Beginning with Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce, Loyal Stricklin leather and Hopslam beer we always want to highlight some of our favorite things that complement the Crimson Tide lifestyle. Spring and summer parties are in full swing, and tailgate season is just around the corner, it’s high time we started talking food. Don’t zone out because it’s not sports, guys. This is good stuff.
Listen up: this one is personal. Arabelle Food is the brainchild of my childhood friend Sheridan Hinton, an avid Tide from Mobile. Look at that picture. Aren’t we adorable? Okay, she’s adorable. I’m mostly drunk, but I digress. Sheridan learned her craft from her mother, grandmother and great aunt in the Oakleigh Garden District. I’ve eaten at their tables, folks; those women know their way around a kitchen.
Having been given samples, I can tell you that the apple fell a mere inches from the tree, so you’ll want to get over to ArabelleFood.com and have a look.
Let me talk you through it.
First, the candied jalapenos. I could eat these and nothing else for awhile. Sheridan has recipes on the website, but slather your burgers and dogs in these instead of pickles and you’ll be a better Bama man for it. Better yet, put these babies on your nachos. You know how you want the jalapeno flavor on nachos but it ends up being too much? Well bam: problem solved. All the flavor of with just the perfect kick.
Miso pepper jelly. I KNOW, RIGHT? I’m not a bread fan but it came with my Italian takeout the other night, so I gave it a whirl with Arabelle pepper jelly. Perfect. The thing is, it can really go on anything from sweet cakes to savory grilled cheeses. Should you find yourself in something of a liquor-induced morning haze, not that the Heroes ever have, I can report that Arabelle’s pepper jelly on toast is a sight for a throbbing head.
Dilled onions. New one on me, but it won’t be the last time. Again, will be great on your burgers and dogs. I ate them straight from the jar because they are dilled and they are onions and all you need is a fork.
Sheridan’s a friend of the website, but like the rest of the products we suggest, we wouldn’t be doing this is we didn’t believe in the product. Our reputation is bad enough already. More products are coming, and as tailgate season approaches we’re going to turn to Sheridan more and more.
So get on down to the Alabama and Nashville Whole Foods, or the other locations listed on ArabelleFood.com, and pick some up. You won’t be sorry. That’s a Houndstooth Heroes Guarantee.