Up until 1975, no one had bottled a marinade dressing for the local picnic favorite- spiedies!
Salamida's Original State Fair Spiedie Sauce was the answer to thousands of people who wanted the convenience of using a consistently delicious marinade sauce at home.
What's a spiedie?
Rob Salamida was 16 years old when he began cooking spiedies on a charcoal grill in front of a local tavern to earn college money.
After more than a year of letter writing, he finally convinced the New York State Fair officials to allow him space for an outdoor booth. At the time, he was the youngest person to ever have his own food concession on the Syracuse Fairgrounds.
Every summer for 12 years he built his reputation with the much sought after Spiedie sandwich.
Bottling the flavor
Rob realized that the popularity of the Spiedie was growing.
He came up with the idea of bottling a marinade sauce after a tornado nearly struck
his concession stand at the 1975 State Fair. He started his bottling operation in his parent's basement rec room on a ply wood covered pool table, filling each bottle by hand with his special mix of herbs and spices, blended vinegars and vegetable oil.
There must be a better way to get
spiedies to more people...
..BINGO: Put the spiedie in the bottle!