What's New in the Lou: September 2017 Edition
It's hard to move away from tried-and-true classics, but with the amount of great new spots opening in St. Louis, it's a necessity. Here's our picks for three spots not to miss this September.
910 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
There aren't many places in St. Louis that have a true "wow" factor, but the brand new Westport Social is certainly one of them. We're talking about a 13,000 square foot, 400-person bar. Well, it's not a bar—it's much more than that. We're not even sure how to describe it, besides "wow". Walking in through the fire-pit adorned patio, you're greeted by a relatively traditional bar area, complete with foosball tables, TVs, and a massive wall painted by none other than Phil Jarvis.
Once you step through THAT bar, you see what makes this place special: a massive bar, interactive games, like shuffleboard, basketball, and ping pong, on all four walls, TVs galore, and a huge upstairs karaoke area. There's literally something for everyone, plus Kyle Mathis, formerly of Taste and Sardella, is in charge of the bar.
Epic is probably the right word to describe Westport Social.
3196 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
New York-style pizza has arrived on South Grand. Chef/owner Scott Sandler, who opened one of our favorite Neapolitan pizza shops, Pizzeoli, has let his inner punk rocker out with Pizza Head. Your options are simple: you can get pizza by the slice or you can order a whole, gigantic pie for yourself (we won't judge you). The drink/slice combos are probably the best deal in town, too. Two slices and a beer? Fuhgetaboutit.
Keep in mind that Pizza Head is vegetarian; their pepperoni and sausage are non-meat variants.
The Wood Shack
1862 S 10th St, St. Louis, MO 63104
Soulard's newest sandwich shop, The Wood Shack, focuses on chef-driven sandwiches, with each featuring at least one smoked component. We're a fan of the Soulard Primer, a hickory smoked prime rib sliced thick, topped with bone-marrow aioli, charred onions, arugula, and a blue cheese cream. You're probably going to fall asleep at your desk after, but who cares? Work is boring.