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Taste of St. Louis Guide 2013

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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The St. Louis air will be filled with area favorites as the ninth annual Taste of St. Louis invades the downtown streets.

Hundreds of thousands of people will descend upon the festival, which starts Friday, for art, music and, of course, food offerings that the city of St. Louis has to offer.

We've got all of the information that you need to know about this weekend.

When and where is this?
The Taste of St. Louis will be held at Soldiers' Memorial at 12th and Market streets and is free to everyone. The hours for the festival are as follows, Friday, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

How do I get there and where do I park?
Not everyone will be fortunate enough to park on the street near the festival, which will leave those driving to park in surrounding garages. For others, the Metrolink will be an easy way to the festival, with Civic Center Metrolink station serving as the closest station. The festival also supports free bike parking at the event.

The Musical Line-up
While dining on a wide range of food from the St. Louis area, national and local bands will be rocking the stage throughout the festival. The line-up includes Pokey LaFarge, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and many more.

The concert stage schedule features:

Friday
6:30 p.m. - Illphonics
8 p.m. - Scarlet Tanager
9:45 p.m. - Pokey LaFarge

Saturday
3 p.m. - The Jungle Fire
5 p.m. - Unifyah
7:15 p.m. - The Dusty 45s
9:30 p.m. - The Samples

Sunday
2 p.m. - Billy Barnett
3:30 p.m. - Righteous Hillbillies
5:30 p.m. - Buckwheat Zydeco
7:30 p.m. - Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Who's going to be there?
What would the festival be without its more than 45 restaurant participants, including:

  • Kakao Chocolate
  • Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill
  • Local Harvest Café
  • Yemanja Brasil Restaurante
  • Merb's Candies
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
  • Tigin Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Joanie's Pizzeria
  • Prime 1000
  • Russo's Catering
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Rearn Thai Restaurant
  • Tivanov Catering
  • Park Avenue Coffee
  • Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria and Ristorante
  • The Drunken Fish
  • Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden
  • Hank's Cheesecakes
  • Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Monty's Sandwich Company
  • Manee Thai Restaurant
  • The Rice House
  • Oceano Bistro
  • Soulard Gyro and Deli
  • Pappy's Smokehouse
  • Bayou Seasoning and Catering
  • Rib City
  • Bogart's Smokehouse
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Cup
  • Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen
  • Red the BBQ Man
  • Sub Zero Vodka Bar
  • Mandarin House
  • Naked Bacon
  • Roxane
  • Frida's Vegetarian Deli
  • Oberweis Dairy
  • Hot Wok Café
  • Paul'z Burgerz and Dogz
  • Teranga Grill
  • The Precinct
  • Molly's in Soulard
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Down Home Elegance Banquet Facility
  • Sugarfire Smoke House

The dos, don'ts and in betweens
Of course with anything that you do, there are rules. Festival organizers want the Taste of St. Louis to be fun, hearty but safe.

During the festival, attendees and their belongings could be searched, but there's a number of other rules to know, including:

  • No cans, coolers, bottles, glass containers or backpacks (one factory sealed water bottle allowed per person). 
  • No outside food or beverages. 
  • No tents or large umbrellas. 
  • No dogs/pets. 
  • No moshing, crowd surfing, or stage diving. 
  • No weapons or firearms. 
  • No illegal substances. 
  • No skateboards, motorized vehicles or bicycles inside event. 
  • No large chains or spiked jewelry. 
  • No fireworks or explosives. 
  • No video or audio equipment or professional cameras. 

For more information on this weekend's festival, check out the Taste of St. Louis website.

 

KSDK

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