by Mabel Suen
This weekend's food events and festivals include a crab fest at Broadway Oyster Bar, PrideFest 2013 downtown, Farm Dog, and the grand opening celebration of the Saint Louis Art Museum's new East Building and more. Where will you eat?
Friday (Jun. 28):
Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q @ Saint Louis Zoo The Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q trailer from down south rolls through St. Louis, making a stop at the Muny as well as the Saint Louis Zoo during its Jungle Boogie event. Sample Texas barbecue, chat with company rep Reggie Stubblefield and enter to win a Stubb's cookbook. Free. 12 to 8 p.m.
Beyond Housing Food Truck Round Up @ Dwight Davis Tennis Center Sample eats from a variety of food trucks, and get three drinks from the bar. $35 per person. Proceeds to benefit Beyond Housing. 6 to 9 p.m.
Crab Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar According to BOB in a recent newsletter, "We've got crabs and we want to share them with you." Look for Alaskan king crab legs, stone crab claws, west coast dungeness crab and more as an addition to the regular menu. Admission is free. Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m.
Saturday (Jun. 29):
PrideFest 2013 @ Soldiers Memorial Plaza "St. Louis PrideFest is on the move once again, bringing the summer's biggest party -- wait for it -- downtown this year...Plus, in keeping with this year's theme of "Celebrate the Past to Awaken the Future," there are new surprises such as the Athletes Village, which will showcase our town's thriving LGBT sports community, and an expanded children's area with arts & crafts activities, musical guests and a bounce house and water slide." Fest food includes Tango Argentina Food, Taste of Romeo's barbecue and Baileys' restaurants to name a few. Admission is free. Saturday, June 29 from noon to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 from 1 to 7:30 p.m.
East Buildings Grand Opening @ Saint Louis Art Museum After a two-week closure, SLAM re-opens in a big way with a two day celebration to commemorate its new East Building wing. Live music, performance arts and a bevy of food booths await. Get the full schedule of entertainment via the SLAM website. Admission is free. Saturday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Soulard Sommerfest @ Big Daddy's This Oktoberfest-style party features live music, bottomless beer mugs, and traditional German food including bratwursts and pretzels. $70 per person. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Farm Dog @ Stray Rescue of St. Louis Schlafly partners with Gateway Greening and Stray Rescue St. Louis to host the first annual "Farm Dog" event. The puppy party takes place on the 23rd block of Pine between City Seeds Urban Farm and Stray Rescue. Look forward to Schlafly beer, food trucks, homemade dog treats, live music, live chickens and bees, animal adoptions and more. Admission is free. 12 to 4 p.m.
Second Annual Garage and Rummage Sale @ International Tap House Soulard ITap unloads a ton of beer swag including signs, glassware, t-shirts, umbrellas and more. Each item gets priced at a set amount of tickets, which can be obtained for $1 a piece, by buying a beer or donating a canned good to Food Outreach. Admission is free. 12 to 5 p.m.
Guerilla Street Food Pop-Up @ Sump Coffee Guerilla Street Food collaborates with Sump's third-wave bean brewing during a coffee-themed dinner. Guerilla Street takes its filipino fare and incorporates Adado Kyoto brewed coffee as well as the use of coffee oils and essences in their dishes. Sump also introduces a "Adada Piva" drink with Adado Yirgacheffe Ethiopia toddy with Kalamansi, or filipino lime. Admission is free. 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday (Jun. 30):
The Bridge Birthday Bash & Bicycle Ride @ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge "The Bridge Birthday Bash & Bicycle Ride takes place on the bridge with beer, live music, ice cream and cake (while they last), and also features bike routes on both sides of the river for everyone from novice to veteran. Fees are $3 to $15 per person." 7:30 to 9 a.m.