FoodWire: Mezcal at Monarch, Papa John Downtown


A couple of food events to share:

First, and I apologize for the short notice, but we just got the e-mail about this yesterday, Monarch (7401 Manchester Road; Web site) is hosting Don Cooper, founder of Del Maguey Mezcal, at 7 p.m. tonight. There will be mezcal tastings, live music and more. Call 314-644-3995 for more info.

Tomorrow, Papa John himself will be in St. Louis. Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter will be holding a pizza party from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Kiener Plaza. He's also throwing out the first pitch at tomorrow's Cards game -- maybe the Busch Stadium crowd will boo him, too! -- and then he'll be jamming on stage with Sonic Youth at Live on the Levee.

Wait. What?