Juniper's John Perkins will open breakfast-brunch spot, Little Bird

As Sauce reported last year
, chef-owner John Perkins is moving his Southern-inspired eatery Juniper from 360 N. Boyle Ave. to a brand new space in the 4101 Laclede development in the Central West End late this summer. 

Now Perkins has officially announced what he’s doing with the soon-to-be-vacant Juniper spot: Little Bird, a Southern breakfast concept, will open up shop sometime later this year after Juniper relocates.

“I’ve always wanted to do more than just Juniper, and this is the most natural extension of the brand,” Perkins said. “Our hope is that it’ll be a place to hang out and grab some good food.”

Fans can get a taste of what Little Bird is all about from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, during a pop-up event at the current Juniper. The a la carte food and drink menu will spotlight some upcoming Little Bird specialties like the Sando, a sandwich of fried chicken, pimento, lettuce, tomato and bama sauce on a buttermilk biscuit, and the Potlikker Bloody Mary. Reservations can be made online at

Hours for Little Bird will tentatively be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.