Sunday, February 10, 2013
The outer hull of the new Jimmy John's restaurant location in Eureka is coming along from DQ red and white to predominantly black now.
Construction crews working on the new Jimmy John's gourmet sandwich location in Eureka told Patch the building may be a month away from completion. But winter weather obviously could affect a completion date. Jimmy John's corporate headquarters staff confirmed the Eureka location is a privately owned franchise. A staffer at the Jimmy John's in Ballwin said Eureka's location was not owned by the same franchisee. Read related, prior Patch articles: Jimmy John's to Jump into Eureka Jimmy John's Starts DQ (Darn Quick) Makeover in Eureka What completion date would you guess until freaky fast sandwiches will be available locally? Click here to register for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter and breaking news alerts about these …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers asked in December what was happening with this iconic restaurant in Eureka. A new sign seems to indicate a final answer.
The building that houses a restaurant that has been in business since the 1940s in Eureka is now for sale. Phil's Bar B-Q was known for serving unique, homemade flavors and recipes, which are done on an open pit and "smoked low and slow." In December, Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers noticed the operation was closed, and began to ask why. Read previous article: Is Phil's Bar B-Q Closed Permanently in Eureka? One reader, Steve, commented that Phil's "always had the best fried chicken in town and that he will miss it." Click here to sign up for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter to keep up with the fate of this and other local restaurants.
Friday, December 21, 2012
This restaurant opened in mid-September in Eureka—how would you rate the menu and service?
When Los Cabos Mexican Family Restaurant opened this fall in Eureka, they featured lunch specials, appetizers, children's plates, soups, vegetarian plates, salads, a la carta items, side orders and desserts. Los Cabos is located at 54 Legends Plaza, in the same location previously operating as Fortel's Pizza. Two reviews about this restaurant on Yelp provided two different reactions: Have you tried Los Cabos yet? What did you think, particularly of their Mexican stables of salsa, fajitas and margaritas? Share your review by clicking here. See previous articles: Los Cabos Restaurant Coming to Eureka Los Cabos Restaurant Hopes to Open Soon UPDATE: Los Cabos Restaurant Opens Tuesday Morning in Eureka
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Eureka-Wildwood Patch received several inquiries and concerns over the past week about if Phil's Bar B-Q is closed for a short-term, specific reason, or if the potential bite is worse.
Like the restaurant, the automated newspaper stand located just outside the front door of Phil's Bar B-Q in Eureka is empty, and a bit forlorn-looking. Through the front window can be seen a hand-drawn, dry-erase sign that communicated: "For Sale, Closing Sunday." Several Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers recently emailed regarding why the open pit barbecue eatery was closed over the past two weeks. Merchants in the barbecue's vicinity said the future of the barbecue restaurant appeared to be unclear. Julie Wood, economic development director for Eureka, said owner Phil Polizzi gave City Hall his cell phone number, and indicated he would sell the property or may reopen. Click here to sign up for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning …
Monday, December 3, 2012
SNEAK A PEEK AT NEW PLACE: El Nopal Mexican Restaurant owners hope to reopen during December before the start of the New Year. A new party room will be part of the mix.
All the owners, manager and staff of El Nopal Mexican restaurant want for Christmas is to open in their new location! Customers who liked their margaritas and menu will be happy to know the restaurant is not leaving Eureka—they've been closed for the past three weeks so they remodel what used to be Johnny's Place restaurant in Old Town Eureka. Johnny's Place closed suddenly in October. See related articles: Toast Johnny's Place Goodbye Eureka Loses a Restaurant El Nopal formerly was located at 110a Hilltop Village Center Drive. The new location is 106 S. Central Avenue. Owner David Escamilla said they are remodeling the new space while working through the process to secure new licenses and permits. "We would like to open before January," …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday night was the last day of operations for an American cuisine restaurant and caterer located on Central Avenue in Eureka.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Operations for this full-service restaurant in Eureka were closed Monday night by its owner.
Johnny's Place owner Terri Kettenbrink is known for wanting to make customers happy with her good food. She worries about plate presentation and whether customers are enjoying themselves. But last night was a tear-filled one for Kettenbrink, who had to shut down her restaurant operations, due to not enough business. Johnny's Place was a family-friendly restaurant with flat screen TVs, an outdoor patio and private party room. Kettenbrink re-established herself not long ago to the Central Avenue location from Washington, MO, to create an American cuisine menu in Eureka. She supported city events, such as Mardi Growl and most recently participated in the Wild Wild West Hoedown sponsored by Old Town Eureka merchants during the annual Eureka …
Monday, September 17, 2012
SEE COMMENT FOR UPDATE: After working with the St. Louis County Department of Health inspector, the owners of Los Cabos are cleared to open their doors to hungry customers tonight (Monday) for the first time in Eureka.
Although the owners of this new Eureka-based restaurant hoped to open just prior to Eureka Days this month, there were a few items the St. Louis County Department of Health inspector wanted updated, compared to the setup that was in place at this same location previously operating as Fortel's Pizza. Instead, Los Cabos Restaurant will open this evening, said Julie Wood, Eureka director of economic development. Los Cabos is located at 54 Legends Plaza, and will cater to a Mexican family-style menu. See previous Patch articles about the restaurant: July 17—Los Cabos Restaurant Coming to Eureka Sept 5—Los Cabos Restaurant Hopes to Open Soon The restaurant's owners, Ron and Kathy Hallows, also own two restaurants of the same "Los Cabos" name, …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
On Tuesday, Los Cabos Restaurant owner was waiting for the St. Louis County inspector. Will the Mexican family food spot be approved and allowed to open by this weekend, just in time for Eureka Days?
The kitchen's ready and the food is ordered at Los Cabos Restaurant at 54 Legends Plaza in Eureka. All that's left is completing St. Louis County's standard reviews and inspections, which the restaurant owners hope happens before Friday. As reported in Eureka-Wildwood Patch mid-July, a new Mexican family-owned restaurant was gearing up to open: Los Cabos Restaurant Coming to Eureka Once open, the restaurant will serve the same menu as the Los Cabos restaurants owned by the same operators in Washington and St. Clair, MO. To see a Los Cabos online menu, click here. Owners Ron and Kathy Hallows, who are residents of Washington, previously operated a third restaurant in New Melle, MO, which they closed. Their daughter, Melissa, also assists …
Have you taken advantage yet of the Patch offering for an opportunity to win a free gift certificate/card to a local restaurant? One Eureka Patch reader did, and she won last week.
Congratulations to Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader Martha Freeman, who won one of the Patch weekly free gift certificates for providing a restaurant review from various locations within the St. Louis region. She commented on Chimi's Fresh Mex last week, and received a free $10 gift certificate to the restaurant of her choice. Guess which one she chose? Chimi's Fresh Mex in Wildwood! There's still time this week for readers to provide a review about this week's featured restaurant: Chick-n-Elly's in Eureka. Follow the directions and be sure to click through to the Patch Directory Listing to leave a review, as spotlighted here: Friday Food Critic: Chick-n-Elly's—Chance to Win Gift Card