St. Louis is a city that loves its distinctive neighborhoods, and those neighborhoods love food. The Hill is known for traditional and modern Italian cuisine, South Grand is dotted with some of the best Thai and Vietnamese food in the region, Cherokee Street boasts bright, authentic Mexican dishes -- the list goes on and on. University City acts as a sampler platter of sorts, offering the best of St. Louis' varied food scene: Italian, Thai and Mexican street-food restaurants mingle with Mediterranean, classic American and even Korean-Mexican fusion joints. Celebrate the diversity of dining in University City -- and in St. Louis as a whole -- from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight when Taste of U. City sates appetites with food from more than 30 local restaurants at the Heman Park Community Center (975 Pennsylvania Avenue, University City). Participating eateries include De Palm Tree, Lu Lu Seafood & Dim Sum, Three Kings Public House and FroYo. Tickets cost $20 to $25 and a one canned-good donation, and all proceeds benefit Operation Food Search. For more information, visit www.universitycitychamber.com.
Thu., May 9, 2013