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event 2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo, Brooklyn, NY, 4/25-4/26

Well, it's just 2 weeks away! This is an amazing show, headed up by Steve Seabury of High River Sauces. We've done the show since its inception, and has quickly become our favorite event of the year. Over 40 of the best manufacturers will be in attendance. This show has grown in size like lightning, and is a TON of fun!
 
With eating contests going on all day both days, the highlight is the Screaming Mimi Awards, which will be handed out on the Saturday of the show. This Award has risen to the top of the food chain like lightning. Not only because the judges aren't anonymous, like most awards, but because there are only 13 categories total, not over 100, which makes it MUCH more difficult to win. Our Defense Condition #1 Wing Sauce took the Screaming Mimi last year, and we were beyond proud. With the well-known judges, like celebrities from Food Network, Food TV, Bon Appetit magazine, etc., well, I think you get the idea.
 
For tickets and more info, go to www.nychotsauceexpo.com
 
Now, on the Sunday of the show, yours truly turns 50 AND gives up smoking at midnight. To celebrate this, we have a large group heading to The Amber Steakhouse in Brooklyn (about 6-7 blocks from the show). We kinda maxed out the reservations for 20, but they may still have smaller tables of you'd like to join us for an awesome dinner of big slabs of meat. www.ambersteak.com
 
After dinner, we pile into the cargo van and head to another Brooklyn stop, this time at the Radegast Biergarten, an iconic German Biergarten, where the beers will flow like Niagra Falls. www.radegasthall.com 
 
Now, depending how many people are still standing, we then head a few blocks away and hit up THE Thrash Metal Bar of Brooklyn,
Duffs Brooklyn on Marcy Avenue. My buddy from High School, Jimmy Duff, owns the place, and it's where we do our
annual Defcon Wingfest for the past 8 years. We'll close out the night there, and then go our respective ways. It proves to be a 
night to remember. www.duffsbrooklyn.com.
 
Perhaps we'll see you there!
 

salsalady

Business Member
All the vendors who went before gave it rave reviews, and the bloggers and other attendees also gave it great reviews.  If you have a chance to go to the show...DO IT!!!!!
 

salsalady

Business Member
More Time for PARTYING!!!!  :dance:  WOOT!
 
Really regretting not coming in and setting up on Friday.
 
Seeing all these posted pictures of everyone's booth all set up, and probably everyone hanging out and drinking and having a good time..
 
I'm sitting here, too anxious to sleep, worried that I'm gonna miss my alarm at 5am, the 2 hour trek, loading in, wondering if I forgot anything, and counting down till doors open....
 
 
arrggh...
 
Well, a day it's been. We just got home, ordering up a pizza, and hittin' the sheets, just to wake up tomorrow for DAY TWO of the 3rd Annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo. Oh yeah, By the way, WE SWEPT THE SCREAMING MIMI AWARDS with our wing sauces, taking 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Place! YEAH BABY! 
 
Check out the video!
 

salsalady

Business Member
Anyone have a list of all the winners?  I didn't enter, just wondering~
 
Congrats to Defcon and LDHS....only ones I've heard so far~
 
Just when you thought you totally missed out on the 2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo. Most companies have been represented throughout the talk, but, perhaps some haven't been. I give to you the 2015 Defcon Walkabout.....THIS is how it went, THIS is who was there, THIS gives ALL companies in attendance the way to show they were there. I did it at last year's show, and people loved it, well, here it is again....
 
As most know, or should, over these many years, Defcon Sauces is about the industry itself, not us. My radio show will be back, just had some family emergencies, some personal injuries, ,and so forth. It takes more than that to put me away, so, enjoy. Viddy well!
 
https://youtu.be/c7OSHnDgQic
 

salsalady

Business Member
Pretty Cool! Seeing quite a few familiar faces.  Thanks for posting~
 
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