The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 26 to 28
Saturday (Jul. 27):
Savor Saint Louis Food Tour @ participating Central West End restaurants and retailers
Get to know sights, sounds, history and tastes of the Central West End during a small-group guided tour. Sample a dish at each stop during the three-hour walking tour and learn all about the neighborhood. $44 per person. Get tickets online via the official Savor Saint Louis website. 11 a.m.
Neighborfood @ participating Delmar Loop restaurants
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Check in at Three Kings Public House and congregate with other food enthusiasts for an afternoon of drinking and dining for a good cause. For $10, gain admission to the event and one food/drink ticket to cash in at one of eight participating venues including Mission Taco Joint, Nico and Seoul Taco. Proceeds benefit your charity of choice from a list of options. 2 to 6 p.m.
Scoops of Fun @ The Magic House
Explore all the wonders of the Magic House with the added attraction of an elaborate ice cream sundae bar from vendors including Ben and Jerry's, Mr. C's, Serendipity and Andy's Frozen Custard. Additional attractions include a photo booth and balloon artist. Tickets cost $8 for children (ages 2-12) and $20 for adults. Proceeds to benefit SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday (Jul. 28):
Meat Me at the Smoker @ Kitchen Conservatory
This hands-on class covers many elements of slow-cooked barbecue including how to cure, season and smoke beef brisket for from-scratch pastrami and Texas-style barbecued brisket. Learn how to marinate and dry rub a pork shoulder for pulled pork and whip up plenty of homemade condiments. The class costs $85 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Charity Bake Sale and Rescue Adoption Event @ Smartypaws in Belleville, Illinois
Pick up some homemade cookies, cakes, pies and more to benefit Spencer Pet Rescue, and consider bringing home a sweet little pup, too! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Craft Beer Symposium @ Tap Room
As part of St. Louis Craft Beer Week, the Tap Room hosts a St. Louis Craft Beer Symposium. The topic? How to start a brewery! So if you've ever dreamt about a little beer baby of your own, here's a chance to get some advice or simply hear some interesting homebrew stories from the experts. The panel of speakers includes Steve Crider of 2nd Shift Brewing Company, Jake Hafner of the Civil Life Brewing Company and more. For many more events as part of the greater picture, check out our Craft Beer Week guide. The event is free and open to the public. 6 to 8 p.m.