5 Things to Do This Weekend in the CWE: May 24-26

Are you ready for the weekend? Visit the Central West End to stroll the neighborhood, pop in our boutiques and shops and dine at one of our many restaurants. There’s always something for people of all ages to enjoy in the neighborhood. Here are five things we suggest you do in the CWE this Memorial Day weekend.

Dine in a New Space| Cocina Latina

This past Thursday, Cocina Latina had the grand opening of their expanded restaurant. If you haven’t had the chance to stop in a see the new space, make plans to this weekend! Enjoy authentic Peruvian, Colombian and Mexican cuisine in a warm, modern environment. Join them for lunch or dinner and enjoy savory starters and delicious entrees like fajitas or carne mechada and save room for dessert such as the beloved alfajores, a shortbread cookie. You can also enjoy the new space during brunch on Sunday.

Get Memorial Day Goods| Straub’s

Straub’s has all your last-minute Memorial Day gathering needs. Whether you’re hosting or bringing something to a get together, check out Straub’s entrees, sides, desserts and drinks. Some highlights include their mac & cheese, made in house with their own chef prepared cheese sauce and comes ready to heat and eat. It’s available in store May 23-27 and always online. Potato salad is a must and Straub’s version includes sour cream, mustard and horseradish. Wanting to wrap up your meal in the perfect way? Straub’s bakery is a local favorite and they’re offering classics like pies, along with cookie cakes, petit fours and more.

Find Your Summer Fit| Bonobos

Maybe you’re in need of a last-minute outfit for a Memorial Day party or maybe you’re headed on vacation soon. Whatever the reason, Bonobos can help you find clothing that’s perfect for any occasion this summer. Browse their collection of lightweight tops and bottoms that are great as we transition from spring to summer. You’ll find solid color and pattern options. They also have performance wear, including golf attire that’s perfect for the course. Head into Bonobos this weekend to shop their latest.

Enjoy Barbecue| The BBQ and Whiskey Saloon

What feels more like a Memorial Day weekend meal than barbecue? Visit The BBQ and Whiskey Saloon for a delicious lunch or dinner. Smaller bites include their fried cheese curds, bourbon baked beans and house salad. For those who are hungrier, enjoy entrees such as two brisket sliders with bordelaise barbecue sauce, chipotle and parmesan cream macaroni or cheese ravioli. Of course you’ll also want to try one of their many selections of whiskey. With warm weather this weekend, enjoy dining in or outside on their patio!

Shop For a New Bike| CWE Cyclery

With summer unofficially here, are you interested in spending more time outdoors? Whether you’ve been biking for years or are looking to start recreationally, CWE Cyclery’s knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect bike for you. They have a selection of road, city, fitness, mountain, kid, electric bikes and more. Currently, they’re offering $200 off and a free battery if you purchase an Aventon e-bike. Kick your summer off in an exciting way and visit CWE Cyclery this weekend to find you new bike.

This weekend’s CWE Summer Music Series musicians on Friday, May 17 from 6-9 p.m.:

Andy Coco at the corner of McPherson and Euclid

Landolfi Quartet at the corner of Maryland and Euclid

The Euclid Shuffle

Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m. | Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m. Call or text 314-472-5383.

Reminder as you’re traveling around the CWE this weekend, that transportation is now easier thanks to the Euclid Shuffle! If you do not wish to walk, or you parked far away, you don’t need to let that stop you from exploring the neighborhood. You can take a FREE ride along Euclid Ave. from Forest Park Ave. to Washington Ave. You can call or text the shuttle for a ride. Hop aboard!