Friday, May 10, 2013

The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: May 10 to 12

Posted By on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 7:00 AM

You, too, could be swimming in sauce this weekend at St. Charles Community College's Rhythm & Ribs event. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • You, too, could be swimming in sauce this weekend at St. Charles Community College's Rhythm & Ribs event.

We hope you're thirsty this weekend. Read on for ways to quench that drinking curiosity with a wine festival, wine walk, beer-lesque, and bloody mary bar. Besides that, plenty of other drinking and dining options await. Read on for our suggestions.

Friday (May 10):

Rhythm & Ribs @ St. Charles Community College Nosh on ribs, gourmet nachos and veggie burgers with cold beer to the soundtrack of a jazz ensemble, Smash Band and more. General admission costs $5 per person (tasting tickets sold separately), with beverage and food ticket packages available from $25 to $50. 6 p.m.

Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park For the third year in a row, Food Truck Friday invades Tower Grove Park with eats from Guerilla Street Food, Hot Aztec, Sarah's Cake Stop and much more. Arrive early to avoid lines and come with a big appetite. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m.

Columbia Wine & Food Festival @ Columbia, Mo. If getting out of town sounds appealing this weekend, consider commuting just a couple of hours West for this fest. Highlights include a grand tasting on Friday, May 10, that features more than 400 wines and freshly prepared bites, cooking demonstrations and a chocolate tasting class on Saturday, May 11, complete with eight sampling stations. Tickets for each individual event range from $20 to $50. Call 573-442-1430 for more information.

Beer-lesque: Tastings and Tassels @ Cicero's This event promises plenty of boobs and beers from Oregon's Decshutes Brewing Company. Standing room tickets cost $5 while seated tickets set you back $10. Call 314-862-0009 for more information. 9 p.m.

Saturday (May 11):

Pet Health & Wellness Fair @ Four Muddy Paws Get free samples from holistic food vendors, check out nutritional talks and more. Admission is free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mother's Day Tea @ Kitchen Conservatory This demonstation class includes the preparation of cinnamon-caramel scones, chocolate-cranberry muffins, mushroom-chive quiche, smoked chicken tea sandwiches with sun-dried tomato spread, almond shortbread, orange granita champagne cocktails and tea. $45 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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