Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: January 27-January 29

Jan 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Friday (Jan. 27):

Oyster and Crab Leg Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar Enjoy Gulf oysters at the peak of their sweet goodness in addition to crab legs from Alaska in special dishes such as barbecue adobo oysters, thai sesame oysters, fried crab stuffed oysters and dungeness crab. Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28.

Third Annual Clayton Restaurant Week @ Clayton fine dining restaurants Catch the tail end of this week-long way to sample plenty of Clayton's finest eateries through Sunday, Jan. 29. 20 restaurants including Bar Napoli, Cardwell's Mad Tomato, Tani Sushi Bistro and more feature 3 course meals for only $25. Visit the Clayton Restaurant week Web site for menus, hours and reservations.

Port Day @ a computer near you The Center for Wine Origins hosts an inaugural social media event focusing on port wine. Participate by blogging, tweeting, post and sharing thoughts with the #PortDay hashtag to learn more about this unique wine from Portugal.

Saturday (Jan. 28):

Fête de Glace @ Main Street in St. Charles This festival of ice features ice carving competitions between groups as well as individuals. Vote for your favorites over a cup of hot cocoa. Free. Contests start at 9:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

STLVegGirl: Don't let this year's Super Bowl be a Super Gut Wrecker! class @ Whole Foods - Galleria Caryn Dugan presents plenty of fare to please football fans without all the added fat. The class costs $25. Call 314-968-7744 for reservations. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Freeze-Que @ Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen The St. Louis BBQ Society hosts a winter BBQ competition featuring two categories: pork ribs and chili. Samples are available for a $15 donation. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Louis Printers Beer Tasting @ The American Czech Center O'Fallon Brewery hosts a tasting event featuring seven O'Fallon Brewery products and twenty three other brands from local and national beer distributors. Tickets, available online or at the door, cost $30 and include a complimentary commemorative glass, attendance prizes and snacks, with food available to purchase. 1 to 5 p.m.

Fourth Annual Centennial Beer Festival @ Moulin at Vin de Set Proud beer bellies can behold a day of intense brew worship at this tasting that aims to conquer the vast world of local, regional and international beers. Admission prices range from $30 to $40. Visit the Centennial Beer Festival Web site for additional information. Sessions are available from 2 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m.

Schlafly Gardenworks Winter Garden Event @ Schlafly Bottleworks' Crown Room Learn to grow your own vegetables as Schlafly gardeners Jack Petrovic and Nolan Kowalski host a free crash course on urban gardening to prep planters for spring sprouting. The event is free with limited seating, so arrive early! 7 p.m.

Sunday (Jan. 29):

Sloup 23 @ Various participating locations Sloup, a local monthly soup dinner that helps to raise funds for artistic projects, hosts its 23rd event, featuring multiple venues across the city simultaneously volunteering their soup cookery skills for the cause. Each meal costs $10 a person, with proceeds to benefit the chosen proposal. Visit the Sloup Web site for details on locations and how to reserve a seat.