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5 Must-Have Local Items for Your Pantry

BY Nevin Martell | June 29, 2017 | Feature

Part of our 50 finest things happening in the DC food scene right now.
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8 Myles Sauces Civil engineer-turned-condiment entrepreneur Myles Powell (8myles.com) offers a trio of sauces. Our fave: pineapple Buffalo, which gets a hit of heat from cayenne peppers and a sweet life from the tropical fruit. Works well on meats and slathered on fish.

’Chups Fruit Ketchups ’Chups (chupsitup.com) inventive condiments are forged from blueberries, cranberries, pumpkin and more. Tart cherry is perfect atop a rich cheeseburger, while tangy blueberry complements grilled steak.

Huckle’s Gourmet Sauces Smoky chipotle, piquant flame-kissed jalapeno and citrus-y habanero work well on their own, or use them as boosters for barbecue sauces, marinades and salsas (hucklesauce.com).

Wild Roots Syrups Transform cocktails into restorative elixirs with these botanically based sweet syrups (wildrootsapothecary.com). Nettle-orange partners up smoothly with rye; lemon-cardamom plays works well in an unconventional Tom Collins; and elderberry-lavender adds sweet floral notes to vodka-based creations.

Zayt & Za’atar Za’atar The Mediterranean seasoning (zandzdc.com) gets its name from the dried wild thyme that provides the dominant flavor. It’s mixed with olive oil, sesame seeds, sumac and oregano. Slather it on Lebanese flatbread; sprinkle it on eggs; or mix it into marinades.

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