Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Life for Life (and Lycopene) 

If you know anyone with a home garden or a CSA share, chances are you’ve been offered a tomato or ten this summer. The juicy red fruit is everywhere this time of year, and that’s a good thing -- few foods are so versatile or delicious. So it's only natural that Iron Barley (5510 Virginia Avenue; 314-351-4500), that venerable, beloved eatery tucked away on the city’s south side, makes a yearly tribute to the beloved nightshade with its Tomato Fest. Now in its eighth year, the fest finds new and exciting uses for those plump red suckers, and chef Tom Coghill always thinks big: Last year, he and his staff made the world’s largest BLT, with 600 pounds of bacon and 550 pounds of tomatoes. All this gluttony is for a good cause -- Tomato Fest is in benefit of the Lift for Life Academy. The event kicks off at 2 p.m., and local folk acts the High Dives and Boss Hall will perform throughout the day.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Related Locations

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 11, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation