This Week's Dish: We Heart St. Louis Best of the City Celebration To Offer Food From Hiro Asian Kitchen, Three Sixty
May 18: Tonight witness St. Louis’ top sous chefs compete for the winning title at Duck Duck Goose, a culinary competition fearing Hudson Valley Duck and Goose Island beer. From 6-9pm at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, the chefs from Four Seasons, The Libertine, Truffles, Sidney Street Cafe and Brasserie by Niche will work on presenting their duck dish. Additional entertainment includes a duck butchery demonstration and foie gras torchon making demonstrations. Find more information online. 999 N 2nd St., Downtown, 314.881.5800
May 19: Tomorrow St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be holding the inaugural event Harvest in the Hearland. Dinner and cocktails are being provided by Trattoria Marcella, Aya Sofia, Sugarfire Smoke House, Anheuser-Busch and more. Tickets are $150 and benefit St. Jude. Forest Park World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park, stjude.org
May 29: Celebrate the best of our city during the We Heart STL Best of the City Celebration Presented by Bud Select. At the event, held at the Old Post Office Plaza from 7-11pm, guests have the opportunity to shop 10 local vendors, hop into the photo booth and sample treats from Hiro Asian Kitchen, Clemetine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery, Pi Pizzeria and Three Sixty. Tickets are $15 general admission and $30 for VIP (Includes a $15 gift certificate to Central Table and free cocktails for the first hour). Purchase tickets online.
Last week, Pi Pizzeria announced its food truck, Pi On The Spot, will be serving a new type of pizza called the Pi Stick. Strongly resembling a hot pocket, the Pi Stick makes taking Pi around with you even easier. Feast reports that right now there are two versions of the Pi Stick—one with spicy sausage, cherry pepper, fontina, mozzarella and basil, and a vegetarian offering with baby spinach, mushroom, onion, garlic, mozzarella, feta and ricotta. For now Pi on the Spot will be the only place to get it, though they’ll be rolling out in Pi’s St. Louis locations soon. Also be on the lookout for a Strange Donuts-Pi collaboration involving the Pi Stick sometime this summer. @PiTruckSTL, pi-pizza.com
Bixby’s, the restaurant located inside the Missouri History Museum, is offering fine dining to bring together community, art and food during the annual Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. On May 28 and 29 and June 11 and 12, diners can pull up a seat at the communal table and savor a four-course meal, including grilled turkey medallions with tomato-braised summer squash. Sides, like grilled lamb sausages and cucumber tomato slaw, will be served family-style. Tickets are $50 and include a seat at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park, sfstl.com