This Week's Dish: 4th Annual Tour D'onut Route Rolls To Area Bakeshops, Coffee Fest Comes To Downtown, New Festival Celebrates 1904 World's Fair

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Having motivation to strap on a helmet and hop on a bike shouldn’t be a problem on Saturday, May 31 if you join in the 4th annual Tour D’onut – a noncompetitive bike outing with half a dozen doughnut pit stops along the way. The tour kicks off at City Garden (9th and Market Streets), where the cyclists will meet at 8:30am and enjoy their first sugary treat from Vincent Van Doughnut. At 9am the group will pedal over to Cielo at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis followed by Pharaoh’s Donuts, John Donut and Whisk: A Sustainable Bakery. The tour will end at World’s Fair Donuts, where awards will be given to those donning the best doughnut-inspired getup. Contact co-organizer Katie Cushwa at kcushwa@gmail.com for more information.

Image courtesy of Tour D'onut Tumblr

Image courtesy of Tour D’onut Tumblr

If the thought of all those sugary doughnuts has you craving something savory, roll up your sleeves and stop in for Farmhaus’ 3rd annual crawfish boil on Sunday, June 1. Chef Kevin Willmann will share a little Southern hospitality with St. Louis by dishing up Cajun and Creole classics, such as housemade andouille sausage and piles of Louisiana crawfish. Doors open at noon and crawfish will be served until 6pm. No reservations are required and only cash is accepted. 3257 Ivanhoe Ave., Lindenwood Park, 314.647.3800.

Downtown will be buzzing this weekend when the Coffee Fest tradeshow rolls into St. Louis, Friday, May 30-June 1 at the America’s Center. The event will bring brewing professionals into the city to showcase new products, techniques and industry trends. Baristas from near and far will also flock to Coffee Fest to compete in events like best latte art or espresso. Locals can even cheer on area roaster Sump Coffee as they compete for America’s best coffee house. For more information and a schedule of events, visit their website.

Help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the nonprofit Friends of Tower Grove Park with a family-friendly picnic on Sunday, June 1. Activities are to be held near the Piper Palm House and the Music Stand, and will include live music as well as an exhibit of Tower Grove-inspired art. Attendees are welcomed to pack a picnic, although area food trucks will also be on hand cooking up meals available for purchase. For more information email tgpark@towergrovepark.org.

Be sure to mark your calendars for The St. Louis World’s Fair Heritage Festival and Games, which will celebrate both St. Louis’ rich history and promising present starting Friday, Sept. 12 and running through Sunday, Sept. 14. Forest Park will play host to a plethora of activities, ranging from art exhibits and live music to culinary competitions and international dance performances. Be sure to get a glimpse of the 1904 World’s Fair through reenactments, historical displays and tours to the many World’s Fair landmarks located throughout Forest Park. Find a schedule of events and opportunities for sponsorship on their website.

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