In late 2007 Eddie and Genie Williams dream began to take shape of buying and running the San Juan Hot Shop. Early in 2008 our dream came true. The shop had been established for 10 years before we bought it and we always loved bringing our family and friends to the shop when they visited. We purchased the store in February 2008 and it's been a labor of love ever since. We added to the name to include The San Juan Hot Shop and Flavor Emporium. While both of us love spicy food, it's more about the flavor than anything. Eddie is retired US Navy and has traveled all over the world experiencing many different cultures. We both love to cook and eat! After doing extensive research about the various peppers and the health benefits of incorporating them into your daily diet, we feel we've stocked the store with the best products from all over the world. We sample our products every day in the store and we love to have fun turning people on to new flavors they may have never tried before. We've done a lot of research (and experimenting too!) to be able to effectively guide a first time visitor to our store through the process of finding that perfect sauce. And of course, for the hot sauce experts, we have an extensive variety to choose from. We created a quarterly newsletter we send out currently to over 200 customers and in June 2009 we launched our Hot Sauce of the Month Club. Our website doesn't include the many housewares, martini, bloody mary and margarita supplies or cooking supplies we carry and of course those of you who have visited our store know we love the music and love to dance and have fun with the best customers in the world. On April 29, 2010 we received the 2009 Small Business of the Year awarded by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. We hope you enjoy the website and hope you will drop in the next time you're in Friday Harbor and enjoy the total experience we have had so much fun creating. As always, we appreciate your comments and suggestions!