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Guide To Saint Louis Uncorked

June 4, 2014 7:00 AM

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Kick back and get ready for the warmer days of summer by starting at St. Louis Uncorked. Take the “first sip of summer” at this outside festival that presents a newly expanded two-day event, June 6-7, 2014, featuring live music, local wines, beer and food.

St. Louis Uncorked
Soldiers’ Memorial
1315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
www.fresh1025.cbslocal.com/join-us-at-st-louis-uncorked-2014

Date: June 6-7, 2014

Come downtown to Soldiers’ Memorial to join a few of your friends along with many other locals who enjoy music, wine and other tasteful treats that St. Louis has to offer. This fresh-air event features the area’s finest wines, craft micro brew beers and local Budweiser products, food trucks and live music from local bands as well as headline concerts from Andy Grammer (June 6) and A Great Big World (June 7). Get in on special pairings and other events by purchasing tickets to individual private events, or stroll the grounds for free as you get ready to sample the finest from area vendors like these.

Local Wine and Craft Beers

Mary Michelle Winery
Route 2
Carrollton, IL 62016
(217) 942-6250
www.illinois-wine.com

What began with foresight and a dream in 1999 has now flourished into a healthy 100-acre winery. The lower Illinois River valley is prime rich land to grow the tastiest grapes that go into the wines. The winery now produces Cynthiana, Chardonel, Norton, Vidal Blanc and experimental varieties. Find Mary Michelle Winery’s wines at area Schnucks stores and at Pere Marquette Lodge, and be sure to stop by its booth to get a sample while you’re at St. Louis Uncorked.

Related: Top Bars With History In St. Louis

A Culinary Experience 

L’Ecole Culinaire
9811 S. 40 Drive
St. Louis, MO 63124
(314) 587-2433
www.lecole.edu

This culinary school offers education from professional chefs. Along with the superb educational opportunities, the institute has rolled out its very own food truck, Le Food Truck. Experience this new flavor of food truck that has rolled into the St. Louis area. This truck serves a variety of food options, including healthy choices all prepared with the finest of culinary expertise by students who have been trained by knowledgeable chefs. Discover pork tacos, chicken sliders, soba noodle salad and a double-chocolate cookie with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

Slice of the Hill Food Truck
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 330-6586
www.facebook.com/Slice-of-the-Hill

If you’ve been around St. Louis for any amount of time, you know that Zia’s is a popular Italian restaurant on The Hill. If you like Zia’s, you’re bound to enjoy this food truck that is owned by Mike May, a son-in-law to the Zia restaurant family. Mike May set out to offer Tuscan-style pizza on the go. Savor the “goo from the Lou,” Provel cheese and salads through the window of this Italian restaurant on wheels.

Destination Desserts
11786 Westline Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
(314) 227-7070
www.destinationdesserts.org

Satisfy your sweet tooth while making life sweeter for those suffering from head injuries and providing funds for a needy cause. This company not only bakes some of the most delicious desserts in St. Louis, but it also staffs its bakery with individuals who have suffered from a life-changing head injury or have a cognitive learning disability, including autism. Enjoy cookies, cupcakes and creative bakery concoctions, including, or course, a taste of the area’s must-have gooey butter cake treats. All proceeds from this food truck go to the Center for Head Injury Services.

Related: Top Food Trucks In St. Louis

Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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