Shop local ~ Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce
We'd been hearing about The Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce since before we moved to Rhode Island. Local interest books talk about it. A conversation about "Buddy" Cianci that lasts more than five minutes mentions it.
I finally found it at our local Stop & Shop and decided to give it a try.
The sauce pours out thick and a little chunky. It smells fresh. We only gave it time to heat through on the stove, as we didn't want it to cook down. We wanted the real taste, so we didn't add anything to it.
I served it over whole grain pasta, since that's what we had in the house.
Bear loved it. She thought it was delicious, and came back for seconds. I thought it tasted bright, fresh and tomato-y, but that it was lacking...something. We usually buy store brand sauce and doctor it ourselves with spices, herbs and red wine. I was probably missing the wine. Even so, I thought it was very good.
It's definitely pricey ($4.99 for a bottle), but a portion of that goes to "benefiting Providence school children," as it says on the label. I'd want to know a little more about that. Unfortunately, when I click on the "marinara" link on Buddy's website, I get a "no data found" page. I hope they'll update it soon.