Feast Your Eyes on This- Round 3 Contestant Videos

Round 3 is sponsored by the award winning fiery product company, Race City Sauce Works. They are giving the prize of $50 Visa Gift Card to this week’s winning spicy recipe video. Look for their upcoming very limited edition fiery product sets to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Both the Pandora Box and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will be available this summer, so keep an eye out for these special spicy collectibles.

We are now down to 6 spicy competitors. The recipe videos that appear are in the order they are received. Johnny from Heartbreaking Dawns has won the last 2 rounds. Can he be stopped? Can someone else take home the Round 3 $50 prize from Race City Sauce Works? Only time will tell, as our judges have their work cutout for them.

We do have a violation within the framework of our rules by 2 of the contestants- Bill and Scott. Bill was 30 minutes late in submitting his video, and Scott was over an hour late in submitting his. Despite their internet problems, I have alerted the judges to dock them points respectively to their lateness. The judges have 3 ways to grade these videos- Visually Pleasing, Creativity, and Following the Rules. So in accordance with the rules, they will lose points in the rules category. I hate to do this, but I can not allow this type of rules violation to continue in this competition.

Debby Hartinger from our sponsor Jungle Jim’s International Market and their Weekend of Fire Show in Oct 1-2, 2011
Tracy Carter from JACS Tailgaters representing our other sponsor, the NOLA Hot Sauce & Gourmet Foods Show
CaJohn Hard from CaJohn’s Fiery Foods
Firehead Thomas Gately our very own Chilehead Expert Reviewer
Jim Duffy from www.superhotchiles.com, newest Sponsor and all around pepper seed expert
Chad Lowcock from Race City Sauce Works and www.vintagesauces.com is our special guest judge for this round. We thank him for sponsoring this week’s prize.

March 13th- Round 3 submissions (due by 7pm est)
March 20th- Winner & Loser Round 3, Round 4 Challenge
March 26th- Round 4 submissions
April 3rd- Winner & Loser Round 4, Round 5 Challenge
April 9th- Round 5 submissions
April 17th- Final 3 announced, Round 6 Challenge
April 23rd- Round 6 submissions
May 1st- Final 2 announced with Final Challenge (Round 7)
May 7th- Final Round Submissions
May 15th- Winner Announced


Johnny from Heartbreaking Dawns

Sam from Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Co.

Clement from Cajun Heat

Butch from Zydeco Hot Sauce

Bill from Buddha Bill’s

Scott from MN Specialty Foods & Judo Joel’s

Round 1: #8 Onion Rings vs #9 Crab Cakes

  • #9 Crab Cakes (61%, 19 Votes)
  • #8 Onion Rings (39%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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70 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes on This- Round 3 Contestant Videos

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Dang Buddah, you send these right as “CHOPPED ALL STARS” is starting…lol

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Sorry man, read the email first and you will understand why.

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I did….I want to watch these now, cuz I really look forward to them all week, but I also want to watch Chopped…I guess I will be up for a while :hungry:

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    That is why TIVO rocks. :chef:

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Do not have :surrender:

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Next you want to buy something, then think about buying one of these devices. You won’t be sorry. At least ask your local cable provider if they carry a DVR.

  • March 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    NICE WORK MY BRUTHAS! May the luck of the Irish be with ya!

  • March 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Hey Johnny, I did do a jerk flavor on the corned beef, it just didn’t come outta a bottle. That was something that I knew would work though.

  • March 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    WOW, everyone did an awesome job! good luck to all! may the spicy road rise up to meet you!!

  • March 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    And with you!

  • March 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hmmm….tough choices to make here….great jobs guys.

  • March 13, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Johnny, what would it take to get you to edit my videos? lol, nice videos everyone! Good luck to all!

  • March 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Damn Scott, you lost some points for the rules, but well done!

  • March 14, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Scott followed all the rules Thomas. His main dish had spice and his dessert had beer. He broke no rules as far as I could see. So watch his video again before penalizing him.

  • March 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I’m still trying to decide…

  • March 14, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I hope you haven’t been up all night trying to decide :o)

  • March 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

    All excellent videos, guys! These just keep on getting better and better. 😎

  • March 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Excellent videos…decisions, decisions..they all look great!

  • March 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I was up watching them over and over until about midnight…and I still don’t have my list complete!

  • March 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I am soooooooooo glad that I am not a judge. All dishes were very appetizing. Good luck to all of you.


    The Sheperd’s pie looks delicious. I’m not much for cake. But, I would definitely try that.


    You did corned beef and cabbage some justice. I will having dreams about the brulee tonight. You had me drooling.


    Your video was entertaining as usual. Your main dish looked wonderful. But, I wasn’t too excited by the pears.


    Corned beef look very tasty and your dessert was right up my alley. I love anything with fresh fruit in it. Definitely would have loved to be the taster for your dish.


    I am coming up to your place next St. Patty’s Day. Everything that you made had me getting hungry. I loved the dessert as well. Great job. Your video production is getting a lot better as well. No offense to the other guys, but if I had to pick a favorite, your meal would probably be my pick. Also, I would love to say this….



    I wasn’t feeling the Caribbean twist. But, that’s not to say,I wouldn’t try it. The dessert, on the other hand, look yummy. I would have tried Harp instead of Bass, though.

  • March 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    My votes are in. That was tough. I did not like having to consider the late entries. Please guys, don’t make us have to do that again! It could cost you a win :_onfire:

  • March 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I gave each one of you a vote, and I hated to have any one of you at the bottom.

  • March 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    All of you did great. This was hardest round to judge. A hint for next round for those who make it. This is the I Love It Spicy contest so you have to add heat to everything you make. That includes dessert too. So don’t forget this is a Spicy contest!

  • March 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Good job guys!!!

    just sent in my conclusions and this was a fun round to judge. Tough dishes to make your own.

    Well said Jim!…

  • March 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    hey guys just watched all the entries, you all did a great job.. look forward to doing this again next time around.. good luck to everyone in the upcoming challenges…

  • March 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I thought “spicy” was “Tangy, Zesty, or Pungent”? Oval Kumquats are about as “tangy” as you can get in nature. But if you want a Bhut (or a Trinidad Scorpion) Banana Split, I can do that too! lol

  • March 15, 2011 at 12:03 am

    We all know as Chileheads that spicy pertains to heat. So whether you get it from chiles, mustards or horseradish it should not matter. It does not have to be screaming heat. It could just be a pinch of Cayenne or Jalapenos. Or even Black or white pepper. I think even ginger or garlic apply. Remember Al said this is a spicy foods contest. Not a spice contest. Lets not get too technical here. You all know what we mean by spicy.

  • March 15, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I am less impressed with the spicy factor as I am with the food looking good on camera and being creative, thinking outside the box. It’s the only way I can “taste” it. Let’s face it, there is an argument here why any one of these guys should not be in last place.

  • March 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

    This is http://WWW.ILoveItSpicy.com emphasis on spicy. This is a a SPICY cooking challenge. If you create a dish that isn’t spicy, I consider it a failure. I want people that watch these videos to get our take on food.

  • March 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

    This contest is called FEAST YOUR EYES IN THIS, if I can’t feast my eyes, it’s a failure, spicy or not.

  • March 15, 2011 at 10:07 am

    ON DIS

  • March 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

    And what a great name it is thanks to you. Yes the video must be viewable. Yet this is a Chile blog, and I am running this contest as a spicy cooking contest. I hope You are judging accordingly.

  • March 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Buddah, perhaps you you should just judge your own contest since you seem to have a problem with how I am doing it.

  • March 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Thomas, I just want you on the same as all the judges. You seem to be ignoring the fact that the recipes do not have to be spicy, and that is highly important. This is my baby, so maybe I am being overly critical with you, but I do not wantt the wrong person knocked out. This contest is very important not just for me, but these chefs who are spending a lot of time creating and editing to compete. I am not trying to disrespect you, I just want you to recognize that this is a Spicy contest not strictly a video creating contest. These guys are chefs first, and film directors second.

  • March 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Make Heat Not War!! :surrender:

  • March 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I withdrawl. You can find someone else to agree with you Buddah. I’m done.

  • March 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I think the above shows that there is a good dynamic in what appeals to different judges, this is a good thing. All of the contestants know that this judging is based on the rules, creativity and visual appeal, being this site is for chileheads, the fiery element for what i choose to prepare is important. Remember this contest is based on choices, and if a contestant feels they can create a dish superior to the others without appealing to the “fiery” element, that is a choice and a risk. Fortunately I am confident that by having a broad spectrum of judges, with different facets being most appealing to each best choices will be made.

  • March 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Thomas, I am sorry you want to quit, and I am sorry if I made you feel like you are not worthy in anyway. I value your opinion, and I rather you stick it out. Please rethink this and call me to talk about it. My point was to clarify your statement above about “the spicy factor”, and its importance, that is all.

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    “If you create a dish that isn’t spicy, I consider it a failure. ” – Buddah, March 15,2011.

    “Our judges will evaluate all the video based on 3 criteria- visual pleasing, creativity, and sticking with the rules of the challenge.” – Buddah, February 13, 2011

    “The contestants will make videos, time restricted, showcasing the individual challenges and demonstrating that they can cook and make it visually pleasing. They will have someone eat a piece of the food at the end of the video, so we at least know the dish is edible. This is a cooking contest that will be judged by appearance since the judges can not eat the food. Remember the concept of eating with your eyes, well this tests that to the fullest. Another judging criteria is the creativity displayed with the challenge. It is very easy to make a burger or a chicken breast look good, but can you take it to a mouth-watering level? The last part of the judging will be simply following the challenge. If the contestant does not comply with the rules of an individual challenge, then points will be deducted from the score.” – Buddah, January 2, 2011

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Why are we arguing when nobody wins if we do. Buddah is right about spicy. It is a spicy cooking challenge on a website called I love it spicy! Thomas you are also right it is a Feast Your Eyes challenge. To me as a judge it is a Feast your Eyes on this Spicy Cooking challenge. I have heard Buddah mention this. So heres what I look for

    1.Rules followed
    2.Creativity-of dish (creativity of video is secondary)
    3.Visual -can I see what it is and how it’s being done.
    4.Are they challenging themselves?? Example in this round it was easier to choose Sheppards Pie because there was more you could do with it.
    5.Final presentation of dish and people eating it and describing it.
    6.Did they make it spicey-I wont deduct major points for this but if two people are close I will use this and other small things as a tie breaker.
    Now we can go back and forth and argue who is wrong and who is right all day long. As far as I am concerned Al puts a lot of time into running this contest so he sets the guidelines. If someone does not like it them make up your own contest and put all the work into it on your own time. Al just make spicy a criteria for rest of contest and this ends. In fact make it a major deduction of points for remainder of contest. Peace out!

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Spicy was never a rule.

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm


    I agree, Jim.

    Now let’s move on and stop this public display of foolery.

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I can’t see spicy.

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I could totally see spicy when Johnny was putting all those peppers in his food or the others using either dried seasoning or sauces. Now, if we weren’t watching videos of them cooking food and we were just looking at pictures, I would agree with you.

    Please, for the sake of this contest and this site’s integrity, you and Al need to talk on the phone instead of exchanging words back and forth on this site. I think you guys will solve stuff a lot faster. I see both your points, but come on.

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks Ryan. I am not saying anymore, I have said more than enough. I emailed him, texted him, and apologized for being an assclown. I am sorry for our sponsors to have to read our dirty laundry. My deepest apologies.

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Al said this was a spicy cooking challenge. yes it is not in main guidelines so Thomas you r right about that. But it’s still a spicy contest. Just because its not in black and white or written in blood does not mean its not true. I ask Al here and now make spicy a main criteria for remaining rounds and put it in writing. On a final note All makes great sacrifice for this site and contest lets stop beating him up.

  • March 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    It is everywhere, even in the credits of every video I post. When I announced the contest, looking for entrants it was said. I am not sure what else to say. Pictures tell the story.

    [img]http://www.iloveitspicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/dummies book.png[/img]
    [img]http://www.iloveitspicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Etch a Sketch.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://www.iloveitspicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Menu Black Board.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://www.iloveitspicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Hollywood Star.jpg[/img]

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