The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 9 to 11
Fourth Annual Farm Festival @ Overlook Farm
T ake a mini excursion outside of the city and get some treats to enjoy under the sun before it's too late. This event features chef demos, a barbecue competition and live music all day long. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and admission is free.
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.
Dinner @ The Agrarian pop-up
"Executive chef John Perkins has planned four meat dishes: quail, pork, cornish game hen and trout. Any of the dishes can be made vegetarian, though. Matt Obermark, formerly of the late, great Salt, joins the Agrarian as bar and beverage consultant... The Agrarian will run Wednesday through Saturday at 5:30 p.m. until October 5." Walk-ins welcome.
Sunday (Aug. 11):
Ice Cream Bicycle Ride @ The Cyclery and Fitness Center - Edwardsville, Illinois
Trailnet guides pedal-friendly participants on sweet bike ride. Meet at the Cyclery and Fitness Center and depart for a scenic ride through the Madison County countryside, with a stop at Annie's Frozen Custard to refuel. The cost is $13 for non-members in advance and $15 the day of - kids ride for $3. Register online via the Trailnet website. 7:30 to 9 a.m.
9th Annual Tomato Fest @ Iron Barley
" In addition to lots of tomatoes (duh), this year's festival also features a new event: a bloody-mary contest...There will also be a special tomato menu, including BLTs, vegetable lasagna and homemade pizza as well as other tomato-based cocktails, arts and crafts, games like the Cherry Tomato Toss and live music. And of course, the Unusual-Looking Tomato Contest!" Admission is free.