Where to Eat This Memorial Day Weekend

By Kelsey Waananen
In Food

A little rain can’t keep us inside this weekend; we’re ready to kick off the unofficial start of summer! Join us in celebrating Memorial Day all weekend long with some of the best eats in the city.

Iron Barley's 2014 Rib-Off. Photo courtesy of Iron Barley

Iron Barley’s 2014 Rib-Off. ¬†Photo courtesy of Iron Barley

Missouri River Irish Festival
May 22-24
Start the celebrating tonight at 5pm out in St. Charles for the 11th annual Missouri River Irish Fest. With Irish bands, dancers, crafts and of course food, the celebration will offer something for everyone in the family. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-5pm. Frontier Park, St. Charles 

Saint Louis County Greek Festival
May 22-25
The festival, held at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Town & Country, has long been a St. Louis favorite. While enjoying the live folk music and dancers, grab any of the many Greek delicacies being offered, from spanakopita to baklava sundaes. Fri-Sun. 11am-9pm, Monday 11am-8pm. 1755 Des Peres Road, Town & Country, 314.966.2255

Budweiser Ribfest
May 22-25
With two stages full of live music all weekend, Budweiser Ribfest in St. Charles’s New Town complex won’t keep you wanting for entertainment. You certainly won’t go hungry either; the fest offers up local barbecue and beers to pair with the live entertainment. Friday 5-11pm, Sat.-Sun. 11am-11pm, Monday 11am-7pm. New Town complex, St. Charles

Eckert’s Memorial Day Weekend Festival
May 23-25
Take your family out to the farm for an old-fashioned Memorial Day celebration. The Belleville farm will offer festival food, carnival and pony rides, children’s play area and petting zoo, with a charge for some activities. Sat.-Mon. 10am-5pm. 951 Green Mount Road., Belleville, 800.745.0513

Iron Barley Rib-Off
May 25
Nothing is more Memorial Day than a cookout, and Iron Barley is offering up loads of barbecue fare through a little friendly competiton. Fifteen barbecue teams will gather in front of Iron Barley on Monday to compete for the title of best rib. The best part is that attendees will get to sample all of their efforts for $25. The event will benefit Lift for Life and the Carondelet Food Pantry. The bar opens and sampling begins at 12pm. 5510 Virginia, Carondelet, 314.351.4500

Kitchen Kulture at 4 Hands Brewing Co.
May 25
Play bags, sip a few craft beers and enjoy the sun on Memorial Day with 4 Hands and Kitchen Kulture. The brewery is inviting Kitchen Kulture out to debut their new container bar in the back lot of the brewery. 1220 S 8th St., LaSalle Park, 314.436.1559

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