From Our Editors
If you haven't yet met a professional sausage-maker, Meatpalooza is your chance. It's a stomping ground for meat professionals of all stripes, from butchers to grocers, all of them handing out succulent free samples and leading cooking demonstrations. The biggest one of all might be the Pork Steak Cook-Off, a competition whose winner gets $1,000 sent to a charity of their choice. The event also hosts a beer garden for the 21+ crowd and strains of live music from Missouri's best bands, rather than from self-clacking barbecue tongs.