Fall, Festivals and Food in St. Louis

Friday August 19, 2011

Mosaic ChefIt’s going to be a tasty few weeks coming up in St. Louis. Fill your plate with a variety of cultural cuisine from exotic Japanese and Hispanic dishes to good old-fashioned American barbeque. There are plenty of options so eat, drink and let your taste buds delight!

Get ready for the 7th annual Downtown Restaurant Week in St. Louis (Aug. 22-Aug. 28). With over 26 participating restaurants, there will be a variety of delicious choices for the 19,000 diners expected to show. Space is limited, so book your reservations early!

The Festival of Nations is sure to expand your horizons (Aug. 27-28) with a diverse palette of ethic food and an international market, in addition to music, dancing and other educational exhibits on display at Tower Grove Park.

That’s not the only festival afoot, stop by the Japanese and Greek Festivals happening Sept. 3 through 5 at Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church, respectively. There is sure to be plenty of authentic national cuisine and other fun, culturally rich activities as well!

Later in September will be the St. Louis Hispanic Festival. Visit the Soldier’s Memorial Plaza Downtown for some arts and crafts, Latino bands, and of course, lots of delicious Hispanic dining!

And last but not least, don’t miss the award-winning Taste of St. Louis festival downtown Sept. 23-25. This event is a celebration of food, art, music and culture featuring a Chef Battle Royale Culinary Competition, Sauce Magazine’s Restaurant Row, art & wine walk, kid’s kitchen and much more!

And don’t miss a chance to be part of Dine Out Missouri the whole month of October! Save your receipts at participating restaurants and if you spend $200 or more, you can earn a $25 gift certificate at any Missouri Restaurant Association Member! Along with receiving a free $25 gift certificate in exchange for the accumulation of $200 worth of receipts from participating restaurants, you will be entered for a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards from Discover

Check out our calendar section for an up-to-date listing of the Lou’s most flavorful activities!


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