Today's #SmallBusinessShoutout is a little different, but since we enjoy a good beverage on this show this one's right up our alley. Meet Eric "ET" Tecosky! He is the creator, founder, and owner of Dirty Sue - The Original Premium Olive Juice.
Here's some background info on ET and the product:
"Dirty Sue – The Original Premium Olive Juice – came about on an otherwise regular shift at legendary Los Angeles restaurant, Jones Hollywood. Bartender Eric Tecosky reached for the gallon jar of olives and realized it was full of olives but void of olive juice. He looked at his co-worker and asked, “How come no one bottles olive juice?”
One year and countless tastings later, Dirty Sue was born.
Dirty martinis have been popular since the days of F.D.R., and no one wanted to change that. The goal of Dirty Sue was to offer consumers a better olive juice product for dirty martinis than they had been settling for.
Most fans of dirty martinis have the same problem; they run out of olive juice before they run out of olives. That issue is only half of the battle. The real problem is quality. Olive juice was originally packed in the jars to keep the olives from spoiling – not to be used in a cocktail. The quality of that brine is very low and barely discernible from salt water. Dirty Sue is twice-filtered premium olive juice that has been created for the sole purpose of making the perfect dirty martini."
ET says that the bar business has been hit incredibly hard by COVID-19 and by the social distancing rules we're living with now. Obviously the health and safety of people is important, but ET knows many people who've livelihoods have been upended in the last few months.
Dirty Sue relies heavily on bars and restaurants to do business, but things seem to be slowly improving and you can still buy their products online! Check them out, and enjoy some classic dirty martinis this weekend! Cheers!
Social Media: @DrinkDirtySue
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