Now in its 18th year, Sauce Magazine has enhanced readers' knowledge of and excitement for the St. Louis area culinary scene by delivering the most relevant insights on dining, home cooking, drinking and entertainment.
Sauce's original feature articles, reviews, recipes and interviews are the result of deeply rooted relationships with chefs, restaurateurs, purveyors, mixologists, sommeliers, culinary innovators and home cooking enthusiasts. This affords the Sauce team unique access to stories that engage and influence our readership.
Sauce has received many prestigious honors, including the American Society of Magazine Editor's award for Most Delicious cover for its April 2017 issue. In 2015, Sauce was named Magazine of the Year at the Great Plains Journalism Awards. It has also received numerous other honors for writing, design and photography including, Best Food Column for contributor Kellie Hynes from theAssociation of Food Journalists in 2013. Sauce contributing writer Stacy Schultz was a finalist for a 2013 AFJ award which recognizes excellence in food writing and editing in the category of Best Newspaper Food Feature and she earned the prestigious M.F.K. Fisher Award from Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) for her piece, Lox of Love. And, in 2008, our Prep School column was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in the category of Food Related Columns.
Like many of the establishments featured in the pages of Sauce each month, we are a locally owned entity – the only independent culinary publication in STL – driven by a love for food and a dedication to quality journalism. Since its inception in 1999 as an online restaurant guide, Sauce Magazine has garnered a loyal following of food lovers in the St. Louis metro area and across the country.
Sauce is the most widely distributed monthly magazine in St. Louis with an average readership of 300,000 per month and a reach of 50-plus miles. It is freely distributed and available for pickup in 800 restaurants, bars and retailers across the metro area. Sauce also offers in-home delivery subscriptions.
The Sauce Magazine website provides timely insights on all things food related, and our weekly e-newsletter, Edible Weekend also provides readers with everything they need to have a food-filled weekend around town. Our robust social media interactions extend the Sauce connection via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to more than 130,000 loyal fans and followers.
The Sauce team is exceptionally proud of our continued commitment to the community and exclusive partnership with St. Louis Public Radio. Sauce is also host and creator of the FOLIO award-winning event series Food Truck Friday and the annual Saucy Soirée. Additionally, we have exclusive sponsorships with partners like the Saint Louis Art Museum, 4 Hands Brewing Co.'s Lupulin Carnival, Food Outreach, Saint Louis Effort for AIDS, Clayton Restaurant Week, the Alton Food Truck Festival and STL Barkeep's Spirited Sessions, among others.