And to our customers, we offer both hometown rivals in the BBQ World Series, Arthur Bryants and Gates — the perennial Kansas City rivals. Both are $6 and hand-imported for our loyal customers, no matter what BBQ team you line up behind.
Arthur Bryants World Famous Original Recipe ($6)
“The President’s Choice” (Truman and Carter)
Imported directly from Kansas City, Arthur Bryant’s is exclusively sold in Seattle through Madrona Wine Merchants. Not only Calvin Trillin of the New Yorker’s favorite sauce, it’s the favorite sauce of Jim and Mark. Arthur’s is a vinegar-based, paprika-heavy sauce containing lard – definitely NOT vegan.
Gates & Sons Kansas City BBQ Sauce ($6)
When people from Kansas City talk about BBQ, the first question is: “Gates or Bryant’s?” Gates sauce is a tomato-brown sugar-based slightly spicy sauce loved by many of our friends. A shout out to Tina Starr at Gates for providing samples for our wine club members.
Here at Madrona Wine Merchants we are happy to take sides (Bryant’s), but are fully committed to an equal opportunity for both. Enjoy!
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.