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Missouri winery partners with Sugarfire on new menu

Cedar Lake Cellars and Sugarfire Smoke House enter into new partnership.
Credit: Cedar Lake Cellars
A vegetarian flatbread pizza at Cedar Lake Cellars following its partnership with Sugarfire Smoke House.

WRIGHT CITY, Mo. — Sugarfire Smoke House, through a new partnership, will set up operations at Cedar Lake Cellars' smokehouse to serve barbecue-themed favorites.

"Sugarfire is known for the highest quality barbecue, and we want our customers to experience only the best," owner Carl Bolm said in a statement. "We are excited to enter into this partnership where our guests can enjoy the area's most iconic barbecue menu during their visit to our winery."

There's a new food truck hitting the road - but in Indianapolis. Sugarfire Smoke House founders Mike Johnson and Charlie Downs, alongside owners of the Indianapolis location, have introduced Brisket 1, the brand's new food truck.

Cedar Lake Cellars, a year-round winery and event center, is located at 11008 Schreckengast Road in Wright City, Missouri. The winery serves a variety of Cedar Lake Cellars wines from Missouri and California, as well as 3 Swans wines from the West Coast.

The winery added The Smokehouse in April 2018 after an $80,000 build out. The 1,200-square-foot space features an array of sandwiches, barbecue and flatbread pizzas. The building where Cedar Lake added The Smokehouse once housed the winery's 400-square-foot Lakeside Grille.

Despite some local closures last year, St. Louis' mobile eateries are on a roll with 107 St. Louis area food trucks listed on Roaming Hunger, up from 94 this time last year.

The year prior, Cedar Lake added a new mixed-drinks menu, which added an additional $50,000 in revenue.

Sugarfire Smoke House, which was founded by Mike Johnson and Charlie Downs, has locations in Olivette, St. Charles, Valley Park, O'Fallon (known as Winghaven), Washington, Farmington, Cape Girardeau and downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Sugarfire also has locations in O'Fallon, and Edwardsville, Illinois; Union, Kentucky; Indianapolis, and Westminster, Colorado.