Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 29-July 1
Friday (June 29):
Yelp Drinks Friday Happy Hour @ Ernesto's Wine Bar
Yelp often? Meet other Yelpers for a special happy hour complete with half price drinks like razzberry lemon punch and screaming bloody marias. Snack on special food prices for pulled pork sliders, flatbreads and more. 5 to 7 p.m.
Wine and Food Pairing: Pappy's Smokehouse @ The Wine Merchant Ltd.
Try six red wine pairings to coincide six smoked eats and treats from Pappy's. $35 per person. 6 p.m. Call 314-863-6282 to reserve a spot.
Wine 202: Bordeaux @ The Vino Gallery
Sip and savor red, white and dessert Bordeaux, and get a history lesson about what makes the Chateaux such a remarkable region for wine. $40 per person. Call 314-932-5665 for reservations. 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday (June 30):
Harvest Sessions @ Tower Grove Farmers' Market
Enjoy live music by Louisiana Purchase while shopping for local produce, baked goods and more. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to noon.
Traffic Light Pub Crawl @ Three Monkeys
Singles dress in green and off limits individuals dress in red. If you're "seeing someone but still flirting," go for yellow garb during this Morganford pub crawl. $20 per person. 1 p.m.
Fire & Ice Festival @ Town & Country
Try out dishes from local restaurants and enjoy live music from Featherstone Drive Band and the Town & Country Symphony before hopping into an inflatable bounce house and enjoying a fireworks show. Admission is free. 6:30 p.m.
Top Chef Tour 2012 @ Soulard Farmer's Market
Ed Lee faces off with Kenny Gilbert in a quick-fire cooking competition complete with games, prizes and an opportunity to meet the chefs. Free. Reserve your spot through the Bravo Web site. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday (July 1):
Nurses for Newborns Benefit Brunch @ Atlas Restaurant & Lunch Room
Try out a new a la carte brunch menu that debuted early last month that ranges from buttermilk pancakes to hot ham and smoked gouda on ciabatta. Twenty percent of prcoeeds benefit Nurses for Newborns. Call 314-367-6800 for reservations. Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sell Your Shit Sunday @ HandleBar
Browse goods on the patio while sipping on specially priced white Russians, root beer float shots and more. Admission is free. 12 to 4 p.m.
Brownie Points @ Kitchen Conservatory
Earn brownie points with your friends and family by learning how to make baked Alaska brownie cupcakes, walnut-coffee-Godiva chocolate liqueur and cardamom brownies, root beer brownies with dark and white chocolate chunks, and more during this hands on class. $55 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory Web site. 1 to 3:30 p.m.