Stuff to do August 2017
Grub & Groove
Aug. 12 – 3 to 10 p.m., Francis Park, St. Louis, 314.707.7668, grubandgroovestl.com
Get a taste of South City (and then some) when nearly a dozen restaurants hit the outdoors at a free event in Francis Park. Purchase 4 Hands Brewing Co. beer and tastes from Edibles & Essentials, Snax Gastrobar, Salt & Smoke, Aya Sofia and more, and enjoy a lengthy lineup of bands. The night ends with a fireworks display.
Lemp Mansion Boogalou
Aug. 12 – 5 to 11 p.m., The Lemp Mansion, 3322 DeMenil Place, St. Louis, 314.664.8024, lempmansion.com
The Lemp Mansion and Restaurant celebrates 40 years as an eatery with blues, barbecue and booze. Brinks BBQ and Catering serves an all-you-can-eat spread of ribs, pulled pork, chicken and snoots, along with sides and an open bar. Get your groove on when blues songstress Kim Massie performs. Tickets available by phone.
The Great Muslim Cook Off and Food Festival
Aug. 13 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park, 1904 Concourse Drive, St. Louis, cair-mo.org/cookoff
Experience the diversity of the St. Louis Muslim community when home cooks go head to head for the best dishes and win cash prizes. Attendees get a taste of this international fare from St. Louis Gyros, Mideast Market and St. Louis Halal and other restaurants. Admission is free; register to compete online.
Rock the Hops
Aug. 19 – 2 to 8 p.m., Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton, rockthehops.bpt.me
Dive into the Alton beer scene at Rock the Hops. Jump on the shuttle to hit participating eateries like Elijah P’s and Germania Brew Haus, and sip samples of more than 25 beer styles from breweries like 4204 Main Street Brewing Co., Old Bakery Beer Co. and The Grafton Winery. Tickets available online.
Aug. 20 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Food Outreach, 3117 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.652.3663 x118, foodoutreach.org
Indulge in Sunday brunch for a good cause at Care-E-Yolk-E. Tickets include a bloody mary and mimosa bar, as well as a morning spread of frittata, fruit salad, pastries, potatoes and bacon or sausage. Then unleash your inner rock star when Elvis impersonator Jeff Barnes hosts a round of karaoke. Tickets available online.
Adventures with Cocktails
Aug. 25 – 5:30 to 8 p.m., Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, 314.577.5100, mobot.org
This adults-only event features cocktails made with spirits from Pinckney Bend Distillery and Spirits of St. Louis. Catering St. Louis dishes out childhood classics like hot dogs, chili dogs, barbecue pork sandwiches and churros. While you sip, try your luck at a scavenger hunt to earn extra drinks. Tickets available online.