Switch your belly into feast mode because this year's Taste of Clayton is sure to outdo any buffet event you've attended thus far. The sixteenth annual samplefest (314-290-8474 or www.ci.clayton.mo.us) gets going at 1:30 p.m. when loads of area eateries — from Araka to Zuzu's Handmade Mexican Food — begin serving up their best dishes. The savory smells will waft throughout Shaw Park (South Brentwood and Forsyth boulevards, Clayton) until 7:30 p.m., and you'll be delighted when the sounds of local music acts (Charles Glenn at 3 and 6 p.m., Fanfare at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., and Groovethang at 6:30 p.m.) drown out some of the crunching and munching. The Taste Jr. provides options for pint-sized foodies from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Taste Too leaves the best for last with desserts from Hank's Cheesecakes, Ted Drewes and others being served beginning at 6:30 p.m. Finish all this off with a fireworks display at 9 p.m., and you've got yourself a delicious good time! Tickets are priced at $1.25 each, with samples costing from one to four tickets; admission is free.
Sun., June 1, 2008