Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery – Multiple locations 

2021 marks Missouri’s bicentennial, and what’s a birthday celebration without a little ice cream? St. Louis’ Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery recently debuted a line of four Missouri Pride ice creams to mark the momentous event featuring local flavors. Bee the Change starts with Clementine’s dairy base and adds housemade molasses honeycomb candy with sea salt, cactus honey and vanilla. 

Missouri Mud is truly an all-state affair, which Clementine’s calls “a love letter to Missouri.” The treat combines the dairy base with single-origin Davao cocoa powder from Springfield’s Askinosie Chocolate, salty dark chocolate fleur de sel caramel cordials from Kansas City’s Christopher Elbow Chocolates, and Peanut Butter indulgence fudge from Columbia’s The Candy Factory.

If you’d rather skip the dairy, try Vegan Vanilla Bean, made with Clementine’s non-dairy coconut base, sea salt and vanilla specks. It’s made truly decadent by the addition of vanilla extract from Lochhead Brothers in Fenton. The beans are “hand-picked, vine ripened, slowly percolated and cold-pressed.”

Don’t forget Clementine’s naughty section: Rieger’s Old Fashioned, as the name would imply, is made with J. Rieger whiskey and Angostura bitters out of Kansas City, with orange juice, tart cherry juice, and sugar rounding out the flavors of the classic cocktail, all in Clementine’s dairy base.

The Missouri Pride flavors are available at all five locations: Lafayette Square, DeMun, Southampton, Lake St. Louis, and Town & Country.

Schlafly Maplewood Market – 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

Summer is usually prime time for outdoor markets, so after last year was spent under varying levels of COVID lockdown, now’s the time to discover all the vendors St. Louis has to offer. July 11, Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood will host its second pop-up market from 11am to 3pm.

Pick up some mango salsa with red onion and red pepper from Jack’s Salsa, add a new showstopper to your collection from Saint Louis Succulents, or find the perfect earrings from Collections by Joya. You can also purchase a Maplewood Market tote bag for $5 and enjoy discounts at shops and restaurants up and down the “Maplewood Mile” on market days including The Blue Duck, Vom Fass, ZeeBee Market, and more.

Missouri Botanical Garden – 4344 Shaw Blvd. Shaw
Words and Wine: A Book Discussion – The Botanist and the Vintner

Many a book club has moved to Zoom over the last year. This month’s pick from the Missouri Botanical Garden combines flora and vino. On July 8, join a virtual discussion of The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell. In partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, this free event was inspired by the upcoming Grafting the Grape: American Grapevine Rootstock in Missouri and the World exhibition at the Sachs Museum.

Grab the book at a discount at local shops Subterranean Books and Left Bank Books. The online discussion will feature expert panelists, including Dr. Wendy Applequist, Missouri Botanical Garden Associate Scientist and Dr. Dean Volenberg, Director, Grape and Wine Institute, University of Missouri

Olio, 1634 Tower Grove Ave., Botanical Heights
Sugarwitch Ice Cream Sandwiches at Olio

Sugarwitch Ice Cream Sandwiches was a hit in Columbia thanks to witch-inspired twists on classic ice cream sandwiches. Owners and spouses Martha Bass and Sophie Mendelson have moved to St. Louis and are setting up shop at Olio, the acclaimed restaurant in Botanical Heights. 

The Sugarwitch pop up debuts July 3 in a vintage Airstream trailer on the patio at Olio and will run Saturdays from noon to 6pm. Try the Sabrina, with rose ice cream and a strawberry-pistachio sandie, or the Elphaba, with mint chip ice cream and a salted mint brownie sandwich.

McPherson Ave., Central West End
Central West End Art Stroll

On July 17, explore art in one of St. Louis’ most vibrant neighborhoods with the Central West End Art Stroll along McPherson Avenue. Tour featured galleries including Houska Gallery, Philip Slein Gallery, project+gallery and Duane Reed Gallery. St. Louis nonprofit Perennial will also be on site hosting free DIY craft workshops from 1 to 5pm. 

Artists will be giving demonstrations throughout, along with live music and street performances. Several of the CWE’s most beloved restaurants are within walking distance, so grab a table at Mission Taco Joint, Pi Pizzeria or Salt + Smoke after your stroll.