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10 food and drink events to check out this month around St. Louis

From Sauce Food Truck Friday to a farm-to-table dinner at Eckert's Farm, there's something for everyone

Sauce Food Truck Friday*
July 12 – 4 to 8 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4501 Southwest Drive, St. Louis, 314.772.8004,
Like tough choices? Tower Grove Park offers bites and sips from local food trucks on select Fridays this summer through early fall. More than 20 of our favorite trucks will be there and, luckily, you can’t go wrong with any of them. Free admission.

Art Hill Film Series*
July 12 & 19 – 6 p.m., Saint Louis Art Museum Art Hill, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314.721.0072,
This year’s iconic feature films are Back to the Future on July 12 and Meet Me in St. Louis on July 19. Music, food trucks, a cash bar and various pre-show festivities start at 6 p.m. The featured film will begin at 9 p.m. Free admission. 

Stoner Cinema at The Factory 
July 14 – 1:30 p.m., The Factory at The District, 17105 N. Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, 314.423.8500,
In addition to a showing of the iconic stoner film Half Baked, this get-together will also offer an opportunity to learn about a host of cannabis brands. The event starts at 1:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at 3:30 p.m. A VIP pass includes priority entry, a swag bag, exclusive dispensary offerings, front row balcony seats and complimentary food from Hi-Pointe Drive-in. Tickets available online. 

Eckert’s Farm-to-Table Dinner
July 15 – 5:30 to 9 p.m., 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, 618.233.0513,
This collaborative dinner sees Eckert’s partner with chef Cameron Settle of Perennial on Lockwood to mark the two-year anniversary of Eckert’s Cider Shed. Sit back with a cocktail, hitch a wagon ride to pick peaches, then enjoy a delicious four-course meal employing the farm’s seasonal produce. Tickets available online. 

Parties on the Plaza
July 18 – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Westport Plaza, 111 West Port Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights, 314.576.7100,
Every third Thursday of the month through October, Westport Plaza hosts Parties on the Plaza at its new 10,000-square-foot green space. This month, shimmy to original music and covers from country and Americana band The Big Rigs. You can also enjoy yard games, cold drinks from the bar or food from one of the restaurants at Westport Plaza. Free admission. 

Red Lantern City Night Market 
July 20 – 4 to 11 p.m., 10 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, Instagram: @redlanterncity_nightmarket
This celebration of food, art and community returns bigger than ever for its fourth year. Asian food stalls, artists and other vendors will set up shop across a whole block of Euclid Avenue between Laclede Avenue and West Pine Boulevard. The event will support the Japan America Society of St. Louis, in addition to collecting books for The Very Asian Foundation. Free admission.

St. Louis Burger Week*
July 22 to 28, multiple locations,
Enjoy $8 burgers at more than 35 participating restaurants across the metro area. Download the St. Louis Burger Week app to plan your week of eating: The more restaurants you check in at and the more burgers you eat, the more points you earn and the greater chance you have of winning $250 in restaurant gift cards. Order a Schlafly Beer with your burger for additional points.

St. Louis Pickle Fest
July 27 – noon to 4 p.m., Armory STL, 3660 Market St., St. Louis, 
Prepare to get pickled at The Armory when more than 50 community vendors come together with live music, entertainment and dill-icious drinks. The VIP option includes express entry at 11 a.m., two beverage vouchers for a pickle-themed booze drink and a festival T-shirt. Tickets available online.

Pedal the Cause: A World Without Cancer Day*
Aug. 2 – participating bars and restaurants,
Support cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids by grabbing food and drink from participating bars and restaurants during A World Without Cancer Day. Seoul Taco, Nudo House, Brasserie by Niche and Ices Plain & Fancy are just some of the more than 100 local businesses that are donating a portion of the proceeds to Pedal the Cause. Find a full list of participating venues online. 

Aug. 2 – 5 to 8 p.m., Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314.721.0072,
This month’s installment of Saint Louis Art Museum’s new event series features live music and yard games. Food trucks slated to attend include Cajun Seduction, Farmtruk and Go! Gyro! Go!, with beverages also available. Free admission. 

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