Cards Spring Games on BPV TV

Ballpark Village has one humongous TV screen. It’s not only ginormous, it also has a bright, clear picture.

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For many of the Cardinals spring training games from Florida, four of Ballpark Village’s venues will be offering a $10 Burger + Beer special.

You can enjoy this deal at Budweiser Brew House, Cardinal Nation, Drunken Fish and Fox Sports Midwest Live! (FSML! is the area with the big TV.) For ten bucks, you get any menu burger plus a pint of domestic beer. (For Drunken Fish, you can substitute a bowl for a burger.)

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Also—tickets to regular season Cardinals games will be given away each day the special deal is offered!

Here is the schedule for the Burger and Beer $10 special (with Cardinals baseball on TV). All games begin at noon, except the March 30 game which begins at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 6 vs Nationals

Monday, March 7 vs Mets

Wednesday, March 9 vs Marlins

Friday, March 11 vs Braves

Monday, March 14 vs Twins

Friday, March 18 vs Tigers

Sunday, March 20 vs Marlins

Monday, March 21 vs Redsox

Wednesday, March 23 vs Marlins

Saturday, March 26 vs Nationals

Sunday, March 27 (Easter Sunday) vs Marlins

Monday, March 28 vs Mets

Tuesday, March 29 vs Nationals

Wednesday, March 30 vs Marlins.

For info about the Ballpark Village Spring Training Special, click HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mardi Gras at the Biergarten

The Anheuser-Busch Biergarten is hosting a buffet breakfast on Saturday morning, February 6, 8:00 a.m. to noon, before the Soulard Mardi Gras parade.

After the parade, the Biergarten will have live music from North Of The Quarter, performing from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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During the Bud Light Grand Parade, which begins at 11:00 a.m., the A-B Tour Center will have its trolley (with a beer/burgers/baseball theme) in the parade.

The Biergarten will be serving $2 Bud Lights, Bloody Marys and Bud Light Mixxtails Hurricanes on Saturday. A special Mardi Gras themed menu is being offer through Tuesday, February 9, at the Biergarten featuring New Orleans style dishes such as Jambalaya, Apple Beignets and Shrimp Po’Boys.

The Biergarten is located at 1200 Lynch Street in St. Louis. If you’re going to visit on Saturday, February 6, your best bet for access is the Pestalozzi bridge over I-44.

Rockin’ At The Biergarten

The A-B Biergarten is hosting Bud Light Happy Hours on the next few Thursday evenings, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with Bud Light drafts and bottles for $2. Plus discount deals on appetizers.

And… live music! Here’s the lineup:

January  14 – Copper Creek Duo
January 21 – The UltraViolets
January 28 – Pure Nectar
February 4- Javier Mendoza
February 11- McCready & Co.

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This is a warm weather pic. In the winter, there’s a roof over the Biergarten.

The Biergarten is located at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery on the northeast corner of the campus, with free parking. Enter at 12th and Lynch.

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I can’t guarantee you’ll get to meet a Clydesdale (like I did at an event there last summer), but you never know…

Dine Inside A REAL Gingerbread House

Here’s cool Christmas thing for you and your family to do! Have dinner (or breakfast or lunch or just snacks) inside a real gingerbread house.

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The house is set up at River City Casino. It is outside the gaming area, so it is open to all ages.

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Take a peek inside the windows and you can see the table and chairs.

For a $25 donation to the Center for Hearing and Speech, you and your group (family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.) can reserve the house for a 90 minute period. You can order the 3-course holiday menu listed below for $25/person. Or you can order from the Lewy’s Nine Cafe menu. (Click HERE for Lewy’s Nine information.)

To reserve a time for your group in the gingerbread house, please call 314-388-7623. Time slots are already getting filled up. (For information about the Center for Hearing and Speech, please click HERE.)

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The oddly-angled shot below shows some of the decorations on the ceiling of the house.

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The house was constructed by Pinnacle Entertainment employees who put their names on the gingerbread figures on the outside walls.

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On a recent visit to River City Casino, the 1904 Steak House and chef John Johnson introduced new Small Plates which include Braised Short Rib Sliders, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pan Seared Scallops and Steak Tartar, among others. Of course, the regular menu is also available. Click HERE to learn more about the 1904 Steak House at River City.

SPECTRE Night at Basso

Basso at the Cheshire will host a special event on Friday, October 30, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in honor of the new James Bond film SPECTRE.

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Guests can win promotional items from the film as well as passes to an advance screening. One lucky Grand Prize winner will also receive a complimentary one night stay in the James Bond Suite at THE CHESHIRE!

Special Bond-themed cocktails will be available. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best James Bond inspired “Tuxedo Attire.” Click HERE for more info.

SPECTRE, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, opens November 6. Here’s a trailer:

Basso is located in The Cheshire at 7036 Clayton Avenue in St. Louis.

More Oktoberfesting

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If you can handle a 34-ounce stein full of beer, head over to the Budweiser Brew House (Haus?) Saturday, October 3, noon-10:00 p.m. for Oktoberfest. (That’s at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis.)

This is a FREE event with activities inside the Beer Hall and outside in the Beer Garden. The Bolzen Beer Band will play festive music!

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Come thirsty, of course. Come hungry, too. Among the menu items being offered Saturday (and all through the month of October) are:

  • German style salted pretzels with signature beer mustards.
  • Drunken Rib Eye—Budweiser marinated 16-ounce bone-in rib eye served with sauerkraut mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.
  • Sausage platter including bratwurst, knockwurst and Hungarian sausages served with sauerkraut mashed potatoes, braised red cabbage, accompanied with Amber Bock mustard and Budweiser beer mustard.
  • Jaegerschnitzel—Breaded pork loin ladled with demi-glace and served with braised red cabbage, and sauerkraut mashed potatoes.

A 34-ounce glass Spaten beer stein will be available for purchase for $15 with $10 refills. Prost!

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Art At The Table—Distilled Dinners at Panorama

Cool event Friday night, September 25, at Panorama at the St. Louis Art Museum!

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It begins with a tour of the galleries at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m prepared by executive chef Ivy Magruder (pictured below) and his Panorama team.

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Specialty cocktails from Pinckney Bend Distillery will be featured.

home_slider_cask_ginCost is 65/person plus tax and tip. Garage parking included. To make a reservation, call 314-655-5490.

Here’s the food and beverage menu:

Course 1
Soup and Salad
Mesclun Salad, with local goat cheese, maple-glazed pecans,
honeycrisp apples, and maple-Dijon vinaigrette

Chilled Corn Bisque

Keith’s Spiked Cider,
American Corn Whiskey

Course 2
Salt Cod Fritters with assorted aiolis
Smoked Three-Grain Vodka
“Screwdriver”

Course 3
Rabbit Cacciatore with cracked black pepper pappardelle
Boulevardier,
Rested American Whiskey

Course 4
Gin and Tonic Cake
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A-B Oktoberfest September 25-26-27

German beer will flow at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis when Oktoberfest happens September 25, 26 and 27!

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The event kicks off Friday evening with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg of Spaten, a traditional Oktoberfest brew, by Mayor Francis Slay. Actually, the keg tap follows a wedding—a nice touch, since the Munich Oktoberfest grew from a wedding celebration in 1810. (Beer was introduced in 1818 and the event has grown over the last two centuries to a 17-day annual event that draws six million visitors each autumn.)

The A-B Oktoberfest will feature German-style beers and food (bratwursts, pretzels, gingerbread cookies, etc.). Authentic German music and entertainment will be offered all weekend.

default-heroHours for the Oktoberfest are Friday, September 25, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 27, noon to 5:00 p.m.

home-heroAdult tickets are available for 30/person and may be purchased by clicking HERE. Your ticket gets you a commemorative Oktoberfest beer stein, two beers and one food item. Additional beer, food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. (This is an all-ages event. Tickets for ages 4-20 are 10/person. That admission includes a soft drink and one food item.)

There is free parking in and around the A-B Biergarten located at 12th and Lynch in St. Louis.

Lederhosen optional, FYI.

Halloween, Vincent Price, Tenacious Eats

I swear when I first skimmed the email with info about a Vincent Price food event, I read “recipes from the cookbook for the 5 corpses.” When you read that name in the subject line, you are prone to scary, creepy thoughts, I reckon.

Just 3 weeks before Halloween 2015, Vincent’s daughter Victoria Price will be back in her dad’s hometown (STL), promoting the 50th anniversary re-release of A Treasury of Great Recipes, a cookbook by Mary and Vincent Price.

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The Vincent Price Tenacious Eats event is set for Saturday, October 10. Chef Liz Schuster will be whipping up recipes from the cookbook for the 5 courses. Each course (not corpse) is served with a creative cocktail. The film to be featured will be Theatre of Blood, starring Vincent Price.

Live music and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. The movie and the first course begin at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $75/person. Advance tickets may be purchased by clicking HERE. Location for the event is STL Banquet Center, 5700 Leona Avenue in South St. Louis (63116). Costumes are encouraged! (To learn more about Tenacious Eats, click HERE.)

Victoria Price will be at the Tenacious Eats event and will have copies of the cookbook available for purchase. The book, which features a lengthy historical preface by Victoria and an introduction by Wolfgang Puck, contains recipes and menus ranging from haute cuisine at Europe’s finest restaurants to Dodger Stadium hot dogs. Cost of the book is $50.

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Victoria Price will be making other appearances in St. Louis during the weekend of October 9. Those will be announced soon. For more info about the book and Vincent Price, click HERE.

To get you in the mood for the Tenacious Eats event and Halloween season, take a moment to listen to Vincent Price’s voiceover session for his work on Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller.

Ballpark Village Brew Fest By Budweiser, A St. Louis Home Brew Celebration

That’s a long name for one event. And I even left out the words “second annual.”

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The BPV Brew Fest happens this Saturday, August 29, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Ballpark Village, with lots of love for the local home brew community. In case you don’t know, STL home brewers produce some excellent brews!

In addition to samples of Anheuser-Busch beers, the Brew Fest features a sampling of various beers from local home brew clubs. Also, there’s a single-style home brewing competition with the winning recipe being brewed at the Anheuser-Busch Research Pilot Brewery and sampled in the Budweiser Brew House. This year’s competition beer will be an ESP (Extra Special Bitter).

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Attendees will also have the chance to have your photo taken with a Clydesdale!

Tickets for the event are $25 in advance ($30 at the door).

70 VIP tickets are also available for $75, which includes general admission to the Brew Fest plus exclusive samples from Home Brew Clubs and a guided four-course lunch pairing food and beer with an Anheuser-Busch brewmaster, as well as voting for the “Best of Show” of the home brew offerings.

Tickets are available via ticketfly.com.

For more info on the BPV Brew Fest, click HERE.