A Richmond Heights husband and wife plan to open a restaurant with a concept new to St. Louis at the former A Pizza Story location in Maplewood, at 7278 Manchester Road.
Ryan and Lindsay Reel, of Richmond Heights, plan to open Tapped, a full restaurant with the iPourIt tap control pour system. It’s the first iPourIt in St. Louis, they say. Maplewood officials approved a full liquor license on Tuesday.
The iPourIt system monitors pours down to one tenth of an ounce. Customers’ ID and credit card are scanned into the system when they arrive, and they’ll receive a wrist band to start the self-serve pouring.
The system stops customers at 32 ounces; they’ll have to recheck-in with the host to have their band reactivated to keep pouring. At checkout, customers receive their deposit back and a summary of their drinking.
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The 48 taps will include beer, wine, nitro coffee, kombucha and Fitz’s soda. Beer selection will focus on local craft beer as much as possible.
The menu will include Neapolitan pizza using the existing wood fire pizza oven and recipes from A Pizza Story, pasta, fish and chips, chicken, beef, and fish entrees, sandwiches, paninis and burgers. Sides, sauces, dressings and dips will be made in-house.
Ryan is a retail store manager with more than 20 years of management experience. Lindsay is a pharmacy supervisor at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. Ryan will manage the restaurant full-time and Lindsay will keep her day job.
They plan to open the restaurant in early 2017.