Hot stuff! Feel the heat at the Seventh Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo next weekend, with unlimited tastes from more than 50 hot sauce vendors from around the world, food and drink to cool down the tastebuds, a hot sauce eating contest and more.
This two-day tribute to all things hot and spicy includes The Slaytanic Burrito, Spicy Pizza of Hell, a spicy dumpling challenge, and even the Guinness Book of World Records “Carolina Reaper” Pepper Eating Contest.
Also on the schedule is the finals of the Booze and Infuse cocktail competition, with a $5,000 grand prize to the winning hot mixologist, a Chihuahua beauty pageant, live music, food for purchase from BBQ to Vegan, and cold craft beer to wash it all down.
The NYC Hot Sauce Expo is Sat./Sun., April 13/14, at Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin Street.
As in previous years, there are several levels of tickets.
$5 discount general admission ($10 at the door) includes tastings from all the hot sauce vendors and access to all competitions on the main stage and craft beers and cocktails.
Or trade up to the $50 Beer & BBQ ticket, for admission, a box lunch of Texas-style BBQ smoked to perfection, four craft beer tokens, a bottle of High River Sauces & Limited Edition Expo Poster.
There’s also a Super VIP pass, for $100, with an open bar, food pairings in an exclusive VIP area, bottle of High River Limited Edition Hot Sauce, a gift bag and more.