Note: Because I get so many “food” submissions for the lifestyle section of this blog I’ve decided to start a food site. Some items which appear here may or may not be there or vice versa. That site, whose name will be announced soon, is under development! Stay tuned.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a connoisseur of hot sauce. I must have 25 bottles of random hot sauce at home at any given time. My most recent devouring was of Florida Gold‘s “Original American” and “Salsa Picante Latin Flavor” premium habanero sauces.
Typically I don’t mind habanero based sauces but prefer the taste of other peppers like jalapenos because they’re a bit sweeter. Most habanero sauces I’ve tried have the same dark taste with mega heat and it is hard to tell them apart. Florida Gold’s sauces do not fall into that category. They have great and unique flavor, as well as the heat which you expect from habaneros.
I sampled two of the three flavors Florida Gold offers. My favorite was the Salsa Picante Latin because it was a bit more fun and flavorful but both sauces were excellent. It took me only two days to polish off both bottles between having them with tortilla chips, tacos and burritos.
Loved the sauce, but the Florida Gold web site needs a major overhaul.
Hot sauce isn’t all about heat. If it was just about heat, I’d just hit my taste buds with a blow torch. Florida Gold’s sauces bring heat, but have a unique and fun flavor which makes them stand out over other habanero sauces.
It is now five days since the big wedding. It was a spectacular event. Mrs. Guru and I are very happy. Unfortunately an emergency forced us to cut our honeymoon in Vegas short and come back home in less than 48 hours. But the time we had there was spectacular at the new hotel Vdara in the new City Center development. I plan on doing a Vdara review here for the travel and lifestyle sections. Once things are back to normal and have calmed down, we’ll try to sneak away for honeymoon version 2.0. Meanwhile, I’m settling back in and winding up the HOG hand crank on some new material, product reviews and general golf blogging.
T Minus Five Hours And Counting
In five hours there will be a “Mrs. Mediaguru.” Yes, in five hours I make it official and marry my wonderful lady. I’m so happy and honored and can’t wait to see all my friends and family at the celebration after. With that and my pending “minimoon” in Vegas, I’ll be a little busy and not posting much on HOG for the next few days.
The Non Annual Korologos Wedding Invitational Golf Tournament
We had a great round yesterday at the wedding golf tourney. 11 of my closest pals got together for some golf, as well as cigars and scotch courtesy of Al my best man. Great times were had by all and guess who won the tournament by two shots, even though he had three 3-putts? Yours truly. And I went undefeated on bets. I won them all, including a skin on #11. I wonder if my pals let me win?
For those who wanted media from the wedding night, it will only be available on pay per view for $49.95. Check with your local cable or satellite provider for channels and times.
The first tee time is in six hours. The pre tournament lunch is in five. That’s when 12 great guys, and some good golfers will get together for the Non Annual Korologos Wedding Invitational Golf Tournament, sponsored by Bridgestone Golf, Sumi-G, River Oaks Golf Course, Hooked On Golf Blog and The Golf Space. I’m stoked to have this great group of guys all in one place to celebrate and have some stogies. But remember guys, the smoking area at Bonneville Golf Course is between the tee and green on the 14th hole. I’m not kidding. It really is…
Tony Korologos (me), “The Groom.”
Mike Korologos “Mr. Ski Utah” and my pops.
Arnie, “The Greek best man.”
Chip a.k.a. Alan Nelson, “The white best man.”
Father Mario Gianopoulos, “Sunday qualifier.”
Shane Gonzales, a.k.a. Shanego. “Better looking than Tom Cruise.”
Dave Shields, “Beats up helpless midget cart boys.”
Dan Crookston, “Longest banana ball in North America.”
Al Thomas, “Mr. Short Game.”
Jim Van Nyhuis, “Big Jim.”
Bryant Jacobs, “Your service to our country is appreciated.”
Marius Kvinge, “Mr. Sumi-G, and Tony’s golf ATM.”
The following players will not be attending. You’ll be missed:
Tom Korologos, “Mr. Ambassador.” Withdrew due to injuries sustained in a freak dog walking accident.
John Bush, “My mother thanks you. My father thanks you, and I thank you.”
Phil Korologos, “Non Annual Korologos Wedding Invitational Golf Tournament Legal Counsel.” May arrive in time for the trophy ceremony.
Favorites to Win:
Me of course.
Mr Short game’s short game is deadly. He could take this thing. I expect a low 70’s round.
Big Jim’s length could be a big advantage in wet conditions.
Arnie is always deadly and consistent. He is always competitive.
Mr. Sumi-G is due for a low round. Will it be today?
Shanego’s swing is natural and smooth. He played a practice round in Colorado yesterday.
I’ll have my usual one on one bets against Mr. Sumi-G, Arnie, Big Jim and Mr. Short Game.
Arnie and I will be taking on Big Jim and Mr. Short Game for our usual team bet. This one will be tight.
For those of you who didn’t know, I have a big announcement to make regarding my world away from the golf web.
Golf babes around the globe are in mourning with the news that the world’s most eligible golf web geek will no longer be eligible as of May 22, 2010. Yes I’m getting married to a fine lady who I’ve been seeing now for about 4.5 years. Though not a golfer, she was a world class athlete for many years and understands the passion and need for playing a sport you love.
The official invitational wedding golf tournament is Friday (sponsored by Bridgestone Golf) and the wedding itself Saturday. Needless to say the chaos level is high with all the loose ends, family in town, parties and all the stuff which encompasses such an event.
Following the wedding we’d planed to go to Greece for a honeymoon but that changed, and that is probably a good thing with what is going on there now. There was also thought of possibly going to India. Those plans are on hold for a month or two, so we’re taking a mini-honeymoon in Vegas for a few days. I’ll still check in on the golf web world to make sure things are running, but everyone hold the fort down for me. I’ll be busy.
Golfers are funny. The other day a golf pal comes up to me:
Golf pal: “Hey Tony, congratulations.”
Me: “Thanks. I’m excited for the wedding.”
Golf pal: “No. Congratulations on going to the Masters. Oh and congratulations on the wedding too…”