Small Plates: Wednesday, 5/30

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I'm moving to a new apartment today, so this will be short and sweet. But it involves free food, so listen closely.

On Tuesday, June 5, area Chipotle locations (including the new location at the intersection of Clayton and Forsyth, which opens Thursday) will give you a free burrito, taco or salad in exchange for a non-perishable food item. The donations go to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Wine Clinic has announced that it will be offering a six-week Summer Varietal Workshop Series. In each workshop, participants will learn about -- and taste, of course -- a specific varietal: cabernet, chardonnay, syrah/shiraz, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and riesling. The series begins this Monday, June 4, at Luciano's Trattoria.

This ain't free. You pay $200 for the whole six-week course, or $45 per workshop. One of your instructors will be advanced sommelier Chris Hoel, subject of a recent feature by my colleague Kristen Hinman. Call Hoel at 314-369-8255 for more information.

EDIT: Original post incorrectly stated that the new Chipotle in Clayton opens today. It opens tomorrow, Thursday, May 31.

-Ian Froeb

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