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Mar 30, 2015
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Stuff to do March 2015

St. Cecelia’s Mexican Fish Fry
Fridays through March – 4:30 to 8 p.m., St. Cecelia Parish, 906 Eichelberger St., St. Louis, 314.351.1318, stceceliaparishstl.org

It’s a regular Lenten hullabaloo at St. Cecelia’s Mexican Fish Fry. One of the most festive fish fries in town offers its popular chiles rellenos, fried cheese quesadillas, tostadas, salmon, cod, fried shrimp, mac-n-cheese, tortilla chips with pico de gallo, tamales, Mexican desserts, lemonade, margaritas and Mexican singing and dancing. Arrive early to avoid big lines, or purchase reservations online. (That’s right – reservations for a church fish fry. Go and you’ll understand.)

C for Cannabis with Tenacious Eats
March 7 and 21 – 6:30 p.m., Food Outreach, 3117 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.605.3684, tenaciouseats.com

A portion of the proceeds from Tenacious Eats’ March screenings benefit the C for Cannabis legalization campaign, and the films fit the theme like a one-hitter in a dugout. Chef Liz Schuster will make gourmet five-course meals paired with key scenes in Dazed and Confused on March 7 and The Big Lebowski on March 21. The latter event features a Walter Sobchak impersonator. As always, costumes are encouraged.

Downtown Chili Cook-off
March 20 – 5 to 10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 1201 Locust St., St. Louis, Facebook: Downtown St. Louis Restaurant and Bar Association

More than 20 restaurants will compete at the second annual Downtown Chili Cook-off, sponsored by the Downtown St. Louis Restaurant and Bar Association. The bacchanal of beans and burps also includes live music and games. Ten bucks ($5 if you’re a kid) gets you all the samples you can handle.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Tea
March 10, 18 and 25 – 10 a.m. to noon, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314.577.5100, mobot.org

The snooty blue bloods on Downton Abbey like to chill with a few finger sandwiches and share a bit of ripping good gossip. Re-create their teatime at MOBOT’s Unofficial Downton Abbey Tea. Jane Muscroft of Queen’s Cuisine demonstrates how to prepare finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, pasties and desserts in the Edwardian-English style. You may partake of the goodies – provided your manners are proper.

Lupulin Carnival
March 28 – 2 to 6 p.m., 4 Hands Brewing Co., 1220 S. Eighth St.,
St. Louis, 314.436.1559, lupulincarnival.com

Lupulin is an oil found in hops, and the annual Lupulin Carnival at 4 Hands is a blowout celebration of the stuff. Sample hoppy beers from 50 other breweries from near and far and be among the first to try 4 Hands’ seasonal War Hammer Imperial IPA, which debuts that day. Grain Brewing, Cigar City, Odell, Solemn Oath Brewery, Toppling Goliath and dozens more will pour their fare under the big top. Sip and savor with circus acts, live music and food trucks. Benefits from carnival games go to HOPE for Young Adults with Cancer. Tickets available online.

Hermann Wurstfest
March 28 and 29, Stone Hill Winery and Hermannhof Winery, Hermann, 573.486.2744, visithermann.com

Crank it out, sausage boy! Nearly every kind of wurst a German has devised is available for munching at Hermann’s annual Wurstfest. The weather may be chilly, but the freshly smoked and grilled sausage and local beer and wine will keep you warm. After checking out the sausage-making demos and contests, you’ll want to take in the live music and dancing – and bring a camera for the Weiner Dog Derby on Sunday.


Check out the events we are sponsoring...

SLPL Brew Launch

April 7 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Schalfly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St.

The St. Louis Public Library and Schlafly have joined forces to create the SLPL Peated Scotch Ale, a tribute to library patron Andrew Carnegie’s Scottish heritage and in celebration of SLPL’s 150th anniversary. Raise a glass at this 21-and-older event and be among the first to try this librarian-approved brew.

Central Conversations: Urban Farming

April 8 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Central Library, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis

Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras moderates a roundtable discussion of urban farming and sustainability in St. Louis with local sustainability leaders Mary Ostafi of Urban Harvest STL, Molly Rockamann of EarthDance and Michael Sorth of Gateway Greening.

360 Beer Tasting Dinner

April 9 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Three Sixty, 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis

Three Sixty is celebrating beer throughout April during Brew with View, and it’s kicking things off with a special beer dinner. Guests can sample craft beers from local breweries, while noshing on Three Sixty’s fare sourced from local purveyors.

Wine & Dine with Sauce Magazine

April 10 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
Dierbergs, 1080 Lindemann Road, Des Peres

Join Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras, art director Meera Nagarajan and wine writer Glenn Bardgett as they host a breakfast-for-dinner cooking class featuring recipes and drinks from the pages of Sauce. Register online.

360 Celebrity Beertender Event

April 10 – 4 p.m.
Three Sixty, 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis

Guests can raise a pint while helping to raise money for the local chapter of Pedal the Cause – all while being served by their favorite local celebs.

Midtown Farmers Market

April 18 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
6655 Delmar Blvd., University City

Spring is in the air at the Midtown Farmers Market. Look for vendors like Biver Farms, Buila Family Farm and ArtHouse Coffees, gather the first spring greens and purchase seedlings for your home garden.

A Tasteful Affair

April 19 – 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Four Seasons–St. Louis, 999 N. 2nd St.,
St. Louis

More than 40 area restaurants and caterers from across St. Louis will come together at Four Seasons–St. Louis to help raise funds for Food Outreach. Sample fare from all participants, bid on auction items and participate in raffles.

Tower Grove Farmers Market

Saturdays beginning April 11, 8 a.m. to noon,
Tower Grove Park,
4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

The Tower Grove Farmers Market returns from its winter hibernation to welcome vendors selling everything from produce and meat to preserves and bread. Get there early to join in a free yoga session before filling your bag with produce.

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

April 25 – 4 to 7 p.m. and April 26 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Muny at Forest Park, 1 Theater Drive, St. Louis

Celebrate sustainability during a weekend of fun, food and education at St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. Kick things off with food trucks, music, beer and kids’ activities Saturday at Earth Day Eve, then join in the festivities at the main event Sunday. Get your fill from nearly 30 food vendors, sip Schlafly’s Organic IPA, and enjoy free yoga, MetroBus painting, music and a recycling extravaganza.

Schlafly Farmers Market

Wednesdays through April, 4 to 7 p.m.,
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

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.

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