The San Juan Hot Shop & Flavor Emporium

The San Juan Hot Shop & Flavor Emporium
Spice Is Nice But It's Gotta Have Flavor

Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Day, May Day!

Greetings all. Another April zipped by and now we're on to May. With all the wacky weather the country has experienced, our hearts go out to the ravaged mid-west. I was inclined to whine about our wet weather but we will decline that option.  Actually, we feel blessed to live in the part of the world we do.  The Royal wedding was a great event to watch and even if it was just for a few hours, it was a feel good event which the world needs right now. It has been reported that the newlyweds are planning a visit to Canada and then on to California.  Boy it would be nice if they would pop over to the islands, but we doubt that will happen.

The past week we have received huge shipments of product and the shelves are filling nicely.  We hope people get out this season and visit the islands. The Orca's have returned and although we are struggling to get out of the 50's and into the 60's, we expect a great summer.  This year the San Juan Islands have received numerous accolades. Check out  National Geographic Traveler magazine  . And don't forget New York Times Article.

We have begun to see some of our annual favorite Chili Head visitors already and it's been fun. The Canadian's are starting to get active on the water and have been visiting as well.  We love our Canadian visitors.  They are always so fun and such nice people.  Don't forget we take Canadian currency and for the past 2 years we have been able to take it at par value so that's another convenience for our guests.  Check out the website for new products we have brought in.  By the end of May, we'll be bringing in a large selection of Men's resort wear shirts and the funny t-shirts too!  My favorite is:
Don't get me wrong, we like cat's but you gotta have a sense of humor.

Hope to see you all this summer and wishing all good things to the
people in the midwest. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Great New Products This Season!

Hey Everyone,
Just a quick note to let you know that by the end of April, our store will be FULL of new stuff.  Ghost Chili Organic Chocolate, new stuff from Danny Cash (including a Bloody Mary mix we are so excited about) and Z&Z World Famous Honey Co., (there is talk of Danny and the McCanless family visiting in July Yowza!) New BBQ Sauce from the 2010 Scovie award winner Outta The Park, Wicked Cactus sauces, The Old Spice Company and a whole bunch of new stuff.  This season is gonna be a good one so check us out on your vacation to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. WooHoo! Don't forget we sample products every day. Try 'em before you buy 'em. Muuuuuaaaaahhhhh!