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Pig-N-Whistle BBQ Sauce

From: Mike 
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!   

Thanks, Mike 

Hello Mike, 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. 
From: Michael 
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 9:23 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: Recipe

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?   

Thanks!  Mike.

Hello Mike,

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


Suburban Bakery Pound Cake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Paula
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,

Paula D. 

Hi Paula,

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: Ernest Leone

Wish I could be more help, but I'm afraid this is the best I can do for you.


Las Palmas Guacamole

From: Teresa 
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 9:30 PM

PLease find:

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant guacamole

Hello Teresa,

Sorry, I had no luck with this.


Tony's Coney Sauce

From: Roger
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 4:38 PM
Subject: coney sauce

Hello Phaedrus. 

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?

Thank you,

Hello Roger,

Sorry, no luck with this.


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