There was something for everyone at the 4th Annual CWE Cocktail Party which took place on Saturday, June 8. There was a bubble machine, and hula hoops, and 50 kinds of cotton candy for the kids. Music was provided by The Dust Covers, below, followed by The Rockin’ Fools who performed on the stage at the south end of Euclid, while Jesse Gannon and Disco Nation entertained on the main stage at the north end of the street.
And there was lots going on in between:
Judges for the annual “Best Bartender in the City Contest,” top photo, came from Sauce Magazine, 4 Hands Brewing Company, and the Central West End Association. Also participating were KMOV reporter Alexis Zotos, and local blogger, Whitney in the City. Tyler Baublitz, the mixologist at The Midwestern (downtown) was named the winner; second place went to Bar Italia’s Phil Vallacis.
Mayor Lyda Krewson and husband Mike Owens, top photo, were there, as was 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro and husband John Zokovitch.
From top left, Kate Haher, Executive Director of the CWE North Community Improvement District, which produced the event. Some of the restaurants that participated were Drunken Fish, above right, Taste of Lebanon, lower left, and Mary Ann’s Tearoom, lower right.
Flame throwers performed with Disco Nation at the north end of the festival zone, until the fires went out and the crowd jumped in to party.
Perhaps the best feature of this annual event is the wonderful mix of people from all over St. Louis who come out each year to enjoy an evening in the CWE.
Thanks to the CWE North CID and this year’s generous sponsors: 1220 Spirits, Washington University Medical Center, Straub’s, Sauce, Busey Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Michelob Ultra, Four Roses Bourbon, and Brake Landscaping,