Thursday March 6, 2014
Fish fries are a popular destination on Friday nights during Lent. Dozens of St. Louis area churches host the meatless dinners, but the one at St. Cecilia parish in south St. Louis is different. You'll find plenty of fish on the menu, of course, but also chile rellenos, bean tostadas and cheese quesadillas. The menu is a reflection of St. Cecilia's commitment to serving the local Hispanic community.
So if you'd like something new this Lenten season, give the one at St. Cecilia a try. The fish fries are held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., each Friday of Lent (except Good Friday). Prices are $11 for an individual dinner. St. Cecilia is located at 5418 Louisiana Avenue in south St. Louis.
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Wednesday March 5, 2014
Before the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin, head over to the Schlafly Tap Room this weekend for the annual Oyster & Stout Festival. The restaurant will be serving up more than 35,000 oysters on Friday and Saturday, along with three kinds of Schlafly stouts. Another highlight of the event, guest shuckers from the East and West Coasts will be on hand to demonstrate their oyster shucking skills.
Oyster & Stout Festival
March 7 & 8, 2014
Schlafly Tap Room
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Sunday March 2, 2014
There's one last chance to celebrate Mardi Gras before the beginning of Lent. The annual Light Up the Night Fat Tuesday Parade is March 4, 2014, in downtown St. Louis. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. It steps off at Broadway and Washington Avenue, then makes its way west on Washington to 14th Street.
After the parade, head back to Soulard for the Fat Tuesday Pub Crawl. More than 30 Soulard bars and restaurants will be offering drink specials from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The first 1,000 people to attend will also get a souvenir mug. For more information on the pub crawl, see the Soulard Business Association website.
Sunday March 2, 2014
If you're like me and have a list of projects to do around the house, consider checking out the 2014 St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show at the America's Center and Edward Jones Dome. You'll find plenty of ideas from more than 500 exhibitors and 1,800 booths. There are decorating ideas, hands-on demonstrations and nearly everything else you could want or need for your home.
This year's event is Thursday, March 6, through Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for children. Kids 5 and younger are free.