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Bethesda Business Bringing Special Recipe To BlackFinn

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 4/1/2013, 1:30pm  ET

Debbie Kaufmann (left) and Connie Griffith founded Gator Ron's Zesty Sauces & Mixes in January to help ALS research in memory of Connie's late husband, RonBethesda’s Gator Ron’s is bringing its Bloody Mary mix to a local bar, part of the growing small company’s mission to help ALS research.

Connie Griffith and friend Debbie Kaufmann are marketing their brand of sauces and mixes to honor Griffith’s husband Ron, who before his death from ALS in 2011 envisioned making his barbecue sauces and other recipes into a business. A percentage of profits from the business go to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. The two have started a website where people affected by ALS can find resources.

On Sunday, April 24, Gator Ron’s will launch a partnership with BlackFinn Bethesda (4901 Fairmont Ave.). Gator Ron’s Bloody Marys will be available at the Woodmont Triangle bar and during the event guests can try out its sauces on wings and other appetizers.

Bloody Mary’s, either Chesapeake or Original, will be available for $5. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 14.