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Stat Sheet: Christopher Bastin's Favorite Salsa...

  • Eric Twardzik

0917 Gant Salsa Welp, it’s finally that time of year when we start seeing the familiar fall things: heritage tweeds, thick cable-knits and... seasonal salsas.

Okay, that last one’s just at Gant Rugger, where they’ve teamed up with the Brooklyn Salsa Company to launch “The Rugger.” Here’s the need-to-know.

The Story: Salsa has been a dinner-party staple since the Mayans prepared it by mashing tomatoes and peppers with a mortar and pestle. Wait, you knew that already. Re: this salsa: the Brooklyn Salsa Company starting mixing their own in a Bushwick loft, and the rest was delicious, spicy history.

Who to Channel: Butch Cassidy and Sundance snacking in a smoky Bolivian cantina; an Argentine beef magnate raising a tortilla chip as he surveys his empire.

When to Eat It: Whenever you damn well please. And ideally, near some kind of tequila or michelada situation.

Degree of Difficulty: Low to medium, depending on your spice tolerance.

And now, a moment of inspiration: