Stuff to do: January 2017
Schlafly Cabin Fever
Jan. 14 – noon to 4 p.m., Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337, schlafly.com
Tickets include unlimited samples of 40 beers, from classics to boozy brews like barrel-aged Imperial stout and Sticky Toffee Porter. Bonfires, ice sculptures and casks on an ice bar abound. Tickets available online.
Tower Grove Winter Market
Jan. 14 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Garden Montessori School, 1618 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, tgmarket.org
Backyard gardens may be barren, but the Tower Grove Winter Farmers Market is filled with winter produce to hold you over until spring. Stock up from Joe Ringhausen Orchard, Ivan’s Fig Farm and Robinson Family Farm and grab snacks from The Tamale Man.
Cross Pollination II
Jan. 16 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 7036 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, 314.932.7818, Facebook: Chef’s Night Out
Chefs combine forces for a five-course meal at Boundary. Chefs Rickey Halen of Reeds American Table, Booker Riley of Sardella, Josh Poletti of Basso and Esteban Rosas of Indianapolis’ Rook prepare dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Tickets available online.
Sweet Tooth Tour
Jan. 21 – noon to 5 p.m., participating locations, Maplewood, cityofmaplewood.com
Indulge your sweet tooth during a self-guided tour showcasing 14 Maplewood businesses. Swing by Kakao, Vom Fass, Strange Donuts, Pie Oh My, Living Room and more for a sweet bite. Tickets available at select participating locations.
Jan. 28 – noon to 5 p.m. and Jan. 29 – noon to 4 p.m., Highway 61 Roadhouse, 34 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves, 314.968.0061,
Around 50 barbecue teams fire up the smokers during Freeze-Que barbecue competition. Vote for your favorite rib tip dish, then grab a bite and a pint from host Highway 61 Roadhouse. Proceeds benefit Carney’s Kids Foundation.
Jan. 27 – 6:30 p.m., EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, 550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, 636.532.0550, edgewildwinery.com
EdgeWild Winery celebrates fizzy wine from all over the world at a four-course wine dinner. Look for pairings with French Champagne, Italian prosecco and Spanish cava. Reservations required; available by phone.