Enjoy the warm weather this weekend and whet your appetite for Mardi Gras with a Soulard restaurant crawl. Check out the future home of 21st Amendment at the Centennial Beer Festival or watch us (hopefully) beat the Canadians in Olympic hockey. Whatever you prefer, we've got you covered. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump.
Friday (Feb. 21):
It may have warmed up from below-zero temperatures, but it's still not spring. Stay toasted on the rooftop bar at Three Sixty. There will be fire pits, adult hot chocolate and of course, s'mores. Even better? An ice cocktail luge and alocholic snow cones. The normal menu is also available, plus a DJ all night. From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover is $10 beginning at 10 p.m.
Check out the future home of 21st Amendment: The Brewer's Bar at this beer festival curated by Moulin's director of operations, Jason Arnold. More than 80 beers will be available for tastings -- that's a lot of ground to cover! Breweries include Main & Mill, Alpha Brewery, 4 Hands, 2nd Shift, Boulevard, Charleville, Ferguson, Kirkwood Station, Six Row and lots, lots more. There are several rounds of tastings beginning Friday at 6 p.m., so check out the full schedule here. Tickets start at $26, available here.
Llwyelyn's is opening the bar and kitchen at 10 a.m. so you can watch the U.S. Olympic hockey team (include TJ Oshie) take on Canada at 11. Get $1 off all American craft beers, plus $5 specials like a chicken sandwich with chips or a chips and pretzel basket with cheese. Admission is free (U-S-A chant required).
Ashley Kempf of Salume Beddu put together a citrusy, tangy menu for a girls-only demonstration. You'll have grapefruit fennel prosciutto salad, tagliatelle with lemon herb sauce, roasted asparagus with preserved lemons and pine nuts, roasted mushrooms with capers and garlic, caramelized oranges over ice cream and an Italian Greyhound, a pomelo Pellegrino gin cocktail. From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person, available here.
Get your Mardi Gras on for a good cause. The evening benefits Minds Eye, a nonprofit that provides reading services for the blind and print disabled. For the eleventh annual Soiree, hosted by KSDK's Mike Roberts, enjoy live music, cocktails, Cajun-inspired dinner and dessert and silent and live auctions. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person, available here.
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