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Apr 28, 2017
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Stuff to do: April 2017

SqWires Fish Fry
April 7 and 14 – 4:30 to 8 p.m., SqWires Annex, 1415 S. 18th St., St. Louis, 314.865.3522, sqwires.com
Finish strong this fish fry season. SqWires’ fish fry menu offers entrees like fried or baked fish, fish sandwiches and fried shrimp with your choice of two sides like clam chowder, green beans, hush puppies or mac and cheese, along with a Hawaiian roll and dessert. Soda, beer, wine and a signature cocktail are available at the bar, and guests can dine in or carryout.

Crawfish Boil
April 8 and 9 – noon to 2 p.m., Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., 3229 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314.222.0143, urbanchestnut.com
Gorge on all-you-can-eat crawdaddies during UCBC’s traditional Cajun crawfish boil – and throw in some gumbo, to boot. UCBC brews a special batch of Urban Gold, a hop-forward session Pilsner, and pours other draft brews including Zwickel, Schnickelfritz, Dorfbier and Fantasyland. Tickets available online.

Bake & Gather
April 15 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Niche Food Group Commissary, 1013 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, nichestlgroup.com
Niche Food Group’s Mathew Rice gathers his fellow pastry chefs for a day of giving back. Purchase wrapped desserts and sharable treats created by the likes of Sardella and Pastaria’s Sarah Osborn, Element’s Tyler Davis, Sugaree Baking Co.’s Pat Rutherford-Pettine, Brasserie’s Elise Mensing, Reeds American Table’s Ashley Rouch and others. Proceeds support the International Institute of St. Louis and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Mushroom Festival
April 23 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, 618.786.2331, pmlodge.net
Learn how to safely forage for fungi at this annual mushroom lovers event. Experts share the secrets to identifying and selecting prime examples, then guide attendees on a morel hunt. It all ends with a contest for the smallest, largest and the most morels found, as well as food, drink and live music.

Global Brew Pet Trivia Night
April 25 – 7 to 10 p.m., Global Brew Tap House, 112 S. Buchanan St., Ste. 1, Edwardsville, 618.307.5858, globalbrew.com
Show adoptable pets some love by showing off your arcane trivia expertise and swigging a few craft beers. Donate supplies for bonus points (bleach, paper towels, dish soap and newspaper are among the most prized) and add your bid to silent auction prizes. A portion of the proceeds (plus $1 from every Lagunitas sold) is donated to Troy, Illinois shelter Partners 4 Pets.

Po’boy Takeover
Through May 18 – Peacemaker Lobster & Crab, 1831 Sidney St., St. Louis, 314.772.8858, peacemakerstl.com
Every two weeks, a top St. Louis-area chef makes a mark on the Peacemaker menu with a custom po’boy. Niche Food Group’s Gerard Craft took his turn in March with a fried mortadella po’boy; now Farmhaus’ Kevin Willmann, Público’s Mike Randolph, Vicia’s Michael Gallina and Companion’s Josh Galliano offer their tastiest creations on a bun. A portion of the po’boy sales supports the St. Louis Chefs Cycle team riding to benefit No Kid Hungry.


Check out the events we are sponsoring...

Wine & Dine With Sauce Magazine

May 5 – 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Dierbergs, 1081 Lindemann Road, Des Peres

Join the Sauce team for a cooking class and multicourse dinner featuring recipes from the Sauce archive. Managing editor Heather Hughes and art director Meera Nagarajan team up with Dierbergs’ Marianne Moore and Annie Gunn’s wine director Glenn Bardgett, who pairs top-notch wines with the dishes. Tickets available online.

Restaurant Week on The Hill

May 1 to 7
The Hill, St. Louis

Indulge in an old favorite or try something new at Restaurant Week. From Anthonino’s Taverna to Mona’s, a dozen restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus starting at $25. Additional donations can be made to KidSmart St. Louis.

Food Truck Friday

May 12 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

It’s back! Gather your friends, grab a picnic blanket and head to Tower Grove Park to kick off the sixth annual Food Truck Friday season. More than 20 trucks join the festivities, including Frankly Sausages, K-Bop, Seoul Taco and Vincent Van Doughnut. Sip local pours from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Noboleis Vineyards while you enjoy live music from Steve Ewing. This year, save time and skip the line – buy Speed Passes online and pick them up at the Sauce tent!

Laumeier Art Fair

May 12 – 6 to 10 p.m., May 13 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 14 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills

Head to Laumeier Sculpture Park on Mother’s Day weekend for its 30th annual art fair. Dig into food and beverages from Mission Taco Joint, 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Capitalist Pig while you enjoy live music, family activities and exhibitions from 150 national and local artists. Tickets available online and at the door.

Spirited Sessions

May 17– 6 to 7:30 p.m., 8 to 9:30 p.m.
The BHive at Brennan’s, 4659 Maryland Ave., St. Louis

Natasha Bahrami and The Gin Room team join STLBarkeep’s Matt Longueville and Sauce’s Matt Sorrell at the next round of Spirited Sessions. An official Gin World event, this session details the finer points of gin varieties and gin-based cocktails. Tickets to both sessions available online.

Saucy Soirée

June 4 – 5 to 10 p.m.
St. Louis Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis

The best foodie event of the year returns to Union Station – Sauce Magazine's annual Readers' Choice grand tasting party! Enjoy unlimited samples from more than 40 of St. Louis’ top restaurants, bars and shops, as well as music from Analog Thief. Then head lakeside for the after-party and rock out with cocktails and The Jeremiah Johnson Band. Tickets available online.

Picnic In The Park

June 4 – 4 to 7 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Join the Friends of Tower Grove Park for an afternoon picnic near the Music Stand Pavilion. Grab your grub from a dozen food trucks like Doughboy’s Wood Fired Pizza and Wayno’s. Sip a pint of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. beer while the kiddos enjoy a bubble bus, arts and crafts and live music at this free event.

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