Citysearch Editorial Review.
When this shape-shifting Lyn-Lake venue first opened in the prime corner space formerly occupied by La Bodega, onlookers weren't sure what to make of it. Its slick appearance, full liquor license and busy music calendar make Sauce seem like a direct competitor for nearby rock clubs, while a menu filled with "family specialty recipes and other casual fare" suggests a down-home neighborhood eatery. Odd as the combination may seem, the execution is fairly successful on both fronts. The assortment of pastas, pizzas and sandwiches offers a worthy all-day alternative to nearby Pizza Luce, while the separate music room is a cozy, low-capacity place to check out hip local acts like Black Blondie and Gospel Gossip. You’ll often find intriguing collections of original artwork in the dining room, too.