As I tore my house apart, I happened to notice the clock. It was just after midnight, but sleep was the furthest thing from my mind. I needed a taste, just a little taste, just one… last… taste. The kitchen looked like a disaster movie before long, and I slowly began to accept there was no more to be had. Shrieking, clawing at my eyes, I screamed over and over, “Gold Rush! Goold Ruuush! Gooooold Ruuuuush!” I heard a voice whisper, “There’s no more Gold Rush.” Was that me? Did I say that? Had I gone insane? Crawling to the basement, I knew I had a lot to think about.
I don’t usually post about foodstuffs on this here site, but today I am compelled. Yt’z Trading Co. (pronounced “Whitey’s) is making some sauces and rubs that you need to know about right now so you can put them in your belly ASAP. These are family recipes, tweaked and refined by Yt himself, the company owner.
First, the Rubs: Between the Classic Rub and the Fire Rub, you will never go back to your old seasoning salt again. Not ever. You will forget its name. You will scoff at its label.
The Hurricane Sauce: This is an Eastern Carolina thin vinegar sauce with a sassy set of spices that are great for pork. I also recommend it for venison, chicken, burgers, brats, meatballs, and anything else you want to taste damn good. Use it as an ingredient in your Bloody Mary.
The Shark Byte Sauce: This is a Western Carolina sauce with a little extra bite. I’ve used it on venison, beef, fish, eggs, and a bunch of other stuff. When I want my sinuses opened up, this is my sauce of choice. Use it as another ingredient in your Bloody Mary.
The Gold Rush Sauce: I’ve saved my favorite for last. The Gold Rush is a South Carolina mustard-based sauce that I’ve been using on meatballs, chicken strips, burgers, brats, and dang near everything else. Now I’m down to the last half-ounce, and I can’t even bring myself to use it. What if I did? I’d be out, that’s what. It seems like a strange thing to live in fear of, you’re right. Maybe I’ll just go ahead and use the rest tomorrow, then order a new bottle like a grown-up… Maybe a whole case, so I can have a couple bottles just to sip on… GOLD RUSH!
Want my advice? Get the Combo Pack, chums. And if Yt ever invites you over for a barbecue, by God, you GO! Be ready to talk about pirates when you get there. I promise Yt will not make fun of you for licking the extra sauce off your plate.
All photos courtesy of Yt’z Trading Company. I didn’t make any of those dishes or take any of those photographs. I would certainly have eaten them, though.