This weekend features several pop ups serving everything from donuts to tacos, in addition to a giant cocktail party and a benefit for local flood victims.
Dough Joe's Pop Up at Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co.
In honor of National Donut Day, Dough Joe's will be popping up inside the Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. location at 3900 Laclede St. The menu includes both yeast-raised donuts in flavors like chocolate mocha and matcha-white chocolate and old-fashioned donuts in flavors including creamsicle and strawberry rhubarb, as well as Mini Joneuts. From 7am to sold out.
Enjoy a Craft Republic happy hour at Crispy Edge, the potsticker-themed restaurant in Tower Grove South. From 5 to 7pm.
"TIKI PARTY TONIGHT! PokeDoke will be serving Hawaiian Food & we'll be doing the fanciest tiki drinks we know. Luau music & tiki torches; starlit patio & dancing to the gods of summer. We are gonna dress up and you can too. Unticketed, kid friendly, dogs allowed on the patio. Mahalo." From 5:30pm to close. Free to attend; food and drink available for purchase.
Dan Brewer (formerly of MOFU Tofu) and Sarah Morrissey present a taco pop up at Blueprint Coffee's South City location. Dishes, served on handmade corn tortillas, include blue corn tostadas with baby squash, eggplant sikil p'ak and olive oil; taco frito with potato, roasted poblano, epazote, squash blossom and roasted tomato; beet-chorizo tacos with pepitas; cauliflower tacos with avocado tehina and salsa macha; and mushroom tacos with mole verde. Blueprint will be handling the drinks, which include a caramelized tomatillo shrub; sandia spritz and aguas frescas in flavors like pineapple, banana and grapefruit. From 6 to 9pm. Free to attend; food and drink available for purchase.
"Craft beer lovers and craft vendors unite at SUMMERMARKT every 2nd Saturday April through August. Enjoy live music, food specials and UCBC bier at the free market while you peruse the wares of 20-plus local artisans and artists at the Midtown Brewery & Biergarten. Vendors will be indoors and outdoors, so when the dog days of summer arrive, you can beat the heat and shop for unique locally made products." From 11am to 4pm. Free to attend; food and drink available for purchase.
"In honor of World Gin Day we are having event at Olio featuring samplings and cocktails made with all of our gin offerings! The following cocktails will be available for $10 each: 'Don’t Be So Old Fashioned" (1220 Barrel Aged Gin, amaro, orange, lemon), 'Love Buzz' (1220 Spring Gin, honey, violet, sage, lime), 'Daiquris Are So 2016' (1220 Origin Gin, vanilla, lime, salers, orange flower water). We look forward to celebrating World Gin Day with you at Olio who makes some of the best cocktails in town!" From 4 to 7pm.
"Join us on the streets of the Central West End for our 4th Annual CWE Cocktail Party! The CWE is home to what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell Boulevard. Each year, the CWE pays tribute to this very important anniversary and celebrates the neighborhood history in style! With our beautiful tree-lined streets as the backdrop, enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available for purchase from more than a dozen CWE bars and restaurants. Get ready to mingle, dance, sample and sip! Grab your friends and family for a fun-filled evening, featuring live music, aerial performers, fire dancers, unicyclists, photo booths, cotton candy and more!" From 5 to 10pm. Free to attend; food and drink available for purchase.
"Sample Soulard Sunday provides yet another perfect reason to gather friends and eat, drink, explore across historic Soulard. 25+ bars and restaurants are set to participate in the annual event (offering dozens of delicious options - as well as beautiful summer patios on which to nosh them). Participants include 1860 Saloon, Big Daddy's, Carson's, Chava's, D's Place, Duke's, EPIC Pizza & Subs, The Good Luck Bar & Grill, Great Grizzly Bear, Hammerstone's, Henry's, The Island, Joanie's Pizzeria, Llywelyn's, Mission Taco Joint, Molly's, The Joint, Pieces, Social House, The Sweet Divine, Twisted RAnCh, The Wood Shack, Four Strings, The Cat's Meow, Big Daddy's, Bogart's Smokehouse and Oaked. Plus, special deals at neighborhood businesses including The Porch Wine & Gift Boutique, Medusa's Salon, Morgan Ford Spas, Grand Cru, Eclectic Taste and Island Life Yoga & Nutrition. Sample Soulard Sunday benefits Soulard Business Association, as well as Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis. 10% of all ticket sales will benefit Habitat and their mission to build homes, communities and most of all, hope." From 11am to 5pm. Tickets, which include six food tastings, one drink ticket and a souvenir mug, are $25, available here.
"Several local businesses have partnered to throw a Flood Relief Party at The Old Bakery Beer Company on Sunday, June 9. 100% of proceeds from the event will be donated to American Red Cross, which is assisting with flood relief efforts in some of the hardest hit areas, such as Calhoun & Jersey Counties. Tickets are on sale now for $25, which will get you sweets & snacks and 3 drink tickets thanks to donations from all of the generous event partners, including Bluff City Grill, Post Commons, Strange Donuts, Eckert's, Poputopia, Gentelin's, Lucianna's Pastries, The Old Bakery Beer Company, and My Just Desserts! You will also enjoy live music from Darrius Spangler, Rory Morse, The Mindframes, and Big George Jr. and the NGK Band!" From noon to 4pm. Tickets are $25, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Red Cross.
"Join us and 4 Hands Brewing Company on Sunday, June 9, for the Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 watch party! We will have the game on the big screen, and 4 Hands will be in the house. Your first 4 Hands beer will include a special glass that you get to keep, and all refills will be a dollar off! Draft list TBD, but there's gonna be some fun stuff! Come early and stay late, and LET'S GO BLUES!" From 6 to 11:30pm.