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Stuff to do August 2014

Winestock
Aug. 9 – 5 p.m. to midnight, 10580 Wellen Road, Aviston, Illinois, 618.228.9111, hiddenlakewinery.com

If you’re in the mood for a country drive, set your GPS to Hidden Lake Winery, just an hour or so east of St. Louis. The lovely setting plays host to Winestock, a festival with a grape stomp and a ’60s-themed costume contest. While you’re there, try Hidden Lake’s Norton, chambourcin or a number of other varietals, and dine on hot dogs, hamburgers, chili and pulled pork sandwiches while rocking to live music. Plan ahead and reserve one of the guest cabins so you can drink to the peace, music and love all night long, man.


Downtown Restaurant Week
Various locations – Aug. 11 to 17, downtownrestaurantweek.net

The 10th annual Downtown Restaurant Week promises more of what budget-conscious diners enjoy every year: a special, three-course dinner for $25. The deal will be offered at downtown eateries including Blondie’s, Hiro Asian Kitchen, Lucas Park Grille, Prime 1000, Mango and 20 more.


I Love STL: Bicrobrews Microbrewery Bicycle Tour
Aug. 16 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 4 Hands Brewing Co., 1220 S. Eighth St., St. Louis, 314.436.1324, trailnet.org

It’s called a bicrobrew: a bike tour of area microbreweries. Burn off the suds on a three-hour, 15-mile spin starting at 4 Hands Brewing Co., then making pit stops at Morgan Street, Urban Chestnut, Alpha, Square One and more. Tastings and tours will be provided at many of the breweries.


The Taste of Le Cordon Bleu
Aug. 16 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Le Cordon Bleu in St. Louis, 7898 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Peters, 636.696.4905, chefs.edu/st-louis

The inaugural Taste of Le Cordon Bleu is a day of fun at the cooking school. The event features food samples from student- and alumni-run restaurants, live cooking demonstrations by chef-instructors, kids’ activities, and the Great Cookie Bake-off, a cookie baking competition to benefit a scholarship fund.


Festival of Nations
Aug. 23 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 24 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, 314.773.9090, festivalofnationsstl.org

The International Food Court at the annual Festival of Nations is a delicious education. More than 40 ethnic food booths typically feature fare like Bosnian baklava, Polish sausage, Mexican tamales, Thai coconut drinks, Filipino kebabs, Belizean beans and rice – and American hot dogs. The International Institute’s premier event also offers a world bazaar, dance performances and lessons, a world music pavilion and athletic competitions.


Midwest WingFest
Aug. 29 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Aug. 30 – noon to 11 p.m., St. Clair Square Mall Dillard’s parking lot, Fairview Heights, Ill., 314.252.8942, midwestwingfest.com

You don’t have to feel self-conscious about making a total mess at Midwest WingFest. Everyone else is scarfing down sloppy wings at the popular Fairview Heights cook-off, featuring some 15 to 20 wing vendors. You’ll find wings in dozens of different flavors, plus festival food like pulled pork sandwiches and chili dogs. Gawk at a wing-eating contest and shimmy to live music. Funds raised support disabled veterans.

 

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Race for the Rivers

Aug. 23 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Grab your paddle and head to the Missouri River for Race for the Rivers. The 20- and 40-mile water races are open to canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (and bike rides for those who prefer to stay dry) to raise funds for nonprofit natural resources do-gooder Greenway Network. Celebrate your success at the finish line with a festival at Frontier Park in historic St. Charles, where beer and food await, along with awards, live music, paddling rides and Asian carp cooking demos.

Festival of Nations

Aug. 23 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 24 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

The International Food Court at the annual Festival of Nations is a delicious education. More than 40 ethnic food booths typically feature fare like Bosnian baklava, Polish sausage, Mexican tamales, Thai coconut drinks, Filipino kebabs, Belizean beans and rice – and American hot dogs. The International Institute’s premier event also offers a world bazaar, dance performances and lessons, a world music pavilion and athletic competitions.

Schlafly Art Outside

Fri., Sept 4 to Sun., Sept. 6
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

The 11th annual Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day juried alternative art fair featuring work from more than 50 St. Louis-area artists at Schlafly Bottleworks.

Sauce Magazine's Food Truck Friday

Fri., Sept. 12 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

Head to Tower Grove Park for Food Truck Friday, with more delicious options and features this year. Find sangria, a kids station to entertain junior truckies and more. This year, proceeds from beer sales benefit Lift for Life Gym. And if you’re hungry and in a hurry, stop by the Sauce tent for a Speed Pass, which enables holders to use expedited lines for ordering Come early and bring lawn chairs, blankets, kids and dogs.

Taste of St. Louis

Fri., Sept. 19 to Sun., Sept. 21
Chesterfield Amphitheater
631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield

Taste of St. Louis showcases some of the best and most diverse eateries the region has to offer. Festival-goers can purchase a wide array of culinary delights from dozens of St. Louis’ mouth-watering dining establishments on Sauce Magazine's Restaurant Row. Other events include a local Chef Battle Royale, an Art & Wine Walk, kids' activities and more. New this year at the Taste: Chesterfield Amphitheater Shows, ticketed events featuring culinary showcases with Food Network chefs Duff Goldman and Tyler Florence, live music, local chef demos, fireworks and more. Tickets available online.

Sauce Magazine's Food Truck Friday

Fri., Oct. 3 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Sauce Magazine's Food Truck Friday

Head to Tower Grove Park for Food Truck Friday, with more delicious options and features this year. Find sangria, a kids station to entertain junior truckies and more. This year, proceeds from beer sales benefit Lift for Life Gym. And if you’re hungry and in a hurry, stop by the Sauce tent for a Speed Pass, which enables holders to use expedited lines for ordering Come early and bring lawn chairs, blankets, kids and dogs.

Schlafly Farmers Market

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

Wednesday evenings, part of the Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot transforms into a farmers market brimming with meat, eggs, produce, herbs, baked goods and more. Dozens of vendors are on rotation, including Cool Cow Cheese, Ozark Forest Mushrooms and Black Bear Bakery. New this season: cooking demos by local chefs every third Wednesday of the month.

Midtown Farmers Market

Saturdays through November – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
6655 Delmar Blvd., University City

Grab your tote bag each Saturday morning and stuff it with produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, pantry perks and more from local farmers and artisans. Recent vendors on rotation have included Eilerman Bros. Orchards, Elixir Farm, Midwest Lamb and all-natural popsicle peddler Native Pops.

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