Last Sunday I had a couple of Bloody Marys at the Silly Goose’s make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, which they have every Sunday from noon to 6. In recent weeks I’ve been experimenting with Louisiana and Mexican hot sauces to spice up my drink. However, Sunday I learned the error of my ways. The best hot sauce is from nowhere near Louisiana or Mexico…
… it’s this one. It’s labeled “Sriracha HOT Chili Sauce” and I believe it’s Chinese. (Edit: I’ve learned that the sauce is actually Vietnamese. Here’s an article about it.) Just look for the chicken on the bottle. A few drops of this makes a Bloody Mary perfectly spicy. Give it a try next time you’re at the Goose… or buy it at one of Memphis’ international markets, if you prefer to make your Bloody Marys at home.
Speaking of things Chinese, that reminds me of a story… one time I in the late ’70s I was watching the TV show All in the Family, and Archie gave his grandson Joey a stuffed panda. I asked my mother and grandmother, “Why did Archie call the panda a ‘chinky bear?'” Things you could get away with on TV in the ’70s that would never, ever fly in the politically correct 21st century.
Time to head to work… probably another post to come around noon. More details on the SportsBall kick-off party at Kooky Canuck, plus a couple of events going on at the PowerHouse, plus whatever else comes my way between now and then.