There's something for every food lover this weekend, whether its beer, cupcakes, po' boys, or Indian food. Celebrate Diwali at the St. Louis County Library or celebrate New Orleans at the Best of BOB Festival at Broadway Oyster Bar. Check out the rest of our food-related recommendations after the jump.
Friday (Nov. 8)
Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway; 314-621-8811) has tons of festivals throughout the year, like the Po' Boy Fest, the Crawfish Fest, the Crab Fest and of course, Mardi Gras -- and that's not even half of them. This weekend, though, BOB is celebrating with the most popular picks from the year's festivals. Try Odobo oysters, Crawfish pistolettes, crab-stuffed prawns or an alligator po' boy. Enjoy the usual live music all weekend long, too. Admission is free. Friday, at 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College is holding a food drive to benefit Gateway 180, a nonprofit that provides services to homeless women and children and families in the area. Bring a canned food to donate and then try out one (or all) of the six food trucks parked there: Completely Sauced, Guerrilla Street Food, Sarah's Meltdown, Sarah's Cake Shop, Slice of the Hill and Bombay Food. Admission is a can of food; food truck items available for purchase. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
"Soulard Farmers' Market is still going strong and is without a doubt the largest and most eclectic market in the region -- you can buy everything from a sack of apples to a new pair of sunglasses. This is truly an iconic spot...The days and hours of operation are a bit confusing: Wednesday through Saturday, the Grand Hall, or the central inside shops, are open, along with a smattering of outside vendors (varies daily), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the afternoon hours usually offering the best options."
Bissell presents its annual Christmas show, the interactive murder mystery A Christmas Killing. Shows are available on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from now through December. The cost per seat is $52.95 per person and includes a four-course meal with entree options such as an eight-ounce New York strip and baked white fish with an almondine sauce. Call 314-533-9830 for reservations.
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