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Bar Near U Street Corridor Bottles its Hot Sauce to Sell

by Andrew Ramonas — December 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm 0

Duffy's Hot Sauce (Photo courtesy of Casey Callister)Fans of the hot sauce at Duffy’s Irish Pub near the U Street corridor now can get some to take home.

The bar at 2106 Vermont Ave. NW has started selling the spicy concoction it uses for its hot chicken wings and buffalo margaritas, owner Casey Callister told Borderstan today. A 16-ounce bottle of Duffy’s Hot Sauce costs $12.

The spicy flavor enhancer is “knock your socks off delicious,” Callister said.

“I am positive those that purchase the sauce will be repeat customers and they will find that it is great with eggs, toast and even pizza,” he said in an email.

Callister worked during the summer with Cornell University and Morrisville State College to develop a large batch of the condiment from a recipe that former owner Andy Duffy created for the bar. The pub now has about 200 hot sauce bottles available for purchase.

Although spicy food dressing only is for sale at the bar, it could find its way to the Internet and store shelves, with the help of Duffy.

“We plan to have a beer and discuss how to distribute Duffy’s Hot Sauce beyond the pub in the future,” Callister said.

Photo courtesy of Casey Callister

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