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Sauce Food Truck Friday
More than 20 food trucks plan to park it Sauce Food Truck Friday. Grab local brews from Urban Chestnut and 4 Hands 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 enjoy the sounds of Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing.
The Taste in Ferguson
More than 20 Ferguson-area vendors will come together to celebrate the city’s culinary offerings at The Taste in Ferguson. Sample food from Cathy’s Kitchen, Cose Dolci Bakery, Earthdance Farms and El Palenque, enjoy beer and wine tastings and check out chef demos from TLC’s Next Great Baker winner Lia Weber and Sugarfire Smoke House chef Mike Johnson. Tickets available online.
The Wine Opener
Indulge in a tasting of more than 40 domestic and international wines at The Wine Opener to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Enjoy light appetizers from Quintessential, live and silent auctions and raffles. Tickets available online or at the door.
Zwanze Day Spillover Celebration
Celebrate Zwanze Day with a sip from a rare keg of Belgium-based Cantillon Zwanze with thousands of fans around the world. Side Project Cellar is one of only 26 U.S. locations with a coveted keg, so raise a glass and then join the city of Maplewood for a Spillover Party filled with food for purchase from local eateries like Living Room, Great Harvest and Pie Oh My!, as well as wine from Vom Fass and local beer.
Six area eateries go head-to-head in a taco and tequlia-fueled culinary battle, and you’re the judge. Sample taco creations and margaritas from Gringo, Seoul Taco, Mission Taco Joint, Atomic Cowboy, Amigos Cantina and Taco Circus, then vote for your favorite and find out who wins bragging rights in a city teeming with tacos. Tickets available online.
Carts & Cocktails
Fire up the golf carts: Carts & Cocktails is a progressive cocktail party during which attendees zip around Laumeier Park’s outdoor collection in a golf cart while drinking cocktails and enjoying treats from Butler’s Pantry. Tickets available online.
Q in the Lou
Celebrate one of St. Louis’ favorite cuisines with hometown masters like Pappy’s Smokehouse, Sugarfire Smoke House and Salt & Smoke, as well as nine nationally recognized pitmasters like John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in New York. Test out your skills at barbecue masterclasses with the pros and learn how to smoke everything from turkey to ribs. Register for classes online.
Oktoberfest St. Louis
Enjoy Oktoberfest like a true German during Urban Chestnut’s fifth annual festivities. The three-day party features four traditional German beers: Oachkatzlschwoaf (annual Oktoberfestbier), Zwickel (Bavarian lager), Schnickelfritz (Weissbier) and Dorfbier (dunkel). Fuel up on traditional Bavarian fare, then challenge your drinking companions to Masskrugstemmen (stein-holding competition) and Fingerhakeln (finger wrestling). Fellow brewers Schlafly, 4 Hands and Civil Life will also be on hand with festival brews.
Midtown Farmers Market
Midtown Farmers Market gets nutty this month with freshly cracked Missouri black walnuts from First Fruits and pecans from Voss Pecans. Grab the last of summer’s bounty, then pick up raw chocolate treats laced with chia, kale and more from Super Sweets by Mary Jane.
Tower Grove Farmers Market
Take your pick of the summer bounty and snag the first fall produce this month at Tower Grove Farmers Market. Arrive early to join in a free yoga session, and bring the little ones to Family Day Sept. 5, when they get a $2 farmers market token and a pot with seeds to start their own little farm.
Sauce Celebrity Chef Series: Lunch with Ruth Reichl
Sauce Magazine and Left Bank Books invite you to meet acclaimed food writer and editor Ruth Reichl and discuss her latest cookbook, "My Kitchen Year," at a three-course lunch inspired by recipes from the book at HERBIE'S Vintage 72. The event includes a copy of "My Kitchen Year" and a cash bar. Tickets are $66 and are available online.
Sauce Celebrity Chef Series: An Evening with Ruth Reichl
Sauce Magazine and Left Bank Books invite you to meet acclaimed food writer and editor Ruth Reichl and discuss her latest cookbook, "My Kitchen Year." Enjoy small plates, wine and a conversation between Reichl and the Sauce editors that Kingside Diner. The event includes a copy of "My Kitchen Year" and a cash bar. Tickets are $88 and are available online.
Sauce Food Truck Friday
More than 20 food trucks plan to park it at the final Food Truck Friday of the season. Grab local brews from Urban Chestnut and 4 Hands 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 enjoy the sounds of Auset Music Project.
Cheers to 35 Years
Raise a glass to Operation Food Search, which is celebrating 35 years of feeding hungry St. Louisans. Now through January 2016, purchase a glass of “OFS Wine” at a participating restaurant. Take a selfie enjoying your selection, then post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with @OpFoodSearch or @SauceMag and #Cheersto35. A portion of the wine sale benefits OFS, and you’re entered in a drawing for a case of wine. A full list of participating restaurants is available online.