Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Sept. 14-16

Friday (Sept. 14):

Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park Guerilla Street Food, Holy Crepe, Hot Aztec and Completely Sauced are but a few of the options available during this monthly mobile meal event. Arrive early to skip the lines, and come hungry! Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m.

Easy, Nourishing Breakfasts @ Whole Foods Market-Town and Country Learn how to jump start morning mealtime with breakfast porridge, grain-free breakfast burritos, grain-free banana pancakes and french toast with sprouted grain bread. $25 per person. Register online via the Whole Foods Market web site. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The Haunted Hunter @ Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn Lemp's latest comedy-mystery dinner features a detective story -- the tale of Billy the Spook. The meal includes soup of the day, dinner salad, a chicken entree, wine, dessert, and coffee/tea, with a cash bar available. $48.95 per person. Call 314-664-8024 for reservations. Every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 10. 7 p.m.

Saturday (Sept. 15):

14th Annual Hop in the City @ Schlafly Tap Room Try unlimited samples of over 40 different Schlafly beers during this annual brew bash. Tickets are $30 are in advance and $35 at the door. Noon to 5 p.m.

Art Uncorked: An Evening of Grape Expectations @ St. Charles City-County Library Try wine from Rolling Meadows Vineyard & Winery, Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard & Winery, Three Squirrels Winery and more. General admission tickets cost $10, and admission plus raffle ticket entry costs $25, including an event wine glass. 7 p.m.

Fiestas Patrias @ Cherokee Street Sip on margaritas and chow on fajitas, chimichangas and more during this celebration of Mexican Independence Day hosted by the Cherokee Street Latino Business Owners Association. Admission is free. Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bonjour! @ Kitchen Conservatory Chef Jean-Pierre Augé cooks up a French menu including beef ribs with sauce béarnaise, gaufrette potatoes and orange-flavored floating island with caramelized oranges. $45 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory web site. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday (Sept. 16):

Scooperbowl @ The Fountain Watch a handful of soda jerks compete in events such as world's smallest hot fudge sundae, most beautiful sundae and more. Just show up to get a taste of the action. Admission is free for this 18+ event. 2 to 4 p.m.

Food Summit @ Missouri History Museum This two-day event features workshops regarding issues of food access, food justice and community resources. Free. See the full schedule on this Missouri History Museum web site. Call 314-361-9017 for reservations. Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.

St. Charles Restaurant Week @ Main Street St. Charles Dine in St. Chuck at participating restaurants including Llywelyn's, Spiro's, Brass Rail and more. See the full list of $25 prix fixe menus at the St. Charles Restaurant Week web site.

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