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Sunday, February 11th, 2018

From a first look at at St. Louis’ first cidery to the opening of the new DelPietro’s, here’s what went down last week in the STL, ICYMI.




1. Brick River Cider Co., the first cider works in the St. Louis area, is set to open on Fri., Feb. 16, at 2000 Washington Ave. downtown.





2. Del Pietro’s, the latest from restaurateur Michael Del Pietro, opened on Wed., Jan. 31, at 1059 S. Big Bend Blvd., in Richmond Heights.




3. Urban Harvest STL and the Kranzberg Arts Foundation have partnered to develop a new rooftop garden atop the KAF’s newest venue, the .ZACK building at 3224 Locust St., in Midtown.




4. When it’s spitting ice outside or you just don’t want to talk to another human being, these 9 apps let you order your favorite warm (or cold) dishes at the tap of a button.

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9 Mardi Gras recipes perfect for partying all weekend

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

We all love Mardi Gras, from the beads to the booze to the food. This year, get a little closer to New Orleans with nine recipes inspired by the city’s rich culinary traditions. With food this good, it’s easy to let the good times roll.




1. Recipe: Josh Galliano’s Crawfish Bread

2. Recipe: Crawfish Lasagna

3. Recipe: Everything-in-the-Crisper Jambalaya




4. Recipe: Cajun Pasta

5. Recipe: Shrimp and Grits

6. Recipe: Chicken and Andouille Gumbo




7. Recipe: Beignets

8. Recipe: Sazerac 

9. Recipe: Hurricane


Crawfish bread photo by Ashley Gieseking; pasta photo by Greg Rannells; beignet photo by Amrita Song

Claire Ma is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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9 delivery apps that bring your favorite restaurants to you

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018


When it’s spitting ice outside or you just don’t want to talk to another human being, these apps let your order your favorite warm (or cold) dishes at the tap of a button. You just have to get to the door and tip the driver, but don’t worry – you can take the blanket with you. 

1. DoorDash
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: This app boasts an impressive number of St. Louis options, a great friend referral credit option, and many filters to narrow your search.
Cons: It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options on the app’s rather cluttered landing page.
Find it: doordash.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

2. EatStreet
Average Delivery Fee: $2.50
Pros: Low delivery fees make the service easy on your wallet.
Cons: There are only a handful of options on this app so far, and depending on your location, they may only be available for carryout. Also, wait times average more than an hour.
Find it: eatstreet.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

3. Food Pedaler
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: The website is clean and simple, and the service is perfect for environmentally conscious food lovers, as employees deliver on bikes.
Cons: There’s currently no app available, and the website has a rather limited selection of restaurants depending on your location.
Find it: foodpedaler.com

Willing to withstand the chill? Check out 5 restaurants that make takeout a breeze. 

4. Grubhub
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: This service also boasts a large number of restaurants for any given location, and the app lets users filter by cuisine, rating and price.
Cons: Some restaurants have delivery fees up to $7, and nearly all have a minimum order price.
Find it: grubhub.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

5. Postmates
Average Delivery Fee: $5 (or a $10 monthly subscription fee), plus service fees and/or peak delivery time surcharge
Pros: The app is sleek, intuitive and offers high-end restaurants like Vicia, Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. and Polite Society. It has a unique friend referral program: your friend gets $100 delivery credit, and you get a $10 kickback.
Cons: This app tacks on a lot of fees, sometimes adding more than $10 to your final bill.
Find it: postmates.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

6. SkipTheDishes
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: With low fees and a clean, intuitive interface, this app is simple and convenient. Many restaurants like Mai Lee or Taste of Lebanon offer free delivery for orders that cost more than $25.
Cons: There are fewer filter options than other options on this list.
Find it: skipthedishes.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

7. UberEats
Delivery Fee: $6
Pros: The app homepage displays a convenient “Under 30 Minutes” section for when you just can’t wait, and the service offers a broad variety of restaurants and cuisines, as well as a nice referral discount (for you and your friend).
Cons: The $6 flat delivery fee is on the higher end, and that can make that gyro much pricier than intended.
Find it: ubereats.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

8. Seamless
Average Delivery Fee: $4
Pros: The website and app have extensive filtering systems to prioritize low costs, quick delivery or high rating; other sorting options include restaurants with available coupons or online order tracking.
Cons: With delivery times frequently estimated at 45 minutes to an hour, this isn’t the speedy option when you need those burger and fries now.
Find it: seamless.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

If you still can’t decide which service to use, or you’re overwhelmed by the amount of choices out there, this last app is for you:

9. Bootler
This app displays restaurants in your delivery radius, finds the best delivery app service for you by time and fee, and then links you directly to its ordering page. It’s perfect for bargain hunters and indecisive shoppers.
Find it: gobootler.com, iTunes App Store, Google Play Store

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Andie Divelbiss is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

From a new food hall to a new Benton Park bar, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.


small change in benton park


1. Small Change, the neighborhood bar from the folks behind Planter’s House, opened quietly on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2800 Indiana Ave. in Benton Park.

2. From a vegan schmear to a summery shrub, here are 8 things at the top of our shopping list right now.




3. The Eatery, downtown’s first food hall, opened its doors Jan. 29 on the ground floor of One Metropolitan Square.

4. River’s Edge Social will soon fire up the stoves at 6997 Chippewa St., in the former Johnny Gitto’s location. Aurel Bardho, who co-owns the restaurant with his father, Fatmir Bardho, said he hopes to open sometime in March.


Don’t miss out! Follow Sauce on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Scoops in the St. Louis restaurant scene.


9 recipes we’re cooking for Super Bowl LII

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

We’re nearing the end zone: Super Bowl LII is approaching. Shouting at the television takes a lot of energy, and if you’re wondering what to feed the group of rabid fans crowding your couch, wonder no more. All you have left to do is prepare your touchdown dance.


lemon pepper chicken wings recipe


1. Recipe: Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings 

2. Recipe: Clam Chowder

3. Recipe: Cheese Not-Steak Sandwiches 


vegan buffalo cauliflower bites recipe


4. Recipe: Macho Vegan Cauliflower Poppers and Dip 

5. Recipe: Ernesto’s Roasted Potato Salad

6. Recipe: Chicken Nachos 




7. Recipe: Root Beer Pulled Pork 

8. Recipe: Honey Sriracha Wings 

9. Recipe: Lebanese Cole Slaw 

Wings photo by Amrita Song; cauliflower photo by Carmen Troesser; sandwich photo by Greg Rannells

Laura Kern is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

It’s been a whirlwind week in the St. Louis food scene. Catch up on everything, ICYMI.


The bar offers 8-ounces margarita flights made with a variety of tequilas and served on handmade trays


1. Casa Juárez Mexican Town, a sprawling new concept from the folks behind Chihuahua’s Mexican Restaurant,opened its doors for dinner Jan. 22, at 12710 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights.

2. Water Street in Maplewood will close up shop at the end of the month after almost seven years. According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, Tuesday, Jan. 30, will be the last day of service.




3. Crispy Edge is edging closer to opening. Tori Foster has been tapped to fill the executive chef role at the pot sticker eatery, which is set to open at 4168 Juniata St. in Tower Grove later this spring.

4. Beer lovers out west will soon have another place to indulge their hops habit. Owners Nicholas and Jody Hester will open a new location of Colorado-based beer pub chain Growler USA next month at 3833 Elm St.




5. The first group of Food Hall tenants at City Foundry STL, the sprawling 15-acre mixed-use development at 3700 Forest Park Ave.,in Midtown, have been announced.

6. Another brewery will soon make beer in Midtown. Twisted Roots Brewing Co. is set to open this spring at 3690 Forest Park Ave., once the home to Falstaff Brewing, Six Row Brewing Co. and Pappo’s Pizza.




7. Three years after the first incarnation in Midtown closedHamburger Mary’s is back with a vengeance – this time downtown. The current St. Louis location of the national chain, under new ownership, opened on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 400 Washington Ave., downtown.

8. Milagro Modern Mexican in Webster Groves will close its doors after eight years. Tilford Restaurant Group owners and brothers Adam and Jason Tilford are looking for a new place for the restaurant to call home.


Volpi charcuterie


9. Volpi Foods retail market on The Hill will soon offer cafe seating to enjoy the store’s famous house-made meats onsite. The new area will debut on Friday, Feb. 9.

10. The winners of the 2018 Good Food Awards, which honors businesses committed to socially and environmentally conscious food, were announced on Jan. 19, and Blueprint Coffee, Larder & Cupboard, Perennial Artisan Ales and Still 630 Distillery all received awards. 


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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

An industry veteran finds a new project and a tiny Italian sub shop opens on Cherokee Street. Here’s what went down, ICYMI…




1. Guerrilla Street Food has teamed up with an industry veteran to help them expand their Filipino street food empire. Mike Emerson, co-founder of Pappy’s Smokehouse, joined the GSF team as a consultant as they grow their brand.

2. Chalk up another restaurant for Cherokee Street. Parm Pasta & Sandwich Co. opened its doors last week at 2619½ Cherokee St., in the original Teatopia space.


Farmtruk hot salami sandwich


3. St. Louis’ first food truck court, Court Louie, officially opens for business at 4001 Utah St. in Tower Grove South on Monday, Jan. 22. The court will be the semi-permanent home for four area trucks: Farmtruk, Go! Gyro! Go!, Steak Louie and Locoz Tacoz.

4. Chef Joseph Hemp V is leaving his post as executive chef of Robust Wine Bar and Snax Gastrobar. His last service will be Feb. 14.




5. The McArthur’s Bakery Café location at 13700 Olive Blvd., will close its doors for good  Sunday, Jan. 21. Owner Scott Rinaberger made the announcement in a Facebook post  Jan. 18.

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

A longtime brewery gets into the pizza game and a popular downtown Thai restaurant finds a new home. Here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.


1. Sen Thai Asian Bistro is heading to new digs downtown. The restaurant, which has been located in the Shell Building at 1221 Locust St. since 2002, will move to 1000 Washington Ave., the space that most recently housed Prime 1000.


2. Baked Wood-Fired Pizzeria, a new restaurant from the folks behind Ferguson Brewing Co., will open in mid-February at 235 S. Florissant Road in Ferguson.


3. Most people boil gnocchi for a quick meal, but have you tried roasting them? This recipe crisps the edges a bit, giving them a nice texture.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

From the launch of our new issue to a notable restaurant closure in Clayton, here’s what went down last week in the St. Louis dining scene, ICYMI…


1. We kicked off the new year with our January issue, featuring our annual Ones to Watch, six food and drink pros with promise.




2. The Libertine closed doors this weekend. In a Facebook post, owners Nick and Audra Luedde said the Clayton eatery’s last night of service was Saturday, Jan. 6.




3. Shack will expand in a big way this year. The popular local breakfast and lunch chain will open four Missouri locations in Creve Coeur, O’Fallon, Overland Park and Kansas City,




4. Good news for sandwich fans: Gioia’s Deli will set up shop in West County in the new year. The popular sandwich shop will open a Creve Coeur location at 623 N. New Ballas Road by April 1,




5. The aptly named Bao (short for baozi, the Chinese word for steamed bun) is scheduled to open later this month at 14 N. Central Ave., in the former location of Coastal Bistro.

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Top 10 First Looks of 2017

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

From a St. Charles brewery and arcade to the long-awaited noodle house in Creve Coeur, here are the top 10 places you couldn’t wait to check out in 2017.

Don’t miss out! Follow Sauce Magazine on Facebook and Twitter to get the First Look at the latest St. Louis-area restaurants.




1. First Look: Two Plumbers Brewery & Arcade in St. Charles

2. First Look: Lemmons in South City




3. First Look: Polite Society in Lafayette Square

4. First Look: The Blue Duck in Maplewood




5. First Look: Louie on DeMun Avenue

6. First Look: Grace Meat & Three in The Grove




7. First Look: Mad Crab in University City

8. First Look: Nudo House in Creve Coeur




9. First Look: Mac’s Local Eats in Dogtown

10. First Look: Half & Half in Webster Groves

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