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Peel Wood Fired Pizza inks a lease on first Missouri location

Thursday, November 9th, 2017



Peel Wood Fired Pizza will head across the river next year. The popular Illinois eatery, which has locations in O’Fallon and Edwardsville, will debut its first Missouri restaurant in Clayton, according to co-owner Brandon Case.

The newest Peel will take up residence in the main floor of 212 S. Meramec Ave., currently under construction in downtown Clayton. Case said the 8,800-square-foot space will feature a patio and three wood-fired pizza ovens. He estimated the doors would open around the middle of 2018.

The menu will include some favorites from the other restaurants, along with some items specifically made for the Clayton crowd.

“Both of our current locations’ menus are about 95 percent the same,” Case said. “And they both have nine to 12 new items, and we’re changing those monthly. We have ideas for the [Clayton] menu, but we know we’ll be doing something different for that location. We want to do something a little different so the ones that know us in Illinois have a reason to go over there and vice versa.”

Case said there would be 36 beers on tap, focused on craft and import offerings. Peel is looking to pick up a Missouri distributor for its own beer, which is brewed at its O’Fallon location.

Case said he and co-owner Patrick Thirion wanted to bring Peel to Missouri for a while, and Clayton offers the opportunity to serve a large population.

“It’s a very growing, diverse area,” Case said. “It’s a little bit different than our demographic in O’Fallon and Edwardsville. Going to Clayton, it’s almost two times the amount of people in a 15-mile radius.”

Photo by Carmen Troesser

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine. 

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Guide to Drinking 2015: Trendwatch – Beer

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015


Grapefruit Brewgeist
This could be the year of the grapefruit. Early warnings surfaced in 2014 with the popular rise of Steigl’s grapefruit-inflected Radler. Not far behind, Leinenkugel and Illusive Traveler debuted sweet-tart grapefruit shandies as an alternative to the traditional lemon. Ballast Point added grapefruit peel to its IPA recipe, creating the Grapefruit Sculpin, and Magic Hat threw parties across the country this summer to celebrate its grapefruit Electric Peel IPA. Pink purée recently found its way into Schlafly’s fermentation tanks, where it was dry-hopped with Citra to create the Dry-Hopped Grapefruit IPA. This powerful fruit even brought together Side Project Brewing’s Cory King with Vermont-based Hill Farmstead Brewery and other breweries to collaborate on an Austrian-inspired citrus beer.

Barrels of Fun
You can find just about anything aged in a bourbon barrel these days. But finding the actual bourbon barrels? That’s trickier. Local breweries are now experimenting with different spirit barrels to coax new flavors from their brews. 2nd Shift’s Steve Crider just bottled his second batch of Hibiscus Wit, aged in neighbor Pinckney Bend’s gin barrels, and has plans to pop some Gose into a tequila barrel soon. Halloween comes early at Excel Brewing, with Bruja, a seasonal Imperial pumpkin ale aged in tequila barrels for up to a year. Side Project Brewing has an Imperial milk stout napping in a barrel that housed rum, and the crew at 4 Hands plans to celebrate the brewery’s fourth anniversary in January 2016 with a wheat wine that’s been aged five months in Caribbean rum barrels.

Pints on the House
Local breweries have long partnered with area restaurants to create custom beers. Now some entrepreneurial restaurants are taking house beers in-house. Last December, Peel Wood Fired Pizza opened its second location in O’Fallon, Illinois with a brewery and a tight portfolio of house brews. Death in the Afternoon will soon pull pints from Upper 90 Brewing, located in DITA’s basement, which is brewing exclusively for the Citygarden eatery. Meanwhile, former brewmaster of Six Rox Brewing Co., Evan Hiatt, will take up the mantle of house brewmaster when Pappo’s Pizzeria opens its third location in the former Six Row home this October.



The Scoop: Mike Shannon’s Grill to open in Edwardsville

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The owners of Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood are opening a restaurant in Edwardsville, Ill. Per a description posted on a LinkedIn advertisement for a head chef, Mike Shannon’s Grill Edwardsville will be an “upscale casual concept.”

Co-owner Pat Shannon-VanMatre (pictured) declined to give the exact address for the new restaurant since it will be in a new building where construction is just now getting underway. However, a press release dated June 25, 2012 from BarberMurphy Group, a real estate company serving Southern Illinois, noted that “921 Building Corp leased 6,491 SF of retail space at 871 S. Arbor Vitae, Ste 100, Edwardsville to Shannon’s Grill Edwardsville, LLC.” That transaction was also published in the July 2012 issue of the Illinois Business Journal. The address, 871 S. Arbor Vitae, would make Shannon’s Grill a neighbor to Peel Wood Fired Pizza.

The LinkedIn post gives a few more details about what diners at Shannon’s Grill can expect. Among them, the restaurant will be a “moderately priced, stylish grill and lounge serving traditional and progressive American fare” seven days a week for lunch and dinner. The décor will feature a contemporary sports theme with one-of-a-kind memorabilia. As for ambiance, look for “warm, inviting, relaxed table service” and a “lively” bar atmosphere.

More as we learn it.

— Photo by Carmen Troesser

List of restaurants featured at this year’s Saucy Soirée revealed

Friday, June 24th, 2011

062411_soireeNo one likes when the weekend comes to an end, but this weekend, we can’t wait until Sunday arrives. That’s because we’ll be over at the Four Seasons for our biggest party of the year: the Saucy Soirée.

Each year, thousands of hungry St. Louisans come out for the event, which honors the winners of our annual Readers’ Choice Poll. Guests get to enjoy food, wine and beer from their favorite hot spots, listen to live music from local bands and toast the night away under the stars on the rooftop terrace of the Four Seasons. And the cherry on top? All Soirée guests get a sneak preview of this year’s Readers’ Choice winners before the July issue comes out next month.

Tickets are still available, but time is running out to be able to enjoy all this great food for just $25 – what a steal – so be sure to order yours today. And now, we’re excited to reveal the list of 37 restaurants, wineries and breweries who will be dishing up what they do best at this year’s Soirée. See you there!

• Acero

• Annie Gunn’s

• Baileys’ Chocolate Bar

• Baileys’ Range

• Brasserie by Niche

• Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar

• Chandler Hill Vineyards

• Chaumette Vineyards

• Chauvin Coffee

• Cielo

• Companion

• Crown Candy Kitchen

• Crown Valley Winery

• Eleven Eleven Mississippi

• Farmhaus

• Ferguson Brewing Co.

• Fritanga

• Harvest

• Hollyberry Catering

• Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Café

• Kakao Chocolate

• Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood

• Modesto

• Molly’s In Soulard

• Niche

• Pappy’s Smokehouse

• Peel Wood Fired Pizza

• Prime 1000

• Rooster

• Salt

• Salume Beddu

• Schlafly

• Sidney Street Café

• Stone Hill Winery

• Truffles

• Vin De Set

• Wasabi Sushi Bar

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