2012 Weekend of Fire – Feast of Fire Challenge

I have had some editing issues as of late, so this video was not edited at all, so it is what it is. The Feast of Fire match was supposedly the fiery battle of the Weekend of Fire event. I think it missed wide left, but the idea was solid. With some tweaking, I think this might be an event worth doing each and every year. As I stated in my show wrap-up last week, if you put someone like Johnny McLaughlin of Heartbreaking Dawns and/or Chad Lowcock of Race City Sauce Works as the creators of this 4 course hellish meal, then I think we will have the fiery challenge of the year. Their creativity and cooking acumen within our spicy community is right up there with the best. No one would be better than CaJohn, but the month plus of events is probably more than he would want to deal with. Imagine what 4 course meal they could cook up for the 10 brave volunteers. Perhaps we add someone else in the mix and let them each present 1 of the 4 courses.

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Weekend of Fire 2012: Post Show Wrap-up

I wasn’t really in the mood to do another diary of the show because I know all the other bloggers at the booth were doing play by play of what was going on. So I decided to just tell you my experiences from the show, and tell you the highlights. As I have stated before, the Weekend of Fire Show was my very first fiery food event, so it holds something special in my heart. Saturday morning it was meet and greet all the vendors who were getting ready for the start of the show. Joe & Linda Levinson had the grand idea to get Johnny McLaughlin from Heartbreaking Dawns a birthday cake, and they found the perfect one, that of a giant burger. We split it, they got the card, and I also threw in a 70’s throwback candy bag I found in the ginormous candy area at the Jungle Jim’s Market. Unfortunately, when they gave it out to him I was preoccupied with organizing the after show dinner and lost out in the fun. I did make it up at the restaurant later when I got the waitress to give Johnny a special cupcake with a candle and sing “happy birthday” to him in front of all of us. We had something similar the night before at Terry’s Turf Club, but they didn’t have much to work with in the way of singing.

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