Food, Wine & Just Good Living With SaucyJoe

It started with a love of food, wine & fun and blossomed into a maddening pursuit of the best recipes, techniques, grills, smokers, wines, crafted beers, rubs, marinades and sauces... We do more than play with our meat though -- we review and discuss all things cooking, drinking, reading, laughing and living at SaucyJoe's.

Friday, January 29, 2010

But SaucyJoe, what does this have to do with wine, bbq or music?

Hush, and enjoy the show. There will be time for that other stuff this weekend.
First, we have a little offering from Pee Wee. Some clever stuff here.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Well listen to this

Okay, the good Dr. Dave started this insidious thread on Facebook, and since it's now stuck in my head, here are the lyrics.

You must sing it out-loud to exorcise the ear worm.

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

Go right to the source and ask the horse
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.
He's always on a steady course.
Talk to Mr. Ed.

People yakkity yak a streak and waste your time of day
But Mister Ed will never speak unless he has something to say.

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And this one'll talk 'til his voice is hoarse.
You never heard of a talking horse?

Well listen to this.

I am Mister Ed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Auditioning a new advertiser for SaucyJoes

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Women of Wine

We're preparing a feature on GuruTrack for the Women of Wine and need a few more candidates for interviews. I have some excellent suggestions from Facebook friends, but thought I'd inquire here too. Know anyone you want included? Nominate them at (nominate form is at bottom right of main page) and we'll contact them for more discussions.

Many thanks!

P.s. Hoping to post something yummy this weekend. I also found a successor to two-buck-chuck here in Arlington. A dollar more expensive but a pretty good find nonetheless -- reviews this weekend.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

A new way to explore food and wine expertise

It looks like our friends at GuruTrack are preparing a feature on the Women of Wine for their debut issues (online at this January. Their site is new, but they are promising to give us "backstage access" to the experts we love, and we're rooting for them to pull it off.

We see so many press releases and social media missives about the experts and their breakthrough moments in 2009, it will be good to hear more table-talk opinions and down to earth comments from those making food and wine mojo this year.

One note, the GuruTrack site is just opening so expect changes and maybe some "coming soon" placements. membership is still free though, and even if you subscribe, it is a three-tier build up and you won't pay full boat until month three. Pretty cool. They're also looking for more guru nominations, so if you have someone you'd like to see interviewed, go to their "sneak peek" page and send them a lead.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

When the cold hits Grand Prairie

Well, we have definitely dipped the mercury to a new yearly low as of today, and it looks to be getting colder. What better opportunity to prepare cold weather comfort fare for serving inside the new ice shanty we've installed on the pool surface.

At first, Libby wasn't too thrilled with the view, but once we sampled some of the fresh fish dishes prepared in the shanty's saloon dining area, everything was just dandy. Avery's taken to playing the pie-ah-nee (as he likes to call it) in the saloon, working for tips and sarsaparillas, and Meredith is now going by the name of Miss Lilly, and keeping the peace by luring the rowdies outside so Cam can wallop em with a chair.

Never quite thought the whole SJ clan could pull off such an enterprise, but I guess cold weather brings out the adventure in us all. Cheers to SJ Nation, hook em horns, and Happy 2010!

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

John & Dorothy CALL ME!

John Brecher and Dorothy J. Gaiter have departed the now Rupertonian Wall Street Journal.

The former Wine Editors of the last remaining reason (Weekend Journal) to subscribe to the increasingly liberal-bashing paper, declared their last column their final column, and boom done. No explanation, no long goodbyes, nothing except a single paragraph buried in the last column.

Email to a writer yielded a reply from Weekend Journal News Editor John Edwards, which said simply "We're not sure of their future plans, and I'm afraid we're not at liberty to say more about the circumstances of their departure."

So, we have more nothing.

MY response? A public call to John and Dorothy. If you know them or can find someone who does, let them know I WILL DESIGN AND HOST THEIR NEW BLOG/SITE FOR FREE.


I have now cancelled my print subscription. This was last straw as the "news" coverage is so ingratiatingly insipid in it's conservo-slant that it rarely merits a read-thru except as a means to keep closer to both sides of the argument. And truthfully, with the latest editions offering up poor photo-illustration to support even worse essays, the Weekend Journal had looked more like the "Weakened Journal."

So, no more. Screw you Rupert. Shame on the Bancrofts for selling out. And, John and Dorothy, DM me folks. Happy to help.


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