This Week's Dish: The Libertine Hosts Hank Shaw And STL Food Trucks Battle Boston In World Series Throwdown

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Image courtesy of The Libertine.

Image courtesy of The Libertine.

Wednesday, Nov. 13: The Libertine will host author Hank Shaw ( as he visits St. Louis as part of his cross-country tour to promote his most recent book, “Duck, Duck, Goose.” The restaurant will serve a special four-course dinner menu inspired by the book, and Shaw will be on hand to sign copies and chat with guests. The menu includes:

Breakfast—coffee-cured duck, sweet potato brioche, scrambled egg panna cotta, sorghum-allspice sauce
Dirty Rice—confit gizzards, scallion puree, Anson Mills rice grits, smoked garlic sausage
Sassafras Valley Goose—butter roasted radish, sunchoke barigoule, parsnip chips, apicius
Funnel Cake—duck fat caramel, pickled apples, saba, applejack-cinnamon sorbet

Dinner tickets are $45 per person, and copies of the book can be purchased for $20 each. Call 314.862.2999 for reservations.

Saturday, Nov. 9: Locals Clara Moore and Matt Sorrell will hold a signing for their new book, “Shop Like A Chef: A Food Lover’s Guide to St. Louis Neighborhoods,” at Local Harvest Cafe Downtown to coincide with its release. “Shop Like A Chef is an insiders’ guide to the many grocers and specialty culinary stores that reside in St. Louis’ favorite neighborhoods. Chef Moore infuses the guidebook with shopping tips and chef-driven recipes to help readers make the most of these stores’ offerings. Tickets to the event are $20 and include a copy of the book as well as complimentary appetizers and cocktails.

Tower Grove Farmers’ Market has announced it will extend its market season three weeks to Saturday, Nov. 23. After that date, it will convert to a winter market, held at City Garden Montessori School (1618 Tower Grove Ave.), open the second Saturday of each month through March.

Seventeen local food trucks are competing in their own battle against Boston’s best in what is being called the first-ever World Series Food Truck Throwdown. Now through the end of the World Series, participating St. Louis food trucks will serve up Cardinals-inspired dishes to gain support for the home team and for our local food scene. You can support the food trucks by ordering from any of the following businesses and then voting for them at

  • Big Fat Greek Truck (@GreekTruckSTL) – Yadi Brau
  • Sarah’s Cake Stop (@Sarahscakestop) – “Rally Cap” Snack Cakes
  • Hot Aztec (@HotAztec) – Home Run Shrimp Taco
  • Guerilla Streetfood (@guerrillastreet) –The Red Bird
  • 2 Girls 4 Wheels (@2girls4wheels) – World Series slinger
  • Baked & Loaded Mobile Cuisine ( – The Cardinalshire
  • Curbside Cookery (@CurbsideCookery) – The David Freese Steak & Cheese
  • Completely Sauced (@saucedonwheels) – Beat Beantown Balls
  • Cha Cha Chow (@whereschacha) – TBD
  • Holy Crepe! (@HolyCrepeSTL) – Holliday Caramel Apple
  • Go! Gyro! Go! (@GoGyroGo) – Ass Kickin’ Red Bird Gyro
  • Yo! Salsa (@JohnYolos) – Redbird Tacos
  • Cheese Shack (@cheeseshack_stl) – The Grand Slam
  • La Tejana ( – Yadier Mind Fish Tacos
  • Andrew’s Bayou Ribs (@BayouRibs) – tips to win
  • St. Louisiana Q (@StLouisianaQ) – Cardinal BigRed Dog
  • Steak Louie (@SteakLouie) – Cardinal’s Big hitter steak sandwich
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