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Year of the Dog wins Grand Prize, Tasting Division at the 2018 Scovie Awards!

23 October 2017 - 02:53 PM

Hi All! 
I'd been having trouble with my log-in, and I kept getting locked out, getting frustrated, drinking a beer and forgetting to try again.  :P
I'm excited to announce that the 2018 Scovie Awards were announced last Friday & Year of the Dog won #1 overall for the tasting division to win Grand Prize, Tasting Division! 

The Scovie awards have long been a challenge for me - while I've had success in the THPAs, Golden Chiles, Chile Pepper Magazine, awards, I've never done better than 2nd place at the Scovies. It's a deep field of competition and while Dia del Perro won a Grand Prize for Marketing division in 2016, 1st place in any category of the tasting division has eluded me over the years. 
This year that all changed. 
My first award-winning recipe!
Tequila-Lime Prawns, ala Year of the Dog: 
  • 1 C Tequila
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Juice of 4-5 limes
  • 4 OZ Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Year of the Dog 
  • 2 Lbs prawns, shelled, de-veined & butterflied
Add all ingredients (except prawns) to a 1 gal zip-lock bag & agitate until emulsified. 
Clean & shell the prawns, de-veining & butterflying them
Add prawns to bag, and brine 3 hours. 
2 cook methods, both work! 
  • Skewer with metal BBQ skewers & cook over open coals. 
  • Sauté in oil on flat-iron 
  • Cook until golden - agave/honey will caramelize. 
2 ways to serve: 
  • Over rice, with steamed veggies & a light teryaki sauce for a Mexi-Asian fusion stir fry
  • In warmed corn tortillas, with shredded cabbage, Mexican creama & a crumble of coteja cheese, using Year of the Dog as a finishing sauce for Asian-Mexi fusion tacos. 
It's been an amazing journey, and THP has certainly been a big part of it. While I haven't had a ton of time to play on the forums lately (and couldn't figure out my damn log-in for a few weeks) I still lurk occasionally. heh 

Thanks to everyone here for your friendship & support over the years. 
Much love (and hot sauce) 
:metal: :fire:  :beer: 

Ps - you can see the full list of winners at http://www.scovieawards.com

Kenji López/Serious Eats lists Thr Food Lab's Top 30 Hot Sauces (in no particular o...

06 February 2017 - 12:05 PM

So great to see a list with so many small makers on it, including a few THPA winners!

I'm honored to make the list (and to be the only company with more than one entry!)

Check it out for a list of excellent sauces (a few big brands, but mostly small batch stuff)


Super Bowl Contest!!

26 January 2017 - 10:44 PM

The bad news; it's on Facebook. Sorry if you don't Facebook - I understand, but it is what it is. I have to keep all the entries in one place.

The good news: I'm giving away a full 9-pack of sauce, all 9 of which are in my sexy big 8.5 oz glass bottles. That includes the limited edition ghostly Green Label, and my new Black Label, AND either an 11-color screen printed Dia del Perro t-shirt or tank top - winner's choice!

Just head over to http://www.facebook....uckydoghotsauce. Like the page, and read the rules in the pinned topic.

The last two years, the winners were people's moms and sisters who knew literally nothing about football - so throw out a guess. Don't cost nuthin.

And a little more bad news: US only. International shipping is brutal. That said, you're welcome to enter from anywhere on the planet - I'll ship to whatever US address you like if you win.

Good luck everyone and go sports and/or team!

Happy National Hot Sauce Day!

22 January 2017 - 12:59 PM

Happy National Hot Sauce Day! Use the coupon code "BogusHoliday" (no quotes) for the next 24 hours and knock 15% off your entire cart! Good for all Sauce and apparel and stacks with existing bulk discounts so your 2-pack and 4-packs will be even better deals!
Love & hot sauce


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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Friday => Cyber Monday Sale!

21 November 2016 - 04:26 PM




Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

Black Friday? Small Business Saturday? Cyber Monday? I figured I'd hit them all at once. 

I recently discovered that I have small stash of 5 oz bottles of Purple Label at my warehouse. At first I thought I'd put them on sale for this weekend's shopping craze, but then I decided it would be more fun to give them away for free instead. 

So from Midnight on Thursday 11/24/16 through Monday, 11/28/16 until Midnight, every order received at Lucky Dog Hot Sauce regardless of size will receive a FREE 5 oz bottle of Purple Label! 

Order $30 or more and I'll throw in two FREE 5 oz bottles of Purple Label. Order $60 or more and you'll get 3 FREE 5 oz bottles of Purple Label! 

Ordering a spectacular 11-color Dia del Perro tank top, t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt? You'll get a FREE 5 oz bottle of Purple Label too! 

This award-winning hickory-smoked jalapeño hot sauce won a Golden Chile in 2014 for Mild at Zestfest in Texas. It's the perfect compliment to steak, cheese & crackers, pork chops, grilled chicken, and especially leftover turkey sandwiches! 

So get your orders in this weekend (including Friday & Monday all day!) and get your FREE Purple Label with no additional shipping charges. 

Love & Hot Sauce, and a very happy Thanksgiving to you all.