Three for Three: 9.19-9.21

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Gut Check recommends three ways you won't go hungry this weekend.

It's the last weekend of summer. Go outside and enjoy the warm weather:

1. GroveFest: Enjoy food from one of the city's up-and-coming restaurant neighborhoods as well as live music and other goodies. (Noon-Midnight Sat.)

2. Swingin' in the Vines Harvest Festival: Take the trip to Augusta to celebrate the first harvest of Missouri wine country. (Fri.-Sat. Click on link for specific events and times.)

3. Wasabi Festival 2008: You know how Gut Check feels about eating competitions, but if you must partake, at least keep it local. Wasabi's downtown location hosts its third annual sushi-scarfing contest. (3-8 p.m. Sun.)

That's it for this week. Next Week: It's that time again. The RFT Best of St. Louis 2008. What is our choice for Best New Restaurant of the past 12 months? The answer might surprise you. What is the readers' choice for Best New Restaurant? Frankly, I don't know yet. Maybe I'll be surprised, too.

Have a great weekend. Eat something good.

- Ian Froeb

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