Stuff to do: June 2017
Food Truck Fest
June 2 – 5 to 8 p.m., Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills, 314.615.5278, laumeier.org
St. Louis County Parks and the St. Louis Food Truck Association team up for this free event. Around 15 trucks including Bombay Food Junkies, Gioia’s Deli, My Big Fat Greek Truck and Yo! Salsa make the scene amidst the park’s lush surroundings, and live music from The Steve Ewing Duo rounds out the experience. Beer and wine are also available for purchase from Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyards.
International Horseradish Festival
June 2 – 5 to 10 p.m.; June 3 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; June 4 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Woodland Park, Pine Lake Road, Collinsville, 618.344.2884, horseradishfestival.com
This free festival celebrates Collinsville’s bounty of world-class horseradish. Activities for the weekend include games of skill utilizing the pungent root (root golf anyone?), a 5K run and a fishing derby. Of course, plenty of food and drink featuring horseradish – from pizza to fried pickles to bloody marys – are available for purchase.
Sample Soulard Sunday
June 4 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Soulard, St. Louis, soulardevents.com
Get a taste of historic Soulard from more than 20 bars and restaurants, including 1860 Saloon, Molly’s in Soulard, Joanie’s Pizzeria and Duke’s. Ticket booklets include six food samples and one drink. A portion of proceeds support Habitat for Humanity and The Humane Society of Missouri. Ticket booklets available online or at participating venues.
June 4 – 5 to 10 p.m., St. Louis Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis, 314.772.8004, saucysoiree.com
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 at the door.
Food Roof Harvest Dinner
June 17 – 7 to 9:30 p.m., Urban Harvest STL Food Roof Farm, 1335 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, 314. 810.6770, urbanharveststl.org
Join Revel Kitchen chef-owner Simon Lusky as he prepares a multicourse, vegetarian dinner featuring ingredients sourced from the farm. Look for dishes featuring tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and herbs grown just feet from where you’ll dine and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of downtown St. Louis. Tickets available online.
June 17 – noon to 5 p.m., Das Bevo Bierhall, 4749 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314.533.2229 x232, ourlittlehaven.org
Sample some of the top area homebrews, vote for your favorites and check out the revamped Bevo Mill. More than 15 homebrewers compete for top prize in three categories: ales, lagers and specialty. While you sip, fill your belly with Das Bevo’s German fare available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Our Little Haven, which cares for children and families affected by abuse, neglect, and mental and behavioral issues. Tickets available online.