Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Nov. 23-25



Friday (Nov. 23):

10th Annual Fair Trade Market @ Manchester United Methodist Church Shop 2,500-square-feet of coffee, chocolate, various food stuffs, home decor, gifts and more. Outside of holiday buys, entertainment exists in the form of short educational sessions, screenings of The Dark Side of Chocolate, chocolate tastings and live dance performances. Admission is free. Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rock n Roll Craft Show @ Third Degree Glass Factory Choose from unique cutting boards, glassware, kitchen decor and much more during this annual local handcrafted sales event. Admission costs $10 for "Red Carpet Black Friday" and $3 Saturday and Sunday. Friday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Black Friday @ International Tap House Both locations of ITAP roll out more than a dozen Christmas and winter beers such as Goose Island Christmas, Scaldis Noel and Boulevard Nutcracker. 11 a.m.

First Weekly Flight Club @ Vino Gallery This new weekly club begins this weekend. Sample a few three-ounce glasses of wine with take home tasting notes for $20. Every Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until close.

Black Friday @ Frida's Deli Vegetarian- and vegan-friendly Frida's Deli will be offering a variety of food discounts throughout the day, while supplies last. For details on their specials as well as others around town, check out Gut Check's list of 9 Black Friday food and restaurant deals.

Black Friday Grey Goose Party @ Plush Nelly throws a post-Thanksgiving party sure to be stocked with vodka drink specials and live local music. General admission is $10. 9 p.m

Saturday (Nov. 24):

Market in the Loop @ Delmar Loop Shop fresh produce, fish, other food and gifts. Admission is free. Every Thursday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fall Craft Fair @ St. Matthias the Apostle Catholic Church Peruse crafts, concessions, baked goods and more during this holiday fair. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chef Rich LoRusso Book Signing @ Missouri Botanical Garden Saint Louis Italians provides an extensive history of St. Louis' past and present Italian restaurants. Contributor Chef Rich LoRusso of LoRusso's Cucina serves up light hors d'oeuvres for sampling. Price is included with Garden admission. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday (Nov. 25):

Irresistible Cookies @ Kitchen Conservatory In this hands-on class, make buttered rum spritz cookies, pistachio-cranberry florentines, pecan pralines and more. $50 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website. 1 to 3:30 p.m.

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