Matt & Jay Potter are a father-son team that has been lucky to work together on several projects over the years. Simply Texas Gourmet Foods started life as Dave's Pepper Palace, a Houston area institution since 1993 devoted to everything hot and spicy. "The Best Little Hot Sauce Shop In Texas" faced an uncertain future when Dave Clancy passed away in 2003. Jay and Matt - both huge spicy food fans - couldn't stand to see their favorite shop go away so they naturally decided to buy the business. And what a ride its been.
Through the years, we relocated to a store that contained a licensed kitchen which enabled us to start manufacturing and bottling our own spices. As this part of our business expanded, we started to produce small batches of beef jerky to perfect our seasonings and test drive new blends. The jerky proved to be so popular with our customers that we found ourselves moving in yet another direction.
So now we find ourselves smoking as much beef jerky as we can manage as we race to keep up with growing demand. People love the combination of authentic hickory smoke, premium seasonings, and whole muscle Black Angus beef. We are currently selling Jerky Texas products exclusively at Simply Texas Gourmet Foods in Old Town Spring so please come check us out for a free sample or three!