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The Scoop: Mona’s to open in former Modesto space

September 8th 04:09pm, 2016

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Tapas are out and pizzas are in at 5257 Shaw Ave., the former home of Modesto. Owner Brendan Marsden plans to open Mona’s, an American-Italian restaurant, the first week of October, as reported by St. Louis Magazine. The restaurant is named for Marsden’s mother.

Don’t confuse American-Italian and Italian-American, though. “It’s regional American cuisine and ingredients presented in an Italian way,” Marsden said. Pizzas or pastas may feature toppings inspired by American regions, such as crawfish and andouille or pork paired with chiles and pineapple. Executive chef Carlos Hernandez will develop a menu centered around pizza with four or five pasta options and appetizers.

“We’re not really playing by the rules. We want people to know we’re not trying to be authentic in any way, but it’s all going to be high quality,” Marsden said.

Marsden, who also owns Whitebox Eatery in Clayton, closed Modesto on Aug. 20 after 15 years serving Spanish tapas. Customers can expect a new look to go with the new concept. “It’s a complete remodel,” he said. “We’re not removing walls, but it will look a lot different. Everything will be refinished or replaced.”

The beverage program will focus primarily on beer and wine with a limited selection of Italian-inspired cocktails like Negronis and spritzes. Marsden said fans of Modesto’s sangria need not worry; a version will still be available at Mona’s.

By Catherine Klene

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One Response to “The Scoop: Mona’s to open in former Modesto space”

  1. John Truman Says:
    September 14th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    My family and friends mourn the loss of a wonderful tapas restaurant. The last thing St. Louis needs is another
    Italian restaurant of any kind, pizza joint of any kind (or anther barbecue joint, for that matter) This wonderful
    restaurant town is going downhill in these regards.

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