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Jun 25, 2016
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Stuff to do: June 2016

Best Bar Tales
June 5 – 3 to 6 p.m., Planter’s House, 1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603, plantershousestl.com
Because the best stories are told at the bar, head to Lafayette Square and sample more than 30 spirits in 14 cocktails created by the capable booze whisperers at Planter’s House and brand ambassadors from William Grant & Sons. Sip scotch and cocktails inside or step onto the patio and sample gin and other spirits at the two al fresco bars. Tickets available online and at the door.

Heritage Festival
June 11 – 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis,
The St. Louis Brewers Guild is taking it downtown this year where more than 40 area breweries pour their beer at The Arch grounds. Tickets for each session include a commemorative tasting glass to fill with offerings from 2nd Shift to Six Mile Bridge Beer and everything in between. Check out upcoming breweries like Rockwell Beer and Bastard Brothers Brewing Co., as well as familiar favorites like Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and Perennial Artisan Ales. Fill up on grub from Completely Sauced, Salt & Smoke and others. Tickets available online.

Graze in the Grass: Farm to Fork Experience
June 11 – 5 to 8 p.m., Marcoot Jersey Creamery, 526 Dudleyville Road, Greenville, Illinois, 618.664.1110, marcootjerseycreamery.com
Pull up a seat in Marcoot Jersey Creamery’s pasture for a dinner with James Beard Foundation Award finalist for Best Chef: Midwest, Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus. Willmann serves seasonal fare alongside Marcoot’s artisanal cheeses, local beer and wine. Tickets available online or by phone.

Festa Junina
June 12 – noon to 4 p.m., Kirkwood Community Center, 1111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, vivabrasilstl.org
Celebrate the harvest at this Brazilian Folk Festival. Learn about traditional Brazilian culture through carnival games, costumes and food like corn-based sweets including cakes, terrines and flans. Sip a caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil made with cachaca, limes and ice. Tickets available online and at the door.

Dine Out for Lupus
June 14 – times and locations vary, Facebook: Washington University Lupus Clinic
Grab a slice of pizza or a porterhouse steak with your friends and help those living with lupus. Choose from more than a dozen restaurants from Clayton to Edwardsville including Crushed Red, Herbie’s Vintage ’72, Copper Pig, Lucas Park Grille and 1818 Chophouse. Present the Dine Out for Lupus flier on your phone or on paper at any participating restaurant and a portion of your bill is donated to The Lupus Foundation of America – Heartland Chapter and the Washington University Lupus Clinic.

Farmers Market Bounty
June 25 – 6 to 9 p.m., Companion, 2331 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, 314.627.5257, companionbaking.com
What do you do with mountains of broccoli or piles of kale? What about nettles and sumac? Chef Cassy Vires guides you through the truckload of produce you brought home from the farmers market during this cooking class. Learn how Vires develops recipes inspired by market ingredients, then try them in your home kitchen to make the most of nature’s bounty. Reservations available online.


Check out the events we are sponsoring...

Tower Grove Farmers Market

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

Farmers market season has returned to Tower Grove Park in all its glory. Get there early to enjoy free yoga and qi gong classes before stocking up from new farmers like La Vista and Three Spring farms, as well as organic baby food from Stellie Bellie, salad dressings and barbecue sauces from Simple Girl and juices and plant-based treats from Core & Rind.

Saucy Soirée

June 26 – 5 to 10 p.m.
St. Louis Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis

Get your tickets for the best foodie event of the year, our 10th annual Readers' Choice party in beautiful Union Station. Be the first to know whom you voted this year’s favorites in the St. Louis food scene. Mingle and try fare from dozens of top restaurants, wineries and breweries, and rock out to live music from Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers and Javier Mendoza. Tickets include unlimited food and beverage tastings from about 40 St. Louis-area establishments and a signature drink.

Food Truck Friday

July 8 - 4 to 8 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Gather your crew, roll up the picnic blanket, grab your pup and head to Food Truck Friday. Line up at your favorite trucks like Frankly Sausages and Revel, then grab a pint from 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Jam along to Tommy Halloran and grab custom FTF swag screen-printed on demand from Shirt Kong.

Let Them Eat Art

July 8 – 6 to 11 p.m.
participating locations, Maplewood

Celebrate Saratoga Lanes centennial during Maplewood’s annual street and art festival. A parade kicks off the event, which continues into the night with live music, performances and art demonstrations. While you walk, nosh on snacks served street-side from restaurants like The Muddled Pig, Water Street and The Crow’s Nest.

Clayton Restaurant Week

July 11 to 17
participating restaurants

Clayton Restaurant Week's summer edition returns starting July 11, bringing the perfect opportunity to explore Clayton's current culinary scene. Fifteen restaurants including The Wheelhouse, The Libertine and Avenue will offer $25 or $35 three-course dinner menus, and patrons can add an Extra Helping donation to support Operation Food Search. Menus available online. Reservations highly recommended.

Field to Fork

July 23 – 5 p.m.
Bellecourt Manor, 225 E. A St., Belleville

Celebrate southwestern Illinois and support land conservation with a six-course meal at Field to Fork. Each course features locally sourced ingredients prepared by area chefs: Pastaria's Ben Rudis, Bellecourt Manor's Tim Faltus, Cleveland-Heath's Jenny Cleveland, Olive & Oak's Jesse Mendica, Beast Craft BBQ's David Sandusky and Element's Josh Charles. Reservations available online.

Art Hill Film Series

Fridays from July 8 to 29 – 6 p.m.
Art Hill, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis

Enjoy dinner and a movie in Forest Park's grassy outdoor amphitheater at the Art Hill Film Series presented by Saint Louis Art Museum. More than a dozen food trucks start dishing grub at 6 p.m.; grab a bite from favorites like Slide Piece, The Fire & Ice Cream Truck and Taco Truck STL. Make sure to secure your picnic spot on Art Hill before the film starts at 9 p.m. The series begins July 8 with the ’80s classic Top Gun.

Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

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

Dig into summer’s bounty this month at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market. Start your morning with outdoor qi gong classes or a sun salutation at yoga, then roll up your mat and grab fresh produce like stone fruit from Ringhausen Orchards and your weekly round of bacon from Robinson Family Farms.

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