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Boodle's BBQ to Open at Former Wendy's Location

The southern style barbecue restaurant will open end of September or early October.

If you have been wondering what has been happening at the former Wendy's building on Gravois, and you like meat, then you are in luck.

The building will reopen soon as Boodle's BBQ, a southern style barbecue restaurant from Jonathan Seitz, the founder of Bandana's Bar-B-Q, which has locations around St. Louis.

Seitz sold Bandana’s five years ago, and now, along with partner Christ Makos, hopes to open Boodle’s around the end of September or early October.

Seitz said that the 55-seat restaurant will have a “lodge-y” feel, with wood walls and potato sacks hanging as light fixtures. The restaurant plans to focus on being family friendly and offering quick service a cut above fast food.

What should you try when it opens? Seitz recommends the ribs, or anything pork. Boodle’s will also offer traditional sides, all of which are homemade.

Boodle's will open at 10024 Gravois Rd., across from Grasso Plaza.

lhb October 10, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Thanks for posting the menu :) -was it good?
Mark Howell October 12, 2011 at 04:05 PM
Yes, I wound up visiting Saturday for dinner and Sunday for lunch. It's quite good and I'm sure I'll make more trips there...
Joan Edleson October 12, 2011 at 09:43 PM
Visited there for dinner on Monday. Ribs & sides (picnic potatoes, cole slaw, & fried biscuits) were great. Looking forward to trying some lunch items.
Kathy Coco October 13, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Kathy Coco We went there Monday night. The food was great and they have done a great job transforming the place!
Don October 21, 2011 at 05:03 PM
So they were simply picketing because they didn't use all union workers? Wow, I drove by the Wal-Mart construction site in Bridgeton and didn't not see any picketers there. I would think that Wal-Mart would be a better place to picket then some small new restaurant.

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