Stuff to do: February 2017
Left For Dead Dinner
Feb. 8 – 6:30 p.m., Gamlin Whiskey House, 236 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, 314.875.9500, gamlinwhiskeyhouse.com
Waste not at the Left for Dead Dinner at Gamlin Whiskey House. This spirited event features a three-course dinner. Each course is paired with cocktails created with J. Rieger & Co.’s Left for Dead, a unique whiskey-like spirit made with discarded mash from Boulevard Brewing Co. Tickets available online or at the restaurant.
Feb. 9 – 6 to 9 p.m., Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314.577.5100, mobot.org
Take in MOBOT’s orchid displays along with live music and tastings from local wineries and breweries, including Augusta Winery, Montelle Winery, Earthbound Beer, Modern Brewery and Spirits of St. Louis Distillery. Admission includes a complimentary cocktail, and there will also be a cash bar and small plates for purchase. Tickets available online.
Chocolate & Whiskey Pairing
Feb. 6 and 10 – 7 to 9 p.m., Larder & Cupboard, 7310 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.300.8995, Facebook: Larder & Cupboard
Step aside, wine. Pair decadent chocolate treats from Kakao with whiskeys from all over the world. Nibble sweets paired with Kansas City-based J. Rieger’s whiskey, Missouri Spirits’ bourbon, Chicago-based Koval millet whiskey, scotch and more. Tickets available online.
Transit Crush 2017
Feb. 16 – 5:15 to 9:30 p.m., Central West End MetroBus Center, St. Louis, 314.231.7272, cmt-stl.org/transit-crush-2017
Citizens for Modern Transit invites city-dwellers on a bar crawl. Hop on the No. 95 bus and head to The Royale to start things off, then ride to Gelateria Del Leone for a sweet treat. The night ends at Blank Space, where participants jump on the No. 73 bus to Union Station. Register online and purchase food and drinks at the stops.
Centennial Beer Festival
Feb. 17 – 6 to 9 p.m. and Feb. 18 – 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., Moulin Events, 2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.4949, centennialbeerfestival.com
Around 40 local and regional breweries like Charleville Brewing Co., Main & Mill Brewing Co. and Destihl Brewing Co. pour samples of more than 200 beers at the ninth annual Centennial Beer Festival. Grab tickets online for one of three sessions and peruse the schedule of additional events before the festival, including a five-course brewmaster dinner and a homebrewing competition.
Hot Wing Eating Contest
Feb. 21 – 6 to 8 p.m. Hammerstone’s, 2028 S. Ninth St., St. Louis, 314.773.5565, hammerstones.net
At this long-running competition, participants down 3 pounds of wings and a pitcher of Kräftig beer. The top three finishers take home a cash prize. Those who don’t want to compete can order the Spectator’s Special: the same amount of wings and beer – with the option to share among friends. Sign up at the event.