BLT will open downtown in mid-June, serving breakfast, lunch and tacos


A new restaurant called BLT will open near the America’s Center Convention Complex come mid-June, yet its emphasis will not be on the classic American sandwich. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, BLT stands for breakfast, lunch and tacos. Co-owner Josh Powlishta described the restaurant as “Midwestern comfort food with a Southwestern flare.”


BLT will occupy the 9,200-square-foot space at 626 N. Sixth St., where The Kitchen Sink was previously located. St. Charles County native Powlishta said BLT co-owner James Heredia wanted to have his favorite things on the menu of their first restaurant, and “breakfast, lunch and tacos” were the first dishes that came to his mind.


Powlishta said downtown needs more breakfast choices, and being location close to the Convention Center, BLT is prepared to accommodate the “hopping” atmosphere that can often arise.


While the status of BLT’s chef is currently “undecided,” Powlishta said the menu is already mapped out with dishes like cheddar-jalapeno biscuits and gravy, a hamburger with green hatch chilies and chicken and waffles with a “Southwestern influence.” As the name suggests, the restaurant will also provide a variety of tacos, all served on handmade tortillas.


Powlishta said their food will be a “take on the normal” that will elevate them above the rest.


“I don’t go out and eat what I can make at my home,” he said.


In the near future, BLT also plans to feature a bar, which will open up their hours into the evenings with a happy hour. There will be an emphasis on all local breweries and the rail vodka will be locally made Pearl Vodka. “Our focus is partnering with St. Louis,” Powlishta said.


Powlishta anticipates having a soft opening around the second or third week of June and will have BLT’s grand opening once its liquor license is approved. 


Quinn Wilson is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.