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Does anyone go out to eat with their own Hot Sauce? [moved from General Topics]

Do any of you chowhounds bring your favorite hot sauce with you when you go out to eat. I got tired of asking for hot sauce and then receiving a bottle of tabasco sauce, so I started bringing my own favorites with me. My local breakfast joint keeps my bottle in their cooler for me so I don't have to carry it there, but depending on where we go to eat, I have a few bottles that I'll travel with if the need arises. Am I alone?

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  1. As Tabasco is exactly what I would take with me, I'm only marginally sympathetic...still, as the Tabasco people will sell you a special belt holster for carrying your own, there is obviously precedent for doing such a thing. If you got one of those and put a bottle of your favored brand in there instead, I don't think they'd come looking for you...

    1. My Korean mother carries around a little tube of Korean hot pepper paste when she's traveling outside Korea, and when she's really desperate, she'll squeeze some directly onto her tongue.

      1. I'm not opposed to Tabasco brand, it's just not a flavor I prefer...but if you ever see me wearing a hot sauce holster, you have permission to shoot me.

        1. After having a pulled pork sandwich at a local place where the meat was very good but the sauce was an overly sweet gloppy mess I will order the sandwich with no sauce and take my own with me.

          1. Yes, Lotties is always in my car as I live in the home (NC) of Texas Pete which is red colored nothing and must be given away free as it is EVERYWHERE.