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Sep 28, 2016
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Stuff to do: September 2016

Midwest WingFest
Sept. 2 – 5 to 11 p.m., Sept. 3 – noon to 11 p.m., St. Clair Square Mall, 134 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, idwestwingfest.com
Head to Fairview Heights for two days of finger-licking fun at the annual Midwest WingFest. Grab a couple wings or other summer eats from more than 20 vendors like WingNutz, The Righteous Pig Bar-B-Que, Hotshots and Dandy Inn, then cool things down with margaritas or Anheuser-Busch brews. Sign up your flock for Saturday’s Chicken Run 5K or brave the prestigious Wing Eating Contest.

St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party
Sept. 10 – 6 to 10 p.m., Lafayette Square Park, St. Louis, 314.231.2537, Facebook: St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party
Raise a glass and kick off St. Louis Craft Spirits & Cocktail Celebration at the St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party, featuring area distilleries like Spirits of St. Louis, Pinckney Bend, Still 630, Defiance Whiskey and much more. Purchase tickets to sample full or tasting pours of cocktails, and enjoy food from area vendors like Square One Brewery, SqWire’s and Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery.

Kosher Barbecue Competition
Sept. 11 – 2 to 6 p.m., Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, 650 N. Price Road, Olivette, 314.991.2100, nhbz.org
St. Louis’ first kosher barbecue battle kicks off at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion. Follow your nose to the competition, where up to 10 teams submit their best chicken thighs, turkey, beef ribs and brisket. Whether you keep kosher or just have a weakness for perfectly smoked meat, sample the competitors’ submissions or buy more barbecue from Kohn’s Meat Market, then stick around to find out which team is crowned the champion. While you snack, enjoy beer samples from Shmaltz Brewing Co.

Tea Blending Class
Sept. 12 – 7 to 8:15 p.m., The London Tea Room, 3128 Morgan Ford Road, St. Louis, 314.241.6556, thelondontearoom.com
There’s more to tea than dropping bags into hot water. Learn the art and science of blending different herbs and aromatics to create the perfect cup of comfort. The London Tea Room’s Jackie James teaches attendees the basics behind blending, then lets them try their own and take home 2 ounces of their custom creations. Reserve your spot online at dabble.co.

HOP in the City
Sept. 17 – noon to 9 p.m., Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St., St. Louis, 314.241.2337, schlafly.com/HOP
Get a rare taste of music paired with nearly 50 brews from St. Louis’ biggest craft beer producer at Schlafly’s HOP in the City. Purchase tasting tickets to gulp down unlimited samples of beer ranging from Schlafly’s experimental Hop Trials to a watermelon lager to that famous pumpkin ale. Lot tickets allow access to the event and the option to purchase full pours of beer and pub fare. Tickets available online.

End of Summer Luau
Sept. 23 – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Three Sixty, Hilton at the Ballpark, 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.241.8439, 360-stl.com
Celebrate a successful summer Hawaiian-style at Three Sixty’s End of Summer Luau. Hula dancers, fire breathers and a succulent pig roast will help you transition into the cooler months. In addition to roast pork, enjoy a Hawaiian buffet featuring ceviche, empanadas, yucca fritters and eight other tropical dishes. Signature cocktails and a full bar will be available for your imbibing needs. The event is free before 10 p.m. with a $10 cover after.


Check out the events we are sponsoring...

Food Truck Friday

Oct. 7 – 3 to 7 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Don't miss the final Food Truck Friday of 2016. Enjoy fall weather in Tower Grove Park and dig into food from dozens of your favorite trucks like Frankly Sausages, Seoul Taco and Angie Burger. Sip on beer from 4 Hands and Urban Chestnut, wine from The Porch Wine & Gift Boutique and enjoy live music from Western Satellites. We start one hour earlier to enjoy as much sunshine as possible.

Just Five: From Sauce Magazine

Oct. 7 – 7 to 9 p.m.
Dierbergs, 1080 Lindemann Road, Des Peres

Join Sauce contributing writer Dee Ryan, who regularly pens Make This, for her cooking classes based on her online column, Just Five. Learn to make mouthwatering dishes like steak with compound butter, tortellini with brown butter, pimento cheese crackers and more, all with just five key ingredients in each recipe. Seating is limited; reserve your spot online.

Pour & Pair

Oct. 15 – 2 to 6 p.m.
Euclid Avenue between Forest Park Parkway and Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis

More than a dozen businesses in the Central West End are dishing up the goods for the first Pour & Pair. Stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy a bite and a drink from establishments like BBQ Saloon, Brasserie, Racanelli’s Pizza and iTap. Enjoy art, live music and more. Tickets available online.

Harvest Festival

Oct. 16 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills

Join Sauce Magazine at Laumeier Sculpture Park along with top local restaurants, breweries and wineries for the 10th annual Harvest Festival. Sample food and drink from establishments like Cleveland-Heath, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Revel Kitchen, 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Perennial Artisan Ales. While you snack, shop at the farmers market and local art fair and enjoy live bluegrass music on the KDHX stage.

Make This: From Sauce Magazine

Oct. 17 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dierbergs, 1080 Lindemann Road, Des Peres

Join Sauce contributing writer Dee Ryan for a cooking class based on her monthly column, Make This. Learn to make delicious dishes in a snap, like sweet potato soup with ham, pork with dates, carrot and orange salad with harissa and more.

Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

Saturdays – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Enjoy the last fruits of the harvest at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market. Pick up apples from Ringhausen Orchards, pumpkins and squash from Our Garden and grab lunch on your way out from Farmtruk food truck. Get there early to enjoy free yoga and qi gong classes before the crowds descend.

OFS Corks for a Cause

Now through Dec. 31
Participating restaurants and retailers

Drink to do good during Corks for a Cause, benefiting Operation Food Search. Purchase a glass of “OFS Wine” at a participating restaurant or retailer and a portion of the wine sale benefits OFS. A full list of participating restaurants and retailers is available online.

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