Let the Parties begin:
When: Friday, Feb 3rd from 5:30pm-9:30pm
Where: St. Louis City Hall Rotunda downtown (1200 Market St)
What: Just one of the many Mardi Gras festivities. There will be 75 wines, 15 beers and a whole mess of whiskey from the Jack Daniels family available. The ticket is $35 but you get to taste 12 various samples of whiskey, wine and beer and you get 4 food tickets. Plus you’ll be entertained by some of the best local DJs and artists.
My Tip: Make sure to have the number for a cab before you go because mixing wine, beer, and Jack does not make for a safe drive home.
2. The Crystal Cajun Cook-off
When: February 4th from noon-4pm
Where: Also at the St. Louis City Hall Rotunda
What: Come and watch as 10 amateur chefs and 10 professional chefs battle to win the title for the Best Cajun/Creole dish. Additionally, you’ll receive four tickets to sample Cajun/Creole specialties prepared by a catering company along with unlimited samples of Bud Light, Southern Comfort Hurricanes, and soft drinks. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
My tip: Don’t forget the Pepto
3. For the party animals: Wolpertinger 2012
When: Saturday, February 4th from 1pm to 6pm
Where: Urban Chestnut in downtown St. Louis (3229 Wash Ave)
What: It’s the 1 year Anniversary party for Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Tickets are $30 and include a souvenir sampling glass which will get you access to sample a variety of the finest craft beers from the St. Louis area’s many distinguished brewers. In addition to to the beer and live music, you will be among the first to be introduced to the new “mascot” of UCBC, Wolpie the Wolpertinger. Shoot, I’m paying the $30 just to get a picture of this animal and the many costumed Wolpertingers who show up for the event. This is sure to be a party you won’t want to miss.
My Tip: Get plenty of rest now because you’re going to be exhausted by the end of this weekend, but it will have been well worth it.
Winter hibernation time is over mt friends. It’s the beginning of beer tastings and food tastings and before you know it, it’ll be Summer concert series time! The next stop on the STL events train is Taste of Soulard. Woo Woo!
Photos courtesy of urbanchestnut and jerryssandwiches Brought to you by Mills Properties