Pig & Pickle closes after seven months in business

Pig & Pickle
has closed its doors. As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the last day of service was Sunday, May 6.

The restaurant, located in the former Atlas Restaurant space at 5513 Pershing Ave., in the DeBaliviere neighborhood, opened in September 2017. Chef-owner Ryan Lewis owned the Driftwood Eatery in Springfield, Ill., prior to moving to St. Louis to open Pig & Pickle. Sauce reviewed Pig & Pickle in March.

“Ultimately we just didn’t see the growth we needed to see,” Lewis said. “We could’ve kept going, but I think the smartest move was the one we made, unfortunately.”

Now that Pig & Pickle has shuttered, Lewis will head to the Central West End to be the executive chef of Scarlett’s Wine Bar.

“I think it’s going to be a really good fit,” Lewis said. “Right now it’s going to be a matter of getting my feet in the door, then bringing my stuff in. It’s not going to be a complete turnover of the food menu, but I think ultimately it’ll be a pretty sizable change.”  

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.