4 hands + peacemaker kirkwood photo by meera nagarajan

St. Louis restaurant openings and closings: June 2024

Several beloved spots closed their doors last month

June was a busy month for openings, with the long planned for (4 Hands + Peacemaker and Bud’s Pizza and Beer) and the relatively unexpected (Brew Tulum) all opening their doors.

But despite their relatively fewer number, it was the closings that hit hard. Chef Rob Connoley’s decision to shutter his celebrated Bulrush at the top of its game was heartbreaking and his reason for doing so — Missouri’s anti-LGBTQIA+ politics — was heartrending. Maplewood’s beloved Boogaloo and its unique swing bar seating, the Taco and Ice Cream Joint, Spencer’s Grill, and the last bastion of Joanie’s are all no more — and will be sorely missed.


4 Hands + Peacemaker, Kirkwood

9 Mile Garden Cafe, Affton

Bud’s Pizza and Beer, Northampton

BobaQue, St. Charles

Brew Tulum, Downtown

Cathy’s Kitchen ToGo, Dellwood

Chaos Sushi Bar and Grill, Belleville, Illinois

Constantinos, Dutchtown

Damn Fine Hand Pies, Shaw

Donut Drive-Up, Brentwood

Fielder’s Choice, Ballpark Village

Flower Child, Frontenac

Harvey's Coffee and Cocktails, Midtown

Honey Bee Tea, O'Fallon, Missouri

Justitia’s Coffee House, Belleville, Illinois

Napoli Bros. Pizza and Pasta , Chesterfield

Nothing Bundt Cakes, Arnold

Prioritized Pastries, Maplewood

Rated Cafe, Downtown

Snarf’s, Kirkwood

Sundance Cafe, Bel Nor

Sushi and K Fusion, Fenton

Sylvie Dee’s, Webster Groves

Tiger88 Banhmi & Boba, Des Peres

Vicia Wine Garden, Central West End



Boogaloo, Maplewood

Bulrush, Midtown

Burger Champ, Maplewood

Candicci's Italian RestaurantBallwin

Center for Plant-Based Living, Kirkwood

Dao Tien Bistro, Downtown

Eatwell Market, Chesterfield and Columbia locations

Joanie’s To-Go, Soulard

Kitaro Bistro of Japan, O'Fallon, Missouri

Spencer’s Grill, Kirkwood

Taco and Ice Cream Joint, Gravois Park

Teatopia, Gravois Park

See one we missed? Let us know at pr@saucemagazine.com.