Riverfront Times: Stone Turtle Brings Food (and Whiskey)


Stone Turtle Brings Food (and Whiskey) That's a Step Up in Dogtown

Dining in Dogtown is a laidback affair, dominated by cozy pubs and dive bars. The Irish roots of the community are strongly represented by many casual establishments serving your fill of Guinness and fish and chips. One thing the neighborhood isn’t known for is anything resembling fine dining or offering a more sophisticated, upscale menu. That opening was just what co-owner Nick Funke saw when developing his New American concept, Stone Turtle (6335 Clayton Avenue, 314-349-1933). 

Funke returned to St. Louis in 2017 after eight years in New York City, dreaming of opening his own place. When he saw the storefront vacated by Felix Pizza Pub, which moved to a bigger location one door down in December 2014 after a successful ten-year run, he know he had a chance to give Dogtown something new.

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