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Mar 27, 2017
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Stuff to do: March 2017

Port Tasting
and Dinner
March 4 – 4 to 9 p.m., Mount Pleasant Estates, 5634 High St., Augusta, 636.482.9463, mountpleasant.com

Join winemaker Colin Pennington for a tasting of five vintages of Mount Pleasant port, along with samples of tawny port and white port. After your tasting, sit down to a dinner of salad, chicken cordon bleu and turtle cheesecake. Seating available for the tasting only, or for both events. Call for reservations.

Indie Wineries Dinner
March 9 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Claverach Farm, 568 S. Lewis Road, Eureka, claverachfarm.com

Located in the farm’s historic renovated barn, this event features spring dishes made with ingredients from the surrounding fields. Each dish is paired with Italian and Slovenian wines from importer Indie Wineries. Bottles include Iuli from Piedmont, Fattoria San Lorenzo from Le Marche, Pacina from Tuscany and Tenuta la Favola and Vino di Anna of Sicily, as well as Rojac from Slovenia. Tickets available online.

St. Pat’s Bar Crawl
March 11 – noon to 10 p.m., Great Grizzly Bear, 1027 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, Facebook: Bar Crawls STL

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bar Crawls STL by roaming the pubs of Soulard. Registration starts at the Great Grizzly Bear, where participants receive wristbands providing access to six participating bars including Hammerstone’s, Duke’s and Carson’s. There is also a prize for best leprechaun costume. A portion of the proceeds support St. Patrick Center; tickets available online.

Black & Blues
March 12 – 1 to 5 p.m., The Old Bakery Beer Co., 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton, 618.463.1470, oldbakerybeer.com

Celebrate The Old Bakery Beer Co.’s second anniversary with more than 20 area breweries pouring dark, bold beers. Old Bakery debuts its anniversary beer, an Imperial stout aged in Mount Pleasant Estates tawny port barrels. Fill up on barbecue specials and rock out to blues music. Tickets available online or at the brewery.

The Art of Fried Chicken
March 24 – 6:30 p.m., Companion West St. Louis Campus, 2331 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, 314.627.5257, companionbaking.com

Join chef Cassy Vires for a hands-on class dedicated to this most comforting of comfort foods. Participants explore and taste different styles of fried chicken: cornmeal breaded, a spicy battered Memphis-style and Korean-style chicken wings. Tickets available online.

Ales For Tails Homebrew Festival
March 25 – noon to 5 p.m., American Czech Educational Center, 4690 Lansdowne Ave., St. Louis, 978.785.7486, stlpivo.com

You know your favorite breweries – now see what local homebrewers can do while also benefiting Tenth Life Cat Rescue and Needy Paws Dog Rescue. While you sip, dig into food from vendors like including STL BLT, Bombay Food Junkies, Wing Nutz and Steve’s Hot Dogs. Tickets available online.


Check out the events we are sponsoring...

Wine & Dine with Sauce Magazine

March 31 – 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Dierbergs, 1081 Lindemann Road, Des Peres

Learn new recipes and the latest culinary trends from the Sauce team at this multi-course dinner and cooking class. Managing editor Heather Hughes and art director Meera Nagarajan team up with Dierbergs’ Marianne Moore and Annie Gunn’s wine director Glenn Bardgett to showcase recipes from the magazine paired with wines. Tickets available online.

Lupulin Carnival

April 1 – noon to 4 p.m.
Midway at Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis

The annual Lupulin Carnival has a new home. 4 Hands Brewing Co. has moved its annual festival of the hop to the Midway at Union Station. Attendees enjoy unlimited pours from more than 60 local, regional and national breweries, as well as the annual release of 4 Hands War Hammer, the brewery’s Imperial IPA. Lupulin also features carnival performances, a Ferris wheel and a super slide. Tickets available online.

Cinema St. Louis Film Festivals

Weekends beginning March 10
Locations vary

Join Cinema St. Louis for two film festivals this March. The Robert Classic French Film Festival takes place at Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium weekends from March 10 to 26. The 10th annual QFest showcasing LGBTQ voices and culture takes place at .ZACK from March 29 to April 2. Full film schedules and tickets available online.

Makers Ball

April 21 – 6 to 11 p.m.
The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s, 1600 N. Broadway, St. Louis

Celebrate the local artists at Craft Alliance’s annual Makers Ball. Enjoy live art demos, a multicourse meal from chef Nick Miller and a late-night party, Crafted Confections, featuring Bissinger’s chocolates paired with local spirits like The Big O and Pinckney Bend. Tickets available online.

A Tasteful Affair

April 23 – 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N. Second St., St. Louis

Sample fare from more than two dozen area restaurants and chefs to benefit Food Outreach. Enjoy bites from eateries like Southern, Mission Taco Joint, West End Grill & Pub and Serendipity and dance to live music with Samba Bom. Tickets available online.

Restaurant Week on The Hill

May 1 to 7
The Hill, St. Louis

Indulge in an old favorite or try something new at Restaurant Week. From Anthonino’s Taverna to Mona’s, a dozen restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus starting at $25. Additional donations can be made to KidSmart St. Louis.

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