Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: June 24-26
This weekend, there are plenty of sights to see around town, surrounded by drinks aplenty and even more opportunities to eat. From the Arch Rival Roller Girl Jello Wrastlin' Fundraiser at FUBAR to PrideFest 2011 in Tower Grove Park and Fiesta in Florissant, just take your pick to get your fill!
Steve Truesdell Arch Rival Roller Girls at a previous PrideFest parade
Friday (June 24):
Arch Rival Roller Girl Jello Wrastlin' Fundraiser @ FUBAR
Take a swig of a $2 PBR while watching these costumed ladies take literal gut checks in Bill Cosby's favorite treat to raise money for their roller derby travel teams. Show up for your chance to win door prizes including PBR gear, ARRG season tickets and more. $10 admission. 7 p.m.
A "Spin" Through Cinema @ Saint Louis University-Museum of Art
SLU Art Museum's current exhibit, Sun Smith-Foret: Final Cut, an interpretation of classic film and cinema on more than 30 tapestries, gets some accompaniment from classic movie soundtracks spun by DJ Josh Levi. Enjoy popcorn and free A-B products. Free. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Grand Opening Wine Tasting @ Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas Road
Sample products such as Schrambsberg Brut Rose, Silverado Sauvignon Blanc and Heavenly Retreat Riesling along with imported European cheese. Free. 5 to 7 p.m.
Anniversary Deals @ Monarch Restaurant
Monarch celebrates its eight-year anniversary with a special week-long deal through Saturday: eight items for $8 or less. Make reservations by calling 314-644-3995.
Saturday (June 25):
PrideFest 2011 @ Tower Grove Park
Head over to south city for the most colorful festival of the year, featuring plenty of live performances and vendors from all over town. Free. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Third Anniversary Party @ The Stable
The Stable celebrates three years with a traditional all-you-can-eat shrimp and crawfish boil, live music from Bob Reuter and a bacon-eating contest. Missouri-brewed pints will be $3 all day long. $15. 2 to 6 p.m.
Swine and Dine BBQ @ Vin de Set
Vin de Set celebrates its five-year anniversary by preparing French Creole- and American-style swine. Try pulled pork, ribs, pork brats, pork and beans, traditional sides and a dessert bacon bar. $30. Noon to 3 p.m.
The Pastry Tavern @ The Map Room
Check out the St. Louis-produced feature-length animated film "The Pastry Tavern" in the Map Room's garden while enjoying some drinks and baked goods served inside. Free. 7:30 p.m.
Sunday (June 26):
Sunday Funday @ International Tap House-Soulard
iTAP holds a full-scale celebration in honor of being able to open its doors on Sundays with live music on the patio from the Local Gents, happy hour pricing all day, free food and a Schlafly CASK A-IPA tapping at 3 p.m.
Fiesta in Florissant @ Knight of Columbus Park
Pick up some tamales, tacos and empanadas while enjoying live entertainment from Latino bands and folklore dancers from various countries. Check out Hispanic arts and crafts and sop up plenty of margaritas and beer. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.