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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

From a sneak peek of 2nd Shift Brewing’s new home to a new location for Di Olivas in the CWE, here’s what went down last week in the STL food scene, in case you missed it…

 

 

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1. After months of anticipation, co-owners Steve and Libby Crider are putting the final touches on 2nd Shift Brewing’s new home at 1601 Sublette Ave., on The Hill. Doors are set to open Dec. 3, pending final licensing approval.

2. Owner Robert Palleja has set plans in motion to open a third location of his olive oil and tasting vinegar specialty shop, Di Olivas. Located at 115 N. Euclid Ave., in the Central West End, the shop is slated to open sometime between mid-December and early January.

 

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3. Ready the corkscrew, polish the stemware and bring out the wine. Whether you’re looking to drop some coin or want a bottle that only tastes expensive, we’ve got you covered.

4. A new arcade bar is coming to The Grove as five co-owners prepare to open Parlor in next spring or summer at 4170 Manchester Ave.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

From Ben Poremba’s newest restaurant to St. Louis’ first cat cafe, here’s what went down last week in the St. Louis dining scene, in case you missed it…

 

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1. Restaurateur Ben Poremba has added another establishment to his fold in Botanical Heights. Nixta hosted a soft opening Nov. 11, at 1621 Tower Grove Ave., under the direction of executive chef Tello Carreon.

2. After nearly a year-and-a-half in business, Fleur de Lilies has closed its doors for good in Soulard. Its last day in business was Saturday, Nov. 5,

 

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3. St. Louis cat lovers have a new favorite hangout. Mauhaus Cat Cafe & Lounge opened Nov. 12 at 3101 Sutton Blvd., in Maplewood.

4. Pi Pizzeria co-owner Chris Sommers is branching out on his own to open ’Zza, a counter-service pizza spot at 282 N. Skinker Blvd.

 

 

5. Italy came to River City Casino last week when Cibare Italian Kitchen opened on Thursday, Nov. 3.

 

-photos by Michelle Volansky

 

Extra Sauce: 8 places to celebrate your vote

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

 

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Celebrate your presence at the polls and the end of this explosive campaign season today with treats across St. Louis. Perform your civic duty, slap on your “I Voted” sticker and head to these eight spots with Election Day specials.

 

1. Baileys’ Restaurants
All Dave Bailey’s restaurants (Baileys’ Range, Rooster, Baileys’ Chocolate Bar, Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, Shift, Test Kitchen & Take Out and Small Batch) will knock 10 percent off your order.
Baileys’ Restaurants, baileysrestaurants.com

2. Clementine’s Creamery
Scoops up this Election Day at Clementine’s Creamery. Buy any ice cream cone or cup and get another scoop free.
11 a.m., 1637 S. 18th St., St. Louis, 314.858.6100, clementinescreamery.com

3. Cathy’s Kitchen Restaurant and Diner
From dishes inspired by regions across the country, Cathy’s Kitchen’s menu is as diverse as our national opinion. Swing in for 5 percent off your order.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 250 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, 314.524.9200, Facebook: Cathy’s Kitchen

4. Alton Craft Beer Week
Cheers to the end of the election at The Old Bakery Beer Co. Voters get $3 craft beer pours courtesy of Alton Craft Beer.
11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton, 618.463.1470, Facebook: Election Day Special

5. Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions
Dig into a sandwich filled with meaty goodness and get 10 percent off when you grab lunch today at Bolyard’s.
11 a.m., Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, 2810 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.647.2567, bolyardsmeat.com

6. Propaganda
Raise a glass in victory (or dismay) as the returns roll in. Propaganda on Cherokee Street offers a free mystery beer or vodka shot while the TV streams the results.
4 p.m. to midnight, 2732 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.769.9696, propagandastl.com

7. Pint Size Bakery & Coffee
Finish this bitter election with something sweet when you get your free mini rainbow sprinkle cookie from Pint Size Bakery.
7 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3133 Watson Road, St. Louis, 314.645.7142, pintsizebakery.com

8. The Monocle
Tom Halaska’s famous Grilled Bologna & Cheese is back. Enjoy your free sammie and a PBR or Stag and watch the election results on the big screen at The Monocle. You don’t have to have an “I Voted” sticker to participate, but don’t be a mooch – get out and vote!
11 a.m., 4510 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.932.7003, Facebook: The Monocle

 

Liz Bruchhauser and Olivia Dansky contributed to this report.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

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1. Our November issue featuring our annual Guide to the Holidays has arrived. Don’t miss reviews, recipes and the best things to eat when a snack attack strikes. Click here to read online now.

 

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2. After five months of anticipation, Sardella opened doors for its first dinner service Nov. 2. Niche Food Group chef-owner Gerard Craft said Sardella started with dinner and then breakfast service, which debuted Thursday, Nov. 3.

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3. In the Tao of Mark Garlic, you use what you need and give the rest away. Here, a glimpse into the mind of the man named Garlic.

 

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4. Don’t miss these three must-try new restaurants on November Hit List: Egg, Wicked Greenz and Vietnam Style Steak & More.

Internship Opportunity: Editorial Intern

Monday, October 31st, 2016

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Attention journalism, communications and English students: Sauce Magazine is seeking Editorial Interns for spring and summer 2017. 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.
-Work with events coordinator to assist with Food Truck Fridays beginning in May.
-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 spring intern begins in mid-January. A summer intern begins after Memorial Day. 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 Wednesday, Nov. 23. No calls, please.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Monday, October 31st, 2016

From Ben Poremba’s newest restaurant to a fire at Waterloo’s newest brewery, here’s what went down in the St. Louis restaurant scene last week, in case you missed it…

 

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1. Three months after closing Old Standard Fried Chicken, Ben Poremba has a new concept ready to debut: Nixta, a Mexican restaurant at 1621 Tower Grove Ave. A soft opening is slated for Nov. 11.

2. After nearly three years in business, Nathalie’s is closing doors at 4365 Lindell Blvd., in the Central West End. Owner Nathalie Pettus said the restaurant’s last day will be Saturday, Nov. 5.

 

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3. Cherokee Street has a new spot for cheap, late-night eats and just one more round. The B-Side hosted a soft opening on Friday, Oct. 21 at 2709 Cherokee St.

4. The former catering arm of Local Harvest Grocery is under new ownership, emerging as Seed Sprout Spoon. Erin Wiles and The Civil Life’s former chef Brendan Kirby quietly purchased the business in August, finishing up existing catering contracts before making the transition.

 

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5. Two months after closing doors at his Spanish tapas restaurant, owner Brendan Marsden opened doors at Mona’s, an American-Italian joint, on Oct. 19.

6. Just one month after opening, a fire broke out at Hopskeller Brewing Co. on Oct. 23. Owner Matt Schweizer said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and no one was injured.

 

 

 

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

From chef changes to new sandwich shops opening in Tower Grove, here’s what went down last week in the St. Louis dining scene, ICYMI…

 

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1. After two years, Chris Ladley is departing Quincy Street Bistro. His final dinner service was Friday, Oct. 21. Ladley had been executive chef since Chris Tirone departed in November 2015.

2. In December 2015, Blood & Sand co-owners TJ Vytlacil and Adam Frager announced they were putting the downtown restaurant up for sale in order to focus their attention on their software company, Brigade Society. On Thursday, Oct. 20, the duo announced that Tim Murphy, an early member, had purchased the business.

 

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3. After nearly seven months of construction, co-owners Brian Schmitz and Jonathan Schoen are finishing up work on Polite Society at 1923 Park Ave. The duo hope to open in late November or early December.

4. Cupcake bakery The Sweet Divine caught fire in Soulard at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17. Despite fire damage to the decorating room and smoke damage throughout the building, co-owners Jason and Jenna Siebert are determined to get back to work as soon as possible. An official cause for the fire has not been named yet.

 

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5. The Little Dipper, which closed in August, has found a new home inside The Fortune Teller Bar on Cherokee Street. Fortune Teller’s kitchen is closed and will reopen as The Little Dipper under chef-owner Tanya Brown on Nov. 5.

6. Eat Sandwiches will soon open doors at 3148 Morgan Ford Road. Co-owner Byron Smith started slinging sandwiches at his Tower Grove South spot Friday, Oct. 21. As The Scoop reported in September, the 24-seat counter-service deli will open in the original Local Harvest Grocery location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

From a Benton Park staple moving down the street to a Clayton institution closing doors after 16 years, here’s what went down last week in the STL food scene, in case you missed it.

 

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1. After nearly 10 years at 1900 Arsenal St., Benton Park Cafe is moving – but not too far. Owner Jessica Lenzen is relocating the restaurant to 2901 Salena St. (the former home of Jax Cafe) at the end of October.

2. After 16 years, owner Josh Allen is closing doors at Companion‘s Clayton cafe on Oct. 30. The cafe in Ladue and baking campus in Maryland Heights will both remain open.

 

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3. Pay no attention to the Spare No Rib signs at 2200 Gravois Ave.; Egg is now open for weekday breakfast and lunch in the barbecue joint’s original location.

4. Got $10 and a friend? Then contributor Holly Fann has eight delicious deals you need to devour this month on Budget Crunch.

 

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5. Combine the brewing prowess of a Ste. Genevieve staple with the skill and experience of a downtown restaurant powerhouse, and you have Charleville Brewing Co. and Restaurant. The owners of the Ste. Genevieve brewery have joined forces with Paul and Wendy Hamilton of Hamilton Hospitality to open the new concept at 2101 Chouteau Ave., in early 2017.

6. The Cup will close its Chesterfield location at 1590 Clarkson Road at the end of business on Saturday, Dec. 24, to focus on expanding delivery services and distribution.

 

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7. Most St. Louisans won’t be lucky enough to grab a seat at Washington University, but we can post up at these fine establishments with a cold cocktail or beer, watch the debate and engage in some lively – and hopefully civil – discourse.

8. Laurie and Eric Moore are bringing East Coast sweets to Maplewood. Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream is expected to open in the former I Scream Cakes location at 7326B Manchester Road on Nov. 1.

 

Extra Sauce: 6 debate watch parties this Sunday

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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Whether you’re red, blue or somewhere between, we can all agree the next presidential debate this Sunday, Oct. 9, will be more bearable with a drink. Most St. Louisans won’t be lucky enough to grab a seat at Washington University, but we can post up at these fine establishments with a cold cocktail or beer, watch the debate and engage in some lively – and hopefully civil – discourse.

 

1. Schlafly Bottleworks
Grab a Pint of POTUS, Schlafly’s limited-release American lager inspired by the election, and sip it from a Republican red Trump pint glass, a Democratic blue Clinton option or a neutral black glass. Enjoy a menu of burgers, hot dogs and apple pie available for free with beer purchase, then head to the bar or the Crown Room for the main event.
6 p.m., 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337, Facebook: Pints for POTUS 

2. The Royale
This South City public house has long been known as the place to go for spirited political discussion over spirits. Watch inside or head to the back patio, where the debate will be projected on an outdoor screen.
7 p.m., 3132 S Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, 314.772.3600, theroyale.com 

3. Hopskeller Brewing Co.
Express your political opinion at Waterloo’s newest restaurant and brewery with specialty cocktails. Order a red The Donald or a blue I’m With Her – or request a mix for uncommitted, none-of-your-business purple sipper and settle in for the debate.
7 p.m., 116 E. Third St., Waterloo, 618.939.2337, Facebook: Hopskeller

4. St. Louis Public Radio and The Nine Network
Head to the Public Media Commons at Grand Center to watch these larger than life candidates debate on a two-story outdoor screen. While you wait for the debate to start, grab a slice from the Pi on the Spot and a beer or glass of wine from the cash bar. Reserve your spot online.
7 p.m., Public Media Commons at Grand Center, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis, stlpublicradio.org 

5. Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice
One of Midtown’s newest bars livens up debate night with frozen cocktail slushies and debate games. Write down your predictions before the debate starts, and the person with the most correct answers wins a prize.
7 p.m., 3906 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.8388, narwhalscrafted.com 

 6. Layla
Debate fun and games abound at Layla, too. Grab a bingo sheet and pay close attention through the debate to win prizes throughout the night. Food and drink deals include $5 smoked wings and $3 and $4 craft beer specials.
6 p.m., 4317 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.553.9252, laylastl.com

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

From new breweries in The Grove and North St. Louis to downtown’s newest pizza spot, here’s what went down last week in the STL food scene, ICYMI…

 

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1. The Sliced Pint opened doors for pizza and beer lovers Sept. 30. The 4,300-square-foot restaurant is located next-door to City Museum at 1511 Washington Ave., downtown.

2. Lunching Claytonites will line up at the soon-to-open Wicked Greenz at 16 N. Central Ave., Monday, Oct. 3. Co-owners Chris Sedlak, Matt Ratz and chef Justin Haifley will offer counter-service lunch and dinner with a focus on healthy, veggie-focused dishes.

 

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3. Meet Clem, Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery’s new ice cream truck. It won’t be blaring music and making neighborhood stops, but owner Tamara Keefe will park the refabbed 1984 postal truck at events around town.

4. Tower Grove South will soon have a home for deli-style sandwiches. Eat Sandwiches will open at 3148 Morgan Ford Road in mid-October.

 

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5. Nearly seven months after announcing his new Rockwell Beer Co., co-owner Andy Hille has revealed the location. The brewhouse and tasting room will open at 1320 S. Vandeventer Ave., in spring 2017.

6. The Griesedieck family is bringing its brewing operations back home. Griesedieck Brothers Brewery announced Sept. 28 that it will open a 1,000-barrel brewhouse at 1240 Switzer Ave., in the Baden neighborhood. Manager Bob Griesedieck said they anticipate a June 2017 opening.

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