Gene Porter, the owner of Dixie’s BBQ in Bellevue and creator of the "The Man" hot sauce, has died. If you like ridiculously hot sauce, then Porter’s The Man is for you. My one encounter with The Man occurred when I was working for a small start-up company in Seattle and the boss decided to take us to the eastside to meet The Man. After one bite, I was convinced that part of my tongue had been burned away. According to the PI/Bellevue Reporter article Dixie’s will remain in business, but it won’t be the same without Gene Porter there to ask if you’ve met The Man.