About Me

I’m a freelance writer and editor covering food and drink, travel and hospitality. These days, I’m living in St. Louis, Missouri, after almost 15 years in Beijing. 

My work has been published in St. Louis Magazine, Vinepair, Roads & KingdomsThe Cleaver QuarterlyRiverfront Times, Today’s Hotelier, and Podcast Review

If you need a writer to help you tell your story, email me at iainxiao@gmail.com and let’s talk.

Food, Drink and Hospitality Journalism

Savage brings artful, creative cooking to Fox Park

Now open in Fox Park, Savage is the restaurant that chef Logan Ely has been building toward since launching his Square1 Project underground dinner series 18 months ago. The restaurant is located in a corner building that formerly housed A&B Liquor Store. This is not obscure local trivia: Savage’s exterior is unmarked, so the liquor store’s sign is still hanging from the side of the building, providing affirmation that you’re in the right place.