Stuff to do: March 2017
March 4 – 4 to 9 p.m., Mount Pleasant Estates, 5634 High St., Augusta, 636.482.9463, mountpleasant.com
Join winemaker Colin Pennington for a tasting of five vintages of Mount Pleasant port, along with samples of tawny port and white port. After your tasting, sit down to a dinner of salad, chicken cordon bleu and turtle cheesecake. Seating available for the tasting only, or for both events. Call for reservations.
Indie Wineries Dinner
March 9 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Claverach Farm, 568 S. Lewis Road, Eureka, claverachfarm.com
Located in the farm’s historic renovated barn, this event features spring dishes made with ingredients from the surrounding fields. Each dish is paired with Italian and Slovenian wines from importer Indie Wineries. Bottles include Iuli from Piedmont, Fattoria San Lorenzo from Le Marche, Pacina from Tuscany and Tenuta la Favola and Vino di Anna of Sicily, as well as Rojac from Slovenia. Tickets available online.
St. Pat’s Bar Crawl
March 11 – noon to 10 p.m., Great Grizzly Bear, 1027 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, Facebook: Bar Crawls STL
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bar Crawls STL by roaming the pubs of Soulard. Registration starts at the Great Grizzly Bear, where participants receive wristbands providing access to six participating bars including Hammerstone’s, Duke’s and Carson’s. There is also a prize for best leprechaun costume. A portion of the proceeds support St. Patrick Center; tickets available online.
Black & Blues
March 12 – 1 to 5 p.m., The Old Bakery Beer Co., 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton, 618.463.1470, oldbakerybeer.com
Celebrate The Old Bakery Beer Co.’s second anniversary with more than 20 area breweries pouring dark, bold beers. Old Bakery debuts its anniversary beer, an Imperial stout aged in Mount Pleasant Estates tawny port barrels. Fill up on barbecue specials and rock out to blues music. Tickets available online or at the brewery.
The Art of Fried Chicken
March 24 – 6:30 p.m., Companion West St. Louis Campus, 2331 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, 314.627.5257, companionbaking.com
Join chef Cassy Vires for a hands-on class dedicated to this most comforting of comfort foods. Participants explore and taste different styles of fried chicken: cornmeal breaded, a spicy battered Memphis-style and Korean-style chicken wings. Tickets available online.
Ales For Tails Homebrew Festival
March 25 – noon to 5 p.m., American Czech Educational Center, 4690 Lansdowne Ave., St. Louis, 978.785.7486, stlpivo.com
You know your favorite breweries – now see what local homebrewers can do while also benefiting Tenth Life Cat Rescue and Needy Paws Dog Rescue. While you sip, dig into food from vendors like including STL BLT, Bombay Food Junkies, Wing Nutz and Steve’s Hot Dogs. Tickets available online.