St. Louis has two free food magazines, Feast and Sauce. Each of these hits various restaurant or grocery store shelves located just outside the business on the first of each month. They are stacked among real estate brochures and the Ladue News etc. I've always looked forward to bringing them home and reading about the latest news in restaurants and food trends around the metro area.
Unfortunately Feast changed their format a year or two ago and now the content covers not just the St. Louis area but all of out state Missouri and the Kansas City metro area. In reality most of Feast has nothing much about St. Louis anymore. Maybe the publisher knows something I don't know, that local food news has nothing new to report. But frankly, how many of us are going to be eating at a place in Springfield Missouri or Kansas City? Lots of locals have kids at Mizzou so covering Columbia makes sense, but Purdy Missouri? I doubt it.
I'm just disappointed. And, there is a whole nother world on the Illinois side of St. Louis which is given only glancing attention.
Thankfully Sauce has continued it's tradition of being a St. Louis food magazine, but I've noticed they have become smaller with less content. With Feast I'd guess it's advertising revenue from expanding west to Kansas and also why Sauce is thinner these days.
What I like about Sauce's website is the menu at the top which lets you find a St. Louis Restaurant by location, type of food, location, name, or with an alphabetical list. That's helpful when we want to go out to eat and can't decide where.
Going back to the neglect of the Metro East in the food world is this 10 Best Spots for Gooey Butter Cakes in St. Louis. Kruta's in Collinsville should definitely have been on this list but once again St. Louis food writers avoid Illinois like the plague. So it was that one of the comments to this story brought Kruta Bakery into the mix. Thank you commenter Rachelle!