ALTON BROWN, popular Iron Chef host and all-around food TV personality, will be coming to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, with a new show entitled Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable. That date might seem like a ways off, but tickets have gone on sale already and are going quickly. Prices are $60.50, $50.50, $45.50 and $35.50, with a limited number of Gold Circle seats also available. Tickets are available at the Fox box office, online at or by phone at 534-1111.

Kitchen Conservatory has announced the lineup of chef's cooking classes for the summer, and it's an impressive roster. Participating chefs include JON LOWE of Oceano Bistro; JACK MACMURRAY of Schneidhorst's; BERNARD PILON of Norwood Country Club; JOSH GALLIANO of The Libertine; and NICK MILLER of Harvest, to name a few. Get more info and sign up at

The Restaurant at The Cheshire and The Muny are teaming up for a special dinner package. This summer, guests can get a three-course dinner along with transportation to and from a Muny show. Cost is $35 per adult, $18 per child (tickets to the show not included). Reservations are required and can be made at

Central Table Food Hall, which recently bowed in the CWE, has expanded its hours and service and is now open for Sunday brunch and dinner. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and dinner service will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Check out the menus at

Looking for something to do this weekend? Maude's Market is hosting the fourth annual St. Louis Garlic Fest on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Carondelet Park. The event will include live music, a children's corner, farmer's market, a 'best garlic dish' competition and more.

The third annual Tomato Explosion! to benefit Operation Food Search (OFS) will kick off next month and run through the end of July, with dozens of area restaurants participating by donating a portion of the proceeds from special tomato-centric dishes to OFS. This year's campaign is expanded from years past with the addition of a mobile-friendly photo contest, where diners can upload and enter photos of their tomato dishes from their smart phone. The grand prize winner will receive the latest smart phone from T-Mobile and a three-month service contract. Check out the lists of the restaurants involved this year at

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