Now For Sale At Eastern District: Sol Sauce
Last week yours truly had a journey of discovery. This culminated in the above product, Sol Sauce, being stocked at our very own Eastern District. It all started when I first beheld this product at the Beaner Bar. Being a person whose culinary life basically revolves around the acquisition and consumption of Mexican foodstuffs I was intrigued. So I purchased it.
Unlike a number a sauces gracing my designated “salsa shelf” in the refrigerator this one was summarily devoured in two weeks. I headed back to the Beaner Bar to acquire another one only to discover they were out! Needless to say I got online immediately so as to learn how I could procure more without actually having to go to Astoria (where this product is produced and which is no longer “serviced” by the Crosstown Local).
Long story made very short I learned that I not only knew the two women behind this endeavor (one of them, Rosie, actually curated a show of my photography last year at Creek & Cave) but they were friends of mine. I fired off a quick note to them via Facebook. Shortly thereafter I learned that she had in fact shopped this product at our very Eastern District. That’s when I took action and, well, I will let Rosie tell you the rest!
Just wanted to let you know . . .
We only had two bottles of Sol Sauce at the Beaner Bar. Since my brother is their neighbor and good friend, we decided to try doing a bit of consignment with them.
The first bottle – GOT STOLEN.
And you (of all people) bought the 2nd one.
Also, when we dropped off the case to Eastern District today we mentioned we heard you came in. Chris proceeded to let us know you came in with a completely empty bottle “empty, like you somehow got your tongue to reach all the way into the bottom of the bottle to clean out every last drop”.
Glad you like it!
Alas, I do not have such Gene Simmons-like talents (I merely added water to the remains of the bottle so as to get every last drop of the stuff). If I did I have little doubt I would have had some very interesting career prospects back in the day. In any case, Sol Sauce really is that good. It sports a pretty heady cocktail of peppery goodness including, but not limited to: chipoltes, New Mexico reds, arbols and habaneros. Give it a try!
$7.25 per bottle
1053 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
I also have word that Kill Devil Hill is selling this product as well!