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Remy’s, Elijah P’s and MK’s Asian Persuasion all announce closures

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017



Three local restaurants have given notice via social media that they will close shop by the end of the year.

Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar at 222 S. Bemiston Ave. in Clayton is set to close on Sunday, Dec. 31. The restaurant opened in 1995. In a Facebook post, owner Tim Mallet said he was seeking to downsize after a hard year. “It was time to call it a day,” Mallet said in a phone interview. He added that his other eatery, Big Sky Cafe in Webster Groves, will remain open.




Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews at 401 Piasa St. in Alton posted on Facebook that it was closing after Sunday, Dec. 31 due to lagging sales. The owners confirmed via phone, but declined to comment further.

Asian fusion restaurant MK’s Asian Persuasion, which opened earlier this year at 6417-19 Hampton Ave., will have its last service on Saturday, Dec. 30. The owners said via Facebook that “family needs” are the reason for the closure, and declined further comment via email.

Remy’s photo courtesy of the restaurant; Elijah P’s photo by Michelle Volansky

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine. 

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The Scoop: MK’s Asian Persuasion swaps wheels for a brick and mortar

Thursday, July 20th, 2017




Three years after launching MK’s Rolls and Wraps food truck, owner MK Vongnarath has parked the mobile eatery and opened a permanent location, MK’s Asian Persuasion.

As reported by St. Louis Magazine, the fusion restaurant opened its doors at 6417 Hampton Ave., last month and sold its food truck. “By having a permanent location, we get to add on certain things we cannot carry on the food truck,” Vongnarath said.

Guests can expect Asian-inspired dishes including crab Rangoon, spring rolls, spicy beef, chicken, shrimp and more. Vegetarian and gluten-free options like tofu and rice paper will also be available.

“Not everything will be authentic – things change, time changes and people want to eat healthier,” Vongnarath said.

The space features table and bar seating, two lounge areas and a patio, seating 90 total inside and approximately 20 on the patio. With coffee, tea and boba smoothie options, Vongnarath hopes to offer a relaxed, cafe experience. Once the restaurant’s liquor license is approved, look for beer and wine options as well, all the better to enjoy the Friday karaoke nights from 9 p.m. until midnight.

Vongnarath has lived in South City for more than 30 years, and his wife, Sheila Vongnarath, a St. Louis native. “We don’t want to be just a restaurant,” he said. “We want to be a part of the community.”

MK’s Asian Persuasion is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Photo from Google Maps

Caitlin Lally is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.


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