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Schlafly Farmers Market
Get your first pick of the spring produce when the Schlafly Farmers Market returns to its weekly schedule. Nearly 30 vendors will be present, including newcomers like Tamale Man, SeedGeeks and Two Men and a Garden.
Sauce Food Truck Friday
It's BACK, St. Louis! Sauce Food Truck Friday returns May 8 with more delicious food and fun! More than 20 food trucks plan to park it at Sauce Magazine’s first Food Truck Friday of the season, including longtime favorites like Guerrilla Street Food and Seoul Taco and newcomers like RISE Coffee Truck. This year, grab local brews from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co and 4 Hands Brewing Company and stop by the Sauce tent to purchase Speed Passes, which enable holders to use expedited lines for ordering. Come early and bring lawn chairs, blankets, kids and dogs and rock out to the sounds of Letter to Memphis. Find out more information about this Food Truck Friday season at saucefoodtruckfriday.com See you there, STL – get hungry!
St. Jude Harvest in the Heartland
Join Sauce publisher Allyson Mace and the Pasta House Co.’s J. Kim Tucci at Harvest in the Heartland, a tasting event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sample delicious eats from area restaurants like Aya Sofia, Trattoria Marcella and Anne Gunn’s, and sip cocktails while bidding during a live auction. Tickets available online.
Schlafly Farmers Market
Stop by the Schlafly Farmers Market on your way home from work Wednesdays and gather your local produce from longtime vendors like Eckenfels Farms and Riverbend Roots Farm and newcomers such as Seeds of Hope.
Picnic in the Park
Grab your picnic blanket and join hundreds of your closest friends at Picnic in the Park. Get your grub from one of six mobile eateries, including Taco Truck STL, Guerrilla Street Food and Bombay Food Junkies. Tour an exhibition featuring works by local artists while sipping an Urban Chestnut brew and enjoy live music. Bring the kids, too: a petting zoo, face painting and balloon animals await.
Tower Grove Farmers Market
Strawberries, asparagus and even a few late-May tomatoes are ripe for the picking at Tower Grove Farmers Market. More than 60 vendors will sell everything from produce and meat to preserves and bread. Arrive early to join in a free yoga session before taking your pick of the produce.
Midtown Farmers Market
Spring is in full swing at the Midtown Farmers Market. Art House Coffee will keep you caffeinated while you gather produce from new vendors like Iron Hill Farm and Robinson Family Farms.
It’s My Own Damn Fault Food Truck Event
Get the beach party started before the Jimmy Buffet concert at the Hollywood Casino parking lot with outdoors bars and 10 mobile eateries like Pie Oh My! and Gioia’s Deli, who will pull up at 3 p.m. Then get in the Margaritaville mood with tribute band Rock This Boat until 7 p.m.
Celebrity Chef Series
The Restaurant at The Cheshire and Sauce welcome acclaimed chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts of Bluestem in Kansas City and Rye in Leawood, Kansas. The Garrelts will join Restaurant chef Rex Hale for a five-course wine dinner, and the duo will also discuss their new cookbook, Made in America, and sign copies available for purchase through Left Bank Books. Reservations available online.
Local Foods Challenge
Become a true locavore during the month-long Local Foods Challenge. Sign up online to take the challenge and track where you eat and which local farmers, coffee roasters and other businesses you patronize in June. Attend educational and festive events and learn where your food comes from and how restaurants like Ices Plain & Fancy, Juniper, Kitchen House Coffee and The Libertine source locally. Sign up online and get sweet perks like tote bags, beer glasses, party invitations and more. It all kicks off at a party May 27 at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.