In the summer months, the aroma of barbecue fills the air, and so do the sounds of the local supermarkets' commercials -- you know, the ones stating that said store won't be undersold on whole pork butts. Provisions Gourmet Market (11615 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur) is different than those big stores, but it's still bringing the butts to 'cue, at least from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today during the market's open house. Pork shoulder also will be grill-side at the cook-off, more than 50 wines will be offered for the sipping, local beers (including Ray Hill's American Lager and Griesedieck Bros.) will be poured for the tasting, and general merriment will be had at this big, free party. Now that's a sample day! For more information about the fun, call Provisions at 314-989-0020 or visit www.provisionsmarket.com.
Sat., June 23