3.14 Week Brings Food and Festivities to Celebrate St. Louis
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St. Louis’ Love for All Things St. Louis knows no bounds – least of all the boundaries of a one-day celebration of the Gate to the West. Thankfully, Yelp got us covered. The online platform brings us 3.14 weeks, a seven-day festival full of opportunities to show some love for St. Louis.
From yesterday through Sunday, March 14, Yelp partnered with civic booster organization STLMade to highlight St. Louis restaurants on seven different carryout-themed days. Each day of the 3.14 week week, St. Louisans can enjoy a variety of themed offers including Sweet Tooth Tuesday, Burger Bash Wednesday, Cheers, Friday, and Sunday Pie Day. Participating restaurants can be funded on the Yelp # LoveLocalSTL page.
For years the 3:14 day of nerds and the nerds around it has been celebrated as National Pi Day, a day dedicated to the mathematical formula that gives the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Over time, however, those living in the area code 314 have come to realize the importance of the day in St. Louis as an expression of our love for Lou. This year the #LoveLocalSTL movement was launched to support local restaurants, a part of our city that has been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the carryout-themed days, the 3.14-week celebrations will include a series of concerts at the City Foundry, running Thursday through Sunday. Food from the Niche Food Group as well as drinks from STL Barkeep and Schlafly are available for purchase. The City Foundry also hosts the local outdoor market with music, food trucks and beer from 4 Hands Brewing Co. on Sunday.
Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. (of which STLMade is an initiative) believes this year is especially important to support local businesses given the massive success they have suffered as a result of the pandemic . 3.14 week is an opportunity to bring people together to show how much these companies mean to our community.
“There is a dynamic in our area,” Hall says, “and we want to capture that movement by encouraging everyone in the area to show their love for St. Louis by celebrating the local business that St. Louis is doing Make shopping unique. ” dining and supporting local institutions throughout the week. ”
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