NA few weeks ago I was all set to publicize information about 7 CWE restaurants, pictured below, that are on STL Today’s Restaurant Critic Ian Froeb’s STL 100 list. Vicia in Cortex Innovation District is #1. The newly opened Salt & Smoke at 392 N. Euclid made the list too, though it opened after the paper’s October 19, 2019 cutoff and was included because of the other Salt & Smoke locations.
Bait, 4239 Lindell
Brasserie & Taste,
Salt & Smoke
Cocina Latina interior
Since then however, the world as we knew it has turned upside down. Because of the Covid-19 virus, the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars have closed or will close by Thursday night, while some are now offering curbside service or delivery only.
We should be very concerned about the health of residents of our CWE community and also the health of our neighborhood businesses, which we hope can survive this unprecedented crisis. These businesses can use your support now and in the weeks to come.
CWEScene.com has published a list of businesses within the CWE North Community Business District that are closed or changing how they operate, see below.
The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson, is not mentioned below, but propreitor Alex Head advised that they are open for carry out or delivery on larger orders. Following the CWEScene’s list are other CWE businesses that aren’t in the district but are local favorites as well.
Many CWE businesses are operating differently during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. In an abundance of caution and in the interest of public health, some businesses are closing temporarily, reducing their hours, or changing how they operate. We will constantly be updating this list, so check back often.
The following CWE businesses are temporarily closed:
- The Candle Fusion Studio (If you have previously created candles that are ready to pick-up, you may do so this week: Wednesday-Friday from 12-3 p.m. at both studio locations, Central West End and Historic St. Charles.)
- Club Viva
- The Cup
- Duane Reed Gallery
- East • West (Although the store is temporarily closed, you can still shop for items on their website. Also, feel free to send them a direct message on Instagram with any delivery/pick-up requests.)
- Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House
- Gamlin Whiskey House
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (check the website as it looks like they may deliver)
- Kendra Scott
- Kingside Diner
- Lemon Salon
- Mission Taco Joint (They are offering pick-up, curbside delivery, and delivery from their Delmar Loop and Soulard locations for the time being.)
- Orangetheory Fitness
- Philip Slein Gallery
- Provisions St. Louis
- Pure Barre St. Louis
- Starbucks as of Friday evening 3/20
- Q Boutique
- Saint Louis Chess Club
- Steel Wheels
- St. Louis Public Library — Schlafly Branch
- Sub Zero Vodka Bar
- The World Chess Hall of Fame
The following CWE businesses have reduced their hours or operations:
- Houska Gallery: By Appointment Only
- Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis: They have suspended guest services in their Clinic Classroom, in addition to campus tours, until April 6 (subject to change). Requests for appointments will resume on April 1.
- projects+gallery: By Appointment Only
All restaurants in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County must temporarily suspend dine-in service until further notice beginning at midnight on Thursday, March 19. Here are the CWE business offering carryout, curbside pick-up, and/or delivery:
- Bar Italia: 13 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-7010; carryout
- Cocina Latina: 508 N Euclid, 314-696-2294; curbside pick-up and delivery at no charge
- Dressel’s Public House: 419 N Euclid, 314-361-1060; carryout and curbside pick-up (Stay tuned for their carryout menu)
- Drunken Fish: 1 Maryland Plaza, 314-367-4222; carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery
- El Burro Loco: 313 N Euclid, 314-224-5371; curbside pick-up and delivery
- The Eye Bar: 401 N Euclid, 314-367-1848; curbside pick-up and drop-off
- Insomnia Cookies: 226 N Euclid, 314-207-4144; delivery
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: 389 N Euclid, 314-367-1700; delivery
- Left Bank Books: 399 N Euclid, 314-367-6731; FREE SHIPPING on all book orders online and by phone, from now until further notice. Free curbside pick-up or $6 local delivery. They will also be livestreaming some of their events on Facebook.
- MaryAnn’s Tea Room: 4732 McPherson, 314-361-5303; carryout and curbside pick-up
- Pi Pizzeria: 400 N Euclid, 314-367-4300; carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery. Trying to feed the kids? Buy a carryout large pizza and get a small thin crust cheese or pepperoni pizza for $3.14. (If you order online, your bill will be adjusted at pick-up). Additionally, when you purchase any large pizza get any bottle of their house wine for just $10. This offer CAN be combined with the $3.14 small cheese or pepperoni pizza.
- Salt + Smoke: 392 N Euclid, 314-727-0200; curbside pick-up and delivery
- The Silver Lady: 4736 McPherson, 314-367-7587; Shop new items on their website and enjoy FREE shipping or take advantage of their curbside pick-up.
- CLOSED: Starbucks: 4656 Maryland, 314-367-1577; carryout
- Straub’s: Get items delivered straight to your door in under two hours. Click here to start shopping.
- Taste of Lebanon: 331 N Euclid, 314-875-0657; carryout and delivery
- Thai202: 235 N Euclid, 314-367-2002; delivery
- CLOSED: Yellowbelly: 4659 Lindell, 314-925-8888.
Looking for other ways to support small businesses? Purchase a gift card that can be used at a later time!
Additional restaurants, businesses and grocery stores beyond the CWE North CID boundaries:
- 2 Schae Cafe, Pershing & Union will deliver breakfast & lunch, 314.361.5333
- West End Bistro, 5513 Pershing, open for takeout lunch & dinner, local delivery, 314.354.8436.
- Vicia in Cortex Innovation Community is offering family style meals for 2 to 4 persons (curbside or stop in to pick up).
- West End Grill & Pub, 354 N. Boyle, will close for table service Thursday night, but will remain open for curbside delivery starting today from 4 to 9 p.m. Click link for menu.
- Brasserie and Taste are closed.
- NEW INFO: Bowood Farms, 4601 Olive, and Holliday, 4600 Olive, is open for curbside delivery starting March 24. Cafe Osage is closed.
- St. Louis Art Supply and Cornflower Cafe are temporarily closed. HOWEVER, order online, as I did yesterday, and proprietor Carson Monetti will mail it out, or purchase a gift certificate for a friend.
- Fields Foods, 625 N. Euclid, is not set up to deliver groceries but can deliver wine, beer and liquor, minibardelivery.com (put in zip code).
- Whole Foods, Euclid and West Pine, offers delivery to Prime members but website now says that service may not be available at the present time. Check website for update.
- Aldi, Kingshighway and Delmar, uses Instacart for delivery.
Last week we spent a few days in Marin County before heading up to Napa wine country for my nephew's wedding. Friends have remarked that the only time we go away it's for a wedding and, happily for us, it's true. Whether the wedding is for a family member or friend, we have been to some amazing places and experienced some fabulous celebrations—and this time was no exception.
We spent Thursday touring around San Francisco and decided on Friday to head up the coast to Stinson Beach and on to Bolinas, an easy day trip with breathtaking views along the way.
Further up the coast, the Department of the Interior wants to shut down Drakes Bay Oyster Farm because it is a commercial business located within Point Reyes National Seashore, a national park, and is allegedly bad for the environment. Signs posted along the way indicate how the public feels about this. Read a blog about it here. A decision is to be made by July 15.
We watched the oyster farming process while enjoying a few oysters ourselves. They were briny and delicious!
We followed a truck loaded with Drakes Bay oysters on the road back to the city and surmised the bounty would show up on weekend menus in San Francisco and Chez Panisse in the East Bay.
After a late lunch in Bolinas we picked up a hitchhiker—a personal chef whose car had broken down—on the way back to Stinson Beach who said that signs indicating the way to Bolinas were taken down so many times by residents (known locally as the Bolinas Border Patrol), the county decided it was too expensive to keep replacing them and just gave up. The hitchhiker also pointed out fields belonging to Star Route Farms which grows produce for Whole Foods.
More scenes from Bolinas above and below.
Next up: the wine country wedding.