The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 16 to 18
Saturday (Aug. 17):
Grow Your Own Garlic @ Schlafly Tap Room
Schlafly gardener Jack Petrovic hosts his annual "Grow Your Own Garlic" event, a crash course in garlic including a thorough presentation, series of tastings and a question and answer session. Learn more about Jack and his garlic in this archived interview from 2011. Free. 7 p.m.
10-Year Anniversary Party @ The Drunken Fish
Enjoy live music, Japanese cultural performances, DJs and, of course, sushi and other menu specials. Admission is free. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday (Aug. 18):
"Save the Best For Last" @ Kitchen Conservatory
Take a hands-on class with pastry chef Bob Zugmaier of Sidney Street Cafe and learn how to prepare components of two of his signature summer desserts: roasted peaches with cornbread, white chocolate pudding, and a brown butter emulsion; and a berry dessert with vanilla bean custard, sponge cake, and herbal ice cream. $60 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website. 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Wine, Whiskers and Wags @ Purina Farms Visitor's Center
Cocktails, food and silent auctions to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. $40/person or $375/table of ten. 5:30 p.m.
Pick-Your-Own Peaches @ Eckert's
"Eckert's says they've got all-natural peaches that weigh almost a pound. Pick-your-own peaches are 99 cents per pound. Blackberries are also available for picking from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. while supplies last... Be sure to call Eckert's Harvest Hotline at 618-233-0513 before you go to get up-to-date information on what fruit is still available that day."