Stat Sheet: Christopher Bastin’s Favorite 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:
- — Eric Twardzik