With another major storm event underway in the U.S. visit https://www.habitat.org/  if you want a good way to help people re-build. 


With Labor Day Weekend behind us we are well on our way to ZestFest 2018!

We posted a video of Brian McLarty on the ZestFest

2017 Celebrity Chef Stage (click here to watch) – he is a BBQ King and great guy. He is one of the main team for Operation BBQ Relief who have been feeding thousands of police and first responders and dis-placed residents in Texas and will probably be headed to Florida in the days ahead. Please consider making a contribution to help them out – they are providing thousands and thousandS of meals each day. Take a look at this video.

Head over to Operation BBQ’s page.




Zesty News from Bravado Spice Company

We’re pleased to announce that we have officially partnered with Kroger!

Our award winning products are heading to 59 locations, across Texas & Louisiana, towards the end of next week. You’ll be able to find our hot sauces in the natural section.


RUBBIN’ RIGHT for zesty big flavor

Let me introduce myself, though maybe you’ve heard of me already: I like to call myself Chuckwagon Sally, born as a Houston city-mouse but a country girl at heart. My dad was a true Texas cowboy, and some of my fondest childhood memories are of cooking up big family dinners by his side out at our ranch. It’s because of him that I developed a love of cooking-and a palate for a mean spicy kick.
Next, meet my partner: Big Jim. He’s been barbecuing for more than 40 years, both competitively and for fun. He’s been on the winning table a time (or two, or three), and his catering is loved by all who try. Needless to say, when he first made a meal for me, we got to talking. I told him that I had some experience with mixing spices so when he left that night I immediately got to work and mixed up some spices. He tasted them the following morning when he arrived and he suggested that I add this and that and I did. One thing led to another, and we decided that if we combined our know-how, we could make the best damn barbecue rub in Texas. And anyone who’s had real Lone Star barbecue knows that if it’s the best in Texas, it’s the best everywhere else too.
So here’s Rubbin’ Right, a rub so good you may just find yourself eating it right off the spoon. Enjoy!