food is our common ground, a universal experience.
- James Beard -
THE HISTORY OF JUNEBUG'S SAUCE, INC.
Hallelu-jah! Sauce was created in 1986 in the kitchen of Thompson' Point of View (Thompson's), a family owned southern Creole restaurant formerly located in the heart of the Seattle's Central District. Thompsons' remained a fixture in the community where folks gathered whether from the neighborhood, suburbia or out of town visitors for more than 20 years.
Looking for a way to distinguish our spicy dipping sauce, we combined the best herbs and spices used in Creole and deep-southern cooking and infused them with Asian spices to give it a Pacific Northwest appeal. When our dipping sauce debuted, one of the guests shouted, "Hallelujah!," hence the name of our sauce. Customers began to request Hallelu-jah! Sauce on everything from poultry to seafood to vegetables dishes. This sweet, spicy and savory blend quickly became a delightful dipping, marinade and basting sauce.