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Feb 28, 2015
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Stuff to do February 2015

I Scream for Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Feb. 7 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., I Scream Cakes, 2641 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.932.5758, iscreamcakes.com

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (yes, it’s a thing) is celebrated with an early opening at Cherokee Street’s I Scream Cakes. Arrive at 9 a.m. for hot waffles, oatmeal, fruit smoothies, blended iced coffee beverages, Sump Coffee drinks and ice cream sandwiches made with Vincent Van Doughnuts. Mmm…

Run for the Chocolate
Feb. 14 – 9 a.m., Bissinger’s Chocolate Factory, 1600 N. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.881.0322, runforthechocolate.com

This year’s 5K Run for the Chocolate starts at the Temple of Temptation, aka Bissinger’s new corporate HQ and chocolate factory, then winds through the Old North neighborhood to the Mississippi Riverfront Trail. All finishers receive Bissinger’s customized chocolate medals and hot chocolate at the end. To foster – or deter – any budding romances, race organizers also divide runners into color-coded groups: On the Market, Off the Market, Happy Couples and It’s Complicated.

Feb. 20 – 6 to 10 p.m., Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.367.4527, stlglass.com

This month’s Third Friday party at the Third Degree Glass Factory has a Mardi Gras theme. Glassquerade features Hurricanes and noshes from three food trucks: Andrew’s Bayou Ribs, Completely Sauced and The Sweet Divine. Enjoy live music, fire-spinning, glassblowing demonstrations and interactive glass craft projects, too.

Soup’s On & Just Desserts
Feb. 22 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Louis Community College at Meramec, 11133 Big Bend Blvd., Kirkwood, 314.918.9119, manorgrove.com

Some two dozen restaurants will compete for the title of top tureen at the Soup’s On cook-off. Manor Grove’s annual affair offers soup sampling from the likes of Balaban’s, Cafe Bistro at Nordstrom, Cielo, Eclipse, Gobble Stop Smokehouse, McCormick & Schmick’s, Oceano Bistro, Schneithorst’s, Straub’s and The Tenderloin Room. Last year’s slurpables included roasted cauliflower with sun-dried tomato pesto, butternut squash bisque, creamy Reuben, cream of crab and lobster bisque.

FestivAle St. Louis
Feb. 28 – 8 to 10:30 p.m., Neo on Locust, 2801 Locust St.,
St. Louis, 314.733.1241, cff.org/chapters/gateway

Winter beers will flow like water from a burst dam at the FestivAle St. Louis, which benefits the St. Louis-area chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. New area microbreweries like Earthbound Brewing, Modern Brewery, Old Bakery Beer and Templar Brewing join faves like 4 Hands, The Civil Life, Perennial Artisan Ales, Schlafly and many more for a bibulous sample-fest. Food is provided by Bissinger’s, Pi, HandleBar and Strange Donuts.

Cooking Classes at L’École Culinaire
Dates and times vary, L’École Culinaire, 9811 S. Forty Drive, Ladue, 314.587.2433, lecole.edu

It’s cool at L’École, where cooking classes for the public are taught by the same tall toques who turn out some of the next generation of fine-dining chefs. Consider instruction in this month’s classes: Chocolate Basics, Regional Italian Cuisine, Regional Spanish Cuisine, Vegetarian Cuisine, Wine Tasting, Fresh Pasta Basics, Grilling Techniques and Basic Baking. Register online.


Check out the events we are sponsoring...

Schlafly Winter Market

Feb. 28 – 8:30 a.m. to noon
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

This popular winter market is held indoors in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks. Shop for winter produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty products from local farmers and artisans.

Falling in Love... in Five Courses

Feb. 28 – 6 p.m.,
Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N. Second St., St. Louis

Enjoy a five-course meal and meet celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich at a benefit for students at St. Louis Community College. Bastianich will oversee the meal with help from area chefs Gianni Colucci of Cielo, Casey Shiller of Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and STLCC culinary students. Tickets available online or by phone.

A Taste of Fiction

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

Join 16 area pastry chefs at the library as they interpret classic works of literature through pastry and enjoy samples of their hard work while you marvel at their creations. Butler’s Pantry will provide savory appetizers, and beer, wine and soda will be available, too. Purchase tickets online.

Midtown Farmers Market

6655 Delmar Blvd., University City

As long as the weather obliges, the first Midtown Farmers Market of the year will return to University City. Look for vendors like Circle B Farms, Elixir Farm and Biver Farms peddling young spring greens and seedlings for your home garden.

St. Louis Public Library Welcomes Celebrity Chef and Author Rick Bayless

March 24 – 7 p.m.
St. Louis Public Library - Central Library, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis

St. Louis Public Library welcomes celebrity chef, cookbook author and TV host Rick Bayless to the Central Library’s auditorium to speak as part of SLPL’s Food for Thought: A Month of Culinary Events @ Your Library. Bayless will discuss and sign copies of his books Mexican Everyday and Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks at this free event.

Lupulin Carnival

Sat., March 28 - 2 to 6 p.m.
1220 S. 8th St., St. Louis

Lupulin Carnival returns to the 4 Hands for its fourth year, heralding the release of Warhammer, the brewery’s Imperial IPA, and celebrating the hop. More than 40 other local and regional breweries will sample their brews under the big top. Sip and savor surrounded by carnival acts, live music and food trucks. Tickets available online.

Schlafly Winter Market

March 28 – 8:30 a.m. to noon
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

This popular winter market is held indoors in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks. Shop for winter produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty products from local farmers and artisans.

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