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Edible Weekend: 4 more ways to enjoy (and extend) the weekend

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016



Whether you love wine, beer or healthy eats, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Still hungry? Here are four more events to look forward to (and extend) your weekend.

1. St. Charles Oktoberfest
Celebrate 30 years of Oktoberfest in St. Charles with 30 beers available from Hofbräu to Paulaner, as well as live music and German dance performances.
Drinkers: $2; Non-drinkers: free admission. Fri., Sept. 23 – 4 to 11 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frontier Park, 500 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, saintcharlesoktoberfest.com 

2. Recess Brewing’s Oktoberfest
Recess Brewing celebrates Oktoberfest with three seasonal brews: Dr. Dunkelstein (a dunkelweizen), E’ville Pumpkin (a pumpkin ale) and Klingel Cave (an Oktoberfest).
Free admission. Sat., Sept. 24 – noon to 6 p.m., Recess Brewing, 307 N. Main St., Edwardsville, recessbrewing.com 

3. Nudo House Pop-Up
It’s out with pho and in with ramen (for a day, anyway) when Nudo House takes over Mai Lee for a pop-up. Choose from pork tonkotsu or a chicken schmaltz ramen at this cash-only event.
$10 each. Mon., Sept. 26 – noon to 9 p.m., Mai Lee, 8396 Musick Memorial Drive, Brentwood, Facebook: Nudo House STL 

4. The Farmer and The Chef Dinner
Farm to You Market goes from cafe to an elegant restaurant when Milque Toast chef-owner Colleen Clawson heads to Washington to prepare a five-course meal paired with wine and cocktails. Call or email to reserve a spot.
$60. Tue., Sept. 27 – 6:30 p.m., Farm to You Market, 5025 Old Highway 100, Washington, Facebook: Farm to You Market

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Edible Weekend: 2 more events to extend the weekend

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


There are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend: Need more? Extend your weekend with two Monday night dinners.


1. Tiki Dinner
Spice up your Monday with a Tiki Dinner at Mission Taco Joint in the Central West End. This six-course meal includes tropical cocktail pairings like tuna poke and volcano shrimp with Planter’s Punch and char sui short ribs with a Scorpion Bowl. Tickets available at the CWE location.
$60. Aug. 29 – 5 to 11 p.m., Mission Taco Joint, 398 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, 314.930.2955, Facebook: Night of Tiki 


2. Rosé and Tomato Dinner
Get your fill of amazing summer tomatoes while you still can at the Rosé and Tomato Dinner at Randolfi’s. Enjoy six-courses including a charred tomato risotto with a 2015 Yves Cuilleron Sybel Syrah Rosé, a cioppino-style dish with 2015 Bisson Portofino Ciliegiolo Rosé and a sungold tomato sorbet for dessert. Call for reservations.
$85. Mon., Aug. 29 – 5 to 9 p.m., Randolfi’s, 6665 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.899.9221, Facebook: Rosé & Tomato Dinner 


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Edible Weekend: 3 more food-filled events to extend the weekend

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Party on the pavement or dine on the bluffs this weekend, and save room for three more ways to eat your way through next week.




{Sushi at SubZero Vodka Bar}


1. Wine Summer School: Terroir
Learn why dirt is just as important an ingredient in your favorite wine as the grapes.
June 13 – 6 to 7 p.m., Facebook: EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery 

2. Kamayan Night
No forks or knives needed at this Filipino-inspired dinner at Hiro Asian Kitchen.
June 14 – 7 to 9 p.m., brownpapertickets.com

3. Sushi School
Dine on a three-course meal with two drink pairings at this hands-on sushi experience at SubZero Vodka Bar.
June 14 – 7 to 9 p.m., subzerovodkabar.com 

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Edible Weekend: 4 more food-filled events this weekend

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

From Memorial Day weekend barbecues to elegant wine dinners, here are four more don’t-miss events for you this weekend.




1. Ginger & Thyme Pop-up Dinner
Element executive chef Josh Charles cooks up a four-course, Asian-inspired dinner with beer and cocktail pairings. May 26 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., brownpapertickets.com 

2. Division Wine Tasting
Stop by Parker’s Table to sample a selected variety of vino from Portland, Oregon-based Division Wines. May 26 – 7 to 9 p.m., parkerstable.com 

3. Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner
Sit down to a five-course dinner with Pacific Northwest wine pairings at Five Bistro. Call for reservations. May 26 – 7 to 9 p.m., fivebistro.com

4. Red, White & Brew
Head to Cedar Lake Cellars for a weekend of food, beer and wine slushy specials, plus live music and festivities. May 27 to May 30, cedarlakecellars.com 


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Edible Weekend: 3 more food-filled events this weekend

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016



Don’t sit at home and miss out on the food and fun this weekend. Get out and experience these yummy events:

1. Maplewood gets in on the Cinco de Mayo festivities with five full days of food and drink specials at Maya Cafe, including discounted margaritas, sangria, tequila cocktails, tacos and live music. May 3 to 7, mayacafestl.com

2. Join the fiesta on Cherokee Street at the neighborhood’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Enjoy the parade, then grab food from stands outside La Vallesana, Taqueria el Bronco, Don Carlos, Byrd & Barrel and newly opened Mezcla. May 7, cincodemayostl.com

3. Stroll through restaurants in the historic Hill neighborhood at The Hill Wine Walk. Fill your commemorative glass with samples at participating locations and enjoy entertainment. Tickets available online. May 7, shopthehill.com 

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Harvest Festival 2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014

St. Louisans turned out in droves to celebrate Harvest Festival at Laumeier Sculpture Park on Sunday, Oct. 19. Check out all the fun from this gorgeous fall day!



Saucy Soirée 2014: The tweets, posts and Instagrams from the #STL foodie event of the year

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Sauce’s annual Saucy Soirée went down Sunday, June 29, and can we just say: St. Louis, you sure know how to party. More than 1,000 of you turned out to the newly renovated Union Station to taste who you voted your favorites in our annual Readers’ Choice poll (on stands now). Here’s what went down:


Food Truck Friday kicks off the season at Tower Grove Park

Monday, May 12th, 2014


Food Truck Friday returns this Friday, May 9

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014



Get ready to eat your heart out, St. Louis! Food Truck Friday returns this Friday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m., and you and everyone you know are invited to the party.

More than 20 of the best area food trucks kick off this season at our favorite stomping ground, Tower Grove Park. And we’re expanding Food Truck Friday with new offerings like more beverage options (There’s wine!), fabulous live entertainment and local charity contributions.

Also new this year: the Sauce Speed Pass, so the hungry Truckie in a hurry can get a jump on the ordering line. Here’s how the Speed Pass works:

Visit the Sauce tent. Sauce Speed Passes are available for purchase at the Sauce tent. One Speed Pass costs $10, or you can buy three Speed Passes for $25.
• Get in the fast lane. Sauce Speed Passes allow customers to use a separate, expedited Speed Pass line at each truck.
Hand it over. The truck you choose will tear off the perforated section of the Sauce Speed Pass when you order up to $25 of food and beverage. (One Speed Pass can be used at only one truck. You cannot divide $25 in purchases among trucks.)
Don’t get greedy. Only one Speed Pass can be used per person, per transaction. So no, you cannot use three Speed Passes during one order.
Use them! Each Speed Pass is valid only for that day’s Food Truck Friday. They are not transferable to future Food Truck Fridays. Speed Passes are valid rain or shine and no refunds will be issued for unused passes.

We’ve got tons of great food and entertainment in store this season, and we need some loyal Truckies to assist. We’re putting out the call for Food Truck Friday volunteers to donate some time during one of three shifts: 3 to 5 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Interested in lending a hand during one of your favorite St. Louis events (and getting a few extra surprises as a thank you for your efforts)? Email events coordinator Rebecca Ryan at rryan@saucemagazine.com.

Bring your lawn chairs, dogs, picnic blankets and kids, and dress in your Food Truck Friday best. Wait, you don’t have Food Truck Friday gear? The team at STL Style has you covered with new T-shirt designs.

Hungry yet? Share your excitement (and what you’re eating!) on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #FoodTruckFriday. See you, Friday, St. Louis!



6 Foodie Finds at St. Louis Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014



This year marks the 25th anniversary of St. Louis Earth Day Festival, which takes place Sunday, April 27. The day’s festivities kick off at 11 a.m. on The Muny grounds near the Pagoda in Forest Park. According to Earth Day Network, St. Louis Earth Day is now ranked the second largest such celebration in the nation. Along with the festival’s traditional focus on education, art, music, crafts and food, there are a few new foodies finds we’re excited for.

1. Come to the festival a day early for Earth Day Eve. At this family-friendly evening, find food, beer and music in the Earth Day Cafe area.

2. At this year’s festival, eight Green Dining Alliance members ­– Atomic Cowboy, The Dam, Handlebar, Lulu’s Local Eatery, Onesto Pizza & Trattoria, Traveling Tea, Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery and Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop – will offer their sustainable dining choices. These restaurants have been certified “green” for their commitment to reducing, recycling and composting restaurant waste; operating facilities with efficiency; and sourcing sustainable food, to-go ware and cleaning supplies.

3. Food vendors will not use high-fructose corn syrup, highly processed foods or transfats. All serving containers, cups and utensils will be either compostable or recyclable.

4. Reusable bamboo cutlery will be available for $15, so you can “reduce your forkprint” during the festival and all summer long.

5. Schlafly will serve an organic pale ale along with its usual favorites. All of its beer will be served in a souvenir cup that is reusable and recyclable, and it can be refilled at a discount.

6. Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrels from RainReserve, just in time for the spring gardening season at the festival’s Recycling Extravaganza. This is a collection event for hard-to-recycle items, including the DEA Medication Take-Back Initiative, carpet and “anything with a cord.” Check the take-back list here.

For more information about fun events and services happening during St. Louis Earth Day (Dog washing! Bike valets! Free shuttles!), visit its website.

-photo courtesy of St. Louis Earth Day

Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of St. Louis Earth Day. Sara Graham is a Steering Committee Member of the St. Louis Green Dining Alliance.

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