The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 19 to 21
Saturday (Jul. 20):
Pesto Festo @ Ferguson Farmers' Market
Pesto Festo celebrates local "FARMS," or food, art, relationships, music and sustainability. In addition to the regular market offerings, look for a pesto cooking contest, pesto cooking demonstrations with Operation Food Search and more. See the full schedule of offering via the EarthDance Farms website. Admission is free. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Uber Asphalt @ Lift for Life Academy
This bicycle-driven obstacle hunt requires teams to complete the task at hand and collect bottle caps. At the end of the line, turn in bottle caps for New Belgium beers (or Fitz's sodas). Registration costs about $60 per rider. More info on that available via the Lift for Life Academy website. 9:30 a.m.
10-Year Anniversary Celebration @ Serendipity Ice Cream
"Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. there will be live music, trivia and more. Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, so Serendipity will have hourly specials all day, games in the back parking lot and even Silly Jilly the clown from 6-8 p.m."
Sunday (Jul. 21):
Second Annual Belgian Beer Extravaganza @ International Tap House - Chesterfield
Celebrate Belgian Independence Day the ITAP way with a tap takeover featuring Gulden Draak, Abt 12, Piraat, Wittekerke, Art of Darkness, Goose Island Paradisi and more. Order one of the above and you get to keep the glass! 1 p.m.
The Crossing of Fish and Ships @ Kitchen Conservatory
Chefs Michael Craig and Thu Rein Oo of the Crossing demonstrate expert fish preparation, from filleting to sautéeing. Watch as they prepare skatewing with caper brown butter served with wilted spinach and buttered pomme purée, as well as Atlantic tripletail with a ramp-green onion wine sauce, local sautéed asparagus and smoked poblano peppers on bulgur wheat. $50 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website. 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Pick Your Own Peaches @ Eckert's
Peach season is here! Grab some ripe Garnet Beauty variety peaches and fill up on other fruits through the summer at Eckert's Belleville and Grafton farms. Get the schedule on picking season via Eckert's website.
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