Located in the south end of the Paseo Arts District, SAUCED has become a community staple among the Oklahoma City populace.
Offering late hours of operation alongside its full service coffee bar and cafÃ©, SAUCED accommodates not only its regulars and newcomers but also local performing and visual artists.
Three years ago, Ed Baldwin and fiancÃ©e Mandy Bigger built SAUCED from "a building slummed out to the worst degree" into an inviting cafÃ© with a family style interior and patio.
Once you enter underneath the garden archway, you will find various foods and drinks in the hands and faces of customers enjoying themselves in good company. The atmosphere fits all ages, which creates a friendly, family environment.
The whole family can satisfy cravings on substantial slices of New York-style Neapolitan pizza with toppings ranging from the classic pepperoni to artichoke hearts, or munch on the famed House salad.
The salads, sandwiches and sides are guaranteed to include the freshest ingredients and offer to make the lifestyles of vegetarian/ vegans easier. Desserts are also available to complete the meal, with an offering of a variety of cookies, as well as cakes and pies. Prices vary from $1.25 for a cookie to $18 for a whole pesto pizza.
There also is an impressive selection of beverages, from many varieties of tea (served hot or iced) to Italian Sodas piled with whipped cream and/or Ice Cream floats. Non-alcoholic drinks range from: $1.25 to $4.75.
Those 21 and older can have the beers of Belgium, quality wines, organic beers or ales served year-round.
SAUCED also offers catering services for events ranging from children's birthday parties to weddings.
In addition to the main eating and serving area, there is the Annex, which serves as "a private community center, open to the public — its a DIY venue." Performing and visual artists are given a venue to display local talent, but is not limited to these types of function.
The Annex also has been used for PTSA meetings, weekly House Church, or meet-up groups. Clubs and organizations from the girl scouts to Star dance Swan have used it and management says it even plans on donating its use to some Paseo neighbors for art classes.
The Annex does not bring any profit to the SAUCED business, but it remains a vital part of SAUCED.
Open every day, with hours varying seasonally. In general, hours are:
10 a.m. to midnight Monday to Thursday
10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday
11 a.m. to midnight Sunday