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Dogtown Pizza to Participate in First-Ever Pizza Festival on The Hill

Dogtown Pizza to Participate in First-Ever Pizza Festival on The Hill

This St. Louis event, Pizza Festival on The Hill, is slated for Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

ST. LOUIS, MO/October 01, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Dogtown Pizza, a local frozen pizza company, will be participating in the city’s first-ever pizza festival, St. Louis Square Off, Sun., October 8 at Berra Park on The Hill from noon to 5 p.m.

The festival, which is hosted by The Hill Neighborhood Association, will feature St. Louis-style pizzas from various local pizza retailers. Dogtown Pizza will present their famous hot wing pizza for public sampling.

Attendees will have the special opportunity to sample pizza from Dogtown Pizza and seven other participants, cast their votes for the best pizza, and help crown one of the vendors with the coveted title of “Best St. Louis Style Pizza.”

Aside from pizza, beer, and other refreshments, there will be plenty of music, activities for children, art, local retailers, and several samples of other St. Louis food staples to enjoy, including toasted raviolis and gooey butter cake.

“We are so honored to be a participant in this first-ever event, which honors the unique pizza culture of our city,” said Rick Schaper, owner of Dogtown Pizza. “We hope that many will come out to try our pizza, cast their votes, and have fun!”

The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets cover admission, the first pint of beer or non-alcoholic beverage, and a square of pizza from each participant for tasting. A portion of the sales will benefit Hill 2000, the neighborhood association of The Hill.

Dogtown Pizza has been serving handmade frozen pizzas created with the highest quality of ingredients from local suppliers since 2006. Starting out in Schaper’s kitchen, Dogtown Pizza has turned into a business that employs more than 20 people and has 11 different varieties of frozen pizza stocked in every major St. Louis grocery store, including Target. Their commitment to community, family, and local businesses has remained a top priority for the company as they have forged partnerships with some of the city’s best businesses.

For more information, please visit Dogtown Pizza online at http://www.dogtownpizza.com.

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.squareup.com/store/stl-square-off.

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SOURCE: news provided by Dogtown Pizza – distributed by 24-7 Press Release – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

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 info@loufest.com.