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Stuff to do: August 2016

Wicked Wine Run
Aug. 13 – 6 to 9 p.m., Cedar Lake Cellars, 11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City, 636.745.9500, wickedwinerun.com
Loosen up those hammies and get ready to run for your wine. Participants can fly through a 5K and celebrate with a glass of riesling or Fire Truck (a sweet red wine) at the finish line, or they can proceed slow and steady through the leisurely 1K walk and wine tasting. Four stops along the route offer tastings of Cedar Lake wines like pinot gris and ‘57 Chevy, a blended Missouri red. Cool down at the after-party and enjoy wood-fired pizza, smoked pork or chicken sandwiches and live music. Register online.


Grub & Groove
Aug. 13 – 3:30 to 10 p.m.,
Francis Park, 5400 Donovan Ave., St. Louis, grubandgroovestl.com
Grab your picnic blankets and dance your way to St. Louis Hills for Grub & Groove. Wander through 10 food stalls featuring picnic fare for sale from neighborhood favorites like J McArthur’s, Adam’s Smokehouse, Onesto Pizza & Trattoria, Russell’s on Macklind and Mama’s on The Hill. Leave the coolers at home and grab a glass of suds onsite.


Tomato Fest
Aug. 14 – noon to 6 p.m., Iron Barley, 5510 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, 314.351.4500,
ironbarley.com
Celebrate the T in BLT at Iron Barley. Enjoy an afternoon dedicated to the summer staple and sample produce from local vendors, view tomato-inspired arts and crafts, and enter contests for the most unusual looking tomato and the best bloody mary featuring concoctions from pros and amateurs alike. While you’re there, snack on Iron Barley’s BLTs and fire-grilled pizzas. Proceeds benefit Lift for Life Gym.


Rock the Hops
Aug. 20 – 2 to 8 p.m., Downtown Alton, rockthehops2016.bpt.me
Brews and tunes come together in downtown Alton. Pick up your commemorative glass, then hop on the shuttle and visit six area venues to sample more than 25 beer styles from breweries including 4204 Main Street Brewing Co., Kirkwood Station Brewing Co., Peel Brewing Co., The Old Bakery Beer Co. and Perennial Artisan Ales. While you sip, check out more than 30 local artists and 25 live bands all afternoon. Tickets available online.


UCBC Blues & Que
Aug. 20 – noon to 6 p.m., UCBC Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, 3229 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314.222.0143, urbanchestnut.com
Catch the final summer installment of Urban Chestnut’s festival of all things St. Louis: beer, blues and barbecue. Get a half-liter, liter or stein filled with UCBC favorites and seasonal brews, and load your plate with smoky, sauced of-the-moment food from chef Andy Fair, then take in the tunes in the Biergarten.


International Institute’s Festival of Nations
Aug. 27 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, festivalofnationsstl.org
Eat, shop and experience St. Louis diversity at the International Institute’s Festival of Nations. Choose from more than 40 food vendors cooking up fare like Mexican tamales, Filipino kebabs and sweet baklava. Take in performances like Spanish flamenco and Vietnamese dragon dancing, then peruse vendor stalls featuring African drums, Russian nesting dolls and jewelry. Purchase a copy of the Festival of Nations cookbook featuring a recipe from each of this year’s food vendors.

 

Check out the events we are sponsoring...

Alton Food Truck Festival

Aug. 27 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, 1 Riverfront Drive, Alton

Nearly 20 food trucks venture across the Mississippi River to the Alton Food Truck Festival. Descend to the Liberty Bank Amphitheater to dine al fresco from the likes of Doughboy's Wood-Fired Pizza, Completely Sauced and Brazil Express and enjoy live music from headliner Boogie Chyld. Spread your picnic blanket on the lawn for free or pick up VIP tickets that include parking, two drinks and open seating in the amphitheater.

Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

Saturdays – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

The Tower Grove Farmers’ Market overflows with fresh produce, meats, cheese, bread, artisan goods and more. Pick from vendors like Biver Farms, Three Rivers Community Farms and Kitchen Kulture. Arrive early to take advantage of free yoga and qi gong classes before you fill your market bag.

Food Truck Friday

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

There are only two chances left to enjoy Food Truck Friday; don’t miss out! This month, 22 trucks pull up to Tower Grove Park, including Frankly Sausages, Slice of the Hill and Smokin’ Monkey. Sip on the latest offerings from 4 Hands, Urban Chestnut or The Porch, and rock out to the Cree Rider Band.

VIP Tasting Experience

Sept. 15 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis

Raise a glass at Randall’s VIP Tasting experience. Representatives from suppliers around the world will be on hand to offer tastings of spirits, wines and beers, and attendees can try a sample of hard-to-find products like The Macallan Rare Cask and Avion Reserva 44 Extra Ańejo. Tickets available online.

Just Five: From Sauce Magazine

Sept. 19 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dierbergs, 1080 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 buttermilk pork chops, fried green tomato BLTs, carrot jam, PB&J cookies and more, all with just five key ingredients in each recipe. Seating is limited; reserve your spot online.

Tacorita Showdown

Sept. 22 – 5 to 9 p.m.
St. Louis Public Radio, UMSL at Grand Center, 3651 Olive St., St. Louis

Eight restaurants are going head-to-head in a taco and tequila-fueled battle at the Public Media Commons, and you’re the judge. Sample taco creations and margaritas from Amigo's Cantina, Mission Taco Joint, Seoul Taco, Cha Cha Chow, Club Taco, Maya Café, Yo! Salsa and Taco Circus, then vote for your favorite. Tickets available online.

Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

Saturdays – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
ToTower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis

Harvest season has arrived, and the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market is bursting with fresh produce. Show up early to enjoy free yoga and qi gong classes, then take a stroll to select the best peppers from Double Star Farms, cheese from Baetje Farms and tomatoes from Three Rivers Community Farm.

Savor Ed/Glen Restaurant Week

Sept. 16 to 25
Participating restaurants, Edwardsville and Glen Carbon

Explore nearly two dozen Edwardsville and Glen Carbon eateries during their first restaurant week. Restaurants like Cleveland-Heath, Doc’s Smokehouse, Sugo’s Spaghetteria and Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill offer $10 lunch specials, $25 dinners for two or $25 signature dinners during the 10-day event. A full list of participating restaurants is available online.

Downtown Restaurant Week

Sept. 19 to 25
Participating restaurants, Edwardsville and Glen Carbon

More than 20 downtown restaurants will roll out the red carpet for diners during Downtown Restaurant Week. Enjoy $25 or $35 three-course meals from places like Cielo, Hiro Asian Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris and more, and tack on a donation to your bill to benefit Operation Food Search. A full list of restaurants is available online.

Q in The Lou

Sept. 23 – 4 to 10 p.m., Sept. 24 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sept 25 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Soldiers’ Memorial, St. Louis

Follow the smell of wood smoke to Soldiers’ Memorial, where Q in The Lou returns to downtown St. Louis. Enjoy one of St. Louis’ favorite cuisines with hometown pitmasters like Pappy’s Smokehouse, Sugarfire Smoke House and Salt & Smoke, as well as six nationally recognized pitmasters like Scott Roberts of Salt Lick Bar-B-Que.

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