Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Jan. 18-20

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Third Fridays always bring a lot to the table. Embrace the unseasonably warm weather to come this weekend by heading out for some dining and libations. Read on for some tasty recommendations. Among them are Broadway Oyster Bar's Oyster and Crab Legs Festival, a couple of classes and the Loop Ice Carnival.

Friday (Jan. 18):

Third Friday Free Party @ Third Degree Glass Factory
Enjoy glassblowing demos, art and fire spinning over Bailey's Coffee or hot chocolate and tapas plates including madeira mushroom ragu and crisp polenta. Admission is free. 6 to 10 p.m.

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- "12 Best Delmar Loop Restaurants To Visit During This Weekend's Loop Ice Carnival"

Around the World Wine Dinner @ Missouri Botanical Garden
This month's four-course meal with complementary wine pairings revolves around the theme of France: the Loire Valley. Menu items include venison stew, duck rillettes and warm bittersweet chocolate cake. $58 per person. Call 314-577-0200 for reservations. 6:30 p.m.

One Year Anniversary Weekend @ Hamburger Mary's
Enjoy a burger over live entertainment from drag superstar Lady Bunny. Admission is free; preferred seating is available for $10. Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.

Oyster and Crab Leg Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar
Select from a special menu that includes oyster stew, oyster pot pie, king crab and more. Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19.

Saturday (Jan. 19):

Delmar Loop Ice Carnival @ Delmar Loop
Warm up with the likes of s'mores and hot chocolate and visit some area restaurants. Explore some more to see sculptures, slides, sled dogs and other silly stuff to prove that cold times can indeed be fun. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Counter-Culture: Counter Intelligence @ Kitchen Conservatory
Watch as KC staff demonstrate the preparations for an elegant five-course dinner with accompanying wine pairings. Sample fruit-braised short ribs on toasted farro salad, curried parsnip-apple soup and more. $75 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website. 6 to 9 p.m.

Location Info


Shaw Nature Reserve

I-44, exit 253, Gray Summit, MO

Category: Music

Kitchen Conservatory

8021 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, MO

Category: General

Delmar Loop

6200-6691 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: General

Piper Palm House-Cafe Madeleine

4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Eckert's Country Store & Farms-Belleville

951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL

Category: General

Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Third Degree Glass Factory

5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

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