Enjoy the weather this weekend at outdoor fests in Chesterfield, on South Grand Boulevard and Cherokee Street.
"The 14th-annual Taste of St. Louis is the ultimate food experience, being held Sept. 14 to 16 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The event is free to the public and features 30-plus restaurants on Synergy Wealth Solutions' Restaurant Row, the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale, Kids’ Kitchen, the Marketplace and, new in 2018: the Dessert & Bubbly Bar! Visit tastestl.com and follow along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TASTESTL." Friday, from 4 to 10pm; Saturday, from 11am to 10pm; and Sunday, from 11am to 7pm. Admission is free.
"Join us for the 20th annual HOP in the City Saturday, September 15 at the Schlafly Tap Room. HOP showcases Schlafly’s passion for innovation, technique and execution of different beer styles. Join us to sample more than 40 styles and six specialty tappings. From hopped-up IPAs and wood-aged beers to traditional ales and lagers, there’s something for hopheads, casual beer drinkers and everyone in between. Founding Brewer and Gong Master Stephen Hale will be ringing in several of our specialty tappings with his variety of costumes. Enjoy live music and a special menu of festival fare from our brewpub. Doors open at 11am with tastings beginning at noon." Tickets are $35 per person, available here.
"Join us for the inaugural 2018 Love Beer Fest where you can Explore your craft beer curiosity and enjoy your classic lagers! We’re serving up a special selection of over 100 beers from more than 15 of our breweries across the country! Enjoy limited edition beers and new beers from Breweries that are not yet available in St. Louis! Book your seat at the table for finest beer & food pairings, live musical performances, a Grant’s Farm inspired petting zoo, yard games, face painting and so much more for the family! On-site you will see be able to immerse yourself and sample beers from Elysian Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery, Goose Island, Virtue Ciders, Kona Brewery, Golden Road and get introduced to Devils Backbone of Virginia, Karbach Brewery from Houston and Four Peaks from Arizona. Also on-hand will be your hometown favorites. Take a trip through Bud Light’s Medieval World, including The Pit of Misery and an appearance by The Bud Light Knight. Hop on the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Sun Deck for some Golden Hour Yoga after you finish putting on the Michelob Ultra green. Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Estrella Jalisco, featuring a delicious tacos from Mission Taco, and then jam out to live music with Budweiser and try the newly released Budweiser Copper Lager. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th! And stay tuned for live updates and announcements on all things Love Beer Fest 2018." Saturday, from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free.
"South Grand Fall Fest returns to St. Louis on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The annual event, now in its fifth year, will include more than 50 retail vendors and community organizations, as well as craft activities perfect for families. During South Grand Fall Fest, businesses located on the boulevard will offer varying specials, discounts and entertainment. Craft activities will feature hands-on DIY activities from art experts like Artscope and Tower Grove East Prep Academy. While this is aimed at families, at least one project will be for grown-up crafters who would like to get creative during the festival. Games will include outdoor favorites for attendees of all ages such as gigantic Jenga, life-sized Connect Four, jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe and more. South Grand Fall Fest attendees can enjoy shopping and dining options located on Juniata Street, Connecticut Street, Wyoming Street and Humphrey Street off of South Grand Boulevard, as well as ongoing entertainment in Ritz Park." From 11am to 8pm. Admission is free.
"St. Louis’ premier destination for globally inspired elevated cuisine is thrilled to partner with Rada Linke of Mastrojanni Winery for a special wine pairing dinner on Saturday, September 15. The evening will include an exquisite four-course menu expertly prepared by Chef Ben Grupe paired with the wines of one of Brunello’s premier wine producers including 2012 Brunello and 2012 Vigna Loreto among others. The exceptional evening inspired by the spirit of Tuscany will consist of two seatings at 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. with tickets priced at $150 per person. Limited seating is still available, and reservations can be made by contacting email@example.com."
"Come and celebrate Mexican and Latin American Independence! Enjoy live music, dancing, contests, authentic food, art and vendors. Restaurants include Mariscos on Cherokee, G-Burritos, La Vallesana, Restaurante Eli and more." From 12 to 10pm. Admission is free.
"One Day Only! Frozen Dessert Pop-Up will be the first of its kind gracing the ANEW Test Kitchen. A unique experience created by St. Louis chef Léna J, this last taste of summer event will focus solely on her line of sorbets, ice creams, and frozen treats. New flavors will join signatures and crowd favorites like the Mixed Berry + Peach Mango Sorbet. The 9/15 pop-up at ANEW will also offer an exclusive: the Chef Léna frozen original that started it all... Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream. (Yes, you read that correctly!) It’s the perfect blend of a creamy vanilla + sweet potato ice cream with pieces of orange-brown sugar pie crust, cinnamon + a secret spice blend, and small chunks of baked sweet potato. Frozen Dessert Pop-Up ticketholders will get to indulge in a choice of three (3) scoops of a single sorbet or ice cream, or a three-flavor combination. Chef Léna J. currently operates Doré as a catering company offering a variety of cuisines for all types of occasions. More than a culinary event for a single chef, this Doré pop-up is for fellow chefs who do more than the typical baked goods, or serve only savory items. A percentage of proceeds from this special event will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBSEMO) for its work with young people, volunteers, and families." From 12 to 6pm. Tickets are $10 per person, available here.
"Enjoy a fun afternoon touring St. Louis' urban distilleries. Grab some friends and come along as we bike to Spirits of St. Louis Distillery at Square One Brewery & Distillery, StilL 630 Distillery, 1220 Spirits and Soulard Island Spirits at Gran Cru Cigars Soulard. Beginning in Lafayette Square at 1pm. we'll cruise downtown to Still 630 for the opening round cocktail, from there the ride heads to Soulard for specialty rum drink at Gran Cru then to 4 Hands for a artisan cocktail from 1220 Spirits then return to Square One Brewery & Distillery for our final stop. You'll be able to purchase a bottle of any of the fine crafted spirits while on your ride. Snacks/small plates are provided at all the stops." Tickets are $30 per person, available here, which include a drink at each distillery.
"It’s the 21st-annual Chefs in a Garden at the St. Louis Science Center’s GROW Exhibit. This special night is all about “science fare,” bringing together the top St. Louis chefs, ingredients from local gardens and the wonder of the Science Center. Enjoy an evening of good food for a good cause as you support the mission of raising gardens to raise better communities. And while you’re there, learn about the incredible science behind growing food. It’s the perfect opportunity to feed your mind and body." From 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $150 per person, available here.
"It's time for the 2nd Annual Gezellig Open Disc Golf Tournament and Beer Festival! This is a hybrid disc golf doubles tournament and beer festival featuring 18 breweries. There will be a different brewery at each tee sampling beer, and participants will drink that beer while playing the hole. This year we will feature Advanced, Intermediate, and Rec divisions for men as well as Advanced and Rec divisions for women. Beer-themed prize packs for 1st and 2nd place in each division. We will have food available for purchase at the pavilion after the tourney where we will announce winners, hold a ring of fire, and hand out prizes. $50 per player. Participants will receive a players pack with a commemorative shirt, custom-stamped Innova disc, tasting glass, and various schwag, and of course beer samples at each hole. This year we are also adding a spectator option for $25. Spectators will receive a tasting glass and be able to follow their friends/significant others through the course and get their own beer samples at each hole." Tickets are $50 for participants or $25 for spectators, available here.