It’s Fall Y’all – the Perfect Picnic Season
Even though St. Louis typically gets – oh, maybe two perfect weeks of fall weather, it’s still a favorite time of year for many. With cozy sweaters, football, colorful leaves, and even the dreaded pumpkin spice everything, it’s the perfect time of year to make an excuse to gather with friends.
Throughout St. Louis and St. Charles, we are blessed with tons of parks and outdoor spaces to pack a picnic, toss a ball with the kids or dogs, and enjoy the few precious crisp days we might get before sleet season (yuck!). Here are a few tips for a picture-perfect picnic!
- Picnics don’t have to be on the weekend. Why not combine a weeknight soccer practice with a surprise picnic? Pack a small cooler with favorite drinks, grab a blanket (and maybe extras to fight off any chill), then pick up a family-favorite carryout meal. It’s a great time to enjoy being outdoors without the humidity (and bugs!).
- It’s time to plan that long overdue family reunion. Keeping it simple is something everyone can agree on, so don’t stress over food. Did you know that Russo’s Gourmet offers easy online ordering (for carryout or delivery) on hundreds of delicious menu items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Choose from box lunches, platters, signature bars (think tacos, sliders, or bbq), or dozens of heat and served entrees, pasta, pizza, and more. More info at https://russosgourmetexpress.com/menu
- Get all the fun of a picnic by joining us on the lawn for Sips @Piazza Messina! Our parklike setting and 4-acre lake give you ample room to spread out and enjoy a bottle of wine with your sweetie or a group of friends. Easy ordering from the bar or kiosk makes things hassle-free, or make an advance reservation for your group to enjoy one of our premium outdoor spaces like the pergola or private tent. Either way, our bistro selections are offered Sunday afternoons, and Wednesday and Thursday in the evenings when we’ll have the firepits on, boozy hot chocolate flowing, and live entertainment. Want to picnic in private? Order online and pick up anytime Sips is open – you can even order a bottle of wine to go!
More at https://piazzamessina.com/sips/
Here’s to fall in the Lou and making memories one “sip” at a time!