This Week's Dish: Taste Of Trucktober Rolls Into Chesterfield
Despite the chillier temperatures, food truck season is far from over in St. Louis. On Saturday, Oct. 18, join Hubbard St. Louis Radio Group for the inaugural Taste of Trucktober at the Chesterfield Amphitheater from 3-8pm. More than a dozen trucks will be on hand dishing up everything from Mexican and Bombay street foods to coastal cuisine and cupcakes. Guests will also enjoy live music, games and karaoke at the family-friendly event. Check out the site for more information, including a full list of participating food trucks. 631 Veterans Place Dr., Chesterfield, 636.537.4000.
The flavors of fall have landed on Bixby’s new menu just in time for diners wanting to a front-row seat to Forest Park’s colorful leaves. Highlights from the menu include: Rosemary pumpkin hummus served with grilled pita and vegetables; a kale and mixed greens salad topped with roasted apple, celery, candied black walnuts, bleu cheese, red onions and a cider vinaigrette; and roasted fall vegetable tart with Brussels sprouts, carrots, turnips and butternut squash puree. New, seasonal items are also available at Bixby’s Express—a more casual option specializing in quick soups, salads and sandwiches. 5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park, 314.361.7313.
Enjoy dishes prepared by some of the area’s most highly acclaimed chefs all while supporting a good cause at Slow Food St. Louis’ ninth-annual Art of Food fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 7 at The Luminary. Each year dozens of chefs such as Cassy Vires (Home Wine Kitchen), Josh Galliano (The Libertine), and Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street/Peacemaker) come out to the Art of Food to showcase fresh, local ingredients. A new element to this year’s event is that each chef will team up with a specific farmer and each hors d’oeuvre will be paired with a local beer, wine or cocktail sample. All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization, Slow Food St. Louis. The funds support various forms of educational outreach and also their Small Farm Biodiversity Micro-Grant program, which has awarded approximately $60,000 to more than 40 sustainable farmers over the past five years. Art of Food tickets are still available. The event runs from 6-10pm. 2701 Cherokee St., Benton Park West, 314.776.2337.
Wine enthusiasts should note that celebrated sommelier Aaron Sherman has made the move from Chicago to join the ranks of Gerard Craft’s Niche, Brasserie by Niche, Taste by Niche and Pastaria. As reported by Sauce Magazine, Sherman will serve as beverage director for the Niche Restaurant Group and was previously the sommelier at Girl & The Goat, a highly acclaimed restaurant owned by Stephanie Izard.