The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 1 to 3

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       1111 Mississippi kicks of eleven days of anniversary celebrations this weekend. | Laura Miller
  •        1111 Mississippi kicks of eleven days of anniversary celebrations this weekend. | Laura Miller

There are plenty of events this weekend to cure that Halloween hangover. Support local charities or enjoy the last Clayton Farmers' Market of the season. Continue for our food-related recommendations after the jump.

See also: The Libertine Goes Gatsby for Halloween

Friday (Nov. 1)

Roaring '20s Party @ The Libertine

For this post-Halloween bash, staff (and presumably, customers) will all be dressed in their Gatsby best while Prohibition-era cocktails flow. Chef Josh Galliano is preparing a special menu with items from the 1920s. Owner Nick Luedde wouldn't spill just what his costume is (perhaps he doesn't know himself yet), but he promises the weekend will be worthy of Daisy Buchanan herself. Admission is free. Friday and Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tenth Anniversary Celebration @ 1111 Mississippi

The eleven-day celebration starts Friday with $10 lunch specials and a whole-hog porchetta. On Saturday try the Tuscan Tasting Menu. The specials continue through the week and some proceeds benefit charities like Stray Rescue and St. Louis Effort for AIDS. Call 314-241-9999 for reservations.

Continue for Saturday and Sunday's picks.

Saturday (Nov. 2)

Food Truck Feast @ 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Bummed that Food Truck Friday has gone into hibernation for the winter? Then check out a gather of some of the best food trucks in town, like Completely Sauced, Seoul Taco, ChopShopSTL, My Big Fat Greek Truck and more at 4 Hands Brewing Co. (1220 South Eight Street). Enjoy live music from Old Salt Union and Jungle Fire. Admission is free. Noon to 5 p.m.

Fifth Anniversary Celebration @ Sugaree Baking Co.

One of the best bakeries in St. Louis is celebrating five years as a retail bakery (though its actually been around since 1996). Enter a drawing to win a free pie every mont in 2014, put in your orders for pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan pies and more while you snack on free treats from Sugaree. Admission is free.

Autumn Festival @ Clayton Farmers' Market

Celebrate the last outdoor farmers' market of the year with food and music. The morning begins with bagpipes and Irish dancers, followed by the Mississippi Fever Blues Band. Catch a cooking demonstration from 2013 Best Chef winner Cassy Vires and get your hands on local, fresh produce. Admission is free. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

EarthDance Farmers' Formal @ College Hall

Enjoy a locavore feast by Bon Appétit Management Company, bid on over 100 items in a silent auction and sip on local libations. $100 per person, to benefit the Organic Farm School, available here. 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cranksgiving 2012 @ Schlafly Bottleworks

This fun food drive features a special cross-town bike ride. Ride to different grocery stores for non-perishable food items to benefit Food Outreach. Register here. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Strange Donuts @ STL Up Late

Co-owner Corey Smale of Strange Donuts will be the guest on this new late-night comedy show. Tonight's the official season premiere -- plus all audience member get a free doughnut from Strange Donuts. The musical guest will be Yankee Racers. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available here. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday (Nov. 3)

Ollie Hinkle Food & Wine Festival @ The Cheshire

The Missouri chapter of the Children's Heart Foundation is hosting this fundraiser to benefit its research on congential heart defects in infants. The festival brings samples from Annie Gunn's Cielo, Niche, Mai Lee, Home Wine Kitchen, Pappy's Smokehouse, Urban Chesnut, Civil Life Brewing Co., Entre, Salume Beddu and more. Tickets are $125, available here. Noon to 5 p.m.

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. Email the author at nancy.stiles@riverfronttimes.com or follow her on Twitter.


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