WOW! What a tour. Here I am in Ottawa, jamming with the Voices of the Wetlands. From the left to right, Cyril Neville, Sauce Boss, Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone, Marsha Ball, and Anders Osborne. Lighting it up! Thanks to all on this tour, Scott Sterling at the Dinosaur BBQ, Mark Monahan and everyone at the Ottawa Bluesfest, the great folks from the Cape Fear Blues Cruise, Daughter Mary who put us up at her country estate, the Washington DC Parrot Heads, for their generous benefit for Planet Gumbo, And the Big Owl Tiki Bar on the Maryland Shore for an unforgettable afternoon adventure.
HOT N HEAVY AIRPLAY
Sirius Radio’s Bluesville channel has been playing “Marquis de Swamp” a whole lot. Justin’s mom said she heard it four times one day. Keep it rolling. Here’s the link to request yer fave Sauce Boss tunes.
EL FLORIDITA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
13501 S.W. 136 STREET MIAMI, FL 305-233-7575
8399 S.W. 40 STREET MIAMI, FL 305-221-1511
A real find, a people’s restaurant, none of that Miami glitz. Just great fresh seafood, superior service, fabulous prices, and unpretentious friendly vibe. This is what I’ve been looking for. These folks are really proud of what they do, and there is an esprit that’s evident the moment you walk in the door. It’s the Old World reverence for sustinance. The rice is light and fluffy, the whole grilled snapper is two pounds of marinated bliss. Five kinds of Paella share the menu with varied preparations of seafood and home made pasta. A surprising $12 bottle of Napa Valley cab blew my mind. Ten minutes after opening, it mellowed down into a smooth finish. Breakfast with dynamite café con leche included starts at $2.99, and it’s served all day long. Try that at Starbuck’s.
LIQUID SUMMER MAKES THE BEST BLOODY MARY…EVER!
1 cup V-8
1 teaspoon LIQUID SUMMER HOT SAUCE
1 teaspoon Horseradish
Dash of celery salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons lemon juice
A couple shots of vodka
Mix ingredients together and pour into a glass of ice.
Fresh stalk of celery and olives