Things are pretty low-key this weekend due to the holiday, but you can still get out and support local, small businesses. In addition to the Holiday Walk spearheaded by Kitchen House Coffee, shopping districts like downtown Maplewood and Cherokee Street are also having Small Business Saturday deals. Continue on for our food-related recommendations.
Friday (Nov. 28):
Bravo mastermind and St. Louis native Andy Cohen will be in town for a conversation with KMOX's Charlie Brennan. There will be food available for purchase and of course, lots of Budweiser. From 8:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is free.
Goose Island is releasing its Bourbon County stout, coffee stout and barley wine tonight at Cicero's. Jon Hardy & the Public will also be playing. The event starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.
Saturday (Nov. 29): Small Business Saturday Holiday Walk @ Tower Grove East
Small businesses, including some of our favorite cafes and restaurants, have teamed up for a much more leisurely Saturday after the madness of Black Friday. You can get a punch card at any of the participating shops and after four punches, enter to win a raffle and other prizes. Restaurants include Steve's Hot Dogs, the Shaved Duck, the Purple Martin, Grove East Provisions and lots more. Kitchen House Coffee has also paired with alderwoman Christine Ingrassia to offer free coffee and hot chocolate. For more information, check out the event on Facebook. From 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
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