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4 spots to dine and drink during the total solar eclipse

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Only one week remains before the total solar eclipse occurs around 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. In case you somehow missed the memo, St. Louis and the surrounding area finds itself in the direct path of a solar eclipse for the first time in more than 500 years. Many viewing parties around town sold out weeks ago, but some area events are still open to the public. Grab your eclipse glasses and schedule a long lunch for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
1. UCBC Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Grab a cold one to enjoy this astronomical event with Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Catch live music, grilled brats and hot dogs and ice cold UCBC cans at the party on the east lawn at The Grove location. Arrive early to get your hands on a pair of free viewing glasses.
Noon to 3 p.m. – Urban Chestnut The Grove Brewery & Bierhall, 4465 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.222.0143, urbanchestnut.com

2. Totality: St. Louis Solar Eclipse Viewing Experience
Make the most of the eclipse at the Chesterfield Amphitheater with live entertainment, games, educational presentations and more. Shamrocks Pub N’ Grill provides drinks, and area food trucks wheel in the grub. Grab fare from Pi on the Spot, Half Baked, Buzz’s Hawaiian Grill and Taco Truck STL. Tickets available online and include viewing glasses, a wristband and a tote bag.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, 636.812.9500, totalitymo2017.com

3. Total Solar Eclipse Picnic on the Hill
Stone Hill Winery hosts a picnic event for eclipse enthusiasts. Prepared boxed lunches are sold out, but guests can pack a picnic and purchase wine, beer and Kosmic wine slushies. Bring your blanket and head to Hermann to watch this rare event. Viewing glasses are offered while supplies last. Reservations recommended; walk-ins welcome.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Stone Hill Winery, 1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann, 573.486.2221, stonehillwinery.com

4. Total Eclipse of the Heart Celebration
If a mere minute or so of blackout just won’t do, then rise and shine and drive to Logboat Brewing Co., in Columbia, Missouri, where the city will experience a total eclipse for a lengthy two-and-a-half minutes. Don’t miss the release of Moon Speck, an eclipse-appropriate American black ale, and food at this free event.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Logboat Brewing Co., 504 Fay St., Columbia, 573.397.6786, Facebook: Total Eclipse of the Heart Celebration 

Caitlin Lally is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

Edible Weekend: 3 more tasty events this weekend

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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{ SweetArt chef-owner Reine Bayoc} 

Whether you love tiki drinks or community gardening, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend.  Here are three more events for those who’re still peckish:

1. Veneto Italian Wine Dinner
Travel to Veneto with Five Bistro’s Wine Dinner. Enjoy five different summer dishes, each paired with a different Italian wine. Take an international vacation without the jet lag. Call or email for reservations.
$85. Thu., Aug. 10 – 6:30 p.m., Five Bistro, 5100 Daggett Ave., St. Louis, 314.773.5553, fivebistro.com

2. Love and Magic Brunch
SweetArt Bakeshop & Café chef-owner Reine Bayoc dishes up vegetarian and vegan Sunday brunch on Anew’s rooftop. The menu includes a hibiscus mimosa, seasonal quiches and peach cobbler parfaits. Tickets available online.
$55. Sun., Aug. 13 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Anew, 519 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.633.0047, Facebook: Love and Magic Brunch

3. Veggie BBQ
Vegetarians dig into meat-free barbecue fare at this fundraiser for Solidarity Economy St. Louis. Chow down on veggie burgers and hot dogs, as well as classic sides like coleslaw and grilled corn. While you lunch, learn more about the organization’s upcoming event, Reclaim & Sustain. Donations suggested.
Free admission. Sun., Aug. 13 – 2 to 5 p.m., City Greens Market, 4260 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.745.0090, solidaritystl.org

 

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Edible Weekend: 2 more tasty events this weekend

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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{ Southwest Diner }

Whether you love beer or Brazilian fare, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend.  Here are two more events for those who’re still peckish:

1. Southwest Diner Birthday Bash
Help Southwest Diner celebrate its fifth birthday when you indulge in tasty food and drink from Southwest Diner and friends like The Tamale Man, forthcoming Grace Meat & Three’s Rick Lewis, Strange Donuts and Kaldi’s Coffee. Schalfly pours the beer and the Foggy Memory Boys and River Kittens provide the tunes. Donations and a portion of the proceeds benefit the International Institute of St. Louis.

Free admission, Sat., June 24 – noon to 5 p.m., Southwest Diner, 6803 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, 314.260.7244, southwestdinerstl.com

 

2. Geaux North Seafood Boil
The folks at ClevelandHeath team up with Geaux North Seafood for an all-you-can-eat summer feast, featuring copious amounts of shrimp, crawfish and all of the traditional seafood boil accouterments, plus beer, wine and Hurricanes for purchase to wash it all down. The Cree Rider Family Band keeps the party rolling at this family-friendly event. Tickets available online.

$40. Sun., June 25 – noon to 4 p.m., ClevelandHeath, 106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.307.4830, clevelandheath.com

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Photo by Elizabeth Jochum 

 

Edible Weekend: 4 more events to indulge in this weekend

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Whether you love extreme picnicking or Route 66, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Here are four more events for those who’re still peckish:

 

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{ Vicia chef-co-owner Michael Gallina at the grill } 

 

1. Summer of Making Kickoff BBQ
This neighborly block party combines tech demos and tours of the TechShop with a grill-focused menu from Vicia. Purchase vegetable-centric items like a grilled veggie grain salad or chilled gazpacho, then play a few lawn games and sip on punch, beer or wine on Vicia’s patio. RSVPs appreciated.
Free admission. Sat., June 10 – noon to 5 p.m., Vicia and TechShop, 4260 Forest Park Ave., (Boyle and Duncan avenues), St. Louis, 314.797.5646, Facebook: Summer of Making Kickoff BBQ

 

2. Mutts & Mimosas
Enjoy brunch with your furry friend at The Weingarten this Sunday. Nosh on a special limited menu, indulge in the bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas and support the Belleville Area Humane Society. All pets must be leashed, have current vaccinations and hang out on the patio.
Free admission. Sun., June 11 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Weingarten, 1780 E. State Route 15, Belleville, 618.257.9463, theweingarten.com

 

3. Planter’s House Ideal Cocktail Party
Planter’s House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tom Bullock’s “The Ideal Bartender,” so stop for the chance to sample 18 new cocktails from nine St. Louis bars, plus food and live music. Join author and celebrity bartender Gaz Regan for this boozy night out. Tickets available online. 
$65. Sat., June 10 – 6 to 10 p.m., Planter’s House, 1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603, plantershousestl.com

 

4. Women of Civil Rights Happy Hour
Extend the weekend at the Missouri History Museum and learn more about women who advanced the civil rights movement in St. Louis during a guided tour of the exhibit “No. 1 in Civil Rights” while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary glass of Champagne and a cash bar. Call for reservations.
$25. Tue., June 13 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.361.7313, bixbys-mohistory.com 

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Photo by Jonathan Gayman

Rachel Wilson is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

 

Edible Weekend: 3 more events to devour this weekend

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Whether you love pizza for a cause, a taste of Maplewood or nip of gin, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Here are three more events for those who’re still peckish:

 

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1. IndiHop
Try 50 local beers from breweries like Rockwell Beer Co. and Schlafly at IndiHop’s annual tasting between two iconic neighborhoods. Shuttles transport between The Grove and Cherokee Street neighborhoods. Tickets available online.
$30. Sat., May 20 – 1 to 7 p.m., IndiHop, The Grove and Cherokee Street, 314.262.4082, indihopstl.com

2. Vista Ramen’s Anniversary Party
Celebrate Vista Ramen’s first anniversary with a special a la carte menu including cheeseburgers, mushroom sloppy Joes and Thai sausages. Drinks include beer, boozy punch and nonalcoholic beverages. Food is first come, first served.
Free admission. Sun., May 21 – 4 to 8 p.m., Vista Ramen, 2609 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.797.8250, vistaramen.com

3. Spring Explosion Pop-up
Bulrush STL chef-owner Rob Connoley prepares a seven-course foraged dinner featuring ingredients gathered from the woods and creeks surrounding St. Louis. All dishes are gluten free and vegetarian options are available upon request. Wine pairings are available for an addition charge. Tickets available online.
$75. Sun., May 21 – 6:30 to 9 p.m., Guerrilla Street Food, 3559 Arsenal St., St. Louis, 575.956.3319, bulrushstl.com

 

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IndiHop photo courtesy of RJ Hartbeck

Rachel Wilson is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

Edible Weekend: 3 more tasty events this weekend

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Whether you love local beer, brunch or candlelit, eco-friendly affairs, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Here are three more events for those who’re still peckish:

 

 

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1. Sausagefest
Celebrate Stubborn German Brewing Co.’s one-year anniversary with food from Schneider’s Quality Meats, a homemade summer sausage competition, live punk polka music and, of course, plenty of German-style brews.
Sat., April 22 – noon to 11 p.m., Stubborn German Brewing Co. 119 S. Main St., Waterloo, 618.504.2444, stubborngermanbrewing.com

2. LaChance Vineyards Anniversary Festival
Sip wine at the soruce and enjoy food specials and live music all weekend at LaChance Vineyards two-year anniversary celebration.
Fri., April 21 – 6 to 9 p.m., Sat., April 22 – 1 to 10 p.m., Sun., April 23 – 1 to 4 p.m.. LaChance Vineyards, 12237 Peter Moore Lane, De Soto, 636.586.2777, lachancevineyards.com

3. Soul Food For Thought
Extend the weekend and nosh on farm-to-table plates while you enjoy live music from LOOPRAT music collective at this pop-up dinner and concert. Boundary executive chef Rex Hale prepares courses with produce from Bohlen Family Farm. Tickets available online.
$50. Mon., April 24 – 6 p.m., Boundary, 7036 Clayton Ave., Clayton, 314.932.7818, looprat.com

 

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Edible Weekend: 2 more ways to devour the weekend

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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Whether you love biscuits, fish fries or oysters, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Here are two more events for those who’re still peckish:

 

 1. An Evening of Sampling
Get to know the people behind the products at An Evening of Sampling at Farm to You Market. More than 20 vendors from Komblu Kombucha to VB Chocolates offer free samples and items for purchase.

Thu., March 9 – 4 to 7 p.m., Farm To You Market, 5025 Old Highway 100, Washington, 844.682.2266, farmtoyoumarket.com

2. Lionstone Brewing Beer School
Class is session at the Lionstone Brewing Beer School this Friday at Randall’s Wine & Spirits in Fairview Heights. Learn beer basics and sample from this northwest Illinois brewery.

Free. Fri., Mar.10 – 7 p.m., Randall’s Wine & Spirits, 10800 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, 618.394.9800, randalls.com 

 

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Edible Weekend: 2 more ways to enjoy the weekend

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Whether you love wine, beer or healthy eats, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend.  Here are two more events for those who’re still peckish:

 

1. Chefs from Sardella, Pastaria, Brasserie and Taste restaurants have developed special international menu items outside their normal bill of fare available through Sunday, Feb. 12. Fifty percent of the sales from these dishes benefit the International Institute of St. Louis.
Prices vary, nichestlgroup.com

2. Bump up your wine knowledge at Sunday School 111: Pinot Noir in All Shades and Styles at Reeds American Table. Call for reservations.
$55. Sun., Feb. 12­ – 2 p.m., Reeds American Table, 7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.899.9821, reedsamericantable.com

 

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Edible Weekend: 4 more ways to enjoy (and extend) the weekend

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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Whether you love wine, beer or healthy eats, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Still hungry? Here are four more events to look forward to (and extend) your weekend.

1. St. Charles Oktoberfest
Celebrate 30 years of Oktoberfest in St. Charles with 30 beers available from Hofbräu to Paulaner, as well as live music and German dance performances.
Drinkers: $2; Non-drinkers: free admission. Fri., Sept. 23 – 4 to 11 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frontier Park, 500 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, saintcharlesoktoberfest.com 

2. Recess Brewing’s Oktoberfest
Recess Brewing celebrates Oktoberfest with three seasonal brews: Dr. Dunkelstein (a dunkelweizen), E’ville Pumpkin (a pumpkin ale) and Klingel Cave (an Oktoberfest).
Free admission. Sat., Sept. 24 – noon to 6 p.m., Recess Brewing, 307 N. Main St., Edwardsville, recessbrewing.com 

3. Nudo House Pop-Up
It’s out with pho and in with ramen (for a day, anyway) when Nudo House takes over Mai Lee for a pop-up. Choose from pork tonkotsu or a chicken schmaltz ramen at this cash-only event.
$10 each. Mon., Sept. 26 – noon to 9 p.m., Mai Lee, 8396 Musick Memorial Drive, Brentwood, Facebook: Nudo House STL 

4. The Farmer and The Chef Dinner
Farm to You Market goes from cafe to an elegant restaurant when Milque Toast chef-owner Colleen Clawson heads to Washington to prepare a five-course meal paired with wine and cocktails. Call or email to reserve a spot.
$60. Tue., Sept. 27 – 6:30 p.m., Farm to You Market, 5025 Old Highway 100, Washington, Facebook: Farm to You Market

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Edible Weekend: 6 more events to devour this weekend

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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Whether you love stubborn Germans or Shakespeare, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend: Can’t wait? Jump start the weekend with six more events now through Monday.

 

1. Vicia Lunch Pop-Up
Start the weekend early with a pop-up preview of Vicia’s future lunch menu. Enjoy gazpacho, a zucchini and summer squash tartine and a grain salad with charred eggplant and cherry tomatoes.
Wed., Sept. 14 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., CIC@CET Buildng at The Cortex, 20 S. Sarah St., St. Louis, viciarestaurant.com

2. The Big O Mad Men Office Party
If you’re still mourning Mad Men, dress in your best Don Draper or Peggy Olson garb and head to Planter’s House for an office party with The Big O. Enjoy cocktail and food specials all evening.
Thu., Sept. 15 – 4 p.m. to midnight, Planter’s House, 1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, Facebook: The Big O Mad Men Office Party

3. Eat To Live
Certified wellness coach Carol Simpson proves healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring at this free event in the O’Fallon Library in Illinois. Sample dishes and learn how to prepare delicious healthful meals.
Sat., Sept. 17 – 2 to 4 p.m. O’Fallon Public Library, 120 Civic Plaza, O’Fallon, Illinois, ofpl.info.events/eat 

4. SubZero Anniversary Party
SubZero celebrates 12 years slinging vodka in the Central West End with 12 hours of drinks specials. SubZero also donates $1 from each drink purchased to local nonprofits.
Sun., Sept. 18 – 11 a.m., SubZero Vodka Bar, 308 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, subzerovodkabar.com

5. Sommelier Showdown
Who paired it best? You’re the judge when sommeliers Andrey Ivanov and Alisha Blackwell face off, each pairing a wine each dish of a three-course meal by Element chef Josh Charles. Tickets available online.
Sun., Sept. 18 – 6 p.m., Barnett on Washington, 3207 Washington Ave., St. Louis, barnettonwashington.com

6. Start Bar Dinner
Byrd & Barrel’s culinary crew creates a five-course meal inspired by classic arcade games (Frogger legs, anyone?) at Start Bar. Enjoy 4 Hands and Urban Chestnut beer, a live DJ and free gameplay after dinner. Tickets available online.
Mon., Sept. 19 – 7 to 11 p.m., Start Bar, 1000 Spruce St., St. Louis, byrdbarrel.bazaarpass.com 

 

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