Friday, June 1, 2012

Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 1-3

Posted By on Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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Friday (June 1):

Friday Night Patio Dinner @ Bevo Mill Warm up to summer weather with seasonal entrees prepared weekly using Soulard Farmers' Market goods by owner and executive chef Milan Manjencich every Friday night from now through the fall. Expect plenty of German dishes such as beef schnitzel and Schweinebraten along with seasonal dishes. Reservations not required. 5 to 9 p.m.

International Horseradish Festival @ Woodland Park; Collinsville, IL Enjoy live music, food booths, root toss, root golf, root sacking contests, a craft fair, a Bloody Mary Contest, the Little Miss Horseradish Festival Pageant, a horseradish recipe contest and more. Admission is free. Friday, June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art & Air @ Webster Groves Peruse the work of more than 110 artists along with live entertainment and food and beverage vendors including Milagro Modern Mexican, Serendipity Ice Cream and Guerilla Street Food. "Sip and Stroll" with Robust Wines on Friday night. Admission is free. Friday, June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Friends of Beyond Housing Food Truck Round-Up @ Dwight Davis Tennis Center Check out live music, drinks and a selection of food trucks, with proceeds to benefit the programs and services of Beyond Housing. 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday (June 2):

IndiHop @ Cherokee Street and The Grove Hit up both Cherokee street and The Grove via a free shuttle to sample more than 50 beers and enjoy live music, street performers and food vendors. Tickets cost $10 and include the event mug and a print booklet. Call 314-262-4409 for more info. 12 to 6 p.m.

Feast Your Eyes @ Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Chef Nate Bonner of Chef Nate's Table prepares art-inspired tastings using locally sourced produce from EarthDance Farms. Come for the samples at the cost of $5 per person and stay for a free guided tour of the museum's current exhibits. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Earthquake Relief Event @ Acero Dine out during a special four-course meal featuring food from the affected area of northern Italy. Choose from options like grilled mortadella, egg raviolo, and creamy polenta with mushroom ragu. $40 per person, with $10 from each dinner to go towards Italian earthquake relief. A $30 wine flight is also available. Call 314-644-1790 for reservations. 5 to 10 p.m.

Sunday (June 3):

New Belgium Urban Assault Ride @ Forest Park The obstacle course filled bike route starts in Forest Park and leads participants throughout the city, ending in an after party with local food and drink vendors including Cha Cha Cow, The Summer Truck and Design Deli: Ice Cream Truck. Register online for tickets ranging in price from $30 to 60 per person via the Urban Assault Ride website. 9 a.m.

Sell Your Shit Sunday @ HandleBar Shop during a temporary thrift store set-up on the outdoor patio and chill out with drink specials including $2.50 Michelob 19th hole, $3 White Russians and $2.50 Fireball shots. Free admission. 12 to 4 p.m.

18th Annual Taste of Clayton @ Downtown Clayton Get samplings from fifteen of Clayton's restaurants for $7 or less per taste or special $2 tastings. Restauraunts include Crushed Red, Pastaria by Niche, and ARAKA. Entertainment comes from DJ Crucial, American Idle and Griffin & the Gargoyles, along with a kids' area. Bring canned goods for an Operation Food Search drive and enter to win prizes. Get a preview of menus here. 1 to 8:30 p.m.

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