Shop local St. Louis businesses at the Pat Connolly Tavern, check out a beer and art festival on Cherokee Street or taste-test St. Louis barbecue, beer and whiskey in Maplewood this weekend.
Florissant Food Truck Knights
“Join us for our third event of the year. The trucks scheduled to attend are The Sweet Divine Desserts, Doughboys Wood Fired Pizza, Mann Meats, Angie Burger, Zia’s Food Truck, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Hacienda Food Truck, Tuk Tuk Thai and Cajun Seduction. Our event will feature Lost Dog with Mitch Freihoff as our live music for the evening. There is plenty of on-site parking off of Washington Street. As always, there will be a canned food drive for the TEAM Food Pantry.” From 5 to 8pm.
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“Featuring some of the area’s most beloved barbecue joints, national and local bands, craft cocktails, lots of local Schlafly beer and, of course, whiskey, bourbon, scotches and more! This might be the largest block party Maplewood has ever seen! And it’s all free! Pig & Whiskey is family friendly, complete with interactive games for all ages, bounce houses, a vendor village, bull riding and more! Adults can stroll down Whiskey Row, or get new recipe ideas from our local mixology and chef stage. All the fun takes place at the Schlafly Bottleworks on Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. Vegetarians welcome too!” From 5 to 11pm on Friday. From noon to 11pm Saturday and Sunday.
Ferragosto: The St. Louis Italian Summer Festival
“You are invited to the fifth annual Ferragosto at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton! Ferragosto is the largest Italian summer festival of the year where all are invited to taste and experience contemporary Italian cuisine and culture. We will serve plenty of food, from antipasto to Volpi salsiccia and traditional Italian luganighe. Italian wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served as well as authentic Italian gelato from Gelato di Riso on The Hill. We received a very large donation of Peroni beer for all to enjoy. Thank you Birra Peroni! We ask that everyone bring a dish and/or beverage of their choice to share. The nearby sand volleyball courts and playgrounds are available for our use. The event is free and open to the public.” From 4:30 to 11pm.
Pop-Up Market at The Pat Connelly Tavern
“Join us on August 20 from 5 to 8pm at the Pat Connelly Tavern and shop local with local St. Louis vendors! This market will be outdoors. Enjoy a drink or a bite on the patio all while shopping local St. Louis businesses!” Free admission.
Whiskey Tasting in Murphysboro, Illinois
“Come join a relaxed whiskey tasting at the Murphysboro Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 6pm. Whiskey tasting will start at 7pm and will include a presentation on each individual whiskey and on the process of making whiskey. Each participant will get a souvenir rocks glass. This tasting will feature whiskeys from Old Elk Distillery. Whether you’re a whiskey pro or a whiskey novice, there will be something for you to learn and enjoy! There will be snacks provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own food, as well. Proceeds raised will benefit Families for the Advancement of Catholic Education and the Murphysboro Knights of Columbus. Tickets must be purchased through Eventbrite in advance – there are limited slots, so buy quickly!” Admission $50.
“The first annual Brewed Arts Festival will bring good beer and art to all corners of Cherokee Street. At the festival, you’ll find 20-plus kegs of unique brews in the street’s shops, galleries & bars, curated by Saint Louis Hop Shop. Buy a ticket and cruise the street with a complimentary tasting glass. But that’s not all – the festival also celebrates the Cherokee Arts community and intersection of art and beer with live performances, painting and arts indoors and outside, curated by the street’s Screwed Arts Collective.” From 1 to 5pm. Tickets start at $30.