Stuff to do: May 2017
Food Truck Friday
May 12 – 4 to 8 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.8004, saucefoodtruckfriday.com
It’s back! Gather your friends, grab a picnic blanket and head to Tower Grove Park to kick off the sixth annual Food Truck Friday season. More than 20 trucks join the festivities, including Frankly Sausages, K-Bop, Seoul Taco and Vincent Van Doughnut. Sip local pours from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Noboleis Vineyards while you enjoy live music from Steve Ewing. This year, save time and skip the line – buy Speed Passes online and pick them up at the Sauce tent!
Downtown Kirkwood Mayfest
May 13 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Kirkwood Business District, Kirkwood, 314.822.0084, downtownkirkwood.com
Take Mom out on the town during Mother’s Day weekend in Kirkwood. Festive happenings take place all day, including food and drink specials at participating restaurants like Kirkwood Station Brewing Co., Bar Louie, Billy G’s and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment and explore the Artists in Bloom Art Show & Sale at Kirkwood Station Plaza. A complete listing of events and participating vendors is available online.
Meat and Poultry Fabrication and Cookery
May 13 – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., L’Ecole Culinaire, 9811 S. Forty Drive, Ladue, 314.587.2433, lecole.edu
Take the next step in your culinary education and delve into finer points of handling large cuts of meat and whole birds in this hands-on class. Get tips on butchering, breaking down and cooking techniques for top butt beef, pork loin rack, whole chicken and duck. Register online.
May 13 – noon to 4 p.m., participating locations, St. Louis, ciaostl.com
Embark on a self-guided wine tasting excursion on The Hill. Sample vino from the portfolios of A. Bommarito Wines and Venezia Imports, plus food samples from participating venues including J. Viviano & Sons, DiGregorio’s Italian Market, Favazza’s, Amighetti’s Bakery & Café and Bertarelli Cutlery. Tickets available online.
South Grand International Dine Around
May 18 – 5 to 10 p.m., South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, 314.772.5750, southgrand.org
Explore one of St. Louis’ most diverse neighborhoods during the International Dine Around. Each of your five tickets can be redeemed at nearly 20 restaurants like Guerrilla Street Food, The King & I, Sheesh and Meskerem for a special small plate, dessert or drink. Tickets available online or day-of at Ritz Park.
St. Louis Ribfest
May 26 – 5 to 10 p.m., May 26 and 27 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., May 29 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., January-Wabash Memorial Park, 501 N. Florissant Road, Ferguson, 314.625.3998, Facebook: STL Ribfest
Local barbecue favorites like Mi-Hungry Catering & BBQ, Capitalist Pig and Andrew’s Bayou Ribs, as well as national notables like Blazin’ Broncos from Florida, offer meaty wares for purchase at this four-day festival. Each day begins with an Army color guard and rocks on with smoked meats and live music. The event benefits veterans and the Nehemiah Program, which supports housing and business development in Ferguson and surrounding communities.