stuff to do:
MARCH BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ
Stout & Oyster Festival March 4 – 5 p.m. to midnight; March 5 – 11 a.m. to midnight, The Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St., St. Louis, 314.241.2337, schlafly.com Indulge in unctuous oysters and big stouts at Schlafly’s annual festival, which will feature 50,000 bivalves in six varieties from East and West coasts. Try them raw, or if you’re squeamish, you can order from the weekend menu featuring po’boys, pizzetas and more. Sip on 10 stouts from Schlafly’s oatmeal and coffee to nitro Irish and extra Irish and even nip a limited oyster stout.
FestivALE March 5 – 8 to 10:30 p.m., Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., St. Louis, 314.733.1241, festivalestl.com More than two dozen craft breweries come together for a cause. Fill your commemorative tasting glass with samples from 2nd Shift, Earthbound, Old Bakery, Piney River and more. Grab a bite from area eateries including Pi Pizza, Mathew’s Kitchen and Strange Donuts. The annual event raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway Chapter. Tickets available online or by phone.
Whiskey and Beer Dinner March 12 – 7 to 9 p.m., Cedar Lake Cellars, 11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City, 636.745.9500, cedarlakecellars.com Come thirsty to Cedar Lake Cellars and enjoy a four-course dinner paired with select bourbons. Lobster and smoked pork belly grits and a pour of Buffalo Trace will start the evening, which will feature
40 I SAUCE MAGAZINE I saucemagazine.com
a salt-roasted beef tenderloin entree accompanied by a sip of The Quiet Man Irish whisky. A chocolate espresso truffle brownie is paired with a Broadway Brewery’s Dog Days stout for a sweet ending.
Seghesio Wine Dinner March 13 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Balaban’s, 1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.449.6700, balabanswine.com Dine and drink in the bounty of Sonoma County, California when Seghesio Family Vineyards’ award-winning wines are showcased alongside Balaban’s fare. Dine on five courses with different wine pairings like lump crab salad with pinot grigio and a fig- and apple-stuffed pheasant breast served with Sonoma County zinfandel. Call for reservations.
Hermann Wurstfest March 19 and 20 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hermann, 800.932.8687, visithermann.com Follow your nose to Hermann for its annual weekend of all things sausage. Professionals and amateurs will compete in sausage-making competitions, while local vendors sample their wares and give demonstrations. Enjoy wine from Stone Hill Winery and Hermannhof Vineyards, then buy the best of the wurst to take home.
Cheese & Beer Tasting March 19 – 1 to 3 p.m., Marcoot Jersey Creamery, 526 Dudleyville Road, Greenville, Illinois, 618.664.1110, marcootjerseycreamery.com Head to the countryside for a taste of local cheese March 2016