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Sunday, August 21st, 2016

From a new kitchen supply shop on Manchester to a new doughnut shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, here’s what went down in the STL food scene last week, ICYMI.

 

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1. If you need a tart pan, Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods will surely have them stocked when it opens in The Grove at 4180 Manchester Ave., this fall. Why? Owner Beth Styles’ missing tart pan sparked the idea for her kitchen supply store.

2. Strange Donuts will be no stranger in Tulsa, Oklahoma next spring when it sets up shop at the north corner of East Archer Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

 

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3. Sarah’s Cake Shop owner Jill Umbarger attempted to quietly open Sarah’s on Central at 127 N. Central Ave., in Eureka last Wednesday, Aug. 10, and was met with a line out the door.

4. This fall, Chris’ Pancakes & Dining will take its breakfast game downtown to a new location, Chris’ @ The Docket, at 100 N. Tucker Blvd.

 

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5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri will open Anew, a ground-floor restaurant and rooftop event space, at 501 N. Grand Blvd.

 

 

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

From big brewery announcements to new pastry shops in Kirkwood, here’s what’s went down last week in the STL food scene, ICYMI.

 

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1. After five years of pouring pints in South City, The Civil Life Brewing Co. will finally can its American brown ale. Co-owner Jake Hafner said fans can pick up six-packs of 12-ounce cans at the brewery beginning Aug. 16.

2. Soon, hockey lovers will have a new place to enjoy the game in Midtown. Center Ice Brewery is slated to open at 3120 Olive St., a couple doors down from Southern and Pappy’s Smokehouse, in early 2017.

 
From left, customers can watch co-owners and pastry chefs Lee Lee and Nathaniel Reid hard at work through the large window behind the counter that observes the kitchen.

 

3. Internationally renowned pastries are now available in Kirkwood. Pastry chefs and co-owners Nathaniel and Lee Lee Reid opened Nathaniel Reid Bakery at 11243 Manchester Road on Aug. 1, serving up sweet and savory breakfast pastries, sandwiches and colorful tarts and cakes.

4. I Scream Cakes closed doors at its Maplewood location Sunday, Aug. 7, just three months after opening at 7326B Manchester Road.

 

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5. General manager Justin Cardwell has moved on from the bar at BC’s Kitchen, which he helped opened eight years ago. He has accepted a position as West Coast brand ambassador for the Spanish liqueur, Licor 43.

6. Molly’s in Soulard is growing with a new dining room and a new executive chef, Brandon Busby, who took the helm early last week.

Edible Weekend: 3 events to dig into this weekend

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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{Byrd & Barrel chef-owner Bob Brazell, who might go bald this weekend}

 

Whether you love chicken wings or elegant French fare, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend: Can’t wait? Jump start the weekend with three more events today through Sunday.

 

1. Sardella Breakfast Pop-Up
Chef-owner Gerard Craft’s forthcoming concept, Sardella, has popped up all over town recently. Ready for more? Grab a bite of a farro kimchi bowl, salmon gravlax on a house-made English muffin, a coconut yogurt parfait and more from 7 to 10:30 a.m. today through Friday at Pastaria.
Aug. 10 to 12, Facebook: Sardella 

2. Shave It for the Kids School Supplies Drive
Industry pros go bald for a good cause on Sunday. If Byrd & Barrel meets its school supplies collection goal, a dozen pros including the chicken eatery’s Bob Brazell, Quincy Street Bistro’s Chris Ladley, The Libertine’s Ben Bauer and Earthbound Beer’s Stuart Keating and Ryan Pier will shave their heads outside Byrd & Barrel. Make it happen by dropping off supplies from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the South City eatery, then stick around for the main event.
Aug. 14, Facebook: Shave It for the Kids 

3. Mediterranean Wine Dinner
Travel though Spain, France and Italy with Retreat Gastropub wine director Nicole Bagby. Each wine is paired with five courses from executive chef Michael Friedman. Call for reservations.
Aug. 14, retreatgastropub.com 

 

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

From the closing of a longtime Hill staple to our new issue, here’s what went down this week in the STL restaurant scene, ICYMI.

 

 

 

1. Our August issue hit stands, featuring punch recipes to please a crowd, how Todd Geisert turns happy pigs into cash cows and reviews of Weber Grill, Oceano Bistro and The Dark Room. Click here to read online now.

2. New York Tom’s Food Truck opened its window for service on Friday, July 29. Owner Tom Jegle hails from The Big Apple, but he has spent the last 30 years in the IT industry here in St. Louis.

 

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3. After 15 years on The Hill, Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant will serve its final small plate on Saturday, Aug. 20. Owner Brendan Marsden said he has decided to shutter the space at 5257 Shaw Ave., and open a new concept in late September.

4. From funky Swiss cheese to fried rice for breakfast, here what’s trending on the plate in the glass and on our wish list right now on Trendwatch.

 

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5. Don’t miss 4 new must-try restaurants on the Sauce Hit List, including Kounter Kulture, Start Bar, Absolute BBQ Indian Wish Grill and Louie’s Wine Dive.

 

 

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Sunday, July 31st, 2016

From the closure of a Botanical Heights restaurant to a Sneak Peek of a new breakfast spot in Crestwood, here’s what went down last week in the STL restaurant scene, in case you missed it.

 

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1. Nearly two years after first flipping on the fryers, Old Standard Fried Chicken will shutter its doors after brunch service on Sunday, July 31. Owner Ben Poremba announced the closure July 26.

2. Brentwood will have a new place to get its java jolt come Aug. 1 when Coma Coffee opens at 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., in University Tower.

 

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3. A new tide has rolled in at Demun Oyster Bar. Fifteen-year kitchen veteran Dan Sammons began his tenure as executive chef July 25. Sammons brings a range of experience from corporate operations chef at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood to working the kitchens at Berkeley, California’s eatery, Revival Bar & Kitchen.

4. Raise a glass to St. James Winery – it brought home the Missouri Governor’s Cup for the second year in a row. The winery was awarded the 2016 prize for its semi-dry white vignoles. St. James’ vignoles took the prize out of more than 308 wines submitted from other state vineyards.

 

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5. Don’t hit the snooze button if you live or work off Watson Road. Yolklore, the newest addition to the Crestwood food scene, hosts its grand opening this Sunday, July 31 at 8958 Watson Road. Co-owners Mary and John Bogacki and Billy Oziransky are dishing up slew of breakfast items, pastries, coffee and smoothies.

6. St. Louis Craft Beer Week kicked off Friday, July 29, and there is an abundance of beer-related events around the city that boast what we brew best. Celebrate the five- anniversaries of four STL breweries with the Class of 2011 Collaboration Beers.

 

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Sunday, July 24th, 2016

From new Korean restaurants in Chesterfield to chef changes at Central West End institutions, here’s what went down in the STL restaurant scene, in case you missed it.

 

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1. The Central West End’s newest establishment, courtesy of Derek and Lucas Gamlin (of Gamlin Whiskey House and SubZero Vodka Bar) will be called 1764 Public House and will open at 4910 W. Pine Blvd.

2. Expansion has been the theme this year for LuLu Seafood and Dim Sum, which recently launched its first food truck and plans to open two locations this fall called LuLu Asian Kitchen.

 

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3. After taking six months off, chef Carl Hazel is once again top toque in the kitchen. Hazel started as executive chef at West End Grill & Pub (WEGAP) on July 13.

4. After a limited trial run earlier this year, Katie and Ted Collier, along with Katie’s mother Belinda Lee and brother Johnny Lee, have secured a space in Creve Coeur where they will launch Vero Pasto – a meal delivery service initially offering a weekly selection of pizza and pasta.

5. Don’t let the Kampai Sushi Bar sign fool you. Yori, a new Korean restaurant, has opened at 1637 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield.

 

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6. One day in late June, a staircase appeared in 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s tasting room. It was the last element of the massive expansion, one that required drilling through solid concrete to construct. The brewery quietly opened the new space to the public a month ago.

7. Stone Summit Steak & Seafood opened doors at 17 Cliff View Drive in Wentzville on Monday, July 18. The massive 300-seat restaurant serves everything from 60-day dry-aged steak to yellowfin tuna.

Edible Weekend: Jump start the weekend with 4 more events

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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There are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend: Beer for breakfast and dinner downtown, to name just two. Can’t wait? Jump start the weekend with four more delicious events now through Friday.

1. Fortune Franks
German brats take an Asian turn as Brasserie and forthcoming Good Fortune join forces for a kung pao brat and fries at the Central West End eatery.
Through July 22 – 5 to 7 p.m., brasseriebyniche.com

2. Happy Hour & Wine Tasting
Unwind with an evening of California wine tasting and barbecue and ballpark-themed appetizers.
July 21 – 6 to 10 p.m., Facebook: Barnett On Washington

3. Sardella Pop-Up at Porano
Get a sneak peek of highly anticipated Sardella at the upcoming restaurant’s third pop-up. Tickets available online.
July 21 – 7 to 9 p.m., brownpapertickets.com; July 22 – 7 to 9 p.m., brownpapertickets.com

4. Bourbon vs. Whiskey
Test your taste buds and learn the difference between bourbon and whiskey at this spirited evening.
July 21 – 7 to 9 p.m., Facebook: Stur Restaurant

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

From new projects from the owners of Sugarfire Smoke House and The Wheelhouse to closings of Benton Park brunch favorites, here’s what went down last week, in case you missed it.

 

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1. Get ready to brunch (and barbecue) hard, St. Louis. Spare No Rib is set to move to a new location in South City in mid-August, while its brunch concept Egg takes over the original Spare No Rib space at 2200 Gravois Ave., in Benton Park.

2. PerJax Americana Kitchen has come and gone in University City, closing just two months after opening.

 

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3. Husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Britt Pellegrino, both formerly of Five Bistro and Olive & Oak, are starting their own catering company, BK Catering.

4. Jax Café has closed doors for good. The Benton Park restaurant served its last meal Sunday, July 10.

 

5. Start Bar, downtown St. Louis’ new arcade bar opened Wednesday, July 13 at 1000 Spruce St. The colorful, game-themed space was designed with an eye for detail, from the old school Nintendo console wall art to the narrow tables hidden between game cabinets for drink storage while you play.

6. Absolute BBQ Indian Wish Grill, Chesterfield’s new Indian fusion joint, started serving up lunch and dinner on June 23 at 17409 Chesterfield Airport Road.

 

 

7. The owners of Sugarfire Smoke House are opening another restaurant – but barbecue isn’t on the menu. The Hi-Pointe Drive In will serve griddled burgers on potato buns, fries and shakes in a new space at 1033 McCausland Ave., after tearing down the former Del Taco building at that address.

 

Fall Internship Opportunity: Editorial Intern

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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Attention journalism, communications and English students: Sauce Magazine is seeking Editorial Interns for 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 and Harvest Festival on Oct. 16.
-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 fall intern begins in 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 Monday, July 25. No calls, please.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

It’s been a busy week in the St. Louis’ food scene. Catch up, in case you missed it…

 

1. Our July issue hit stands, featuring our annual Readers’ Choice winners. Find out who you voted your favorite places to eat, drink and shop in St. Louis.

2. There will once again be a dining option at the corner of Lindbergh Boulevard and Watson Road when Twisted Tree Steakhouse opens July 14 in Sunset Hills.

 

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3. Ashley Shelton of Pastaria took the top prize in Eater’s Young Guns competition, becoming the first St. Louis chef to win. The winners were announced on June 28.

4. Thurman Grill owner Larry Weinles is selling the business to Doug Fowler, who is keeping tight-lipped about his plans for the restaurant. Fowler said he hopes to reopen on Aug. 1 as Thurman’s in Shaw.

 

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5. Pop-up eatery Kitchen Kulture has put down roots under the name Kounter Kulture. As The Scoop reported in March, co-owners Christine Meyer and chef Michael Miller are opening up shop on Tuesday, July 5 in the former Pint Size Bakery location at 3825 Watson Road.

6. St. Charles will have a new fast and easy taco joint this summer. Fort Taco, which opened July 1, is located at 3788 Elm St., in the old Daylight Donuts space.

 

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7. Hop heads will have a new hangout when Gezellig Taphouse & Bottleshop opens its doors in late September or early October at 4191 Manchester Road in The Grove.

8. A chic, new way to host an open bar at your next event has hit the pavement. The Wandering Sidecar Bar, brainchild of co-owners Tiffany and Dave Unger, is a souped-up camper customers can rent for beverage service at private event.

 

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9. Cottleville has a new place to get cool treats this summer. Andrew Brewer, who also owns neighboring Plank Road Pizza, opened Cottleville Cookies & Cream at 5525 Oak St., Thursday, June 23.

10. This weekend also marks the last meal at Winfield’s Gathering Place in Kirkwood and The Wheelhouse in Clayton.

 

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11. Fans of Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Rock Hill can get a quick bite when its sister restaurant opens Mayana Mexican Kitchen at 7810 Forsyth Blvd., in Clayton on Friday, July 8.

 

 

 

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