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The Scoop: Sauce founder, publisher honored at national industry event

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015



Three cheers for Sauce founder and publisher Allyson Mace, who was honored last night, Oct. 19, as an Up-and-Coming Trailblazer at the 2015 FOLIO awards. Mace accepted her award at the FOLIO: 100 networking reception along with 99 other honorees in New York City.

“It’s truly an honor to receive this award, especially in the company of so many colleagues I admire,” Mace said. “This is an exciting time for Sauce Magazine, but it’s not just about me. There’s no way I could accept a FOLIO award if it weren’t for my incredible team.”

The annual event celebrates individuals in the magazine industry who have made “a quantifiable impact on a product, group, company or even the industry at large.” Mace is one of 16 industry professionals from across the country honored in the Up-and-Coming Trailblazer category.



The Scoop: Sauce writers earn top honors in national competition

Friday, September 18th, 2015



Sauce Magazine is raising a glass to Sauce contributor and former managing editor Julie Cohen. The Association of Food Journalists awarded Cohen first place in the Best Writing on Beer, Wine and/or Spirits category at its prestigious food writing and editing competition. Cohen was recognized for her piece, “Super Somms: St. Louis’ Top Wine Students Prepare to Hold Court” from the 2014 Guide to Drinking.

Congratulations are also in order for New and Notable reviewer Michael Renner, who tied for second place in the Best Restaurant Criticism category with Tim Carman of The Washington Post.

Winners were recognized yesterday, Sept. 17, at an awards banquet held in conjunction with the AFJ annual conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. The organization recognized excellence in 20 categories of food writing and editing. A complete list of the results is posted here.

Sauce was also recently named as a finalist for two categories in the 2015 FOLIO: Eddie and Ozzie Awards. The March 2014 issue is nominated for an Eddie for best Full Issue – Epicurean, and the August 2014 feature, “Pie, Perfected” is nominated for an Ozzie in the Feature Design category (under 100,000 circulation). FOLIO winners will be announced Oct. 19 at an awards luncheon in New York City.

FOLIO also recently named Sauce founder and publisher Allyson Mace one of the 2015 FOLIO: 100 Honorees in the Up-and-Coming Trailblazers category. Mace will be honored at a networking reception on Oct. 19 in New York City.


-photo by Ashley Gieseking

Executive editor Ligaya Figueras to leave St. Louis and Sauce Magazine

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Searzall Demonstration


{From left, Niche Food Group chef-owner Gerard Craft and Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras}


Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras will join the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as its food and dining editor in September. Her last day at the magazine is Aug. 28.

Figueras joined the Sauce editorial team in 2008 as a contributing writer. In 2011, she was hired as the magazine’s senior staff writer before being promoted to executive editor in 2013.

“The decision to leave Sauce and St. Louis was difficult,” Figueras said. “I believe strongly in the high bar that Sauce sets for food writing, equaling the best in the country. During my tenure, I’ve experienced incredible support from Sauce founder and publisher, Allyson Mace, who has spearheaded awareness of St. Louis’ culinary scene. I’ve also been fortunate to cover this city during a period of intense growth. Without the contributions of many individuals, we couldn’t fill the pages of this independent publication.”

Mace acknowledged Figueras’ more than seven years of dedication to Sauce and the St. Louis culinary community. “Ligaya’s leadership and vision have been instrumental to the magazine. We’re sorry to see her leave, but we wish her all the best as she continues her career. As Sauce enters its 15th year as a print publication, I’m confident that our dedicated team will continue to uphold the high journalistic standards that St. Louis has come to expect from Sauce Magazine.”

Sauce is currently conducting a candidate search for an executive editor. “I have full confidence in Sauce’s team of award-winning editors, writers and photographers,” Mace said. “Their years of journalism experience, culinary knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for the St. Louis dining scene will open another chapter of growth and innovation.”


-photo by Jonathan Gayman

Readers’ Choice 2015: Favorite Frozen Desserts – Ted Drewes

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

A trip to Ted Drewes is a St. Louis tradition. Your favorite place for frozen desserts has been inverting bright yellow cups filled with thick, rich custard before handing them over to your greedy little fingers for decades. Single-topping concretes – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, anyone? – are tried-and-true, and when you want to pile on the calories, Ted’s custard crew comes through with specialties like Hawaiian (pineapple, banana, coconut and macadamia nuts) and Cardinal Sin (cherries and hot fudge). With dozens of toppings and add-ons, the mixing and matching possibilities are endless. Here, six of our favorite concrete creations from this town’s beloved custard stand.


Clockwise from top left: Coconut, chocolate chips and almonds – Michelle Volansky, production designer | Oreos and cookie dough – Meera Nagarajan, art director | Hot fudge and raspberries – Rebecca Biundo, intern | Banana, marshmallow and hot fudge – Angie Rosenberg, account executive | Heath Bar, banana and hot fudge – Allyson Mace, publisher | Pretzels and chocolate chips – Catherine Klene, managing editor, digital

-photos by Jonathan Gayman 

Behind the Scenes at Sauce: November 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

A lot happens behind the scenes at Sauce HQ, from “tattoos” to Halloween costumes. Here’s a peek at some of our favorite moments at the office this month:


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In This Issue: The story behind the glass

Friday, January 24th, 2014

All Sauce’s beverage writers enjoy a good drink, but we each have our preferred vessel. Here, the stories behind some of our favorite glassware:

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-photo by Jonathan Gayman



Watch This: Panorama at Saint Louis Art Museum

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The new East Wing at Saint Louis Art Museum opens this weekend, and its new restaurant, Panorama, opens its doors July 1. Publisher Allyson Mace talks with Chef Edward Farrow about his latest project. Click here for more.

Sauce publisher Allyson Mace named one of STL Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

060911_BIZJOURNALThe St. Louis Business Journal announced its list of Most Influential Business Women yesterday, an annual award that “recognizes remarkable women who excel in careers in the business arena.” Sauce Magazine is thrilled to announce that our publisher and founder, Allyson Mace, was named to this year’s list. Mace, along with the 24 other honorees, will be featured in a special section of the Business Journal that will be published on Friday, August 12. On that day, the Business Journal will also hold a luncheon in honor of the women at the America Center downtown. For the complete list of this year’s winners or to register for the luncheon, click here.

The Scoop: Area businesses rally to resurrect Pratzel’s Bakery

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

pratzelsWhether it was the chocolate-covered cupcakes, deliciously dipped leaf cookies or the soft and chewy bagels, we all have something we loved about Pratzel’s Bakery. So when the 98-year-old business announced that it would be closing after third-generation owner Ronnie Pratzel could not find a buyer, the beloved bakery’s many fans took action.

Chris Reimer, vice president of social media at Falk Harrison brand development firm, started the campaign to resurrect the city’s only kosher bakery by offering a new buyer free social media services for one year. It wasn’t long before other former Pratzel’s customers and a bevy of local businesses – including Sauce – joined in. Aaron Corson of NJC Printing is offering $1,000 in printing services, Emily Kaufman Leone of Slice of Lime Design is offering up business cards, coupons and flyers and Meredith Elkin is offering to make retro-designed aprons for the entire Pratzel’s staff. Allyson Mace, publisher and founder of Sauce, has also stepped forward to help. In hopes of finding a buyer for the local spot, she is placing a free ad in the March 2011 issue of Sauce that will include all of the goods and services donated in this grassroots campaign. These are just some of the many steps community members have taken in a concerted effort to find a buyer for the legendary bakery. For a complete list of these amazing efforts (which seems to be growing faster than the snow can fall) visit Reimer’s blog.

Potential buyers can contact Pratzel’s at 314.993.5511. Business owners interested in adding goods or services that can sweeten the deal should contact Reimer at creimer@falkharrison.com.

Spirited competition

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Hats off … er, on … to Jennifer Myerscough of Baileys’ Chocolate Bar, who last weekend won a cocktail challenge benefiting Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Contestants were asked to make a cocktail based on the opera The Ghosts of Versailles. In her winning entry, Myerscough (pictured here being crowned by judge and Sauce publisher Allyson Mace) kept it simple and fresh, using blood orange juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and the required ingredient, Grey Goose vodka.

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