Stuff to do July 2015
Soulard Bastille Days
July 10 – 5 p.m., Howards in Soulard, 2732 S. 13th St., St. Louis; July 12 – 6 p.m., Franco, 1535 S. Eighth St.,
St. Louis, soulard.org
Dress in your peasant best, bring your anti-monarchy signs and celebrate Bastille Day. Friday’s Gathering of the Mob will meet at Howards and begin a parade march/pub crawl to six other Soulard watering holes, ending in Pontiac Square Park for the (bloodless) beheading of the French king and queen. Sunday’s festivities feature the Bastille en Vogue fashion show, which will showcase whimsical period fashion, and plenty of fine French fare from Franco, including a savory tarte flambé, palmier with prosciutto, gougères and assorted petit fours.
July 10 – 6 to 9 p.m., participating locations, 314.454.0788,
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood – especially in the Central West End. Take in local flavor as restaurants and shops offer games, specials and refreshments every second Friday of the month through September. Past festivities have included drink specials and pork steak dinners at Kopperman’s Deli, summery discounted cocktails at Sub Zero Vodka Bar and free tea samples and cookies at MaryAnn’s Tea Room. Stroll down the streets and discover the fun and flavors in store this month.
Festival of the
July 12 – noon to 6 p.m., Mathew’s Kitchen, 5625 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 314.351.1700, mathewskitchenstl.com
Pigs will fly (allegedly) on the parking lot at Mathew’s Kitchen in St. Louis Hills. Chef-owner Mathew Unger will serve up eight varieties of his famous pig wings: pieces of braised pork shank flash-fried and doused in one of eight sauces, including original, sweet Thai chile, spicy garlic chile and teriyaki. Pulled pork sandwiches will also be available for purchase, and the 21-and-older crowd can cool down with Urban Chestnut beer. This family- and pet-friendly event will also feature games and prizes.
Cocktails & Conversation: Food as Community
July 23 – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills, 314.615.5278,
Learn and sip at the July installment of Laumeier Sculpture Park’s educational series. Nutritionist-in-residence Marjorie Sawicki will lead an exploration into the transformative power of food and will discuss the sustainable food movement and its effects on the St. Louis community. Enjoy wine and Schlafly beer, then stroll the park and take in the art.
Grafton Winery Wine Pairing Dinner
July 23 – 7:15 to 9 p.m., Grafton Winery, 300 W. Main St., Grafton, Illinois, 618.786.3001, thegraftonwinery.com
A taste of the Mediterranean comes to the Mississippi River at this five-course wine dinner. Start with a caprese salad and Grafton’s cabernet sauvignon, then enjoy paella served with a pinot noir and complete your meal with kanafa, a gooey cheese pastry, served with pinot gris.
Berries and BarBQ Wine Trail
July 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; July 26 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hermann, 800.932.8687, hermannwinetrail.com
Summer berries meet barbecue when seven Hermann-area wineries serve up delicious grilled fare for wine and meat lovers alike. Adam Puchta Winery will pair a special Vignoles margarita with savory smoked carnitas, while Hermanhoff Winery will dish out grilled chicken wings doused in balsamic barbecue sauce and paired with its White Lady wine. Purchase your ticket online, then start the tour at any of the wineries, but don’t forget to pick up your souvenir wine glass at your first stop.