HERE WE GO AGAIN, ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND. YEEEEHAH!
Pittsburgh, Lorain, Ohio, Largo, Florida, key west, and the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Just to get it goin. See Y’all at the gigs.
SAUCE BOSS BUSTED
Check out this video taken on New Years Day in St. Augustine, Florida. The Sauce boss is in trouble…AGAIN!
GROUPER ALMONDINE A LA SAUCEBOSS
1 cup raw almonds
1/8 cup brown mustard
1/8 cup honey
1/8 cup Liquid Summer Hot Sauce
1 to 2 lb. grouper filet
Process the almonds
Mix all the ingredients and coat the grouper
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
KIMCHI AND MORE KIMCHI
PERSIMMON KIMCHI HOUSE
277 E. 10TH ST. NY, NY 10009 212-260-9080
In New York City every few years there rages a culinary fad, a hot, haute if you will, where a certain type of restaurant becomes so very vogue. So a bunch of new places are added to the cornucopia of choices available. A few years ago it was Tapas Bars. Lately it’s been Korean. Being a Korean cuisine freak for a long time, I was ready to try out some real deal kimchi. So try I did. The Persimmon Kimchi House did not disappoint. A long table seats everyone family style. A prix fixed menu with 6 courses for one price. Serious kimchi, shares the menu with eggplant with tofu dressing, sliced beef with melon sauce, spicy sautéed rice cake, and my favorite – the sliced braised pork belly, which is totally obscene. Silky fat, rolling down your gullet like…well,
It defies description. Very cool place.
And if you are in Augusta, Georgia, check out the Korean Restaurant of Ahrirahng. This place is really down home. The little dishes of kimchi include anchovies, squash, cucumber, mushrooms, broccoli, mung beans, radish, and cabbage. They bring it all with your entrée. I had to get the spicy squid. A tangy sweet peppery sauce simmers in your mouth with onions, green pepper, and cephalopods. Yeah. The TV was on with a Korean show of prodigy kids playing music and an audience going bonkers with adulation for the little tykes. The cooks in the kitchen were wrestling after a few drinks, and Mama (I guess that’s her Lincoln out front) pretending to keep order in the place. Great scene, and really good food.
AHRIRAHNG RESTAURANT OF KOREA
3008 DEANS BRIDGE ROAD, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA 30906
Boy, what a good time I had in 2008. Played my heart out, rode my bike, went fishin, and hung out with some righteous folks. Here’s Saucey and Bossy in Sharon, PA in December. Thanks, girls!