From a dinner highlighting in-season tomatoes to a feast held on a working rooftop farm, this weekend is full of plenty one-of-a-kind dining experiences.
"Its time for another Broadway Oyster Bar Food Festival! This month's Food Fest is everything Po'Boys & Tacos! Our team of Chefs are busy creating a great assortment of Po'Boys & Tacos to choose from that you can enjoy! We will also have our regular menu available throughout both days as always!" Friday from 5 to 11pm and Saturday from noon to 11pm. Free admission, food and drink available for purchase.
"The tomatoes are ripe and we're putting them to good use! Join us for a special dinner service featuring a selection of our Italian-American favorites. And wine... there will be wine." Seatings start at 6:30pm. Reservations can be made through Resy.
Kids Pick Free at Eckert’s Farms
"Apple season is on the horizon, but Gala Apples are making an early appearance. What better to celebrate a healthy start to our busiest season than by sharing the fruits of our labor. So, on August 17 and 18, kids (12-and-under) can enjoy picking Gala Apples for free at the Belleville & Grafton Farms with paid field admission. Field admission is $2 per person. The free pick-your-own bags hold between 4-5 pounds of apples. Pick Your Own Gala Apples are regularly $1.89 per pound."
"Ladies, there are dozens of us. More than dozens. We love to drink beer, but breweries and bars are usually full of dudes. So let's change that for a couple hours and get together to eat brunch potstickers from Crispy Edge, have coffee from Ursa Minor Coffee, get art from Lucky Bean Studio, and have our cards read by Sarah's Tarot. And not to mention, beer. Let's drink beer." From 11am to 3pm.
"Come peep the Big Heart HQ (you know you wanna) and score some super fly deals on tea while you're at it. We'll be offering up deep discounts on single blend cases (8 boxes each), Signature Line bundles (7 boxes, 1 of each blend), Malawi #413 Iced Tea, and more. If you blow through tea like whoa, this is the sale for you. And to make sure it's a real good party...shop curated goods from select local makers, including Butter Love by L.C., Mahnal Jewelry, YellowTree Clay and May's Place. Tour the space and see where the magic happens! Taste some of our favorite summer tea recipes––all by your favorite baristas and bartenders from around town - Sardella Osteria, Yellowbelly, The Mud House. Our rotating recipe workshops will happen throughout the day (time slots TBA). From noon to 4pm.
"Rock The Hops returns to Downtown Alton, IL. A celebration of music, art, and craft beer. Enjoy 40+ craft beer samplings with a commemorative tasting glass from: Earthbound, Narrow Gauge, Rockwell, The Old Bakery Beer Co., 4 Hands, Peel Brewing, Brick River Cider, Six Mile Bridge, Good News Brewing, Big Muddy, Two Plumbers, Recess, 4204 Main Street, Old Herald, Heavy Riff, Urban Chestnut, Grafton Winery, Third Wheel Brewing, and more! Over 25 musical performances and over 30 Visual Artists, Makers, and Vendors. Free shuttles!" From 2 to 8pm. Tickets are $30, available here.
"Join us to celebrate our first year of serving ice cream in the Benton Park neighborhood. Free mini cupcakes and free baked dog treats while supplies last." From 5 to 9pm.
"You are invited to Welcome Neighbor STL's very first supper club featuring cuisine from West and Central Africa on August 17, 2019 at MaTovu. We are excited to share food, culture, and stories from Congo, Burkina Faso, and the Ivory Coast. These meals present an opportunity for immigrant families to share knowledge and skills unique to them. It is also an opportunity for us to get a glimpse into their culture. These fundraising efforts can set them on a path of greater independence and confidence in their lives here in the USA." From 6 to 8pm. Reserve your seat here.
"Taste the FOOD ROOF flavors with Chef David Kirkland of Turn, who has been committed to bringing local food to the St Louis restaurant scene for many years! Enjoy this exquisite multi-course menu with beverage pairings and live music while taking in the sunset and spectacular views of downtown St. Louis. Our Harvest Dinners celebrate local food systems fostering interactive relationships between people, their food, and nature. Thank you to our dinner series sponsor Change, Incorporated, for making this event possible." From 7 to 9:30pm. Tickets are $115, available here.
"Great Stuff! Local Makers! Come have a beer and get gorgeous things from the people making them! ncluding: Green Earth Art Company, Feral Deer Medicine, Theresa Williams Art, Sewn Portraits, Butter Love by LC, Damn Girl, Long Beard Print Shop, Squaresville Goods, Mister Finley Pet Bakery, STL Rocks, AJRcreations, Ornery Oma, Love Rocks by Janet and more!" From noon to 4pm.