Hot Dog

Tavern Relish

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. In 1930 Nick Bullington, a former travelling advance man for the Ringling Brothers Circus, opened the Texas Tavern in Roanoke, Virginia. Nick had been travelling the country setting up the circus’ affairs a year ahead of their arrival while collecting recipes from all around. Eventually, at the height of the Great Depression, Nick opened the Texas Tavern in the booming railroad city of Roanoke, Virginia. He went to expand to Lynchburg, Virginia and opened what is now known as the… Read More »Tavern Relish

North Country Michigan Sauce

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. My wife’s family on her father’s side is from a small town in the very Northern tip of New York state. This is far beyond upstate New York (which a lot of New Yorkers that I know joke is anything North of The Bronx). All that I knew about this town was a regional specialty of Hot Dogs called “Michigans” when I visited for the first time in April of 2019. I went on a mission to taste every Michigan… Read More »North Country Michigan Sauce

Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. January 18, 2016 was a sad day for fans of Chick-fil-A cole slaw. The company announced that it was removing cole slaw from its menu to make room for more items. This was a devastating blow to Chick-fil-A fans who needed to get their creamy cabbage fix somewhere else. Chick-fil-A along with their announcement released a recipe that you can make at home though. At the secret-sauce.net test kitchen, we’ve been using this recipe for the last couple of years… Read More »Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw