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3rd Annual Clayton Craft on Tap Pushed Back to September

3rd Annual Clayton Craft on Tap Pushed Back to September

September Tasting Event Bringing Craft Brewers to Clayton

Clayton, MO/August 7, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – There are festivals and dining events all year long across the St. Louis area.  One of the newer celebrations of the area’s burgeoning craft brewing scene is the Clayton Craft on Tap event.  Now in its third year, the event brings beer lovers and artisan brewers together in downtown Clayton for an afternoon of tasting and fun.  Tasting events like this give brewers a chance to introduce their beers to consumers and connoisseurs, and it gives beer nerds and newbies the chance to try something fresh and new.  The first two Craft on Tap events in downtown Clayton were held in August.  This year’s event has been pushed back from its original August 20th date, and is now set for Saturday, September 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The annual Craft on Tap festival began as the result of a partnership between the City of Clayton and local the Craft Beer Cellar (8113 Maryland Ave) which specializes in packaged craft beer from St. Louis and elsewhere.  Additional sponsors have signed on, including Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and Grey Eagle Distributors.  The festival will feature samples from more than two-dozen brewers, including:

10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Blue Point Brewing Co.
Breckenridge Brewery
Elysian Brewing
Golden Road Brewing
Goose Island Beer Co.
Kona Brewing Co.
Odell Brewing Co.
O’Fallon Brewery
Old Bakery Beer Co.
Perennial Artisan Ales
Public House Brewing Co.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Virtue Cider

Additional names are added each week as more local brewers sign up to participate.

This year’s event will also feature food from local restaurants and several of St. Louis favorite food trucks and music from the popular cover band Whiskey Dixon (http://www.whiskeydixon.com/index.html).

Tickets are on sale now, with a limited number available.  General admission is $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the event.  General admission tickets include unlimited tastings and a commemorative glass.  VIP tickets are $50 and give you all that, plus early admission (12:30 p.m.) and the chance to taste some exclusive VIP beer offerings.  Designated Drivers get in for $10. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at: http://claytoncraftontap.ezregister.com/.

LouFest 2017 Will Bring Some Big Names to Forest Park

LouFest 2017 Will Bring Some Big Names to Forest Park

Weezer, Huey Lewis & the News Among LouFest 2017 Lineup

St. Louis, MO/May 14, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) LouFest 2017 – Summer music festivals have been a seasonal tradition in St. Louis for decades.  The city has offered residents everything from free symphony concerts in the park to day-long jam-fests that filled old Busch stadium.  LouFest continues in that tradition, with its eighth annual festival in Forest Park.  More than a concert, LouFest offers a two-day cultural experience bringing about 30 national acts to four stages, plus food, drink and more.  Listen Live Entertainment, which produces the festival has announced a partial lineup of acts who will play this year’s festival.

According to LouFest officials, the national acts headlining this year will include:

Weezer
Cage the Elephant
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Huey Lewis and the News
Marian Hill
Lizzo
Lecrae
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Hippo Campus
The Record Company
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Mondo Cozmo
Noname
Future Thieves

As is the annual custom at LouFest, several popular local acts will also perform. The list of local performers includes:

Mvstermind
Jack Grelle
18 and Counting & the Only Ensemble
Beth Bombara
Mathias & the Pirates
Starwolf

Other names taking the stage include Ron Gallo, Jonny P, Harts, Jess Nolan, and Chris Bandi.  Additional acts will be announced May 30.  Festival organizers say they must hold off on naming them because of exclusivity clauses in some performers’ contracts.  There are also plans to honor St. Louis native Chuck Berry, who died in March.  Details will be made public at a later date, but officials say they plan their tribute to Berry will be something that lasts well beyond this summer’s festival.

LouFest 2017 will offer a lot more than music to festival goers.  The Market Square will showcase local artists.  The Nosh Pit celebrates St. Louis’ culinary excellence.  Festival organizers are still accepting applications from local restaurants and food vendors.  Also around the park, festival goers will find the Shock Top Beer Garden, featuring local and regional favorites from Faust and Shock Top to Goose Island Beer Company.  There will also be games and limited seating in the beer garden.  And the Cupcake Vineyards Truck will back this year, offering free samples and contests with a chance to win prizes.  Starbucks will be handing out samples of their coffee and protein doubleshot.  Whole Foods Market will team up with local makers, Perennial, to offer demonstrations on turning old t-shirts into reusable totes, festival headbands, and more.  There’s even a kids’ area.  LouKidz will offer family-friendly activities include music (daily performances by Robot+Bike), dancing, crafts, face painting and more from noon to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Unlike many of the summer concerts offered in St. Louis’ public venues, LouFest isn’t free.  Tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday.  A general admission ticket for the two-day event will set you back $95.  Kids 12 and under are admitted free with each paid adult.  One-day tickets will be available soon.  This year there are two tiers of VIP tickets.  The standard two-day VIP tickets are $350 and included shaded seating, complimentary food and drinks (including beer, wine, and specialty libations), reserved (air conditioned) restrooms, VIP parking (must purchase two VIP tickets), a VIP Lounge, and gourmet happy hour.  If that isn’t special enough, starting this year Platinum Tickets are available for $750.  The new Platinum Ticket includes a private lounge, private onstage viewing areas, complimentary catered meals and beverages, onsite concierge, and more.  Platinum Ticket holders will spend less time standing in line thanks to private entrances and exits.  Platinum VIP parking with shuttle service is also included.

This year’s LouFest at Forest Park will be Saturday and Sunday, September 9 – 10.  Festival gates open each day at 11:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m.  For more information about this year’s event, including purchasing tickets and a list of what can be brought onto festival grounds and what can’t (no coolers), see the official LouFest 2017 website.  If you still have questions, contact [email protected].

Get Ready to Celebrate the 9th Annual Taste of Maplewood 

Get Ready to Celebrate the 9th Annual Taste of Maplewood

Come Out For a Fun Time at the 2017 Taste of Maplewood Street Festival

MAPLEWOOD, MO/May 10, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Along with springtime comes enjoyable festivals and one that’s just around the corner is the 2017 Taste of Maplewood Street Festival.  The annual event is a culmination of Maplewood and Richmond Heights’ most prominent restaurants, their unique specialty stores, and some of their most cherished boutiques.
In its ninth year, this exciting event is diverse and unique, shining a spotlight on the culture and character of the businesses in the area.  The Taste of Maplewood Street Festival is the perfect event for shoppers, food aficionados and music lovers!  Restaurants will be selling their popular foods and drinks, and boutiques will be presenting their merchandise on the street and under tents.

In addition, attendees will enjoy live entertainment on two separate stages throughout the day.  And for the 4th year in a row, there will be celebrity judges on hand voting on which business has the finest offerings.  Categories for participating restaurants in the 2017 Taste of Maplewood Street Festival are Best Savory, Best Sweet Tooth and Best Cocktail.

Celebrity Judges will be:  KSDK News Anchor, Pat McGonigle, Social Media Guru & Former Host of Food Talk STL radio show, David Craig, & Gus Gus the Fun Bus’s, Mike Arnold.  A few of this year’s registered venders are Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream, Kakao Chocolate, Know Gallery of Fine Art, PRP Wine International, Sole Shine Barefoot Massage Therapy, The Blue Duck and Traveling Tea.

So, be sure and put Saturday, May 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm on your calendar for the “9th Annual Taste of Maplewood.”  The event is free and full of yummy bites, awesome sights and great sounds!

Below is a list of the live musical entertainment:

Main Stage:

12:00-2:00 p.m. MRH Blue Devils Rhythm and Blues Band

3:00-5:00 p.m. Power Play

6:00-8:00 p.m. SuperJam

Community Stage:

12:15 p.m. Studio Forte

1:10 p.m. Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, St. Louis Teen Finalists

2:00 p.m. Jazz Jubilee Swing Team

2:45 p.m. Maplewood Hoop Crew

3:00 p.m. Tommy Wasiuta

3:30 p.m. Eye of Horus

4:15 p.m. Kazoux

4:30 p.m. Compass Improv

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 2017 Taste of Maplewood Street Festival Saturday, May 20, Noon to 9:00 pm Sutton Boulevard, South of Manchester Road

Free to the Public!

For additional information go to http://midcountychamber.org/programs-events/tom2017/

St Louis Microfest Brings Food, Fun & Lots of Beer to Forest Park

St Louis Microfest Brings Food, Fun & Lots of Beer to Forest Park

22nd Annual Beer Tasting to Benefit Lift for Life Gym – St Louis Microfest

St. Louis, MO/April 27, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) St Louis Microfest – It’s that season again! No, not spring—beer tasting season!  Time once again for one of St. Louis’ best beer festivals of the year, the 22nd Annual St. Louis Microfest.  The Gateway City has always been an important brewing hub, and it’s become a key locale for the craft beer and microbrewery industry.  The St, Louis Microfest showcases the best of the region’s’ artisan brewers as well as the finest offerings from breweries around the world.  This two-day festival draws thousands of visitors to Forest Park each spring to sample artisan beers crafted across the globe.  The 2017 event is set for Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, in the lower Muny parking lot and Theatre Drive.

Tickets are available for three tasting sessions, one Friday evening and two on Saturday.  Session 1 is Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Session II will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Session III is Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Each session will give festival goers the chance to sample international and craft beers created by breweries in St. Louis and elsewhere—more than 125 international and craft brewers in all.

A regular priced ticket admits one person to one of the three tasting sessions, including a commemorative tasting glass.  Festival goers will also have access to cooking demonstrations and brewing discussions in the Goose Island Demo Tent.  Some of the demo stage pairings include: Sam Adams & Mission Taco, Goose Island & West End Grill, O’Fallon Brewery & Southern, plus Urban Chestnut’s Research Brewery, Strange Donuts, and more.  The Shock Top Stage will feature live music throughout the festival.  Bogart’s Smokehouse, Mission Taco Joint, and The Damn Slow Food Fast will offer food for sale Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.  Although this is a beer fest, guests under 21 are permitted to enter the festival grounds.  Only those 21 and over can participate in the tasting.

A limited number of VIP tickets are also available. In addition to the regular activities, VIP admission includes unlimited two ounce tastings in a commemorative VIP glass.  VIPs will also be able to sample some limited releases, rare craft brews, and special releases not available with general admission.  Inside the climate-controlled VIP tent, there will also be a one-plate meal (lunch or dinner) created by Iron Barley’s masterful Chef Tom Coghill.  Friday night’s meal will feature a Cinco de Mayo inspired taco and nacho bar, with dessert provided by Locoz Tacoz.  Saturday is Derby Day, so there will be Bourbon sampling, plus mint juleps (provided by Glazers and Gas Light Square), and Burgoo, BBQ, and Hot Brown from Iron Barley.  Saturday night Strange Donuts will be along with two unique donuts to be paired with two unique brews.  Festivalgoers must be at least 21 years old to enter the VIP tent.

Bonus: Learn who’s the best home brewer in St. Louis, as the winner of the St. Louis Brews Microfest Homebrewing Competition will be announced at the STL Microfest Saturday afternoon.  Judging for the AHA and BJC home brewing competition will the the week before, April 29th, at the Kirkwood Community Center.  Three-hundred entries will be accepted this year, with a maximum of eight brews each.

The 22nd Annual St. Louis Microfest will benefit Lift for Life Gym.  The local nonprofit works with at-risk youth in St. Louis.  The organization uses weightlifting as a means to engage kids in after-school activities in order to keep them out of trouble, off drugs, and make sure they are not going hungry.

St. Louis Microfest is a rain or shine event.  No refunds will be given for any reason.  More information about this year’s festival can be found on the St. Louis Microfest website: http://stlmicrofest.org/.

Noboleis & Other Wineries Celebrating 15th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival

Noboleis & Other Wineries Celebrating 15th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival

Augusta Plein Air Art Festival for Noboleis & Other Wineries

AUGUSTA, MO/April 21, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Springtime is definitely in the air and so is the 15th Augusta Plein Air Art Festival that runs through April 30, 2017.  In its 15 year, the Augusta Plein Air Art Festival is a collaboration featuring numerous talented artists from Missouri as well as from states across the country.

The festival provides artists with the opportunity to enhance their skills and receive recognition for their extraordinary works of art.  It also gives them the chance to create outdoors capturing the traces of natural light in the majestic Missouri Wine Country.

Over 100 artists of all levels are expected to attend this year’s event.  They will be spread through-out the small towns of Washington, Defiance, New Melle, and Augusta capturing the most picturesque settings that can be seen anywhere.

Artists will be recreating historic structures on their canvas such as the scenic rolling hills of wine country, the exquisite Missouri River bluffs, the rich farmland, and the charming Katy Trail.  Visitors can watch the art be created live each day, and have the opportunity to purchase it directly from the easel.

There will be unique events featured each day during the festival at a variety of locations from local wineries to historic sites and in surrounding towns.  Come out and experience the fun filled events of the festival and award winning wineries.

Art completed during the festival will be on display and available for sale each day at the Augusta Visitor Center in the heart of Augusta as well as on location at each special event. Judging and awards and the Final Sale will take place at Mount Pleasant Estates on April 30.

Watch artists take over our hillsides and paint original artwork at Plein Air Evening Paint at Noboleis Vineyards.  Come out and enjoy live music, food and wine tasting April 21, from 4:00pm 9:00 pm.

Below is a list of scheduled events for the festival.  For additional information, go towww.augustapleinair.com.

Daily Events:

Noboleis Quick Paint
April 21, 2017 4:30 pm
Morning at the Park
April 22, 2017 6:00 am

FLORISSANT OLD TOWN FALL FESTIVAL

old town fall festival

Annual Heritage Celebration In Its 19th Year – Old Town Fall Festival

FLORISSANT, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – What’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the fall?  Every October, the Florissant Old Town Partners provide an easy answer: a fall festival!  The 19th Annual Florissant Old Town Fall Festival on Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will offer 10 blocks of family fun.  The festival is a celebration of this North County community, both its history and its culture.

No one really knows exactly when settlers first came to Florissant Valley, but historians agree that it is one of the oldest settlements in the state of Missouri.  The first civil government was formed in 1786.  Old Town Florissant is a vibrant neighborhood of tree line streets with historic homes and churches, parks, shops and restaurants.

According to city officials, more than 35,000 people flock to the annual festival along rue St. Francois (St. Francois Street).  And it’s easy to see why.  It’s 10 blocks of family fun, with live entertainment, games, music, crafts, food, and a wine & cheese garden—all celebrating the Spanish, French and German heritage of Florissant.

Some crowd favorites will return this year, including Fido Follies, the famous chili cook-off, a children’s activity area, large flower show and competition, a craft fair, and a flea market.  There will be dozens of food, vendor and display booths and even pony rides!

Once again, the Florissant Police Welfare Association will be hosting a benefit car show on the Knights of Columbus grounds.  St. Ferdinand Shrine will have several activities in the Shrine area.  MoChips free child identification kits will be available at City Hall again this year.  There will also be a Children’s Art Festival on the City Hall lawn.

The Annual Florissant Old Town Fall Festival is organized by the Florissant Old Town Partners, the City of Florissant, and the Missouri and Regional Arts Councils.  More information about the festival, including a list of sponsors can be found on the Florissant Old Town Partners’ website: http://florissantoldtown.com/annual-events/florissant-fall-festival/.

Florissant officials invite you to bring your friends and family to Old Town Florissant on Sunday.  They promise there will be something for everyone!

Contact Information:

Florissant Old Town Partners
601 rue St. Charles, 63031
Phone: (314) 837-0033
www.florissantoldtown.com
Email: [email protected]

HISTORIC ST CHARLES LEGENDS & LANTERNS FESTIVAL

Legends & Lanterns

Legends & Lanterns Festival

ST. CHARLES, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Legends & Lanterns – Historic St Charles, MO is hosting their Legends & Lanterns Festival over two weekends along historic St Charles Main Street.  It is a spirited journey through Halloween history.  You encounter 13 legends of Halloween history along Main Street all with a tale to tell plus Scarecrow Glen, Dia delos Muertos Plaza, stories aboard a horse drawn hay wagon and much more.

St Charles, MO is always creating fun, family friendly events for the community to enjoy.  Downtown St Charles is a beautiful destination that is filled with atmosphere and gives a feeling of historic times with its brick laid street, quaint shops and restaurants and so much more.

While traveling along down Main Street be sure to stop in some of the popular restaurants like Magpies.  Magpies is a local favorite than is conveniently located along Main Street right in the middle of the event.

Event schedule:

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 11 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Noon to 5 pm
  • Friday, October 28, 2016 – 5 pm to 8 pm – Pumpkin Glow & Late Night Shopping from 5 to 8
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 11 am to 8 pm – Pumpkin Glow & Late Night Shopping from 5 to 8
  • Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Noon to 5 pm

Contact information:

Visit: HistoricStCharles.com

Phone: (636) 946-7776

12TH ANNUAL WILDWOOD BBQ BASH WITH FREE CONCERTS ALL WEEKEND

Wildwood BBQ Bash

Wildwood BBQ Bash

WILDWOOD, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) The 12th Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash will be begin starting Friday, September 23rd at 5 pm to 10 pm and last through Sunday, September 25th from 10 am to 3 pm.  The event is considered a family friendly event with attractions for all ages.

For 12 years Wildwood, MO has hosted the Wildwood BBQ Bash each September featuring BBQ competitions, spectacular BBQ, free concerts all weekend long, entertainment, fireworks, free parking and shuttle.  They have a special guest, Steven Ralchlen, whom is regarded as one of the best known names in BBQ.  He has authored cookbooks, TV show host and grill-master.  Additionally, there will be cooking classes, but details have not yet been released, but they will be published when releases.

The Wildwood BBQ Bash has grown into a tradition for the city of Wildwood, MO with more than 12 years of sponsoring this successful event with residents from all across the metro area.  This year will prove to be no different.

Entertainment for the free concerts will be provided by:

  • Friday: Cree Rider Family Band
  • Saturday: Kindom Brothers, The Go Set and National Country Recording Artist, Parmlee
  • Sunday: Funky Butts Brass Band

Contact information:

St. Louis Home Fires

Wildwood BBQ Bash Facebook

Phone: (636) 256-6564

Steinfest @ Third Degree Glass Factory, March 18, 2016

Steinfest

Steinfest @ Third Degree Glass Factory

ST LOUIS, MO (STLRestaurant.News) – Third Degree Glass Factory proudly presents “Steinfest,” a new concept for its Third Friday Open House in March. Guests purchase a one-of-a-kind hand crafted glass beer stein and enjoy the craft beer deliciousness of Urban Chestnut! It’s the perfect kickoff to St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

  • Browse a huge selection of handmade blown glass beer steins by the independent artists in Third Degree’s studios. The purchase of a stein comes with two free beersby Urban Chestnut.
  • Glass art activities: Work in our studios to make your own paperweight, flameworked glass beads, fused glass jewelry or nightlight ($25-$35).
  • Get Completely Sauced…for dinner! New Orleans style cuisine from a delicious food truck!
  • East Gallery presents “Heroes and Villains” by Steven Walden — a 3D art  experience featuring original works of art portraying pop culture heroes of comics and film. On display until April 13.
  • 8:00p: Jam out to rockin’ tunes by DANG! 
  • 8:30p: Fire spinning by St. Louis Fire Technicians.

Cost: FREE! ALL AGES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THIRD FRIDAYS!!