Getting Saucy with Sydney Meers

Anyone that knows Sydney Meers knows he can get saucy. Now’s the proof’s in the bottle.

Meers is one of the region’s best-known chefs, noted for his wonderfully crafted ‘neo-southern’ cuisine, eclectic personality, and equally eclectic dining rooms. We’ve followed his career from the early days at Norfolk’s Dumb Waiter (both incarnations) to Cowboy Syd’s in Newport News and now at his Portsmouth restaurant, Stove.

A favorite of folks over the course of time has been his Cowboy Syd’s D-Lish Sauce, and it is now packaged and sold.

He says he’s been tinkering with it for 25 years. He means the sauce. We think.

The blend is similar to a barbecue sauce, but he says the body of the sauce and the spices lend themselves to broader applications, everything from marinades to a dip. We think it would be a great addition to a bloody mary.

Look for some D-Lish at his restaurant and at area Taste specialty food stores

Still feelin’ saucy? Here’s a spicy and flavorful sauce to top house-smoked wings.

Categories: Dish