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.
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.
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.