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May 28, 2016
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Stuff to do: May 2016

Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 7 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 2600 to 2800 Cherokee St.,
St. Louis, 314.632.6498, cincodemayostl.com
Join the fiesta on Cherokee Street at the neighborhood’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Catch the parade as it winds through Benton Park West and down Cherokee, then check out art vendors and live music. As you explore, grab food from stands outside La Vallesana, Taqueria el Bronco, Don Carlos, Byrd & Barrel and newly opened Mezcla. Take a ride on a mechanical bull, catch a round or two of lucha libre wrestling, and let the kids get creative with art activities and burn off energy in a bounce house.

Spring Harvest Dinner
May 12 – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Urban Harvest’s Food Roof Farm, 1335 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, 314.810.6770, urbanharveststl.org/events
A farm dinner soars to new heights at Urban Harvest’s Spring Harvest Dinner. Hiro Asian Kitchen chef-owner Bernie Lee puts the spotlight on spring vegetables harvested from Urban Harvest’s rooftop farm. Start with beet hummus and pickled vegetables, followed by an edamame risotto, tuna tataki and radish salad with citrus ponzu. Bread pudding and boozy Clementine’s ice cream make for a sweet ending. Tickets available online.

Food Truck Friday
May 13 – 4 to 8 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.8004, saucefoodtruckfriday.com
Unpack the picnic blanket, grab the dog leash and head to Tower Grove Park for the season’s first Food Truck Friday. Check out perennial favorites like Cha Cha Chow, Seoul Taco and Fire & Ice Cream Truck, as well as newcomers like Angie Burger, Farmtruk and Slide Piece. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and 4 Hands Brewing Co. pull pints, and The Porch in Soulard offers wine this year, while Letters to Memphis rocks the evening away.

Dinner at the Estates
May 21 – 7 to 9:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant Estates, 5634 High St., Augusta, 636.482.9463, mountpleasant.com
Savor dinner and a view in Augusta as Mount Pleasant Estates hosts a three-course dinner and wine pairing. Start with a bright spinach salad paired with a glass of brut sparkling, then indulge in a prime rib dish with spring vegetables paired with fruity cabernet sauvignon. For dessert, sip sweet ice wine and dip your spoon into a triple-berry shortcake. Tickets available by phone.

The Truck Stops Here
May 25 – 6 to 9 p.m., Robust Wine Bar, 227 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.963.0033, robustwinebar.com
Enjoy the spirit of collaboration when Mission Taco Truck pulls up to Robust Wine Bar. The second of a four-part series featuring rotating trucks, Robust chef Joseph Hemp V and Mission Taco co-owner and chef Jason Tilford join forces to offer an a la carte meal or a prix-fixe dinner paired with wine, beer or cocktails. Reserve your seat online or by phone.

St. Louis County Greek Fest
May 27 to 29 – 11 a.m. to
9 p.m. and May 30 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 1755 Des Peres Road, Town & Country, 314.966.2255, stlgreekfest.com
Go Greek in St. Louis County with food, music and folk dancers. Fill up on roasted lamb shank, beef and lamb gyros, spinach-filled spanakopita, ground beef-stuffed grape leaves and more. Indulge your sweet tooth with buttery, honey-and-nut layered baklava and a Greek coffee frappe, then drop the kids at the children’s corner and hit the market to shop for jewelry, clothing and more.


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

Spring produce returns to the Tower Grove Farmers Market. Get there early to enjoy free yoga and qi gong classes before stocking up from favorite vendors like Three Rivers Community Farm and Urban Buds and try something new from first-timers like Nutty Bites, Dierks Farms, Red Guitar Bread and Scratch Brewing, which sells beer bread, soda and produce.

Cheers to 35 Years

Through May 31
participating locations

Operation Food Search is extending its Cheers to 35 Years celebration through May 31. Purchase a glass of “OFS Wine” at a participating restaurant. Take a selfie enjoying your selection, then post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with @OpFoodSearch or @SauceMag and #Cheersto35Years. A portion of the wine sale benefits OFS, and you’re entered in a drawing for a case of wine. A full list of participating restaurants and retailers is available online.

Central West End Cocktail Party

June 4 – 5 to 10 p.m.
Euclid Avenue between Maryland and McPherson avenues, St. Louis

It’s believed that the first recorded cocktail party took place in 1917 in the Central West End. Raise a glass to history at the Central West End Cocktail Party. Guests enjoy live music, street performers and Dr. Dan the Pancake Man while they sip drinks from more than 10 CWE restaurants including El Burro Loco, Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House. Stick around to watch the final round of professional and amateur cocktail competitions and see who takes the boozy first prize.

Just Five: From Sauce Magazine

June 7 – 6:30 p.m.
Dierbergs, 1081 Lindemann Road, Des Peres

Join Sauce contributing writer Dee Ryan, who regularly pens Make This, for her cooking class based on her online column, Just Five. Learn to make mouthwatering dishes like sugar snap pea and prosciutto salad, flank steak with chimichurri and polenta with roasted tomatoes, all with just five key ingredients in each recipe. Seating is limited; reserve your spot online.

Komen Missouri Dine Out for the Cure

June 9
participating restaurants

Enjoy a good meal and help fight breast cancer at Komen Dine Out for the Cure. More than 50 area restaurants and food trucks donate a portion of their proceeds from the day’s sales to the nonprofit. Enjoy pizza at Dewey’s, barbecue at Adam’s Smokehouse or a concrete at Fritz’s Frozen Custard and support local breast health programs and breast cancer research. A full list of participating restaurants is available online.

Food Truck Friday

June 10 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.,
St. Louis

Gather the lawn chairs, grab the dog leash and head to Tower Grove Park for Food Truck Friday. Check out favorites like Go Gyro Go, Slice of the Hill, Totally Toasted and The Sweet Divine. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and 4 Hands Brewing Co. pull pints, and The Porch in Soulard offers wine this year, while Emily Wallace rocks the evening away. F

The Picnic in the Park

June 12 – 4 to 7 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.,
St. Louis

Grab a picnic blanket and join hundreds of your closest friends at The Picnic in the Park. Get your grub from food trucks like Taco Truck STL, Farmtruk and Destination Desserts. Browse historical photos of the park while sipping an Urban Chestnut brew and enjoying live music from Letter to Memphis. This family-friendly event also includes a petting zoo, crafts and balloon animals.

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.

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