White and Izzy’s Lemon Lush.

> Flying Cow Frozen Yogurt is slated to open this month at 3331 Locust St. in Midtown Alley. Flying Cow will offer 12 flavors of yogurt and a rotating list of 30 different toppings.

> Congrats to Cheese-ology! The mac ‘n cheese purveyor in the U. City Loop just celebrated its first anniversary in business.

> Yet another food truck will soon be hitting the streets. Big Balls Meatballs, run by the same folks behind the Falafelwich Sandwich Wagon, is expected to be up and running by the end of the month. Look for artisan meatball sandwiches sporting international flavors.

> One of our favorite locavore restaurants, Local Harvest Cafe, now has gluten-free bread. Look for bagels sans gluten next!

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