About Us

Goodnight's Red River Spice Company is a veteran-owned company that provides authentic, flavorful blends to cooks everywhere. We develop our blends with the attention to detail learned during time in the United States Army, recognizing how important flavor is. Cooking is both a very personal and social experience, and we strive to give our customers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the kitchen and on the grill.

We buy our spices from U.S. based wholesalers and producers, and blend them here in the USA into our twelve custom flavors. Our mission is to contribute to authentically American culture through food and flavor.

Our Story

My wife Lina and I have been married for 19 years, and during our year’s together I have been very fortunate to experience her vast knowledge in food. Raised in New York City, in Yorkville, her early food influences were the neighborhood's Polish, Hungarian, Greek and Italian diners. After moving back to Colombia in her mid-teens, then learned to cook from her Grandmother the staples of a Colombian diet.  During her college years she had a roommate from Syria who's family she became very close to and she learned how to excel at cooking middle eastern food. More recently, her office has an executive chef that she has learned tremendously from, polishing her skills as a saucier and sauté chef.

My family has a rich food history too. We are descendants of the early settlers that came to Texas and Oklahoma with their Chuck Wagons, people who invented the concept of the original Food Truck. In my earliest memories there was always food. Hearty, delicious West Texas food. Brisket and BBQ were a way of life and learning how to cook Beef was a rite of passage. Between my Aunts and the ladies, it was who takes the title for most outstanding Pie, and they made the most delicious homemade pickles. These are traditions we still practice to this day.

I learned to appreciate many international flavors during my time in Central and South America when I was in the Army, and since then, living in Miami with LIna our taste in food has continued to mature. With the Seafood, Cuban, Caribbean and Asian influences being so prevalent it is unavoidable. We have perfected some dishes like the Cuban Pork Shoulder and my famous Conch Fritters. With my Texas background and my wife the Yankee, we have been raising the culinary bar with each other ever since we met. She loves to cook, and I love to eat. How perfect can this be? Which brings me to how we started Red River Spices. Since cooking was a shared passion, one day the lightbulb went off. We decided to create some spice blends that we use regularly and came up with (6) essential blends.  Today we have (6) more for a total of (12) which round out the necessary blends to achieve our signature dishes. Our small homegrown business has allowed us to do what we love and make a little side money.

We hope you get enthused about our blends which are all natural and have NO preservatives and support this local veteran-owned business.

Don’t be intimidated or afraid to try something new! Try one or all of our spices today!

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Kevin S. Crowder

Founder / Co-Owner