The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 11 to 13

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       Oktoberfest macht Spass. | Jon Gitchoff

It's finally Oktoberfest! Check out the annual celebration of beer in Soulard, or, if that's not your style, meet St. Louis beekeepers and taste local honey at Extra Virgin. Either way, there's something for everyone this weekend. Read on for our food-related recommendations after the jump.

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Friday (Oct. 11)

Soulard Oktoberfest @ 300 Lafayette Avenue

"Let's place the important names up front: Schlafly, Kulmbacher and Paulaner. These are the beer suppliers for this year's Soulard Oktoberfest, and they're truly a lovely trio more than capable of meeting your thirst requirements. And if you're gonna have a beer or two, you'll need a bratwurst, or one of those pretzels that's as big as your torso -- both of those tasties will be in plentiful supply as well. Throw in some Old World dance music from the Dorfrockers and the Deutschmeister Brass Band and it's clear to see why Oktoberfest is the most wonderful time of the year. The Soulard Oktoberfest parties down from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (October 11 through 13) in Soulard (Lafayette Avenue and South Broadway; www.soulardoktoberfest.com). Admission is $10 to $200."

Alpine Wine Dinner @ Five Bistro

Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553) is once again pairing with Vinoteca to bring you a themed wine dinner, and this time they're taking you to the Alps! Enjoy Italian and French wines paired with each of the five courses. Our mouths are watering over the confit rabbit and roasted butternut squash ravioli with garden sage butter. Tickets are $80 per person, call 314-773-5553 for a reservation. 7 p.m.

Soulard Farmers' Market @ Soulard Farmers' Market

"Soulard Farmers' Market is still going strong and is without a doubt the largest and most eclectic market in the region -- you can buy everything from a sack of apples to a new pair of sunglasses. This is truly an iconic spot...The days and hours of operation are a bit confusing: Wednesday through Saturday, the Grand Hall, or the central inside shops, are open, along with a smattering of outside vendors (varies daily), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the afternoon hours usually offering the best options."

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DrunkenDeutchman
DrunkenDeutchman

I was VERY disappointed this year! The food was cold and awful. There was little to no selection. There was only Schlafley on tap, as I couldn't even find the other two hidden somewhere... And 2 vendors.. One was the t-shirts, and the other a head shop The other "vendors" there, were selling things like newspaper subscriptions and siding for houses, and other useless crap like that!... Really? What happened? Soulard Oktoberfest used to be awesome! Aside from what was going on at the main stage, there was no other reason to even go this year....

Andrea Mancillas
Andrea Mancillas

Yes, and here is an event to save our food supply, March Against Monsanto this Saturday. Starts at Stacey Park. 1pm.

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