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Sep 21, 2014
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Stuff to do September 2014

Missouri Outdoor Gourmet Experience
Sept. 6 – noon to 6 p.m., Randall’s Wines and Spirits, 14201 Manchester Road, Manchester, 636.527.1002, shoprandalls.com

Get fancy in the forest with recipes learned and sampled at the Missouri Outdoor Gourmet Experience. Chefs from Annie Gunn’s Smokehouse, Cielo, LoRusso’s Cucina, Mike Shannon’s Steaks & Seafood and Truffles use camping equipment from Cabela’s to whip up rustic delights for sampling. You can also try lots of wines, spirits and beers and shop at a local farmers market. Proceeds go to the Missouri Conservation Department, and the freebies and giveaways abound.

Chuseok Korean Festival
Sept. 6 – noon to 7 p.m., McGrath Elementary School, 2350 St. Clair Ave., Brentwood, 314.681.6462, gateway-korea.org

Eat bulgogi, kimchee and sweet rice cakes known as song pyon at Chuseok, the first Korean harvest festival in STL. The Gateway Korea Foundation offers traditional Korean dishes for sale at the festival, as well as music, dance, folk games, kite making and taekwondo demonstrations.

St. Louis Craft Spirits & Cocktail Week
Sept. 13 to 21 – times and locations vary, 314.231.2537, squareonebrewery.com

The third annual St. Louis Craft Spirits & Cocktail Week is a bonanza of boozy fun, including the Classic Cocktail Party at Lafayette Park, Smoke ‘N Whiskey with a release of the new Soulard Island Rum at Gran Cru Cigars, Gin Night with Pinckney Bend and Spirits of St. Louis at Natasha’s Gin Room, tours at local distillers, an infusion class at Square One, the St. Louis Bartenders Guild’s Punch in the Park, a local liquor cocktail takeover at Mission Taco and “Spirited Dinners” at Juniper, Prasino, Square One and Fountain on Locust.

Heritage BBQ by Cochon 555
Sept. 14 – 5 to 7:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel - St. Louis, 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, cochon555.com

Jenny Cleveland and Eric Heath of Cleveland-Heath, Gian Colucci of Cielo, Patrick Connolly of Basso, Josh Galliano of The Libertine and Lou Rook of Annie Gunn’s Smokehouse will show off their skills at Heritage BBQ by Cochon 555. Each chef is given a 200-pound heritage breed pig to create six dishes at an all-you-can-eat party. Guests can also enjoy pop-up BBQ Traditions, where local chefs demonstrate barbecue styles from around the world. Also in store: rare beers and ales from Goose Island, a live butchering demonstration, a “Perfect Manhattan” bourbon bar and “Swine & Sweets” desserts by James Beard award-winner Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

Taste of St. Louis
Sept. 19 – 4 to 10 p.m., Sept. 20 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m, Sept. 21 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Chesterfield Central Park and Amphitheater, Chesterfield, 314.524.2100, tastestl.com

Taste of St. Louis is heading west for three days of fun in Chesterfield. The 10th annual festival features appearances by Food Network celebrity chefs Tyler Florence and Duff Goldman, an Art & Wine Walk, the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale, culinary demos, Kid City, live music by Big Head Todd & The Monsters and The Urge, and Sauce Magazine Restaurant Row, with more than 35 restaurants offering bite-size portions for sale this year.

Apple Festival
Sept. 28 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pere Marquette Lodge, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, Illinois, 618.786.2331, pmlodge.net

The pumpkin roll at the Apple Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge is no joke. If your pumpkin reaches the bottom of the hill first, you win a night’s stay at the lodge, perched on the Mississippi River bluffs. (You can BYOP, so maybe fill one with lead?) Other fun includes warm apple pie, an apple pie walk (it’s like a cake walk), hand-dipped caramel apples, tastings of apple wine, fresh produce, kids’ activities and live music.


Check out the events we are sponsoring...

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.

SOLD OUT: Wine & Dine with Sauce Magazine

Sept. 26 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dierbergs, 1080 Lindeman Road, Des Peres

Update: This event is SOLD OUT!
Join Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras, art director Meera Nagarajan and wine writer Glenn Bardgett as they host a cooking class featuring recipes and drinks from the latest issue of Sauce. Get the scoop on the newest restaurant openings and the latest trends. Class limited to 24 people; register online.

Beer Baron’s Tour

Sept. 27 – 4 to 6 p.m.
Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum, 4947 W. Florissant Ave.
St. Louis

On this guided bus tour, you will hear the stories of St. Louis beer barons and baronesses who built the St. Louis beer scene and see their tombs. A commemorative tasting glass lets you sample local microbrews while you enjoy live music and, in true beer-food fashion, enjoy a bratwurst and burger buffet. Tickets available online.

Carts & Cocktails

Sept. 27 – 6 to 10 p.m.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills

Zip around the sculpture park in golf carts to view the stunning works of art on display. While you’re cruising, make pit stops at four stations to get your fill of food, cocktails and live music.

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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