RE: [CH] Long Live the Man !

zzPF IML-chile-heads (
Wed, 6 May 1998 21:38:45 -0700


Tod, to mention THE MAN on here... you point toward a Seattle Internet

This place is 4 miles from Microsoft (which is right off of 520, and
Porter's has an awesome "520 Special" hotlink covered in meat).

Gene, the owner, is awesome and always a great host.

So, how about Tuesday the 12th -- Awesome breaded catfish on Tuesday

SO -- Tod and other C-H, even those visiting Seattle -- want to meet at
1:30pm Tuesday?

Root beer that Gene imports from Portland is also great.

  Stephen Gutknecht
  Renton, Washington

-----Original Message-----
From: Tod Ransdell []
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 8:31 PM
Subject: [CH] Long Live the Man !

>Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 20:06:13 -0700
>From: Tod Ransdell <>

You wrote:

I too made a springtime pilgrimage last week, to once again "Meet the
Man" and
stand toe-to-toe with him on his own turf. To blatantly give Dixie's BBQ
a plug,
the former auto body shop, now mecca to many local Chili Heads and
Louisiana style
BBQ devotees, resides beneath the intersection of I-405 and SR-520 at
11522 Northup
Way, Bellevue WA (425)828-2460 in a very unassuming steel building. This
slice of Cajun Heaven is simply amazing.The proprietor is not bashful
about ladling
out a dainty dollop of this shimmering, gelatinous, mass of pure chili
It is no exaggeration that to the uninitiated, just a little dab'l do
ya. I have
personally witnessed one customer down three heaping spoons full
slathered on his
pork sandwitch and remain seemingly unaffected by the fiery tumult
within. Except
for the telltale flush and ever so slight glistening beads of sweat
erupting from
his forehead, one would have never know he was experiencing "the Man" up
close and
personal. On this particular day, I indulged in the minimum dose of
capsasin in my
Red Beans and Rice. From my recollection, this batch had to be one of
the hottest
ever. I finally cooled off by the time I got back to the office to slump
into a
post chili coma at my desk.

Long Live the Man !

Tod Ransdell
Bothell, WA