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Only 10 Days until Saucy Soirée 2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013


Be sure to get your tickets for the largest Sauce party of the year! Saucy Soirée 2013 showcases a 35 of the best St. Louis area restaurants, wineries and breweries. Tastes are plentiful, complimentary and top-notch. The party begins at 5 p.m. at the swanky Four Seasons Hotel Grand Ballroom, then moves upstairs to the beautiful eighth floor terrace.

Be the first to know and taste who you voted to be your favorites in the St. Louis area food scene. Get an advanced copy of the results at the party, and see the winners of Sauce Magazine‘s annual Readers’ Choice poll before the issue is released July 1.

Click here for more information and to get your $35 ticket today.



Hot Spot: EdgeWild’s fire room

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

On these cold winter nights, have you been wishing that your home (or office or car or desk …) had a fireplace?

At EdgeWild, evoke the joys of camping without all the hard work. The circular fire room is the spot to warm up, grab drinks and gather ’round a fire with friends. Who wants to weather the chill of the great outdoors anyway?

EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, 550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, 636.532.0550, edgewildwinery.com

— photo by Jonathan Gayman

Sauce Celebrity Chef Series presents an afternoon with Deb Perelman

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

For you home cooks out there, when it comes to Deb Perelman, creator of the celebrated food blog Smitten Kitchen, we’re willing to wager that your crush on her is just about as big as ours. Well, we have good news. For Sauce’s next Celebrity Chef Series presented in partnership with Left Bank Books, Perelman is our star!

Join us on Friday, March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Modesto, located on The Hill, as Perelman demonstrates recipes from her long-awaited The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Tickets are $45 and include lunch and a copy of her new book. You can buy tickets here. Seating is limited.

UPDATE: This event has now sold out.

Perelman isn’t a chef or restaurant owner; she simply believes that cooking should be fun, and the results should be delicious. After her presentation, she will be available for questions and to sign copies of her book.

10 Tips for Food Truck Friday

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

It’s that time of year again: Food Truck Friday is back! (Find out everything you need to know here.) For those of you came to the first season of this exciting event, you know just how awesome of an experience it is. You also know that having a few tricks of the trade under your belt can make the event a whole lot better. Never been to Food Truck Friday before? No worries. Here are 10 tips for making this Food Truck Friday the best yet!

Get a helpful map for the event here.

1. Be early: The early bird gets the cupcake.

2. Bring seating: chairs or blankets and mark your turf.

3. Divide and conquer: Hit up a few different trucks with friends, then share the goodies.

4. Find a volunteer: Volunteers will be able to answer questions and direct you to your favorite trucks.

5. Park far from the trucks: longer trek but faster getaway.

6. Hitch a ride: Mini of St. Louis will have Countrymen roaming the park to help get hungry truckies to the event.

7. Make a night of it: Enjoy the community atmosphere while waiting in line or lounging on the lawn.

8. Something old, something new: Enjoy your favorite food truck dishes and try something new. Who knows? You just might find a new go-to.

9. Tell your friends: Tweet your favorite dishes #FTFfave so friends and fellow truckies know what to order.

10. Recycling matters: Take a minute to put the proper containers in trash or recycling bins. Clearly marked cans and bins will be all along the line, making it easy to keep the park as clean as it was when you arrived.

Most of all, have fun! This is an event where some of the city’s most creative culinary minds come together. Enjoy the food, the park and the people!


Tweet Beat: Saucy Soirée edition

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

062811_soireeOur sixth annual Saucy Soirée is in the can! More than 1,000 people gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel this past Sunday to sample fare from more than 35 local restaurants, breweries and wineries and to get a sneak peek at the winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice poll. After the tastings, the party moved to the rooftop terrace, where the Javier Mendoza Band played under the stars – and, thankfully, not the rain! See pics from the night’s events here.

It was an incredible evening and we want to thank everyone who attended as well as the hard working members of the Sauce staff who coordinated the event. We also want to thank all of our sponsors including Blue Moon, Sam Adams, NewCastle Brown Ale, Tank Farmhause Ale, MagicHat, Hofbrau, Summit Distributing, Falk Harrison, St. Louis Public Radio, The Raymond Experience, The Four Seasons Hotel and Diningcircle.com. A big thank you also goes out to the Brian Sullivan Trio and the Javier Mendoza Band for providing great music all evening.

Finally, thank you to the more than 100 tweeps who brought the event to life online by live tweeting more than 400 tasty tweets from the Soirée. See some of our favorite tweets from the event in this special edition of Tweet Beat. Hope to see you next year!

Nearly 24 hours later I’m craving more Salty Caramel Ice Cream and Bacon that @RoosterStL offered last night’s at #saucysoiree (too good!)

Dudes walks up to Peel Pizza – “I’d like to have a piece of all of your desserts” (6 of them…) good call sir, good call! #SaucySoiree

Every time someone who went to #saucysoiree tweets their favorite from the evening I want to RT it. That’s how good everything was.

@cosmosgirl Tracked down those beef carpaccio/olive bundles at #saucysoiree per your recommendation– mmmm. Excellent call.

Now I can reveal that I did wear my pants w/ the expandable waistband to the #SaucySoiree. (Hand-me-downs from my son. Good idea tonight.)

@VinDeSet got me to try and COMPLETELY ENJOY escargot. Still surprised. #SaucySoiree

A lil’ bit here, a lil’ bit there… U can’t blame me. Everything is sooo good. #saucysoiree #fourseasons

Sauce Celebrity Chef Series presents No Reservations: A Night with Anthony Bourdain

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

080310_BourdainFresh on the heels of today’s sold-out cooking demo and book signing with Rick Bayless, we’re excited to announce the next event in the Sauce Celebrity Chef Series: No Reservations: A Night With Anthony Bourdain, presented in partnership with the Fox Theatre.

Spend what will no doubt be an entertaining evening with the legendary outspoken chef when he appears live on the Fox Theatre stage in support of his latest book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Tickets, priced from $29.50 to $49.50, will go on sale this Saturday via MetroTix and the Fox box office.

But Sauce readers have an exclusive opportunity to jump the queue for the Oct. 1 event: Starting tomorrow at 10 a.m., click here to purchase advance tickets. Enter promo code SAUCE for regular admission tickets, or enter promo code SAUCEVIP for $125 VIP admission, which includes a premium seat for the show, a copy of Medium Raw, and a meet and greet book signing with Bourdain. The Sauce Magazine advance sale ends at 10 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 6.

Everything’s beachy in the Grove

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

062310_SanctuariaBeachcombers here have it tough – no one will ever mistake the Landing for Saint-Tropez. But this Saturday, June 26, Sanctuaria and Erney’s 32 are seeking to fix that with their inaugural Beach Bash on Boyle.

Starting at 6 o’clock that evening, the two Grove establishments will host a gonzo gala on Boyle Avenue, which will be closed between them. The event will include a hula-hoop contest, a dunking tank, a tug of war, a sand-volleyball tourney and – ladies, take note – both female and male swimsuit contests. At 10 p.m., hula dancing will also start, noted Sanctuaria front-of-house manager Virginia Miller. A DJ will provide music, and the event will include a shrimp boil and tropical cocktails. (When Miller chatted with us, by the way, Sanctuaria’s master mixologist, Matt Seiter, was still mulling what surprises to concoct for thirsty attendees.)

The event’s $10 cover charge includes a ticket for a complimentary drink. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit The BackStoppers, the nonprofit devoted to providing support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of area police officers, firefighters and similar individuals who die in the line of duty.

For more information on the Beach Bash on Boyle, phone 314.535.9700.

Resetting the GPS on a frozen “mmm”

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

062210_DetersSummer’s arrival makes it integral to stay abreast of changes at area malt shops and similar oases. In that light, visitors to St. Charles County might need to consult their Garmins regarding Deters Frozen Custard. The shop – a 2003 outgrowth of a family dairy founded in Quincy, Ill., all the way back in 1892 – relocated from WingHaven to 804 O’Fallon Road in the Westwood Center in Weldon Spring roughly a month and a half ago, a call there confirmed. So if you find yourself adventuring in that vicinity and craving Deters’ Mill Creek Turtle (caramel, hot fudge and pecans) or Maple Petootie (Vermont maple, pecans and marshmallow), double-check your GPS readout. Then plot a course accordingly – and get set for some frozen relief from the heat index.

iTAP kicks off its World Cup celebration

Monday, June 21st, 2010

062110_itapSoccer fans, take note! In cooperation with Sauce, the new Soulard location of the International Tap House, at 1711 S. Ninth St., will be welcoming you to World Cup coverage not only with hundreds of thirst-quenching quaffables, but also with cuisine from local restaurants all this week for the 1:30 p.m. games. So today, as Spain and Honduras hit the field, Modesto will be providing tapas for fútbol fans – and iTAP itself will be discounting Barcelona’s Estrella Damm and Estrella Galicia. Save us a seat, will ya?

Customer appreciation day at Straub’s

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

060210_struabsBoutique grocer Straub’s is celebrating Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday with samples, demonstrations and gifts for the first 100 customers (please – don’t bust down the door, Wal-Mart-style).

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5, customers at all four Straub’s locations (in the Central West End, Clayton, Town & Country and Webster Groves) will enjoy a liberal festival of in-store samples, plus a sampling of a new array of smoked meats for summer under an outdoor tent. Under the tent you’ll even find a whole roast pig, which may be wearing a Cardinals cap. Has it been done? Maybe – but to quote the great Billy Dee Williams, “It works every time.”

– Byron Kerman

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