First of all, you've got an excellent variety of baked goods from places like the practically perfect pastry shop La Dolce Via (we recommend the quiche and the brownies with pecans) and the Mills Apple Farm (the lovingly baked pies and giant cookies from here will stick to your ribs just fine). Then, there's Missouri-harvested shrimp (that's right, they're homegrown!) from the Storks; bacon, beef jerky and more from Hinkebein Hills; Living Springs Ranch's raw milk and fresh eggs; and fresh, organic stuffed pastas (with yummy wintry ingredients like butternut squash) and pans of lasagna from Stellina Pasta. And we almost forgot that Kuva Coffee is there to help keep you warm! All this (and other quality vendors' goods) should be more than enough reason for you to put on a brave face and head out to the GreenMarket and homemade pies should get you to rejoice all the way there! Alison Sieloff
Hungry for Soccer?
Three Fried Men can help
So, have you been to an indoor soccer game lately? If the answer is "no," this might be the week to rectify that oversight. Even if you're not sure you enjoy soccer (and if you're an American, you probably have your doubts about the "other football"), you know you enjoy live music especially songs about cannibalism. Yeah, that's right. Local roots-rock group Three Fried Men play a brief set between halves at the Steamers game, and the band has chosen to play its song "Just One More Mountain," which is about the Donner Party. You'll come for the cannibalism, but you'll stay for the goal-scoring. That's the plan anyway. Tickets are $12 to $30, and the game is at 6:35 p.m. at Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue; 314-241-1888 or www.savviscenter.net). Paul Friswold
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