How i got the name Ragu.

It starts with this guy Mike Deering, he used to be the head chef at the old D-Lux on Dickson St. in Fayetteville, AR. I used to wait tables there when i was about 21 or 22. Well, D-Lux used to have this all-you-can-eat spaghetti on Monday nights, it was really good, too. I mean damn good. Anyway, i was working one Monday night when a lady at one of my tables asked me, "Could I have some more ragu sauce for my spaghetti?"

So i assumed ragu was an acceptable generic term for marinara, but when i asked Chef Mike for some ragu sauce, he (jokingly) went off on me, telling me all about how his marinara sauce was his mom's recipe, etc., and he just wouldn't leave it alone. By the end of the evening everyone in the restaurant was calling me Ragu, and it stuck for quite a while.

So anyway, just sorta came about since it sounded better and is easier to type than Tony'swebsitewhydon' or something crazy like that.

And there you have it.


Ragu hangin' with the locals in Krabi, Thailand.