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The Scoop: Ballyhoo adds to restaurant growth out west

March 24th 10:03am, 2011

032411_BallyhooAs recent census data has indicated, St. Charles is growing, and with it, we’re seeing an increase in dining options. The latest addition, Ballyhoo Restaurant & Bar, is taking the space formerly occupied by Twister’s at 1048 Wolfrum Road, near Highway 94.

Owner Steve Surplus said that he and his business partner Mike McDonnell hope to bring “something different” to the area. In particular, they plan on bringing happy hour – which Surplus feels has fallen into demise of late – back to its rightful place. Thus Ballyhoo will not be open for lunch and instead will open daily (except Sundays) at 3:30 p.m., offering a rotating list of unique appetizers. The dinner menu, now in its final stages of development, will focus on American cuisine. Live music will also play a part in creating an energetic vibe at the 5,000-square-foot establishment.

Surplus and McDonnell have their eyes on an April 1 opening, though Surplus cautioned that it could be delayed by a week. Ballyhoo is the third restaurant-bar that Surplus has owned. At the age of 24, he opened St. Charles sports bar South 94 Bistro, and he later owned Stevie Ray’s Bar & Grill on Main Street in historic St. Charles.

For more information about Ballyhoo Restaurant and Bar, check it out on Facebook.

By Ligaya Figueras

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2 Responses to “The Scoop: Ballyhoo adds to restaurant growth out west”

  1. Sauce Magazine Blog » Blog Archive » The Scoop: Wild restaurant action out west Says:
    March 28th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    [...] we reported only last week, there is quite a bit of activity among the restaurant industry in St. Louis’ [...]

  2. Steve Canavan Says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    “BALLYHOO Restaurant and Bar” at 1048 Wolfrum Rd, Weldon Spring, MO, 63304 will never get my business. They booked “Blackdog and the Rainmakers” for a show scheduled for November 19, 2011 and then decided to book another band in their place to go cheaper and didn’t even tell Blackdog. Blackdog showed up at Ballyhoo on time only to find another band setting up on stage. What horrible business ethics and professionalism to book a band and then go back on the deal and not even have the decency to let them know or try to renegotiate or ANYTHING! Bad business = no business! I will never step into this establishment.

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