food at side project brewing photo by meera nagarajan

This week on the Sauce podcast: Side Project Brewing's new food menu, the rise of Filipino restaurants in St. Louis and more

This week on the Sauce podcast, Michelle and Meera discuss the rise and diversity of Filipino restaurants emerging in St. Louis, including Manileño, which recently opened in the South Grand business district.

They also discuss the debut of a food menu at Side Project Brewing in Maplewood where Adam Altnether has launched an approachable bar menu with fine touches, including an unbelievably delicious cheeseburger with caramelized onions and an apple cider-Dijon aioli.

Michelle talks about her recent visit to Esca, the new concept from Ben Poremba's Benglina Hospitality Group in the Delmar Maker District. Esca focuses its menu on meat, seafood and vegetables grilled over charcoal, fresh salads and cold appetizers, classic cocktails, a large amaro selection and a range of indulgent desserts.