Schlafly Full Moon Festival
Nov. 4 – 4 to 10 p.m., Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337, schlafly.com
Gather around six bonfires under the full autumn moon for a night of beer, pork and chili. Schlafly roasts eight whole hogs for the night’s festivities, served with sides like braised greens, mac and cheese and coleslaw and pumpkin pie for dessert. If chili is your fall meal of choice, try offerings from Vista Ramen’s Chris Bork, Pastaria and Sardella’s Ashley Shelton, Balkan Treat Box’s Loryn Nalic, The Stellar Hog’s Alex Cupp and Half & Half’s Dale Beauchamp during the Chefs Chili Cook-Off. Pair it all with seasonal Schlafly brews like white lager, pumpkin ale, coffee stout and hard apple cider.
Force de Femme
Nov. 13 – 6 to 8:30 p.m., 2nd Shift Brewing, 1601 Sublette Ave., St. Louis, lovetoeateattolove.com
The second installment of Love to Eat, Eat to Love features more than 50 female chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, sommeliers, farmers and producers. Participants include Nudo House’s Marie-Anne Velasco, 2nd Shift Brewing’s Libby Crider, EarthDance Farms’ Molly Rockamann and Reeds American Table’s Alisha Blackwell-Calvert and Naomi Roquet. Enjoy unlimited food and drink samples, as well as three drink tickets,
Taste of St. Charles
Nov. 16 – 6 to 9 p.m., St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, tasteofstcharles.com
The Rotary Club of St. Charles hosts this tasting of some of the top food and drink the St. Charles area has to offer. Try samples from more than 30 restaurants, breweries and wineries like Prasino, Tucanos Brazilian Grill, Firebirds, Trailhead Brewing Co. and Stone Hill Winery. Sip and snack to live music from the Clarion Jazz Quartet. Tickets available online and at the door; and proceeds benefit select St. Charles-area nonprofits.
Buds & Bourbon
Nov. 16 – 6 to 9 p.m., RYSE Nightclub, Ameristar Casino, 1 Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, budsandbourbon.
Toast the repeal of Prohibition with tastings of fine southern whiskeys including Henry McKenna bourbon, Rittenhouse rye whiskey and Bernheim wheat whiskey, along with Budweiser beers. Guests nosh on heavy hors d’oeuvres and listen to live music from The Tommy Halloran Trio. Admission also includes a commemorative glass and a complimentary cigar. Tickets available online.
‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ Dinner
Nov. 18 – 6 p.m., Tenacious Eats, 5700 Leona St., St. Louis, 314.605.3684, tenaciouseats.com
Enjoy cocktails paired with five courses, all centered around scenes from the classic Steve Martin and John Candy comedy “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” Dishes include How Bouta Hot Dog And A Beer?, a bacon-wrapped New York-style hot dog; Those Aren’t Pillows!, bourbon-brined smoked chicken with dumplings; and Haven’t Been Home in Years, cheese curds and cherry pie. 1980s costumes are highly encouraged. Tickets available online.
Holiday Fare Wine Trail
Nov. 18 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 19 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hermann Wine Trail, Hermann, hermannwinetrail.com
Kick off the holiday season with a self-guided tour of the Hermann Wine Trail. The seven wineries, including Adam Puchta Winery, Bias Winery, Dierberg Star Lane’s Tasting Room, Hermannhof Winery, OakGlenn Winery, Röbller Winery and Stone Hill Winery, serve holiday small plates paired with a premier wine. Guests can also win a gift certificate from each winery and a one-night stay at an area bed-and-breakfast. Tickets must be purchased online.
Nov. 16 – 7 to 10 p.m., The BHive, 4661 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, Facebook: STL Barkeep
Class is back in session with STL Barkeep’s Matt Longueville and Bobby “G” Gleason, master mixologist for Beam Suntory and a founding member of the U.S. Bartenders Guild. The bartenders team up to teach attendees the tricks behind some of their favorite cocktails. Tickets available online.