This Week's Dish: Eat Global on South Grand's International Dine Around

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

New fast-casual restaurant Wicked Greenz is heading to Clayton. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, the health conscience restaurant will be offering chef crafted food from partners Chris Sedlak, Justin Haifley and Matt Ratz for dine-in, delivery and catering in the former Bocci Bar Space. 16 North Central Ave., Clayton

Ethiopian food is one of 14 countries involved in the 8th annual International Dine Around | Photo courtesy of Meskerem

Ethiopian food is one of 14 countries involved in the 8th annual International Dine Around | Photo courtesy of Meskerem

Maplewood now has its own I Scream Cakes. With its original Cherokee Street spot in place, the new location celebrated its grand opening last week and offers ice cream by the scoop along with sundaes and shakes. 7326B Manchester Ave., Maplewood

Summertime is bringing new permanent menu items to Steve’s Hot Dogs. Check out the Dogtown Pizza Hot Wing Pizza Dog and Macho Nacho Dog. Multiple locations, steveshotdogsstl.com

May 17: The Purple Martin and Schlafly are teaming up to give you a beer and cheese experience you won’t forget. For $10 at the door, Schlafly brewmasters and local Fox River Dairy will pair their cheese alongside seasonal and year-round beers. 2800 Shenandoah, Fox Park

May 17: Get your favorite food truck eats in this week at Tilles Park for the Parks Food Truck Fest by St. Louis County Parks and St. Louis Food Truck Association starting at 5pm. Scott Laytham and Karl Holmes Duo will provide live entertainment. 9551 Litzsinger Road, Rock Hill

May 17: If you’ve never dined Kamayan, now is your chance.  A special Filipino way of eating with just your hands, Kamayan (kamay means hand) is a cultural experience in the Philippines that has been passed down for generations and you can try it Tuesday night at Hiro Asian Kitchen. The Filipino Fiesta theme will include a variety of meat and noodle dishes. The meal will be served at 7pm for $55. 1405 Washington Ave., Midtown

May 19: Prepare to eat your way around the world right here in our own city within six blocks on South Grand. Now in its 8th year, the progressive dinner features 14 different countries to choose from, is $30 in advance ($35 the day of) for your choice of an appetizer, entrée, dessert, drink, and a bonus wild card to choose another course besides the entrée. There are many items to choose from ranging from Moroccan slow-braised chicken tajine from Baida Restaurant to Japanese sushi from Cafe Mochi and Italian canneloni from Mangia Italiano. Specialty drinks for the evening include Tree House Restaurant’s white sangria, Muddled Gin Collins from The Gin Room and St. Louis Juice Press’ Green Juice. End the night with a sweet treat from Gelateria Del Leone or Turkish Kunafa from Sheesh.

May 20-21: The Caffeine Crawl returns to St. Louis this weekend with an exclusive look into some of our city’s most popular and respected spots for coffee, tea and chocolate such as Arthouse Coffee, Blueprint, Kakao Chocolate and Park Avenue Coffee. Drive or take the shuttle bus on one of the six routes to choose from with tickets starting at $22.

May 21: Celebrate the reopening of BaiKu Sushi Lounge this weekend at its Grand Reopening. From 7-10pm, try new menu items and a free glass of champagne for diners. A DJ will provide the tunes from 7-10pm. 3407 Olive St., Midtown

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