Albion man shares passion for barbecue and love for mother with ‘Daisy’s Sweet Sauce’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 May 2023 at 10:11 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Saul Harrison cooks chicken and ribs this afternoon behind the Cone Zone in Albion at 317 East Ave. Today was opening day for Daisy’s Sweet Sauce.

Harrison started the business as a tribute to his late mother. He has cooked ribs and chicken for family and friends, and for barbecues at Shiloh Church. He makes his own sauces – barbecue, Liquid Gold and butterscotch. Cooking for other people makes him think of his mother, and how she loved to cook for her family, even when she was going through dialysis. She would make family members their favorite meal when it was their birthdays.

“It’s enjoyment to feed people and get their reaction,” Harrison said.

Saul Harrison and his wife Connie take a brief pause during a busy first day for Daisy’s Sweet Sauce. They sold about 100 dinners in the first two hours. Staci Palmer is in back cooking the chicken and ribs.

Harrison and his family will be behind the Cone Zone on Saturdays from 1 p.m. until sold out, and also will be there on some Fridays.

Harrison works full-time for the county as a youth care worker, and also three night shifts for Walmart during the week.

He will promote other organizations and efforts in the community at Daisy’s Sweet Sauce, including recruiting for foster parents. “We’re in dire need,” he said.

Saul Harrison stands a banner that shows him with his late parents, Saul and Daisy.

The meals from Daisy’s Sweet Sauce will typically include salt potatoes and cowboy beans as sides.