Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:17 PM
Subject: Can you find this one?
Hello Phaedrus, Friend of Socrates.
The best BBQ sauce I have ever tasted is the BBQ sauce at the Pig N Whistle (I grew up on Memphis and loved Pig N Whistle BBQ).
Can you possible find the recipe for this? It is dark colored, probably has molasses in it. I would certainly appreciate this recipe!
Finding a restaurantís bbq sauce recipe is rarely a successful search. Itís their secret ingredient that makes their barbecue unique,
so they take pains to make sure that it stays a secret. Often, the owner wonít let anyone mix the sauce except himself Ė if the
employees donít know the recipe, they canít give it away. Barbeque sauces can contain relatively few ingredients, or they can contain
lots of ingredients, so itís difficult for anyone to create a ďcopycatĒ for them.
ďPig-N-WhistleĒ is and has been a popular name for restaurants. There is a chain in California with that name, and thereís a chain
in New York with that name. There was a notable BBQ restaurant in Sanford, Florida with that name, and perhaps the first one was in
Macon, Georgia . See this for a history article about those two: Sanford History
I donít think they were related to the Memphis restaurants.
The two in the Memphis area have a website here: The Pig-N-Whistle
The only bbq sauce recipe that I can find that is from any Pig-N-Whistle Restaurant is the one below, and it is from the Sanford, Florida restaurant.
Pig-N-Whistle BBQ Sauce
3 parts ketchup
2 parts vinegar
1 part mustard
1 part Worcestershire Sauce
4 parts water
Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 9:23 PM
To: Loy Lawhon
Hi Phaedrus, friend of Socrates and all things good. Can you get the recipe for the BBQ sauce at Pig N' Whistle restaurant? It is the best!
I came across a bottle a year ago at a discount grocery store, but I can't find a Pig N' Whistle restaurant on the internet. Can you find this recipe?
Sorry, thereís no recipe available. Nothing new since you asked last October. These BBQ places donít give out their sauce recipes Ė thatís their livelihood.
Also, BBQ sauces, like chili and spaghetti sauce, contain such a variety of ingredients that they are hard to reverse-engineer.
Pig N Whistle does have a website, See:
Pig N Whistle
You can order their BBQ sauce by calling: 877-744-6742 or 901-754-4400
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:50 PM
Subject: Suburban Bakery
I know you get a lot of requests for pound cake recipes. I am another person looking for a specific recipe. This pound cake was made
by Suburban Bakery located in Kennett Square, PA where I grew up. I even searched the PA SOS website to see if I could locate the name
of the owners. When the bakery closed they gave my mother the recipe, however she never made it, because of the quantity and now she
does not remember what happened to it. I can scale it the right proportion no matter the amount or if it is in weights.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,
No luck with a recipe. I can find only one mention of the Suburban Bakery and that is in the obituary for Ernest Leone of Kennett Square.
The obituary says that Ernie worked at the Suburban Bakery in his younger days and that the Suburban Bakery was a family business.
His father was Albert Leone, and I would guess that the Leone family were the owners of Suburban Bakery. See the obituary here:
Wish I could be more help, but I'm afraid this is the best I can do for you.
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 9:30 PM
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant guacamole
Sorry, I had no luck with this.
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 4:38 PM
Subject: coney sauce
My name is Roger. I am looking for a coney sauce recipe from Tonys Coneys on W Broad St in Columbus, Ohio. Can you help me out?
Sorry, no luck with this.