Sound Bites

Cityscape
4:01 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Sound Bites: Best St. Louis Food & Drink Of 2013

Tacos from Mission Taco Joint
(Courtesy: Catherine Klene, Sauce Magazine)

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, executive editor Ligaya Figueras and food critics Michael Renner and Matt Berkley reviewed the standout St. Louis restaurants and bars of 2013.

Michael Renner writes “New and Notable” for Sauce, and Matt Berkley writes “Nightlife.” They maintain anonymity in order to accurately review the experience an average customer might have.

New Venues

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Cityscape
3:15 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Sound Bites: Thanksgiving Edition

(via Flickr / terren in Virginia)

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, host Steve Potter discussed the ins and outs of cooking the Thanksgiving meal with Five Bistro owner/chef Anthony Devoti, his mother Bonnie Devoti and Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine.

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Cityscape
5:11 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Sound Bites: Restaurants In The Loop

Joe Edwards
Carmen Troesser (Courtesy Sauce Magazine)

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, host Steve Potter discussed the ongoing growth of the restaurant scene in the Delmar Loop with Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill and other Loop landmarks, Ryan Pinkston, co-owner of newcomer Three Kings Public House and Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine.

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Cityscape
4:36 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Sound Bites: New Gamlin Whiskey House Featured On 'Hit List'

From left to right, Brothers Lucas and Derek Gamlin outside of Gamlin Whiskey House, one of their two new venues.
Michelle Volansky (Courtesy Sauce Magazine)

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, host Steve Potter discussed new restaurants and bars opening up in St. Louis with Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine. Every month the magazine makes up a "hit list" of new venues the editors recommend visiting.

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Cityscape
4:27 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Sound Bites: Summer Reading Recommendations For Cookbooks, Memoirs

Meera Naragajan, Jim Althoff and Ligaya Figueras during the taping of Soundbites: Summer Reading
Alex Heuer/St. Louis Public Radio

Who needs cookbooks when you can look up recipes online? The answer, perhaps, is people who care about more than just finding a recipe.

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, substitute host Jim Althoff received recommendations for summer food reads from Executive Director Ligaya Figueras and Arts Director Meera Nagarajan of Sauce Magazine.

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Cityscape
3:55 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Sound Bites: Summer Drinks

strawberry-infused moonshine
Greg Rannells, Sauce Magazine

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, host Steve Potter sampled a few summer drinks with Cory King, Ted Kilgore and Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine.

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Cityscape
3:18 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Sound Bites: Competitive Barbecuing In St. Louis

Members of the Missouri Shark Fisherman's Club
(Courtesy: Sauce Magazine)

About seven years ago, a group of four men decided to form a competitive barbecuing team, the Missouri Shark Fisherman’s Club.

In our monthly Sound Bites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine we explore the world of competitive barbecuing with teammates Matt Riordan and Robin Brown.  Host Steve Potter also talks with Julie Cohen, managing editor of Sauce Magazine and the author of a feature story about the Club.

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Cityscape
5:17 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Sound Bites: Central Table Food Hall Offers St. Louisans A Unique Dining Experience

Central Table Food Hall GM Matt McGuire
Michelle Volansky

Earlier this month, Central Table Food Hall opened in the Central West End at 23 South Euclid Avenue.

It’s a unique 10,000-square-foot location, unique to St. Louis, which offers dining in a communal atmosphere and unique retail options.

There are seven components which include: a wine and craft beer bar, gourmet coffee, tea and chocolate shop, a deli with salads, soups and sandwiches, a tapas restaurant, a raw bar, a seasonal grill and an artisan market with prepared foods to-go.

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Cityscape
11:36 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Sound Bites: Northern Thai Cuisine Comes To St. Louis, A Look At The Latest Food Trends

Khao Soi soup at Fork & Stix
Carmen Troesser

St. Louis is home to many Thai restaurants but the cuisine of the Southeast Asian country of Thailand is diverse.

Roughly, there are four food regions in the country - northern, northeast, central (Bangkok) and southern, according to Phatcharin Wanna, the owner/chef of a new Thai restaurant in the Delmar Loop.

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Cityscape
2:12 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Trio Of Restaurants Impacting Urban Renewal In Botanical Heights

Olio Wine Bar
Aaron Bunse

A successful urban neighborhood is made up of several components, some of which are schools, restaurants and residential housing.

During the 1970s, when business owner Joe Edwards opened Blueberry Hill in The Loop, University City experienced a certain measure of renewal.  The well-known restaurant remains an anchor for that stretch of Delmar Boulevard.

Current examples of urban renewal through new restaurants include Cherokee Street and the Carondelet neighborhood in South City.

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