Taste the Cause


Taste the Cause sponsored by True Refrigeration

Taste the Cause, sponsored by True Refrigeration, returns in person Friday, September 23, 2022. Kicking off Pedal the Cause weekend September 23-25, Taste the Cause features small plates, desserts and beverage options from 12 of St. Louis’ most popular restaurants, represented by their head chefs and owners.

Tickets are $50 each and include entry for one adult, tasting options from each restaurant and also includes entry for one child up to 12 years old. Tickets do not include alcoholic beverages.

Did you know? Registered Pedal the Cause participants get a free ticket to Taste the Cause (along with a PTC jersey and much more!). Sign up now and help us create a world without cancer.

Main Course

Eleven Eleven Mississippi is renowned in the St. Louis culinary scene for serving award-winning Tuscan/Californian cuisine since 2003. Paul and Wendy Hamilton designed the menu from their numerous trips to the wine regions of Tuscany and Northern California. Everything is made from scratch.

Herbie’s is an American restaurant and bar inspired by the food and atmosphere of the French bistro as well as the cuisines of Italy, Asia, and the coastal American South. We hope you find a place of warm welcome at Herbies – a home away from home!

Kingside Diner is known for their inventive brunch-fare, with popular dishes like build-your-own breakfast burritos, caprese grilled cheese, and griddle burgers.

Hi-Pointe Drive-In is known for their mouthwatering burgers and original sandwiches. Their chef-inspired menu uses locally sourced ingredients. Hi-Pointe Drive-In is brought to you by your friends from Sugarfire Smokehouse, among a few of your other favorite eateries.

Lona’s LiL Eats is home to the Giant Rice Paper Wrap. They specialize in fresh Asian cuisine with a soul-food flare. Using fresh ingredients just chopped, absolutely NO MSG, they make all our seasonings and sauces from scratch- from peeling the garlic, roasting peanuts, on up.

After escaping a war torn Vietnam in 1978 with her husband and young son, founder Lee Tran opened Mai Lee Restaurant in 1985. Mai Lee is regarded as the very first Vietnamese restaurant in St. Louis. Mai Lee is family run and as authentic as it gets.

Nudo House is a noodle house from Mai Lee’s Qui Tran and Chef Marie-Anne Velasco, specializing in ramen and pho, with a variety of apps, banh mi, sides, and soft serve.

With a mantra of “La Verità,” Pastaria represents Chef Craft’s dedication to “the truth” of Italian cuisine, celebrating the simplicity and quality of great food. Executive Chef Brian Moxey helms the kitchen for Pastaria’s menu of soups, salads, and appetizers, organic pastas, Neapolitan-style pizzas, wood oven entrées, and of course, gelato.

Peacemaker Lobster & Crab is the passion project of Chef Kevin Nashan. The menu features seafood flown in fresh every day, prepared as creative interpretations of coastal favorites like lobster rolls, Poorboy sandwiches, steamed blue crab, seafood boils, chowders, gumbos and seasonal pies.

Shake Shack serves elevated versions of the classics, using only the best ingredients. They’re known for delicious burgers, chicken, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more.


Companion is known for their specialty breads and sweets with two signature cafes located in St. Louis, MO. By focusing on the brand’s 4C’s – their companions, customers, community & company, Companion has built a strong regional reputation & following.

The Cup opened as St. Louis, Missouri’s first gourmet cupcake bakery in 2007. From the initial launch of The Cup in the Central West End, this beloved cupcakery has been providing award-winning cupcakes to the area’s most discriminating dessert fans.

Ices Plain & Fancy serves the finest quality ice cream, flash-churned to order using liquid nitrogen. Visit them in the historic Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis to taste their Classic Nitro Ice Cream, Fancy Ices, Boozy Ice Cream Cocktails, Non-Dairy Offerings, Seasonal Sorbets and more!

Park Avenue Coffee has been serving up small batch air roasted coffee and St. Louis’ gooey butter cake since 2007. Their gooey butter cake is made from scratch, baked to order and shipped world-wide.


Kaldi’s Coffee has been sourcing, roasting, and brewing delicious coffee in Midtown St. Louis, MO since 1994.

Michelob ULTRA is the Superior Light Beer brewed for those who understand that it’s only worth it if you enjoy it. Containing only 95 calories and 2.6 carbs, Michelob ULTRA is a light lager brewed with the perfect balance of Herkules hops and wholesome grains, producing a light citrus aroma and a crisp, refreshing finish.