PLANET GUMBO BENEFIT SPECIAL EDITION

January 27, 2011

COME ONE AND ALL TO THE ANNUAL PLANET GUMBO BENEFIT ON SATURDAY FEB. 5.
We created the 501c3 Non-Profit Foundation, Planet Gumbo, in January 2003, in order to bring upbeat music and delicious gumbo to folks in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and disaster shelters. Sustenance for body and soul. Planet Gumbo also works to bring public awareness to homelessness in the United States.  Check out the list of shelters where Sauce Boss and the Ingredients have brought their Traveling Gumbo Show.

SAUCE BOSS GUMBO SHOW
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2011
AMERICAN LEGION HALL, LAKE ELLA DRIVE, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303
DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 PM.  Cover charge is $10 per person.

The event includes a silent auction with art, gift certificates, and really cool stuff from local artists and businesses.  Bowls of steaming-hot gumbo will be served to all at the end of the performance.  We hope you all can come.  But if you can’t make it, you can still be a part of Planet Gumbo by donating online.

Shelter in Baltimore, MD

This will be our first performance in Tallahassee since my heart attack last October, and I am looking forward to seeing all our buddies, who sent so many good vibes to speed my recovery. The good news is that I’m feeling much better now.

Shelter in Jacksonville, FL

Last summer a camera crew filmed the Sauce Boss in St. Louis MO for eight hours to produce an upcoming segment of a nationally syndicated television show, “My Generation”.  The crew accompanied us to a homeless shelter and I talked to them in depth about our work with Planet Gumbo. That show will be broadcast to 60 major television markets in the US, on March 21, 2011.

Shelter in Washington D.C.

We just got back from a week at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.  While in Key West, me and The Ingredients also entertained the clients of The Sunrich House transitional homeless shelter. Jimmy Buffett and his two Margaritaville co-owners underwrote the costs of that show.  Thanks guys, and best wishes to Jimmy for a speedy recovery.

Shelter in Syracuse, NY

In the past 21 years, the Sauce Boss has cooked gumbo at concert halls, clubs, festivals, parties, culinary institutes, schools, homeless shelters, and disaster areas to over 175,000 folks…FOR FREE

9th Ward NOLA shortly after Hurricane Katrina


HAPPY 2011, Orlando, key west, Bill Wharton Special, Grilled Eggplant, Pepe’s Cafe

January 6, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

Sauce Boss Returns To Margaritaville (Photo: Rick Zimmer)

Orlando and key west should start the new year out with a bang.
Y’all come on down south for a good time in the sun. Here’s where we’ll be.

Make plans now to attend Planet Gumbo’s Annual Benefit at the American Legion at Lake Ella in Tallahassee FL on Saturday February 5th.  Sauce Boss Gumbo extravanganza with a silent auction of donated treasures.

PHOTO JIM MCKINLEY

WHAT A COOL GUITAR!
People ask me all the time about my guitar.  “Who makes that silver guitar?”  Here’s the story.  The guitar is a “Bill Wharton Special”.  It’s made by a friend of mine, an English gentleman,  who lives in Paris.  He hand crafts resophonic instruments.  His name is Mike Lewis, and he is truly gifted. You can see all of his models at his website, http://www.fineresophonic.com.  One of his clients is Eric Clapton.  The “Special” has been an integral part of my sound, standing up to a rocking band, delivering a huge slathering of BBQed slide, night after night. Never complaining,  always there, like a trusty hound dog, only better.  Thanks, Mike. I’m spoiled rotten.

GRILLED EGGPLANT WITH HOT & HEAVY PEACH SAUCE
Hot n Heavy Peach Sauce is the perfect marinade/BBQ sauce. If you haven’t tried it, you have led a sheltered and deprived childhood. So… Come on, kids!  Slather up yer eggplant and get cookin! This is unbelievably good.  Just slice the eggplant, dip it in the peach sauce and throw it on the grill.  Whoooooee!  ORDER HERE

OK.  If you have read this far, you obviously are willing to take a little “Sauce Boss Diversion”.  What I want to know is, while reading my last blog, did you  actually try to sing my mullet gizzard rant to the tune of “My Favorite Things”? Please let me know at boss@sauceboss.com.

Pepe’s Cafe 806 Caroline St. Key West, Florida 33040 (305) 294-7192
While you’re in key west, you need to stop by Pepe’s Cafe for a great meal.  These guys have got it goin on. Casual, down home, and classy at the same time is a winning combination, and that’s the modus operandi at this little cafe on Caroline St.  The sign proudly proclaims, “Under Old Management”.  From the bar to the entire menu, only top shelf ingredients are used.  They have great seafood, an awesome veggie plate. and if you are a serious carnivore, you might try the Steak smothered in Pork Chops. Every Thursday is Thanksgiving with turkey and dressing. Every Sunday is BBQ day. Nothing tops the BBQ ribs, slathered with Liquid Summer Hot Sauce, which you can find on every table at Pepe’s.  Here’s Julie Bowland, hangin at Pepe’s, augmenting her breakfast with Liquid Summer Hot Sauce. Incidentally, the breakfast at Pepe’s is da BOMB. By far the best breakfast on the island:>)

Is that coffee in that mug?


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