Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Nov. 9-11
Friday (Nov. 9):
ARTstravaganza Moonlight Opening Reception @ the St. Louis Artists' Guild
Enjoy a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres during the opening evening of this weekend juried art show of fine, folk and fun artwork. Free. 5 p.m.
25th Anniversary @ Hank's Cheesecakes
To celebrate Hank's 25th Anniversary, head into their bakery for a free slice of cheesecake through Saturday, Nov. 17. Here's to many more years!
Saturday (Nov. 10):
Gateway Cupcake 5K Run & Walk; Bottle Cap Dash 5K Obstacle Run @ Forest Park's Central Field
Try two challenging events in one morning. Speedy runners and eaters can race to consume Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe goods during the first event of the day. An obstacle course collecting bottle caps to later exchange for bottles of Goose Island Beer follows. Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m.; Event begins at 9 a.m.
Healthy Food Happy Wallet @ SLU Allied Health Building
This conference, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, promises to teach consumers how to "eat real food on a budget." Learn about saving on organic goods, buying and storing bulk foods, understanding labels and more. Tickets cost $25. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bake Sale @ Brentwood Community Center
Support Missouri's Women Chorus by buying baked goods, crafts, knick knacks and more. Admission is free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chandler Hill Vineyards Harvest & Holiday Market @ Chandler Hill Vineyards
Peruse vendors like Stringbean Coffee, Grandma's Nuts and more while shopping for produce, baked goods, chocolate and gifts. Admission is free. 11:30 a.m.
Get to Know Your Favorite Food: Beer @ Schlafly Tap Room
This Missouri Botanical Garden class takes a field trip to the Tap Room to learn about the process and production behind all those ales and lagers. $30 per person. Register online by Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. on the Mobot website. Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Wheels and Wine @ Museum of Transportation
Try tastings of regional wines and food, a silent auction, gift baskets and music, in a setting of vintage autos and historic railroad pieces. $25 per person - tickets available at the Museum of Transportation website. 5 to 8 p.m.
Sunday (Nov. 11):
Fall Festival @ St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
This Sunday fun day features Polish cuisine, a polka band, a Polish bakery, souvenirs, raffle baskets, children's games and other games of chance. Admission is free. 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cheese Making Class with Merryl Winstein @ location near Galleria; Brentwood; MO
Have fun making feta, basic hard pressed cheese, soft spreadable chevre, yogurt & ricotta with Merryl Winstein, cheesemaker. $50 per person. Register online at Cheese Making Class' website. Noon to 4:30 p.m.
1063 S. Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, MO
Highway 40 (I-64) & Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO
2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO
1413 N. 20th St., St. Louis, MO
596 Defiance Road, Defiance, MO
2505 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO
4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO
2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO