ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons hung out at the Mission and other spots along California Ave., including West 5 Lounge and Feedback Lounge with his buddy and colleague, West Seattle documentarian Jamie Chamberlin, pictured in black clothes. Gibbons was talking hot sauce with Mission co-owner and longtime West Seattleite Eric Cozens, pictured in light shirt.
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Stops by the Mission Lounge for saucy talk
ZZ Top's guitar player and composer Billy Gibbons stopped by the Mission Latin Restaurant and Lounge in the Admiral Junction Saturday night, Aug. 28, to enjoy their hot offerings and talk tabasco sauce with Mission co-owner Eric Cozens, ZZ Top documentarian and West Seattle resident, and Gibbon's pal, Jamie Chamberlin, and the West Seattle Herald. ZZ Top is in town as they will perform Sunday night, Aug. 29, at Snoqualmie Casino.
The iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, including Billy Gibbons' bearded cohort, bass player Dusty Hill, and their beardless drummer named Frank Beard once opened for the Jimmi Hendrix Experience, and will next week iaunch their "BFG" brand pepper sauce.
"I've been kind of assigned to hot sauces," said Billy Gibbons, a vegetarian who sported his trademark ashente hat made by Cameroon's Bamileke tribe, plus a sporty pair of black espadrilles he bought in France. "There is a lot of stuff out there but true fans of pepper sauce will be on point to chase down the best for the escalation of cuisine that is more enjoyable. It doesn't have to be more than one type of sauce. But as the old saying goes, 'one is too many, but a hundred ain't enough. BFG pepper sauce will definitely be bad and nationwide."
("I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" is a famous ZZ Top hit song.)
A connoisseur, Gibbons said he became fascinated with some odd culinary combinations at the Oregon State Fair where his band just performed. "I left the coach and wandered around the fair in my pure white seersucker pajamas and watched them make deep-fried Twinkies with chocolate. I was amazed by this round fried dough about five inches around filled with Dr. Pepper. I suppose you put a straw into it but I'd like to go back there and start a new kind of water balloon/paint ball type fight with these things."
Check out the West Seattle Herald's story about Jamie Chamberlin and his documentary DVD video of ZZ Top, "Double Down Live" here: http://www.westseattleherald.com/2009/11/02/news/west-seattle-filmmaker-...
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