Ligaya Figueras

Cityscape
2:36 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Sound Bites: A Closer Look At The Modern Butcher

Andrew Jennrich, left, is the head butcher at The Butchery, Truffles Restaurant's new meat market. Brandon Benanck, right, is Truffles' executive chef.
Credit Meera Nagarajan / Courtesy of Sauce Magazine

Butcher shops are changing. Whole-animal butcher shops, using local farm-raised animals, are popping up in St. Louis. In this month's Sound Bites segment on "Cityscape," we talked to local butchers about the benefits of the new trend.

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Cityscape
1:26 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Sound Bites: St. Louis Sommeliers Debunk Wine Myths

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It turns out wine may not be as highfalutin as many believe.

Wine has only been part of American culture for the last 30 years, sommelier Patricia Wamhoff said, while in Europe it’s part of everyday consumption. More people are looking at wine as a hobby, sommelier Andrey Ivanov said. “It’s very accessible nowadays.”

So we put these experts to the test:

Do you look down at a $5 bottle of wine?

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Cityscape
3:36 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Restaurant Owners In Ferguson Unite, Seek To Return To Sense Of Normalcy

To show support for the Ferguson community, the St. Louis chapter of the U.S. Bartender's Guild organized a lunchtime outing Wednesday at Ferguson Brewing Co.
Credit Sauce Magazine

While the turmoil in Ferguson has switched from the death of Michael Brown to the police presence and now back to Brown, the area's residents are trying to return to a sense of normalcy.

Among them are several locally owned restaurants and businesses, which are "vital to communities," said Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine, for our monthly SoundBites segment.

Many of the restaurants along Florissant Avenue in Ferguson decided together to close on Monday.

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from Cityscape
4:29 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Sound Bites: Ten years in a tasty town

Bacon Jam, as featured in the October edition of Sauce Magazine. (photo by Chris Ryan)

This month on Sound Bites, Sauce Magazine publisher Allyson Mace, managing editor Stacy Schultz, and senior staff writer Ligaya Figueras take us on a walk down memory lane as they celebrate ten years in print. From craft beer and locally sourced ingredients to foam and sous-vide, the Sauce team helps us remember the tastes that have defined the past decade of St. Louis food.

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