Gamble Rogers Folk Fest, Free MP3 Download, New Chef Hats, Liquid Summer Kimchi, And Korean BBQ

April 27, 2011

St Augustine, Ohio, Detroit, Pensacola, Gulf Shores, Sanford, Gainesville, Sebastian, Palatka, Green Cove Springs.  After a short run to Ohio and Michigan, we’ll simmer down south for the duration of this vacation in my mind.

The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
When I first began playing the guitar, I started with folk music.  One of my first “guitar heros” was Gamble Rogers. I was in awe of his finger picking style, and his story telling, and everything else about him.  A consummate musician smack dab in the middle of the folk revival of the 60s. Hot stuff. We played the same coffee house in Winter Park, The Carrerra Room.  Years later I would see him at the Trade Winds. I played the Trade Winds, the Milltop, the White Lion, and I had a good ol time. It’s one of the few towns that nurtures original songwriting. So for me to once again play in St Augustine, is something of a reunion.  I’ll be glad to see some old friends, and play some of my old tunes, along with the new stuff.  I’m going back to the roots with the stuff I’m doing now.  Here’s a folked up song from my latest CD, “Hot n Heavy”. Click here for A FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD  of “Somewhere Down the Road”. Enjoy!

Sauce Boss Chef Hats Now Available.  You need one of these!  Find your own inner Sauce Boss: Git yer’s here

Korean BBQ
2624 W. Tennessee, St. # E Tallahassee, FL 32304 850-574-4151

When I first met Seung (Swan) Lee, I walked into his little Korean market, and started browsing around to see what’s up. After a while I realized that there was no one minding the store.  Just then I heard a voice with a thick Korean accent coming from the back of the building, “I’m sorry about the smell, I’m cooking!”.   I was instantly smitten.  I can relate to this guy.   In the back was a makeshift kitchen where he was getting down on some “Seoul Food”.  Awright!  That was many, many years ago.  Since then, the New Seoul Oriental Market has moved to a larger location and opened up a small restaurant next door called Korean BBQ.  It’s a real authentic dining experience.  Very down home and comfy. How do you say “simpatico” in Korean?  It’s tres cool. The menu is eight choices hand written on a board. Serve yourself barley tea, kim chee, and pasta salad to go with your entrée. I have often considered converting to the Korean Baptist Church just for the Sunday night dinners.

Tae Baek Kim Chi
Tae Baek is a radish, very similar to daikon but more crunchy and short and round rather than long.
2 large radishes cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3-4 pounds)
1 onion cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 apples peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 ½ heads of garlic minced
½  cup of sea salt
3 tbs hot chili sauce
3 tbs Liquid Summer Hot Sauce
4 tsp sugar
2 tbs grated fresh ginger
Put the cut up radishes in a big bowl. Sprinkle the salt over them and mix it in. Let it stand for 45 minutes.  Mix the remainder of the ingredients in a separate bowl.  Rinse the salt out of the radish. Repeat rinsing after a few minutes. Mix everything together and leave it in the bowl with a towel over it. After two days at room temperature, spoon it into jars and put it in the refrigerator.


SAUCE BOSS BUSTED, KIMCHI, GROUPER ALMONDINE, AND…

January 12, 2009

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
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

GUMBO VIDEO PUBLISHED AT THE SAUCEBOSS SITE
The famous “Gumbo Rap” is now on the SauceBoss.com homepage.

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.

arirang-squid
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
706-793-6800

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!

saucybossy


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