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Friday, August 19, 2011

Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: August 19-21

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Friday (August 19):

Breakfast for Bikers @ Kaldi's Coffeehouse Hosted by Shift Your Commute, free coffee and breakfast is available for cyclists.

Around the World Wine Dinner @ Missouri Botanical Gardens Pairing each course with a different wine, chefs from Catering St. Louis will create a Greek menu. Courses include assorted appetizers; braised leeks and feta in phyllo; baby eggplant stuffed with ground lamb and olive oil-poached stone bass. Call 314-577-0200 for reservations. $55. 6:30 p.m.

Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Avenue) Sauce Magazine sponsors this monthly meet-up of food trucks including the likes of Schlafly, Papa Tom's Gateway Dog House, Sarah's Cake Stop and more. 5 to 8 p.m.

Pig Roast @ Broadway Oyster Bar Pork, roasted and served several different ways along with many sauces, is available in addition to the restaurant's regular Cajun-creole and seafood menu. Friday and Saturday.

Saturday (August 20):

Sample Days @ Ferguson Farmers Market Kamp's Peach Orchard provides samples at 10 a.m., Ferguson Cycling Club offers bike cleanings and safety checks from 8 a.m. to noon, and Boeing Jazz Band provides live music from 9 to 11 a.m. Free.

Grow Your Own Garlic @ Schlafly Bottleworks Schlafly gardener Jack Petrovic, along with his assistant gardener, Nolan Kowalski, will educate participants about the differences in garlic; how and when to plant; what to plant and why; and how to care for, harvest, cure, store and braid garlic. Free. 10 a.m. to noon.

Watson Business Association Trivia Night @ Epiphany Gym This event to benefit Watson's streetscape offers 50/50 games, a silent auction and, of course, trivia. There is a cash prize for first place and gift certificates from Stellina and Chris' Pancake House for second and third place. Coolers are welcome, light snacks are provided, and beer, wine and soda are available for purchase. Call 314-256-1600 for reservations. $50 per person or $150 for a table of ten. 7 p.m.

Superhero Pub Crawl @ Soulard bars Show up with fellow weirdos in your super hero or super villain costume and hit up the likes of the Shanti and Llywelyn's Pub for a night of super debauchery. 9 p.m.

Sunday (August 21):

Urban Assault Ride @ Forest Park Langenberg Field This self-proclaimed "biggest bicycle scavenger hunt series in the nation" features a succession of obstacle-course-laden checkpoints located city-wide with an after-party chock full of New Belgium beers and prizes at the finish line. Register online for the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride by Friday at 4 p.m. $60. 9 a.m.

Splash'n'Soul @ The Royale DJ Ryan Katastrophe spins classic R&B on the patio for this Joplin fundraiser, featuring a sprinkler park, dancing, drinks, food, snow cones and a one-time kids' menu. $5 cover per family, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the United Way. 2 to 5 p.m.

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