Let Them Eat Art: Where to Eat and Drink at Maplewood's Bastille Day Street Fair

By Heather Riske
In Food

 

Photo courtesy of City of Maplewood

Photo courtesy of City of Maplewood

Let Them Eat Art, Maplewood’s food and art-infused tribute to Bastille Day, returns on Friday, July 11, from 6pm to 11pm. The annual street festival, now in its 9th year, features a self-guided tour through historic downtown Maplewood with art, live music, tarot card reading, dream interpretations, and, of course, plenty of food and drinks from favorite Maplewood spots.

Before you stroll through the streets of historic Maplewood, take a walk through the food and drink specials on offer this year.

Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest, has introduced a new menu that they’ll offer in the restaurant’s dining area, bar and on the patio. Cans of the Saint Louis Brewery’s Yakima Wheat Ale, Sessions IPA, American Brown Ale and Black Lager Schwarzbier will also be available for sale at a booth at Citizens National Bank Park, 7300 Manchester Rd.

Mystic Valley, a new-age shop with a focus on spirituality, herbal and holistic health, will serve smoothies and light snacks in the store. 7241 Manchester Rd., 314.645.3336

Italian favorite Acero will offer their popular four-course tasting menu, featuring a starter, pasta, entrée and dessert, as well as their Italian wine list, in the bar, dining area and on the patio. 7266 Manchester Rd, 314.644.1790

Cocktail bar and bistro Water Street stays true to form with boozy push-up pops in seasonal fruit flavors like blueberry-tequila, sold streetside. Their full menu will be offered in the restaurant’s dining room and on the patio. 7268 Manchester Rd., 314.646.8355

Artisanal chocolatier Kakao Chocolate will host tastings and chocolate-making demonstrations of their award-winning confections in their shop. 7272 Manchester Rd., 314.645.4446

Maplewood newcomer A Pizza Story will serve their full menu of Neopolitan-style pies in the dining room and outdoor seating area, which opened in June. They’ll also have a pasta salad with smoked salmon, capers, and olives, and Bomboloni, an Italian dessert made of fluffy dough balls dusted with powdered sugar and served with sauce. Drinks include sangria, Italian Margarita and beer, and specials will be sold streetside. 7278 Manchester Rd., 314.899.0011

Green coffee hub Foundation Grounds Coffeehouse & Café will serve sandwiches, quesadillas and salads inside the shop and on the patio. 7298 Manchester Rd., 314.601.3588

Vom Fass, purveyor of imported olive oils, vinegars, liqueurs, rare single-malt Scotch and Irish whiskies, and select wines, will sell wine by the glass and a play on the classic “Death in the Afternoon” cocktail—a “Sweet Death in the Afternoon” made with absinthe and moscato wine. They’ll also have a mocktail lemonade punch with lemonade, bubbly soda, Fassmix Rhubarb Syrup known as “Vom-fass-onade,” and boozy snowcones in the shop. 7314 Manchester Rd., 314.932.5262

Upscale-casual dining spot Home Wine Kitchen is serving specials like bacon-balsamic caramel corn and a specialty cocktail, D-Palmer, a sweet tea reduction with housemade lemon liqueur and vodka, on the street. They’ll also offer the full menu in their dining room. 7322 Manchester Rd., 314.802.7676

New American bar and pub The Crow’s Nest will dish out potato chorizo tacos and vodka-based ‘Metrosexual cocktails streetside, with their full menu in the dining room and outside on the patio. 7366 Manchester Rd., 314.781.0989

Penzeys Spices will give away free samples of their BBQ seasoning in their shop.
7388 Manchester Rd., 314.781.7177

Maplewood’s hub for Cuban, Creole and Caribbean-inspired fare, Boogaloo, will serve dinner specials like the Bloody Mary Ceviche and cocktails including the kiwi passion fruit Sangria, Boogaloo’s “Build Your Own Mojito,” watermelon mojito and Van Gogh BBJ Martini on the street. The full menu will be offered in the dining room. 7344 Manchester Rd., 314.645.4803

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant will have their full menu of authentic Mexican cuisine, margaritas and sangria in their bar and dining area. 7356 Manchester Rd., 314.645-3364

Whole grain bakery Great Harvest Bread Co. is selling whole wheat cinnamon chip bears and giving out free samples in the shop. 7360 Manchester Rd., 314.991-0049

For a caffeine kick, hit La Cosecha Coffee Roasters for an iced or hot blackberry vanilla latte, or a white almond mocha latte. 7360 Manchester Rd., 314.440-0337

Boozy Posters Punch and pizza by the slice will be sold on the street from The Post Sports Bar & Grill, and their full menu is on offer in the restaurant. 7372 Manchester Rd., 314.645.1109

For a ‘freaky fast’ dining option, hit Jimmy John’s, where the full array of sub sandwiches will be served. 7374 Manchester Rd., 314.645-3278

Pizza and whiskey joint The Blind Tiger will, fittingly, sell pizza by the slice and a “Whiskey Business” punch and sangria on the street. They’ll also offer the full menu in their dining room and outdoor seating area. 7376 Manchester Rd., 314.646.8822

Tiffany’s Original Diner will pour their popular rum chata milkshakes streetside, and serve the full menu at their counter. 7402 Manchester Rd., 314.644.0929

Just down the street from Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, Stone Spiral Coffee & Curios is serving an amuse bouche (a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre) of Vichyssoise with a French Rose wine tasting featuring three different styles made in different regions of France. 2500 Sutton Blvd., 314.335.7388

Fair-trade, organic tea purveyor Traveling Tea will have specially priced mini creamy coconut chai and a sampling of seasonal teas in the shop. 2707 Sutton Blvd., 314.647.8832

New Maplewood mainstay Strange Donuts is selling French donuts—French Toast, that is. They’ll also have Gooey Butter donuts and apple brie fritters. 2709 Sutton, 314.932.5851

Let them eat pie—just down the street, bakery Pie Oh My is serving French-inspired desserts like pear blueberry galettes, lemon raspberry, almond custard and chocolate meringue pies. 2719 Sutton Blvd., 314.704.4416

Saratoga Lanes bowling alley will sell beer on the street. 2725A Sutton Blvd., 314.645.5308

Maya Café is serving margaritas and pan-Latin specials on the street, and offering their full menu in their dining room and outdoor seating areas. 2726 Sutton Blvd., 314.781.4774

The Wood bar and grill is pouring a Pink Corset Cocktail infused with strawberry and cucumber, and doling out a Strawberry Fields salad made with spinach, strawberries, red onions, candied pecans doused in a poppyseed vinaigrette as their streetside specials. They’ll also have their full menu in the dining room and outdoor seating areas. 2733 Sutton Blvd., 314.781.4607

Swanky arcade Orbit Pinball Lounge will serve beer, wine and cocktails at the bar.
7401 Hazel Ave., 314.769.9954

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Food Booth at Sutton Loop will have chips, pizza and beverages.

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