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.