For Immediate Release           

Official Hot SauceNew Orleans’ Own Crystal Hot Sauce to Sponsor French Quarter Festival and Cajun Zydeco Stage

The Baumer family, makers of Crystal Hot Sauce and a part of New Orleans for 86 years, now joins the quintessential celebration of New Orleans culture, the 2009 French Quarter Festival.  Crystal takes on the mantle of the Official Hot Sauce of the Festival.

Al Baumer, president and CEO of Baumer Foods… “Zydeco music was born from the lives and loves of Louisana’s Creoles, the same people who gave us much of the distinctive and flavorful foods for which we are known worldwide. Crystal Hot Sauce, distributed worldwide to more than 73 countries, is the essential ingredient always found in the kitchens of Louisiana’s best cooks. It is fitting that we sponsor the Crystal Hot Sauce Cajun Zydeco Music Stage. Zydeco, Cajun cooking and Crystal Hot Sauce, the best of New Orleans life.”

More than in just name, the Baumer family embraces the spirit of the Festival. Family and friends of the company will join in the Second Line parade that begins at the corner of Rue Bourbon and Rue St. Anne and proceeds to Place d Armes (Jackson Square) on Friday, April 17.  A bottle of world-famous Crystal Hot Sauce is being labeled specially for this event. It is certain to become a collector’s item.

Al Baumer, “We invite all of our friends and fans of Crystal Hot Sauce to come out and enjoy the day beginning at the Crystal Hot Sauce Cajun Zydeco Stage at the old New Orleans U.S. Mint. Over the course of the Festival (April 17 – 19) be sure to come visit us at our tent at Rue St. Louis and Rue Conti. We will have a wide selection of Crystal products and merchandise for you to peruse.”



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