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Oct 20, 2014
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Sound Bites

Sound Bites is a new series produced by Sauce Magazine & St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU about the food, people and trends that make St. Louis a delicious place to live. Whether it's dining out, cooking at home, or growing on the farm, the series will explore the unique flavor of our region.

Sound Bites will air during local programs like Cityscape and St. Louis on the Air. The segments will include sound-rich radio companion pieces to Sauce's monthly print features, in-studio interviews with the Sauce team and story subjects, expert insights and round-table discussions on food trends, as well as other topics that impact listeners and readers.

This new media partnership is a perfect fit. As a radio station that has been on the air for more than 39 years, with an audience of more than 240,000 listeners per week, St. Louis Public Radio is dedicated to the same unique, local spirit that Sauce covers in every issue.

Hear Sound Bites live at http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php at the times listed below, or via your smart phone using the Public Radio Tuner app. Segments will also be available on Sauce Magazine via podcast.

Catch Upcoming Sound Bites Segments:

Listen To Previous Sound Bites Segments:

  • Friday, September 12th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Is there really a taste difference between cheap and expensive wines? What country produces the best value wines right now? Which wines are prime for tucking away in your cellar? And, in wine-speak, what the heck are "legs"? We answer all these questions and more on this month's Sound Bites. Super somms Andrey Ivanov and Patricia Wamhoff join Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras to uncork wine myths and discuss why now is a fine time to be drinking wine.
  • Friday, August 15th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    This month on Sound Bites, Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras talks with Jerome Jenkins of Cathy's Kitchen Restaurant & Diner and Mike Lonero of Ferguson Brewing Company about how the recent unrest in Ferguson has affected the local restaurant industry and how people can show their support for the community.
  • Friday, July 11th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    St. Louis now boasts a number of Vietnamese restaurants, but that wasn't the case when Mai Lee opened in 1985. On this month's Sound Bites, Mai Lee's Qui Tran joins Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras to discuss the evolution of the local Vietnamese dining scene and look back on how the family business has shaped Tran's career.
  • Friday, June 13th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    If brunch is on your mind by week’s end, you won't want to miss this month’s Sound Bites. Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras, managing editor Garrett Faulkner and art director Meera Nagarajan will discuss how the editorial team at Sauce whittled down a list of more than 40 contenders to give you the top brunches in town. You’ll want to take notes, then make your reservation.
  • Friday, May 9th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    If you like to stay in the know about the local dining scene, don't miss this month’s Sound Bites. Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras and art director Meera Nagarajan will give you the inside scoop on new and soon-to-open restaurants as well as culinary trends that are shaping plates around town.
  • Friday, April 18th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Chefs only work in restaurants, right? Wrong. On this month’s Sound Bites, DePaul Health Center sous chef Kore Wilbert and nutrition specialist for the St. Louis Cardinals and co-owner of Athlete Eats Simon Lusk join Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras to discuss unconventional culinary paths that take chefs beyond the narrow walls of a restaurant kitchen.
  • Friday, March 14th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    The recipe for a successful restaurant isn't just good food. It's about making smart business decisions and understanding what's working and what's not. Restaurateurs Chris Sommers (Pi Restaurant, Gringo) and Mike Randolph (The Good Pie, Half & Half) join Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras to discuss the challenges of owning a restaurant and what it takes to survive and thrive.
  • Friday, February 21st, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Looking to become more connected with your food sources? Learn how two area organizations are making fresh food available to the St. Louis community. Sara Hale of Fair Shares CSA and Jeffrey D. Randol of newly opened grocery store Fields Foods join Sauce executive editor Ligaya Figueras to discuss their work with area food producers and the ever-increasing options to support the local food community.
  • Friday, January 17th, 2014, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Managing editor Julie Cohen speaks with this year's Ones to Watch Mandi Kowalski, along with Bradley Hoffmann, executive chef at Planter's House and a member of the Ones to Watch class of 2013.
  • Friday, December 27th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Each month, Sauce restaurant critics Michael Renner and Matt Berkley share their dining experiences in New and Notable and Nightlife. Renner, Berkley and executive editor Ligaya Figueras sound off on the top dishes and drinks from the 2013 dining calendar on Sound Bites.
  • Friday, November 22nd, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Chef Anthony Devoti’s Five Bistro might not have become a top dining destination were it not for his parents, Joe and Bonnie Devoti, who’ve been fixtures at the front of the house since day one, as we learn in this month’s chat. The family conversation continues on the radio as Bonnie Devoti and son Anthony talk about the family-owned, farm-to-table restaurant on The Hill and even share family secrets about how to cook a memorable Thanksgiving meal.
  • Saturday, October 12th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Since opening Blueberry Hill in 1972, owner Joe Edwards continues to play a pivotal role in the growth of The Loop. But Edwards isn't alone in his quest to make the strip on Delmar Boulevard a vibrant place to eat and drink, as evidenced in this month's chat with the owners of Three Kings Public House, a more recent addition to the 'hood. This month, Edwards and Three Kings' co-owner Ryan Pinkston discuss the nonstop action in one of the most popular dining destinations in St. Louis.
  • Friday, September 13th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Restauranteurs Derek and Lucas Gamlin are on a tear. The brothers have made their Sub Zero Vodka Bar in the Central West End the go-to spot for vodka aficionados, but the Gamlins are just getting started. They chat about how they are shaking up the dining scene with two new restaurants, one slated to open in September, and even helping thirsty Rams and Blues fans find refreshing Sub Zero vodka drinks at games this season.
  • Friday, August 16th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Have you already exhausted your summer reading list? Sauce editors discuss their picks for fresh-off-the-press cookbooks, culinary memoirs and other tasty food lit to feed your mind while you kick back in your poolside chaise during these last lazy days of summer.
  • Friday, July 19th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    From Bellinis to daiquiris to Berliner Weisse-style beers, the drinkin' is good this time of year. Two Sauce contributing writers, cocktail expert Ted Kilgore and beer guru Cory King, share their tips for beating the heat with a cool summer drink.
  • Friday, June 21st, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #22: We welcome members from the competitive BBQ team featured in our June issue. They will share some of their secrets and talk about translating BBQ from the backyard and to the competition.
  • Friday, May 10th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #21 The concept of an upscale food hall is an anomaly to many local residents. On Fri May 10 senior staff writer, Ligaya Figueras, and General Manager of Central Table, Matt McGuire join host Steve Potter to discuss this latest trend popping up in St. Louis, what they offer, how it works and the back stories that keep it personal.
  • Friday, April 26th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #20 Join Stacy Schultz, senior editor Sauce Magazine and guest Phatcharin Wanna, owner of Fork & Stix restaurant in The Loop where they are dishing up northern thai cuisine. Stacy discusses this and other trends hitting the scene here in St. Louis. Producer: Alex Heuer Host: Steve Potter Guests:Stacy Schultz, Phatacharin Wanna
  • Friday, March 8th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #19: Hear from Ben Poremba, owner of Salume Beddu and the recently opened and reviewed Olio and Elia, and Brent Crittenden of Urban Improvement Company (UIC), on the recent developments in the McRee neighborhood and the role of restaurants in urban development across the city.
  • Friday, February 8th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #18: As Sauce begins its weekly review and giveaway of a newly authored cookbooks, local chef, Lou Rook of Annie Gunns, joins contributing editor Julie Cohen to discuss his book and long time involvement in the St. Louis culinary scene.
  • Friday, January 11th, 2013, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #17: Mike Randolph discuss "Little Country Gentleman" and his philosophy of two restaurants in one, his tasting menu and more. Host: Steve Potter Guests: Ligaya Figueras, Staff Writer, Mike Randolph, Owner Little Country Gentleman Producer: Alex Heuer
  • Friday, December 14th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #16: Tune in to hear Michael Renner, 'New and Notable' reviewer, share his favorite dishes of 2012. Host: Steve Potter Guests: Stacy Schultz, Managing Editor and Michael Renner, Sauce Reviewer Producer: Alex Heuer
  • Tuesday, November 13th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #15: Join Stacy Schultz of Sauce Magazine and guests Josh Allen and Ted Wilson to discuss your questions about making bread. Host: Steve Potter Guests: Josh Allen, Owner Companion Bakery, Ted Wilson, most recently of Good Pie, and Stacy Schultz managing editor Sauce Magazine Producer: Alex Heuer
  • Friday, October 12th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #14: Filipino cuisine is making an impact in St. Louis. Hear from two of St. Louis' filipino chefs about what makes the food unique and keeps you coming back for more. Guests: Emilio Bombais, Manila Bistro, Ammie Marmirta, Shell Corner Cafe, Ligaya Figueras, Sauce Magazine. Producer: Alex Heuer Host: Sauce Magazine
  • Friday, August 10th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #13: Josh Galliano shares about his upcoming "pop-up" restaurant on Friday August 10th. He and Ligaya Figueras will also discuss the developing trend of "pop-ups" and what St. Louisans can anticipate from the movement.
  • Friday, July 13th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #12: Sauce Editor, Stacy Schultz, Senior Staff Writer, Ligaya Figueras and Creative Director, Meera Nagarajan divulge their favorite reads for a lazy summer's day. Host: Steve Potter Producer: Mary Edwards Guests: Stacy Schultz, Ligaya Figueras, and Meera Nagarajan
  • Friday, June 8th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #11: Chef Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe, and Lucien Matoushek of the Farmer's Larder talk pork in all its glory. Producer: Mary Edwards Host: Steve Potter Guests: Ligaya Figueras, Lucien Matoushek, Kevin Nashan
  • Friday, May 4th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #10 Gerard Craft, John Griffiths and Ligaya Figueras talk James Beard Fondation, the midwest, and the rise of the St. Louis food scene. Producer: Libby Franklin Guests: Gerard Craft, John Griffiths, and Ligaya Figueras Host: Steve Potter
  • Friday, April 13th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #9 Steve Ewing (of "the Urge") takes center stage discussing hot dogs, being a vegetarian, and music. If you ever attended a highschool dance tune in for one of our most interesting characters from "Scene's From My Life". Producer:Libby Franklin Guests:Steve Ewing and Ligaya Figueras Host:Steve Potter
  • Friday, March 9th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #8
    A conversation with Sauce experts on culinary vices in St. Louis. With all the talk about what is good for you our panel will discuss indulgences from the late night to decadent bites. Producer: Libby Franklin Interviews: Ligaya Figueras, Stacy Schultz Host: Steve Potter
  • Friday, February 10th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #7
    A conversation with chef Tim Blessing about his move from fine dining establishments to Dottie's Restaurant, a 24 hour truck-stop that now offers fresh, from-scratch dishes on its menu.

    Producers: Libby Franklin for St. Louis Public Radio & Heather Voyles for Sauce Magazine Interviews: Tim Blessing, Ligaya Figueras
    Host: Steve Potter
  • Friday, January 27th, 2012, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #6
    A look behind the scenes at Root: Chef Brian Hardesty explains his new restaurant featuring Old World cuisine.

    Producer: Libby Franklin for St. Louis Public Radio
    Interviews: Brian Hardesty
  • Friday, November 18th, 2011, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #5
    Host or guest? Don't stress. Sauce experts examine ways to help maintain your sanity this holiday season with Cityscape host Steve Potter.

    Producers: Libby Franklin for St. Louis Public Radio & Heather Voyles for Sauce Magazine
    Interviews: Ligaya Figueras, Stacy Schultz, Meera Nagarajan
    Host: Steve Potter
  • Friday, October 21st, 2011, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #4
    This month, Sauce Magazine publisher Allyson Mace, managing editor Stacy Schultz, and senior staff writer Ligaya Figueras take a walk down memory lane as Sauce celebrates ten years in print. From craft beer and locally sourced ingredients to foam and sous-vide, the team reflects on the tastes that have defined the past decade of St. Louis food. Then, a look forward at what to expect in the new year and beyond: pop-up restaurants, history-themed menus, bacon galore, and more from coffee’s third wave.

    Producers: Libby Franklin for St. Louis Public Radio & Heather Voyles for Sauce Magazine
    Interviews: Ligaya Figueras, Stacy Schultz, Allyson Mace
    Host: Steve Potter
  • Friday, September 16th, 2011, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #3
    A sound rich feature about urban farming: what drives city dwellers to re-imagine the traditional yard and, in some cases, an entire way of life?

    Producers: Libby Franklin for St. Louis Public Radio & Heather Voyles for Sauce Magazine
    Companion piece inspired by Senior Staff Writer, Ligaya Figueras' September profile
    Interviews: Amos Harris, Natalie Semchyshyn, David Anderson, Justin Leszcz
  • Friday, August 5th, 2011, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #2
    In our second segment, meet some of the culinary up-and-comers featured on Sauce's 2011 “Ones to Watch” list - like Will Fischer, creator of a foodcentric bartering circle and underground dinner club in the heart of the City, and Amy Marcoot, a seventh generation jersey dairy farmer who owns & operates a creamery with two of her sisters.

    Producers: Libby Franklin for St. Louis Public Radio & Heather Voyles for Sauce Magazine Inspired by Senior Staff Writer, Ligaya Figueras' August cover story
    Interviews: Ligaya Figueras, Amy Marcoot, Will Fischer
    Host: Steve Potter
  • Friday, July 8th, 2011, 11 am & 10 pm, Cityscape (LISTEN NOW)
    Installment #1
    The first segment in our new series with Cityscape host, Steve Potter. Inspired by our July issue, we meet forager Ryan Maher, owner of Missouri Wild Edibles.

    Producers: Libby Franklin for St. Louis Public Radio & Heather Voyles for Sauce Magazine
    Inspired by Senior Staff Writer, Ligaya Figueras' July profile
    Interviews: Allyson Mace & Ligaya Figueras

Please check back often as new Sound Bites segment air dates are added to the programming schedule.

View the St. Louis Public Radio programming schedule

View the Sound Bites blog and read transcripts of companion pieces

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