The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 9 to 11

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This weekend, hit up Food Truck Friday and Local Social in the Central West End. Alternatively, consider going on an ice cream bicycle ride hosted by Trailnet or sign up for a class at Kitchen Conservatory. Plenty of food-related fun awaits right after the jump.

See also:
- Iron Barley's Tomato Fest Pays Homage to the Versatile Vegetable
- The Agrarian Pop-Up Restaurant from Entre Opens Wednesday

Friday (Aug. 9):

International Farmers Market @ Cherokee Street
This small but sweet farmers' market sits just outside of the Cherokee Real community garden and specializes in fresh, affordable and unique goods. During a recent visit, Gut Check spotted some white eggplant, fresh plums and home-brewed kombucha. Admission is free. 4 to 7 p.m.

Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park
For the third year in a row, Food Truck Friday invades Tower Grove Park with eats from Guerilla Street Food, Hot Aztec, Sarah's Cake Stop and much more. Arrive early to avoid lines and come with a big appetite. Admission is free. 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Local Social @ Central West End
Every second Friday through September, CWE shops, galleries and restaurants showcase the neighborhood with street entertainment and special discounts. Get the full list of deals and featured talent via the Central West End Scene website. 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday (Aug. 10):

Hands On Knife Skills Class @ Food Media Forum 2013
As part of the Food Media Forum 2013, learn how to handle a chef's knife (included with class cost) from Culinary Institute of St. Louis instructors. The course costs $75 per person, but participants must also purchase a conference ticket. 9 a.m.

Rack Star Chef @ Kitchen Conservatory
Eat like royalty this weekend. French-born chef Jean-Pierre Augé, who has cooked for greats such as the Queen of England and president Dwight Eisenhower, leads this demonstration on how to prepare cheese soufflé, roasted rack of lamb with fresh garlic jus on eggplant cakes, plus a decadent chocolate roulé for an elegant dessert. $45 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location Info


Cherokee Street

Lemp Ave. & Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Tower Grove Park

4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Central West End

Euclid from Delmar to Forest Pk. Parkway, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Kitchen Conservatory

8021 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, MO

Category: General

Overlook Farm

901 S. Highway 79, Clarksville, MO

Category: General

The Cyclery and Fitness Center

2472 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL

Category: General

Iron Barley

5510 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, MO

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