Cortex Restaurant Week Celebrates 13 Neighborhood Eateries

The debut of Cortex restaurant week takes place from Monday, April 1st to Sunday, April 7th.

Cortex is home to 13 restaurants, including VICIA, The Chocolate Pig, Retreat Gastropub, Juniper, IKEA, The Scottish Arms, Lion’s Choice, Park Avenue Coffee, Scarlett’s Wine Bar, BLK MKT Eats, Yiro/Gyro, Kaldi’s Coffee and Narwhal’s Crafted. Each eaterie offers daily specials during the week-long event, ranging from breakfast, lunch or dinner to happy hour specials and specialty cocktails.

On Saturday, March 30th IKEA will kick off the celebration with free Swedish Meatball tasting at the store from 11 am to 1 pm. Drop by for a sample and restaurant coupons.

Cortex Restaurant Week was created by Phyllis Ellison of Cortex and Brianna Tobias of CIC to celebrate the great mix of restaurants that have opened within a few blocks in Cortex community over the last few years. They include VICIA – recently noted as the top restaurant in the St. Louis area on Ian Froeb’s list of Top 100 Restaurants. Retreat Gastropub and Juniper are other highlights from that list. Newcomer, The Chocolate Pig, is drawing a lot of attention too. Cortex Restaurant Week is designed to encourage Cortex members and the general public to explore this vast array of food options.








List of participating restaurants:


The Chocolate Pig

Park Avenue Coffee

Lion’s Choice


Retreat Gastropub

The Scottish Arms




Kaldi’s Coffee

Narwhal’s Crafted

Scarlett’s Wine Bar









To find out about the specials visit