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Yoshida's Sauces

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Stephanie
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 5:13 PM
Subject: recipe request

I'm also looking for the recipe for Yoshida's Hawaiian Sweet and Sour sauce. 
Would you know where to find it?  We can't buy the product but at Sam's and it's 
just too far away!



Hi Stephanie,

Sorry, I had no success in finding a copycat recipe for this commercial product.

Here's the deal: Heinz USA is the distributor for Mr. Yoshida products. So far, the products are sold retail only in the Western US. They are sold nationally only by BJ's, Costco, and Sam's Club stores. If you live in the Western US, check your local supermarkets. If they don't have it, ask them to try and get it from their Heinz distributor.

If you don't live in the Western US, then BJ's, Costco, and Sam's Club are your only store options. However, you can buy it on the Internet from the Sam's Club website and have it shipped to your door. See:
Sam's Club

You can also buy it online from these sites:

Far Away Foods
1443 Rollins Road
Burlingame CA 94010
(650) 344.1013

Looney Stuff
1512 NW 10th Avenue
Camas, WA 98607-1813
FAX: 1-360-838-5711

If you want to contact Heinz, their Customer Service number is: 1-888-967-4432.

You can e-mail them at:
Heinz Consumer Resource Center


Zeb's BBQ Sauce

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lynn
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 6:24 PM
Subject: Zeb Dean's Vinegar BBQ sauce

> Dear Uncle Phaedrus,
> Hi!  My name is Lynn, and I hope you can > help me.  I was raised in 
> Athens, GA, but now live in Wisconsin.  I was practically raised on 
> Zeb's BBQ in Danielsville, GA, and crave his hot > vinegar bbq sauce 
> almost daily.  I have been trying to duplicate this sauce for many years 
> with no success.  I'm hoping that you can possibly > find the original 
> recipe, or Zeb's will share it with YOU.  Thank you SO much! 
> I look forward to hearing from you!  Have a WONDERFUL day!
> Respectfully yours,
> Lynn 

Hi Lynn,

Sorry, no luck. Zeb's doesn't share the sauce recipe with anyone at all, and no one appears to have been able to create a clone.


Grecian Inn Spaghetti

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mike 
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 5:39 PM
Subject: Grecian Spaghetti

I lived in Nashville, Tennessee many years ago and took my family to a little 
family restaurant in Donelson, a suburb near by. It was named The Grecian Inn, 
but was not a part of the small chain by the same name. They were famous in 
the area for their spaghetti which was very spicy. It was wonderful comfort 
food. Sadly they are no longer open but I am hoping that maybe before closing 
they might have made the recipe available and there is still a copy out there 
somewhere. I have had no luck in locating it but maybe you or your sources might 
be able to help. Thanks for the consideration.


Hi Mike,

Sorry, the only mentions that I can find of The Grecian Inn in Donelson, TN are about the fact that Ellendale's now occupies the building where it was located. No mention of the spaghetti at all.

I found a few Greek spaghetti recipes, but none of them are particularly spicy, and without knowing the unique ingredients used in The Grecian Inn dish, there's no way to determine if a given recipe is similar. Was it garlicky? Did it have chicken in it? Olives? Feta cheese? By "spicy", do you mean peppery or containing a variety of spices? If a variety, what spice flavors do you recall?

I'll put this on my site. Someone might know something about it.


From: "Rose" 
Subject: Grecian Inn Spaghetti, Nashville TN
Date: Monday, August 19, 2013 11:44 AM

Just read the e-mail from Mike and I too would so like to have this recipe.  
I know the owner of Ellendale's and unfortunately she had no connection to 
the family who were previous owners.  How I wish someone would see these 
requests and  come to our rescue.

Thank You
Subject: Grecian Inn
From: Paul 
Date: 10/31/2018 8:53 AM

I ate lunch at the Grecian Inn for many years. I never thought the spaghetti was that great. 
It was very spicy because Tony used gobs of black pepper in it. Still it was a popular item 
on the menu.

Dairy Queen Hot Dog Chili

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Elizabeth 
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 2:59 PM
Subject: Dairy Queen Hot Dog Chili (not sauce)

I have not found this recipe on-line and would really like to have it. 
The chili is not saucy, but rather dry - with the ground beef very finely chopped. 

Hello Elizabeth,

Sorry, I had no success with this. From the information on these sites, different DQ locations use different chili:


WV Hot Dog Blog


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