5 Star Burgers Now Open in Kirkwood

My wife and I checked out the Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden Thursday night—we loved it, by the way—and afterward decided to stop at one of the casual spots in Kirkwood. We drove by the new 5 Star Burgers location and, to our surprise, there were people inside, eating! So, we stopped and went in.

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After being seated, we chatted with proud owner Steve Gontram (pictured below). He told us that final inspections had just been completed that morning. Thursday night was practice night, the shakedown cruise for the staff before official opening day on Friday, December 20.

Steve Gontram

Our food and service were perfect. My wife had a salad and I had the 5 Star Burger, shown below. (Pic shot with bite taken so you can see that it was cooked medium, as ordered.) We shared a basket of sweet potato fries.

My burger

The bar poured me a tasty Civil Life Brown and appeared to be making first night visitors happy. They have a good selection of local craft beers.

5 Star bar

And for Slinger fans, this month is a good time to visit. See below.

Slinger

5 Star Burgers in Kirkwood is in the old Culpepper’s location at 312 South Kirkwood Road. Now open and ready to rock! (5 Star Burgers also has a location in Clayton, which opened last year, at 8125 Maryland.)

Beer—It’s What’s for Dinner!

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St. Louis Craft Beer Week runs Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, August 4.

Special beer dinners and other events are happening all over the area.

Click HERE for a complete listing.

PW beer 6-13

PW Pizza at 2017 Chouteau is presenting monthly Beer Dinners on the last Wednesday of each month. The July 31 dinner with Crown Valley Brewing is sold out. The next PW Pizza Beer Dinner will be August 28 with Blue Moon. Call 314-621-1996 for information.

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Basso at the Cheshire (7036 Clayton Avenue) kicks off its “Brewers in the Basement” series TONIGHT (July 25) with Civil Life. On August 1, the featured craft brewer is Cathedral Square.

(We’ve been assured that the name is not a dig on a certain NL Central rival which currently resides in last place.)

Goose event

Goose Island is sponsoring a St. Louis magazine Table Talk beer dinner on Wednesday, August 21, at Scape in the CWE, featuring various Goose brews plus Stella Artois Cidre and Leffe Blonde. Chef Eric Kelly is providing the food pairings. Click HERE for info.

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As The Most Interesting Man in the World says, “Stay thirsty, my friends!”