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Extra Sauce: Food Truck Friday Speed Pass Giveaway

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016



Calling all food truck fanatics: Celebrate our best new food trucks and the start of Food Truck Friday season with a month of Sauce Speed Pass Giveaways!  Six Best New Food Trucks means six chances to win!

What’s a Speed Pass? These $10 tickets allow you to use an expedited line at one food truck during Food Truck Friday. We’re giving away 6 pairs of Speed Passes throughout May. Here’s how it works:

Staring May 4, we’ll announce the Best New Food Truck of the Day on Instagram and Twitter. Grab lunch from that truck, and while you’re there, look for the Food Truck Friday logo hidden nearby. (Hint: Check trees, benches, parking meters, etc.) Then follow these instructions:

1. Snap a photo of yourself with the logo and your meal from our Food Truck of the Day.

2. Post it to Instagram or Twitter and tag @SauceMag and #SauceFoodTruckFriday. We will reply to confirm your post.

3. Present the logo at the Sauce tent at Food Truck Friday to claim your Speed Passes.

Good luck!


Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Friday, April 29th, 2016

From new restaurants in Benton Park and Crestwood to new bars downtown and on Cherokee Street, here’s what when down in the St. Louis food scene, in case you missed it.





1. A taste of Alsace, France is coming to the corner of Lemp Avenue and Lynch Street later this year when Hommage opens its doors. Owner D.J. Huchzermeier – most recently the general manager of The Purple Martin – plans to open the eatery at 2800 Lemp Ave., in Benton Park as a tribute to the historical significance of St. Louis.

2. Fun and games are coming to downtown as barcade Start Bar is slated to open in June at 1000 Spruce St.




3. Pint Size Bakery has moved up the street to 3133 Watson Road in Lindenwood Park. The new, 1,800-square foot location opened for business Tuesday, April 26.

4. Just three weeks after Art Bar on Cherokee Street closed its doors, Tom Halaska has announced he will be the general manager at DeMun Oyster Bar effective April 25.




5. A taste of Mother Russia is coming to Cherokee Street when owner Tatyana Telnikova opens Propaganda in the former ArtBar St. Louis space at 2723 Cherokee St.

6. Rise and shine, Crestwood. Elevated breakfast is coming to the corner of Watson and Grant roads. Yolklore will open at 8958 Watson Road this summer.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

From chef changes at some of STL’s top restaurants to new University City’s first brewery, here’s what went down in the STL food scene in, in case you missed it…




1. Niche executive chef Nate Hereford will hang up his apron at the Clayton institution at the end of May. Hereford said he has accepted a position at Hampton Creek as a research, design and development chef in San Francisco.

2. Audra Angelique and Audrey Faulstich have launched A2 The GFCF Cafe and Restaurant, which opened doors on April 11 at 1330 Washington Ave.




3. Drive down Dorsett Road with the windows down and you may catch a whiff of wood smoke from Big Baby Q and Smokehouse. The new restaurant opened in the Fee Fee Center at 11658 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights on Monday, April 18.

4. After three years on Cherokee Street, Revel Kitchen will close its doors on Sunday, April 24, as reported by Feast. Revel Kitchen’s delivered prepared food service will also be suspended.




5. Former food truck sushi chef Elliot Harris has found a new, more stationary home. Harris, who sold Chop Shop STL in December 2015, is now executive sushi chef at Baiku Sushi Lounge in Midtown.

6. A new tap room and brewery is in the works, looking to open in early 2017. Senn Bierwerks, founded by Dustin and Kristen Chalfant and James Hellmuth, will produce and distribute beers from a facility at 7593 Olive Blvd., at the corner of Olive and North and South boulevards.


-Niche Food Group photo by Jonathan Gayman; Big Baby Q photo by Michelle Volansky; Baiku photo by Carmen Troesser 

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

From new restaurants in the Central West End to new markets in Washington, here’s what happened last week in the St. Louis food scene, in case you missed it…




1. Scape American Bistro is getting a little sister when Scapegoat opens in the former Crepes Etc. space at 52 Maryland Plaza in the Central West End next month.

2. Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. announced plans for two new St. Louis locations to open this year. The first will be located in the historic Gerhart Building, at Laclede and Vandeventer avenues, and the second at Washington University’s Mid Campus Center at 4590 Children’s Place.




3. LuLu Chinese & Dim Sum Truck hit the road this week, rolling out for the first time on Tuesday, April 12.

4. The venerable Maplewood coffee shop, Foundation Grounds, has changed hands, as Neil Suthar took ownership of the business on March 25.




5. It’s now easier to buy local in Franklin County. Farm to You Market opened at 5025 Old Highway 100 in Washington on Wednesday, April 13.


Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

From new grab-and-go options in Maryland Heights to our new issue, here’s what happened last week in the St. Louis restaurant scene in case you missed it…

1.Our new issue hit stands, and this month we explore the no waste food movement and why you should eat ugly carrots, off cuts and cover crops. Click above or here to read now.

2. The slushies will keep flowing after April 9 at Tropical Liqueurs in Soulard. The owners announced a state court judge in the St. Louis city circuit ruled that the bar, located at 1800 S. 10th St., will keep its liquor license until further notice.

3. Chef David Kirkland will depart Café Osage on Tuesday, April 12 and head to Grand Center, where he said he will start David Kirkland Catering this summer and open a to-be-named restaurant in spring 2017.




4. Grab-and-go got healthier in Maryland Heights. Fred and Ricky’s opened doors April 8 at 64 Weldon Parkway, serving prepare plant-based, health-focused meals.

5. For a little more than three years, Jim and Mary Randall served up barbecue in Ballwin. On Friday, April 1, Jim closed BBQ ASAP’s physical location and catering operations after Mary died in 2015.

6.  Mexican fare and more is coming to Cherokee Street when Mèxcla opens at 2818 Cherokee St. later this month. Owner Pablo Quezada has worked in the restaurant industry for years and is hoping to bring diversity to the neighborhood with the opening of his first place.




Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

From neon tiki drinks to new ownership in Maplewood, here’s what went down last week in the St. Louis restaurant scene.




1. Pie Oh My! founder and owner Jane Callahan is passing the rolling pin to employee Melennie Lorence in a sale set to be finalized on March 31.

2. Restaurateur Dave Bailey continues to expand his strip of Locust Street downtown, announcing multiple projects, including another event space, Slate, at 1015 Locust St., this summer.




3. Boozy, juicy and the ultimate exercise in escapism, tiki cocktails are appearing (and staying) on menus across town. Giving winter a defiant one-finger salute, Ben Bauer launched the Tiki Attack menu at The Libertine.

4. You can hit up just about any restaurant in St. Louis and have a beer with your food, but there are certain restaurants that bring craft beer to life. Here are seven places that take pints to the next level.




5. Butter-free, healthy-ish chocolate chip cookies mean we’ll eat twice as many as we should.


Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Friday, March 18th, 2016

From James Beard honors to new locations of old favorites, here’s what went down last week in the STL food scene, in case you missed…





1. Finalists for the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards were announced March 15, and two St. Louis-area chefs are still in the running in the Best Chef: Midwest category. The James Beard Foundation recognized Kevin Nashan, chef-owner of Sidney Street Cafe and Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., and Kevin Willmann, chef-owner of Farmhaus.

2. Things are heating up on Macklind Avenue as Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery announced plans to move into 4715 Macklind Ave.




3. The HotPot in Kirkwood will open a new location in the old Surf Dogs building at 137 Chesterfield Town Center.

4. After nearly three years at Adam’s Smokehouse apron, Alex Cupp is firing up his own pit, The Stellar Hog in the current Super’s Bungalow.




5. Ben Edison, former executive chef at Demun Oyster Bar, has taken the wheel at The Delta Queen Steamboat Co., where he became executive corporate chef in February.

6. Guerrilla Street Food plans to blow into the windy city this year and open its second location in Chicago.


Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

From the closure of local bars to exciting restaurant openings, here’s a look at what went down in the STL food scene this week, in case you missed it…



1. Tropical Liqueurs, a bar in Soulard serving alcoholic slushies, will lose its liquor license effective April 9.

2. Co-owners Brad Merten and Brandon Holzhueter plan to cool down Midtown this summer with frozen adult beverages at Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice.

3. Cherokee Street is getting a new hangout with a classic burger joint aesthetic – B-Side, which will occupy the space of the now closed Los Punk at 2709 C .



4. Chef Chris Lee has moved into 2639 Cherokee St., where he and partners Sarah and Dan Watts plan to open Sure Lee’s.

5. Cottleville residents can look forward to a sweet summer as Plank Road Pizza owner Andrew Brewer plans to expand into desserts. Located at 5525 Oak St., Cottleville Cookies & Cream is set to open sometime in the late spring or early summer.

6. The Chaumette experience and hospitality will head to downtown Ste. Genevieve as the winery announced its March 1 acquisition of Audubon’s.




7. It was a sad week for Cherokee Street watering hole ArtBar Saint Louis. Owner Tom Halaska announced that the 2-year-old establishment would shutter on March 31.

8. Ballwin residents can now grab a bite and pick up locally sourced produce, meat, dairy, eggs and more at Local Chef Kitchen.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Our new issue hit stands this week, and we’ve got the hottest news and trends in our annual Sauce Guide to Beer. And from popups putting down roots to juicy new shops in Edwardsville, here’s what went down in the STL food scene this week, in case you missed it…



1. Our new issue featuring our annual Guide to Beer hit stands this week. Don’t miss a word. Click above to read it online now!

2.. Combining Asian culinary roots with love of the established Mexican food scene on Cherokee Street, Sue Wong-Shackelford and husband Mark Shackelford plan to open Kalbi Taco Shack in late spring or early summer at 2301 Cherokee St.




3.. Everyone is movin’ on up on Watson Road. Kitchen Kulture’s Michael Miller and Christine Meyer announced March 3 that they will open Kounter Kulture in the space currently occupied by Pint Size Bakery.

4. Fresh juice and good vibes were flowing on Tuesday at Source Juicery in downtown Edwardsville as owners Michelle Motley, Lisa Hudson and Chrissy Stevens, formerly of the Cleveland-Heath kitchen, opened the doors of their healthy food-to-go concept at 220 N. Main St.




5. A carryout taco joint and a recording studio walk into a bar … Rather, they share a space with one at 4916 Shaw Blvd., on The Hill, where patrons can now experience all three in one night at Cha Cha on Shaw, The Gaslight and Gaslight Studio.




6. After 14 years at Schlafly, Troika Brodsky became a one-man PR machine for the Guild’s 40-plus area breweries. Find out his thoughts on the power of St. Louis beer.



Summer/Fall Internship Opportunities: Editorial Intern

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016



Attention journalism, communications and English students: Sauce Magazine is seeking Editorial Interns for summer and fall 2016. We need students with a passion for the St. Louis food scene who want to translate that love to print and online media.

As a Sauce Editorial Intern, you will:

-Assist Sauce editorial team with the production of the monthly print publication and daily online products. Duties include, but are not limited to, reporting, conducting interviews, writing articles for The Scoop, fact checking, assisting with research for upcoming articles, interview transcription, etc.
-Attend occasional events and tastings with the Sauce editorial team, gaining real-world experience as a food journalist.
-Hone your reporting, writing and editing skills with the goal of producing published clips for use in future portfolios
-Assist Sauce Events Coordinator and Sauce editorial team at all Food Truck Friday events. Assist in preparation and execution of the annual Saucy Soiree on June 26 (summer interns only).
-Perform other duties as assigned

The Sauce Editorial Intern must have:

-A passion for the St. Louis food scene and the written word
-A working knowledge of AP Style, grammar rules, Microsoft Office and Mac computer systems
-A working knowledge of various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc.)
-Experience conducting phone interviews and writing news articles for print/online publication
-A personable and professional attitude in online, phone and written communication
-The ability to manage his or her time efficiently; should be a self-starter
-A reliable mode of transportation

This internship is unpaid; a summer intern begins in mid- to late-May, and a fall intern begins in mid- to late-August. Scheduling is flexible, but the intern must be available 10 to 12 hours a week. Interested applicants may submit a cover letter, resume and three to five writing clips to Catherine Klene, Managing editor, digital, at cklene@saucemagazine.com. All resumes must be submitted no later than April 1. No calls, please.

-photo by Greg Rannells

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