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May 30, 2017
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Stuff to do: May 2017

Food Truck Friday
May 12 – 4 to 8 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.8004, saucefoodtruckfriday.com
It’s back! Gather your friends, grab a picnic blanket and head to Tower Grove Park to kick off the sixth annual Food Truck Friday season. More than 20 trucks join the festivities, including Frankly Sausages, K-Bop, Seoul Taco and Vincent Van Doughnut. Sip local pours from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Noboleis Vineyards while you enjoy live music from Steve Ewing. This year, save time and skip the line – buy Speed Passes online and pick them up at the Sauce tent!

Downtown Kirkwood Mayfest
May 13 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Kirkwood Business District, Kirkwood, 314.822.0084, downtownkirkwood.com
Take Mom out on the town during Mother’s Day weekend in Kirkwood. Festive happenings take place all day, including food and drink specials at participating restaurants like Kirkwood Station Brewing Co., Bar Louie, Billy G’s and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment and explore the Artists in Bloom Art Show & Sale at Kirkwood Station Plaza. A complete listing of events and participating vendors is available online.

Meat and Poultry Fabrication and Cookery
May 13 – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., L’Ecole Culinaire, 9811 S. Forty Drive, Ladue, 314.587.2433, lecole.edu
Take the next step in your culinary education and delve into finer points of handling large cuts of meat and whole birds in this hands-on class. Get tips on butchering, breaking down and cooking techniques for top butt beef, pork loin rack, whole chicken and duck. Register online.

The Hill
Wine Walk
May 13 – noon to 4 p.m., participating locations, St. Louis, ciaostl.com
Embark on a self-guided wine tasting excursion on The Hill. Sample vino from the portfolios of A. Bommarito Wines and Venezia Imports, plus food samples from participating venues including J. Viviano & Sons, DiGregorio’s Italian Market, Favazza’s, Amighetti’s Bakery & Café and Bertarelli Cutlery. Tickets available online.

South Grand International Dine Around
May 18 – 5 to 10 p.m., South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, 314.772.5750, southgrand.org
Explore one of St. Louis’ most diverse neighborhoods during the International Dine Around. Each of your five tickets can be redeemed at nearly 20 restaurants like Guerrilla Street Food, The King & I, Sheesh and Meskerem for a special small plate, dessert or drink. Tickets available online or day-of at Ritz Park.

St. Louis Ribfest
May 26 – 5 to 10 p.m., May 26 and 27 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., May 29 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., January-Wabash Memorial Park, 501 N. Florissant Road, Ferguson, 314.625.3998, Facebook: STL Ribfest
Local barbecue favorites like Mi-Hungry Catering & BBQ, Capitalist Pig and Andrew’s Bayou Ribs, as well as national notables like Blazin’ Broncos from Florida, offer meaty wares for purchase at this four-day festival. Each day begins with an Army color guard and rocks on with smoked meats and live music. The event benefits veterans and the Nehemiah Program, which supports housing and business development in Ferguson and surrounding communities.


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Saucy Soirée

June 4 – 5 to 10 p.m.
St. Louis Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis

The best foodie event of the year returns to Union Station – Sauce Magazine's annual Readers' Choice grand tasting party! Enjoy unlimited samples from more than 40 of St. Louis’ top restaurants, bars and shops, as well as music from Analog Thief. Then head lakeside for the after-party and rock out with cocktails and The Jeremiah Johnson Band. Tickets available online.

Picnic In The Park

June 4 – 4 to 7 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Join the Friends of Tower Grove Park for an afternoon picnic near the Music Stand Pavilion. Grab your grub from a dozen food trucks like Doughboy’s Wood Fired Pizza and Wayno’s. Sip a pint of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. beer while the kiddos enjoy a bubble bus, arts and crafts and live music at this free event.

Food Truck Friday

June 9 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Gather your friends, grab a picnic blanket and head to Tower Grove Park for more than 20 food trucks, including Slide Piece by Tommy Lee, K-Bop Food Truck and The Sweet Divine. Sip local pours from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Noboleis Vineyards while you enjoy live music from Three Fine Lines. This year, save time and skip the line – buy Speed Passes online.

Central West End Cocktail Party

June 10 – 5 to 10 p.m.
Euclid Avenue between Maryland and McPherson avenues

Raise your glass to celebrate the 100th anniversary of what many consider the first recorded cocktail party. Area establishments like Bar Italia, Brennan’s and The Preston serve up tasty sips and eats at this free family-friendly event.

Food Truck Frenzy

June 15 – 5 to 8 p.m.
20 Meadows Circle Drive, The Meadows, Lake St. Louis

Get your grub on at the Food Truck Frenzy. Enjoy Filipino fare at Guerrilla Street Food, grab a slice at Doughboys Wood Fired Pizza or dress up your dog at Frankly Sausages. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Sarah’s Cake Stop or The Fire & Ice Cream Truck before heading home with a full belly.

Pig & Swig

June 17 – noon to 7 p.m.
Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave.

Dozens of pro and amateur pit masters fire up the grills for an afternoon of smoky, porky goodness. Enjoy tastes from Salt & Smoke, Iron Barley, Doc’s Smokehouse and Beast Craft BBQ, to name a few, then sip on whiskey cocktails. Admission is free; VIP tickets available online.

Spirited Sessions

June 22 – 7 to 10 p.m.
The BHive at Brennan’s, 4659 Maryland Ave., St. Louis

It’s tiki time at Spirited Sessions. Retreat Gastropub’s Tim Wiggins joins STLBarkeep’s Matt Longueville and Sauce Magazine’s Matt Sorrell to teach the technique behind four unique tropical drinks. Tickets available online.

Bikes & BBQ Festival

June 24 – 1 to 6 p.m.
Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, 1 Riverfront Drive, Alton

Rev your engines for the inaugural Bikes & BBQ Festival. Indulge in barbecue from Pappy’s Smokehouse, Southtown Pub, Sugarfire Smoke House and others. While you snack, check out dozens of motorcycles on display and enjoy music from local artist, Joe Dirt.

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