Kotaku Off Topic: My Old Friend Pete

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The checkout lady asked if I found everything. "And then some!" I said. "Please thank whoever ordered Texas Pete. This is the first time I've seen it west of the Mississippi!" She looked at me like I was from Jupiter.

Not to be provincial, but only those who grew up with Texas Pete - made in Winston-Salem, N.C. - can understand the enthusiasm for this hot sauce. It's not artisanal, it's a mass-manufactured condiment, for sure. But it's thicker than Tabasco without being as sweet as some of these other Gulf-coast style hot sauces, and it's indispensable to homemade barbecue sauce - that would be sauce for real barbecue, i.e. that which comes from North Carolina.

This is a bona fide new item at the Safeway here in Eugene. I encourage everyone on the West Coast to look for it and try it out. Meantime, here's some other subjects to discuss going into your Memorial Day weekend.


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Well here's an example of a fun little poem me and a few Gamespot users made in the OT thread confessing our love for Hayley Williams of Paramore.

No one understood our feelings :( Surely the Kotakuites here are much smarter?

So strong yet fragile

Much emotion is felt

All who hear feel it

Longing for more

Longing for more, I say

Hayley's lovely voice

One that touches

One that warms the heart

Has such beauty

Appreciated by many

So soothing