The new owners apparently are not continuing to serve the original sauce that the Pit was famous for. I've been trying to find a replacement for it either in a bottled sauce or recipe. As one poster a few years ago pointed out, it was being bottled by someone and sold by Cantor's Grocery which is now Jetro in 4, 1 gallon plastic bottles.
What I do remember about the sauce was it was red in color. That's significant, because most typical BBQ sauce additives such as Worsterchire sauce and chili powder even in small amounts will begin to turn a sauce towards brownish. It was sweet, but not noticably corn syrup sweet and distinctively not primarly a catsup base. It had a granular texture like a tomato puree and bits and pieces of tomato skin like stone ground tomatoes. That may possibly point to a commerical tomato product like Escalon's 6 in 1 or maybe like a Heinz Chili Sauce. The sauce had bubble pockets like that latter. There was a hint of Ancho with no heat. It couldn't have been an Ancho puree/reduction made from dried anchos or pasillas which would have turned the sauce brown in any concentration that could be tasted.
Can anyone remember anything significant about that sauce, any ancedotal info from past employees? Does the sauce have an equivlent or is it being still sold as an institutional product under another name?
Whatever is being served nowdays is absolutely NOT the sauce with a heay horseraddish taste, brown color, and sour taste.