Sauce on the Side's "Figgy Piggy" calzone. | Photos by Mabel Suen
Nearly a month after moving from its original downtown location into bigger digs just a few blocks away, Sauce on the Side (411 North Eighth Street; 314-241-5667) catered to a group of more than 200 nearby convention guests at once for a Friday night dinner rush. With the addition of a second production line as well as two more ovens, the kitchen staff was able to whip up 170 calzones and 40 salads -- all from scratch -- to accommodate the large party.
"We never could've done that at the old space," says co-owner Brendon Maciariello. "With the space at 903 Pine, we'd just kind of outgrown it. We were looking for a little bit more space for the guests and a kitchen to match the volume of what we were doing."More »