Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hittin' The Big Time

(L-R) really hot, fresh hot, stupid hot and full flavored sneaky hot

Sometimes things just go well. The stars are aligned and if only for a fleeting moment, you think "Wow, this could really happen." We're having one of those moments in the yellow house. If you're not up to date on this fabulous project (ahem, Little Lesley), you can pick up the history here.

After working long and hard on his food business, Double D's Sauces, Doug has turned a corner - a big corner with lots of traffic. A new grocery store opening two locations in Chicago in the coming months will be carrying a variety of Doug's products on their shelves. Needless to say, he has been very busy hammering out the details of the website, packaging, printing, marketing and e-commerce.

Urban Orchard, with soon-to-be locations in Westown and Andersonville, is a terrific and timely concept bringing you  fresh, local produce and the best of hand produced foods.  They've partnered with farmers and food artisans in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana which means farmer market access 7-days a week . Lucky Chicagoans.

A unique spice blend, Wingman. Unlike your friends, it's always got your back.
Additionally, Doug was interviewed for a chili lover's website and it was posted on Wednesday. Check it out here to learn more about this A-typical chili head and his thoughts on sauces.

His products are truly delicious and not just because I'm to married the man behind the bottle. There are hours of time and testing in each recipe. He is finicky about his ingredients and much thought goes into the clever tag lines. It's made in small batches and each bottle is hand-filled and labeled. This is his passion.

Some days, passion is what drags us out of bed and some days we are lucky it still clings to us as we fall back in at day's end. Perhaps I am naive (and if so I am okay with that) but with passion eventually all the rest falls into place.

1 comment:

nanhan said...

This is so exciting. Can't wait for a local tasting.