Condiments

The spice is right

Jojo’s Sriracha

Artisanal condiments are the latest front in the slow food war, and our taste buds are thrilled to be part of the collateral damage. Jojo’s Sriracha ($12) is a new brand of small-batch chili sauce created by Joelene Collins, who became so entranced by the stuff at the age 15 that she now slathers it...

Mayo state of mind

Empire Mayonnaise

Empire Mayonnaise ($6+) is either simplifying or mucking up the most polarizing condiment in your fridge. Started in 2011 by Sam Mason and Elizabeth Valleau, the Brooklyn-based company is classing up the blue collar sandwich lubricator for foodies by experimenting with ingredients such as emu and ostrich eggs as bases and creating flavors that include...

All the Taste, None of the Wait

Momofuku Cooking Sauces

The odds of becoming a successful restaurateur on the level of New York’s Chef David Chang are about the same as Mel Gibson becoming a rabbi. Thanks to some business savvy merchandising, though, anyone with a mailing address can at least get a step closer to cooking like him. These Momofuku Cooking Sauces $24 are...

McILhenny fire

Tabasco Family Reserve Hot Sauce

Tabasco Family Reserve ($25) starts out life as the finest peppers grown on Tabasco’s Avery Island home, handpicked by the family. These superior specimens are then smashed and combined with Avery Island salt and set to age in white oak barrels for a minimum of three years. Certain amounts age for an additional five years...

Meet the Classic Spread on a Whole New Level

Peanut Butter & Co All Natural Peanut Butter

Hailing from the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City, Peanut Butter & Co in many ways epitomizes the ridiculousness of the metropolis’s restaurant scene. After all this restaurant has made a name for itself for the most part serving all kinds of peanut butter sandwiches, from your classic PB & J to the...