BBQ connoisseur expands reach
Local entrepreneur Reo Varnado, the owner of Reo’s Ribs, has made available his special barbeque sauce, bottled and ready for purchase, at several different locations throughout the city.
Known to many as “Uncle Rio,” Varnado’s thick-Mississippi style barbecue sauce has been in high demand.
“People say it’s the best barbecue sauce in the world,” Varnado said. “They’ve never had nothing like this.”
Varnado has shared his molasses and honey flavored secret sauce at events in Los Angeles and catering parties that have taken him all around the world.
Now the sauce will be available for your home barbecue or in the kitchen, a tasty glaze for grilled meats, poultry, chicken or vegetables. It comes in mild, medium or hot. Other seasoning andMississippi-style flavors will also be available in the coming months.
Purchase the sauce locally at Reo’s Ribs, located at 6141 SW Macadam Ave., as well as other sites, including Pacific Coast Fruit Company, a family-owned produce distributor in Portland and Kent, Wash., and at Portland International Airport.