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Thursday, October 18, 2012

First Look: Sauce on the Side Tosses Up Fresh Calzones and Salads Downtown

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Take, for instance, Porzel's personal favorite, the "Duke" ($9), filled with barbecue pulled chicken, applewood smoked bacon, corn salsa, smoked cheddar and mozzarella, brushed with smoked chili oil. The "Five-O" ($9) gets stuffed full of pancetta, pineapple, red peppers, smoked cheddar, mozzarella, mascarpone and ricotta -- that's three cheeses!

click to enlarge Daniel Porzel with the "Duke" calzone. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • Daniel Porzel with the "Duke" calzone.

Vegetarian options include the "Garden" ($8) with eggplant, baby spinach, zucchini, roasted garlic, onions, snap peas, mozzarella and ricotta and dessert calzones such as Nutella banana ($6). Go traditional with the "Meat Me in St. Louis" ($9) filled with pepperoni, Italian sausage, Provel, mascarpone and ricotta, or build your own from a list of more than 50 ingredients to pair with any of ten sauces on the side ($.75-$1.25) such as garlic butter, spicy red and roasty-toasty pesto.

click to enlarge The interior of Sauce on the Side. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • The interior of Sauce on the Side.

Salads include "Strawberry Fields," Italian, Caesar and "Beets Me," with arugula, spring mix, toasted walnuts, mandarin oranges, golden beets, red onions, Parmesan cheese and citrus vinaigrette. The drink menu includes more than 50 beers, wines by the glass or bottle, and a selection of local sodas.

Sauce on the Side's hours are Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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