St. Louis Magazine: Stone Turtle now open in Dogtown


Stone Turtle now open in Dogtown

The restaurant and whiskey bar, owned by Nick Funke, Maz Nooran, and chef Todd Bale, opened on December 23.

The New Year got off to a tasty start in Dogtown yeaterday when Stone Turtle Restaurant & Bar launched its brunch menu. By 11 a.m., the mercury was barely nudging 4 degrees, but people hurried in, and pretty quickly the seats, in the sunny windows, were filled. Since opening its doors Dec. 23, this handsome addition to the neighborhood – at the corner of Clayton and Tamm avenues just one block south of eponymous Turtle Park– has been serving dinner only, but owner Nick Funke says Sunday brunch will be a regular feature in a couple of weeks. Maz Nooran, most recently of the now-shuttered Flaco’s Cucina in University City, is a partner, as is executive chef Todd Bale.

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