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Stuff to do August 2015

Alpha Brewing Co. Beer Dinner
Aug. 10 – 6 p.m., Hiro Asian Kitchen, 1405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.4476, hiroasiankitchen.com
Alpha Brewing Co. teams up with Hiro Asian Kitchen for an evening of five Asian fusion courses paired with brews. Korean fried chicken and an American Kellerbier start the evening, followed by a Tokyo-inspired hot dog paired with Alpha’s Game Day Red. Look also for Thai mussels matched with a sour saison and a char sui pork belly banh mi served with an Olympic IPA. Tickets available online.


Cajun Beer Garden at Pere Marquette
Aug. 16 – noon to 4 p.m., Pere Marquette Lodge, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, Illinois, 618.786.2331 x0, pmlodge.net
Let the good times roll when Pere Marquette Lodge hosts a Southern-style summer party. Music from The Creole Playboys serves as the festive backdrop for the main event: a traditional crawfish boil. Feast on spiced corn, potatoes and crawfish and cool off with Louisiana-born Abita beers in a special Biergarten. Two additional full bars will serve other beers, wine and cocktails. Reservations are not required, but bring a blanket or chairs in case the patio fills up.


Po’boy Festival
Aug. 21 – 6 to 11 p.m. and Aug. 22 – 1 to 11 p.m., Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.621.8811, broadwayoysterbar.com
No matter how you stuff it, po’boys are an iconic Louisiana sandwich, and Broadway Oyster Bar is celebrating them with a festival. At least 11 po’boys will be available to choose from, including the oysters Rockefeller prepared with fried oysters, bacon, spinach cream sauce and Parmesan aioli. The Thanksgiving po’boy will make a summer appearance filled with sausage stuffing, turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and pepper mayo.


Festival of Nations
Aug. 29 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Aug. 30 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, festivalofnationsstl.org
Tower Grove Park will become a global marketplace with more than 40 food booths featuring eats from around the world. Try Ethiopian dishes such as doro wat and injera or Filipino kebabs and more, and explore at 35 vendor booths selling African drums, hand-made saris and Turkish jewelry. Make sure you grab a copy of the latest Festival of Nations cookbook to travel the world in your kitchen, too.


Alton Food Truck Festival
Aug. 29 – 4 to 8 p.m., Liberty Bank Amphitheater, 1 Riverfront Drive, Alton, Illinois, libertybankamphitheater.com
Nearly 20 food trucks are cruising over the Mississippi River to the Alton Food Truck Festival. Head down to the Liberty Bank Amphitheater to nosh on street eats from mobile eateries like Revel Kitchen, Twyford’s BBQ & Catering and Smokin’ Monkey and enjoy live music from The Jumbo Shrimp Band and St. Louis bluesman Marquis Knox. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and settle in for an afternoon of delicious food along the river.


North City Farmers Market
Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Louis Avenue and North 14th Street, St. Louis, 314.241.5031 x102, northcityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com
Farmers markets abound in summer, but only one is situated across the street from the legendary Crown Candy Kitchen. The North City Farmers Market operates every Saturday, and while vendors vary from week to week, frequent shoppers can expect to find produce from MK Fruits and Veggies and 13th Street Community Garden, coffee from La Mancha Coffee and crafts from local artisans. Grab a Crown Candy milkshake and stroll, browse and buy local.

 

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Alton Food Truck Festival

Aug. 29 – 4 to 8 p.m.,
Liberty Bank Amphitheater,
1 Riverfront Drive, Alton, Illinois

Nearly 20 food trucks are cruising over the Mississippi River to the Alton Food Truck Festival. Head down to the Liberty Bank Amphitheater to nosh on street eats from mobile eateries like Revel Kitchen, Twyford’s BBQ & Catering and Smokin’ Monkey and enjoy live music from The Jumbo Shrimp Band and St. Louis bluesman Marquis Knox. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and settle in for an afternoon of delicious food along the river.

Midtown Farmers Market

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

Summer’s bounty is at its peak this month at Midtown Farmers Market. Pick up organic apples from Red Hawk Acres, ground cherries and organic artichokes from Biver Farms and peaches from Pasheek Produce. Save the date for the Watermelon Festival Aug. 15, featuring melon-themed crafts for kids and a seed-spitting contest.

Tower Grove Farmers Market

Saturdays – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tower Grove Park,
4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Shop local and enjoy the pick of summer produce at Tower Grove Farmers Market. Among the 50 vendors, look for eggs from Live Springs Farm, a peck of peppers from Buila Family Farms and fresh-cut flowers to brighten your day from Urban Buds. Arrive early to join in a free yoga session.

The Taste in Ferguson

Sept. 13 – 3 to 6 p.m.
Savoy Banquet Center, 119 S. Florissant Road, 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

Sept. 18 – 7:30 to 10 p.m.
The Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles

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

Sept. 19 – noon to 5 p.m.
Sutton Loop Park, 2815 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood

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.

Taco-Rita Showdown

Sept. 24 – 6 p.m.
UMSL at Grand Center, 3651 Olive St., St. Louis

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

Sept. 26 – 6 to 10 p.m.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills

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

Sept. 25 – 4 to 9 p.m., Sept. 26 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 27 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Soldiers' Memorial, 1315 Chestnut St., St. Louis

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.

Midtown Farmers Market

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

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

Saturdays – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

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

Oct. 2 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Herbie’s Vintage ’72, 405 Euclid Ave., St. Louis

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

Oct. 2 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kingside Diner, 4651 Maryland Ave., St. Louis

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.

Cheers to 35 Years

Through January 2016
participating locations

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.

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