Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Williamsburg-themed hot sauce? Here’s where to get some

Pepper Palace opened last fall in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Pepper Palace opened last fall in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

A business that opened late last year is bringing fire — and Williamsburg-themed hot sauces — to the Premium Outlets.

Pepper Palace opened Oct. 26, 2018 in the Premium Outlets, selling hot sauces, barbecue sauces, seasonings, pickled goods and more.

The retailer is located between Vineyard Vines and the Vans Outlet, said Laurel Haislip, a PR representative on behalf of the Premium Outlets center’s management. 

“The addition has been very well-received by both locals and visitors alike who frequent Williamsburg Premium Outlets,” she wrote in an email.

Pepper Palace offers a four-sauce, Williamsburg-themed gift pack, as well as individual Williamsburg sauces.

Those sauces include the medium-heat Hamilton hot sauce, mild City of Williamsburg hot sauce, medium Historic Triangle sauce and William & Mary 1699 hot sauce.

What is Pepper Palace?

Pepper Palace has more than 30 retail locations throughout the United States and Canada.

The business was first opened by Craig and Tanya Migawa in 1989 as a kiosk in a mall in Wisconsin, according to the Pepper Palace “About Us” page online.

The family them moved to Tennessee in 1997, where they opened up a small Pepper Palace store.

The business has expanded to South Carolina, Florida, Missouri and other states, as well as Canada.

Some of Pepper Palace’s locations have special recipes for certain sauces that accompany the location’s theme. Special recipe locations include Gatlinburg, Tennessee; San Francisco, California; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and more.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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