Pig & Pickle closes after seven months in business
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.
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