Fla. and Midwest Tour, Sauce Boss 2012, Oyster Cocktail Sauce, Christie’s

October 17, 2011

Photo by Lori Patrick

Tour Schedule:
Pensacola Beach, Lake Worth, key west, Destin, Eddie Fest (Pensacola Beach), Springfield IL,Kansas City, St Louis

NOTE: Our date in Pensacola has been changed from Saturday Oct 22 to Friday Oct. 21.

New T Shirts now available.   Are you tired of the same old politics?  Make a difference.  Wear the Sauce Boss 2012 t shirt to show your solidarity with the Gumbo Party.

You know you need one of these too.

Oyster Season is here!
In Florida, we tend to shy away from oysters harvested in months with out an “r”.  Last week I went to the mountain in terms of eating oysters. (No, I wasn’t eating mountain oysters, I was eating Apalachicola oysters).  Apalachicola oysters are renowned the world over for good reason.  They are that good.   At the Franklin County Oyster Fest they were fifty cents each. So what was I to do? HAVE SOME. What a great time jammin on the beach, eatin oysters, good company.  Life is good.

Love that Florida Seafood!

Oyster Cocktail Sauce
1 cup of Ketchup
Juice of a lemon
2 tbsp horseradish
2 tbls Liquid Summer Hot Sauce  (or more)…(lots more)….(Time to load up for the holidaze.)
OR…You could just use it straight out of the bottle on yer oyster. Man, that’s gooood.

Christie’s Pub  3261 S. 13th Milwaukee, WI 53215 414-672-3500
In 1954 Harry and Martha opened the doors to Christie’s.  Today when you walk through the front door, it’s like stepping through a portal for  time travel.  The same pictures hang on the walls, the same counter, the same mirror in the men’s room, basically the same place.  The kitchen has been modernized, but the pub has a serious retro vibe.  Amazingly well preserved.  Jason, son of Harry and Martha runs the place now.  Martha’s still doing stuff around the kitchen.  (Making dessert, doin the dishes, helping out.)  It does a body good to see a family endeavor survive.  When I went to Christie’s,  the chef was ready to accommodate my crazy diet requests, and the result was mighty tasty.  A little whole wheat pasta, with marinara sauce and grilled eggplant, with a delicious salad, and a glass of red wine.  YUMMM!

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