4 hands brewing co. summer fest photo courtesy of 4 hands brewing co.

10 food & drink events to check out in the St. Louis area this month

Pizza, Pints and Pups
June 8 – 5 to 9 p.m., Angad Arts Hotel, 3550 Samuel Shepard Drive, St. Louis, 314.561.0033, angadartshotel.com
Bring your four-legged friends to this Pizza Politano pop-up at the rooftop of the Angad Arts Hotel. Guests must purchase a 10-inch Neapolitan pizza before sampling craft beer from 4 Hands Brewing Co. and cocktails by 1220 Spirits. All attendees will have the chance to win a gift basket with surprises for both humans and their pups. Free admission, but guests are encouraged to RSVP online.

Sauce Food Truck Friday
June 9 & 23 – 4 to 8 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4501 Southwest Drive, St. Louis, 314.772.8004, saucefoodtruckfriday.com
Like tough choices? Tower Grove Park offers bites and sips from local food trucks on select Fridays this spring through early fall. More than 20 of our favorite trucks will be there and, luckily, you can’t go wrong with any of them. Free admission. Sauce Magazine hosts this event.

Bourbon and Brews Festival
June 10 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Frankie Martin’s Garden, 5372 St. Charles St., Cottleville, bourbonandbrewsstlouis.com
With a selection of over 300 bourbons, beers and whiskeys, the Bourbon and Brews Festival can satisfy even the choosiest connoisseur. Food trucks, including Crooked Boot, Zacchi, Super Smokers BBQ, Farmtruk and more, will line up at Frankie Martin’s Garden as live music energizes the venue. Tickets available online.

Central West End Cocktail Party
June 10 – 5 to 10 p.m., Central West End, St. Louis, 314.305.4012, cwescene.com
The first cocktail party on record is said to have taken place in the Central West End a little over 100 years ago in 1917. This year, the party is just as spirited as ever. Sample food and drink from local restaurants, bars and vendors as stilt walkers, fire dancers and aerial performers take to the streets. Don’t miss the CWE Cocktail Competition, where judges will determine the “best bartender” in the city. Free admission. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Tour de Belleville
June 10 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eckert’s Farm, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, 618.233.1416, tourdebelleville.com
Biking enthusiasts and casual cyclists alike will converge at Eckert’s for the annual Tour de Belleville – a family-friendly and non-competitive ride around the city. Bikers can choose between a 6- or 16-mile trek before meeting back at Eckert’s for fresh-pressed apple cider and cider doughnuts. Food trucks and live music round out the festivities at the farm. Riders register online.

Four Seasons Mississippi Dinner Series
June 16 – 6 p.m., Cinder House, 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5759, cinderhousestl.com
This multi-course collaboration between the executive chefs of the Four Seasons’ St. Louis and New Orleans locations is the first of two events in the Mississippi Dinner Series. Enjoy canapes on the Cinder House terrace before retreating to the dining room to savor the rest of the meal, served family-style. For wine lovers, a special pairing option is offered. Reservations can be made online.

Open Highway Music Festival
June 16 – 6 p.m. & June 17 – 2 p.m., Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, openhighwaymusic.com
Featuring the music of 11 artists and bands, this two-day rain-or-shine event has something special for any music lover. Bring your own chairs and snag a good spot on the lawn before making your way to the Food Truck Row, sponsored by Sauce. Tickets available online. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

4 Hands Brewing Co. Summer Fest
June 17 – noon to 4 p.m., 4 Hands Brewing Co., 1220 S. Eighth St., St. Louis, 4handsbrewery.com
Cocktails and seltzers and beers – oh my! Beer from breweries across Missouri will be featured at the venue alongside 4 Hands and 1220’s own portfolio of summer brews and canned cocktails. Grab your drink of choice, then have a bite from Sugarfire Smokehouse, Ices Plain & Fancy and more. Don’t forget to visit the seltzer bar and enjoy the live music from Moon Valley and Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players. Tickets available online. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Juneteenth Caribbean Heritage Festival
June 17 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cricket Field in Forest Park, St. Louis, art2063.org
In celebration of African American freedom and Caribbean American heritage in St. Louis, this educational festival has much to offer. Visit the open-air museum, which will highlight the accomplishments of African and Caribbean Americans throughout history, and sample food from vendors throughout the day. Live music, dancers, a Walk for Democracy and more await you. Tickets available online.

Washington Cajun Festival
June 23 – 6 to 10 p.m., 317 W. Main St., Washington, 636.239.2715, washmochamber.org
If you are craving a taste of the bayou, the Cajun Festival at the Washington Farmer’s Market will be just the thing you need. Enjoy Louisiana classics like gumbo and étouffée, and don’t skimp on the beans and rice. Bring a lawn chair, grab a drink, sit back and relax. Free admission.