Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: April 13-16
Friday (Apr. 13):
12th Annual Missouri Tartan Day Festivities @ Frontier Park
Stop in to see clans clad in plaid and for a taste of authentic Scottish-American offerings including edibles such as Walkers Shortbread, meat pies from Highland Glenn Foods and scotch eggs, haggis and pulled pork from the Scottish Arms. Admission is free. Gates open for the event on Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m., with doors at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15.
Cherry Dance @ Luminary Center for the Arts
Artist Matthew Paul Isaacson debuts Cherry Dance, an art installation that suspends everyone's favorite sundae topper from a monofilament grid. The pulling of various strings around the space sets hundreds of Maraschino cherries in motion. Free. The exhibit opens from 6 to 9 p.m. and will remain on view Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. through May 11.
Arabian Nights Supper Show @ The Jumpin' Jupiter
Enjoy a two-course Indian-inspired meal featuring curried Cornish game hen served on a bed of basmati rice along with complimentary truffle popcorn -- all while viewing a variety show featuring bellydancing and live music. $15 for the show and $11-35 for dinner and dessert. 7 p.m.
Saturday (Apr. 14):
Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival @ Schlafly Bottleworks
Schlafly features samples of more than 30 beer styles including its own as well as Texas companies Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Real Ale Brewing Co. Celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition with live music from Swing DeVille for $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event, including a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited beer tastings. Noon to 5 p.m.
Food, Glorious Food Opening Reception and Block Party @ Art St. Louis
Art St. Louis spotlights original art by regional artists along with live music by Jazz St. Louis, live art, door prizes, a selection of wines by Stone Hill Winery, Eleven Eleven Mississippi and St. James Winery, and an entire fleet of food trucks such as Completely Sauced, The Sausage Syndicate and more. Free admission. 6 to 8 p.m.
Seventh Annual Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser @ St. Louis University
Enjoy food, networking, an open bar, prizes and casino games, benefiting the Black Law Students Association. $45. 6 p.m.
Second Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser @ Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Gallery Space
This benefit for the 13th St. Community Garden and North City Farmers' Market features plenty of trivia, a silent auction, surprise goodies and local beer. Farm attire and snacks encouraged. $15 per person; $100 per table. Call 314-241-5031 for reservations. 7 p.m.
Sunday (Apr. 15):
Tour D'Onut @ South City Donut Shops
This two-wheeled tour of mom and pop dough fryers begins at World's Fair Donuts, stops at four more donut destinations and ends at Tower Grove Park's pool pavilion with a special spirit awards reception. Free. 8:30 a.m.
First Class Titanic Brunch @ Piper Palm House
Get a champagne brunch recreation of the first class menu served on the R.M.S. Titanic featuring smoked salmon, grilled sausage, lamb shops, haddock, baked apples and more. $45 per person. Purchase tickets online. Seatings will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
Letting Off Steam @ Kitchen Conservatory
Sous chef Nate Hereford of Niche gives a demonstration of various dishes prepared in a pressure cooker including chicken and vegetable soup from chicken microstock, braised pork shoulder, pressure-cooked "baked" beans and more. The class costs $50 per person. Register online at the Kitchen Conservatory Web site. 1 to 3:30 p.m.