This Saturday, the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Taste of Maplewood.
Among the folks providing food, drink and fun are: Acero, Airedale Antics, Boogaloo, The Crow’s Nest, Las Palmas, Maven, The Maya Café, Pie Oh My, Saratoga Lanes, Schlafly Bottleworks, Stellar Batik, The Post Sports Bar & Grill, Tiffany’s Diner, Turner Center, Strange Donuts, Vom Fass, and Water Street.
The Taste of Maplewood runs from noon to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, on Sutton Boulevard, just south of Manchester.
New this year is a competition among participants for the Best of the Taste of Maplewood! Awards will be presented in the following categories: Best Sweet Tooth, Best Unexpected Flavor, Best Cocktail and Best Taste of Maplewood. Celeb judges are Allyson Mace of Sauce Magazine, John Carney of The Big 550 KTRS and Maplewood Mayor, James White.
Our friends at Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves are holding their 5th annual Crawdad and Shrimp Boil on Saturday, May 11, beginning at noon.
Purchase crawfish and/or shrimp by the pound, enjoy Abita beer (special prices on their craft beers from Louisiana) and live music.
The Zydeco Crawdaddys play from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Willie and the Poorboys are on from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.
This Fais Do Do happens at 34 South Old Orchard Avenue in Webster Groves (63119).
The Moonrise Hotel in the Loop introed its New Moon Room at an event last week. Moon Pies and other space related snacks were offered:
And Joe Edwards showed up in his cool spacesuit:
The New Moon Room is an indoor/outdoor event space atop the hotel. When it’s not being used for events, it’ll offer food (small plates) and beverages in the evening. Sunday brunch is coming soon to the New Moon Room.
And, in case you’ve never been inside the hotel’s Buddy Ebsen suite, here’s some Jed Clampett artwork that adorns the walls therein:
This new book tells the story of craft beer in the US in recent decades. There’s an article, taken from the book, in today’s Wall Street Journal about tax relief for brewers from the federal government, which helped spur the growth.
The title is very similar to that of a book by Barack Obama, so be careful when you download to your Kindle, Nook or iPad!
Got an email with a link to an article about dessert flights. Among several great pics with the article, this one is a standout.
Créme Brulée Trio from CineBistro (a movie house chain with food, like AMC West Olive or MX Movies) with photo credit to Grant Perry.
This is a pizza I had last summer in Birmingham at Slice Pizza and Brew,
725 29th Street South.
I’d like to have another one sometime!
It’s the Soul Pie:
Turnip Greens, Black Eye Peas, Conecuh Sausage, Grilled Red Onion, Bacon, Pepperjack and Cheddar Cheese.
Got each of these in the photo for a buck apiece today at the St. Louis Book Fair at West County Mall.
The Book Fair runs through Sunday.
This one’s a Woodchuck Hard Cider from Vermont. Now available in St. Louis
As Sauce points out in their email this morning, there are numerous food-related books each year at the Book Fair.
I’ll see you there this weekend!