St. Louis loves its French heritage, so naturally there are plenty of Bastille Day celebrations in store this weekend. Enjoy Maplewood's annual self-guided art tour, fill up on French macarons at Chouquette or enjoy a baguette-themed brunch at Earthbound Beer.
"Enjoy the sights and sounds of Let Them Eat Art. Featuring live art demonstrations, performances by regional musicians and kids’ activities, plus food and drink from Maplewood’s award-winning food purveyors, Let Them Eat Art serves as a celebration of the arts and a whimsical tribute to Bastille Day. There will be plenty of shopping along the way, too: Maplewood retailers will have extended hours and will offer special event-only promotions." From 6 to 11pm.
"The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis is bringing a taste of the West Coast to St. Louis with its July beer and food pairing dinner featuring LA-based Golden Road Brewing. The July menu features delicious dishes created especially for this pairing dinner by Daniel Taveggia, executive chef at The Biergarten: farro salad paired with newly available Cucumber Lime Spiked Agua Fresca; shrimp tacos paired with Mango Cart; rosemary smoked tri-tip paired with Wolf Pup Sessions and bread pudding paired with Get Up Offa that Brown." From 6:30 to 8:30pm. Tickets are $45, available here.
"Celebrate Bastille Day, Chouquette Style, with delicious desserts and fun friends. We’ll have 20 of our favorite macaron flavors on hand, decadent slices of cake and sinful French pastries. Macaron Selection for Saturday July 13th: S’more, Strawberries & Cream, Red Velvet Cake, Ruby Red Wine, Crème Brûlée, Blueberry Pie, Wedding Cake, Red Hot Riplet, Birthday Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Vietnamese Coffee, Bananas Foster, Bourbon Praline, Peach Melba, White Chocolate Passion, Nutella Butter and Jelly, Cookies & Cream, Salted Caramel, Key Lime Pie and NY Cheesecake." From 9am to 5pm.
"We invite you to celebrate the wonderful bad ass women in our industry at the first Biére De Femme held in St. Louis, MO! Biére de Femme, a 3 year running festival hosted annually in North Carolina, and we're bringing this amazing event to the Midwest! The festival features the amazing women in the beer industry, and 100% of the festival proceeds are donated back to the Pink Boots Society scholarship fund. Each brewery will be bringing one beer that is exclusive to this festival, created by the women in our industry." From 1 to 5pm. Tickets are $35, available here.
"We've teamed up with the good folks of Schlafly Beer again this year to help us out with a select group of pairings for brunch. Each of the four dishes will be created to accentuate the specifics of it's partnered beer's flavor profile. Representatives from Schlafly will be onsite with samples available to help make your brunch decision a little easier. Come join us and help celebrate Bastille Day at Brasserie! We would love to see you! The patio is waiting!" From 10am to 2pm.
"Celebrate the revolution with us at a Very Special Brunch, featuring many baguette-based food items and delightful cocktails from Ryan, our main dude! We'll listen to a bunch of Boris Vian and Carla Bruni it'll be FANTASTIQUE." From 10am to 3pm.