2013 Houston Hot Sauce Festival: Fiber Joe interviews Flaming Joe’s and Red Hot Robin’s Sauces

Flaming Joe and Red Hot Robin… The name says it all. I’ve been going to the Fiery Foods Show in ABQ for the last 12 years that I’ve lived there and the first thing you always see when you walk through the door are “The Gate’s of Hell” One side is Sam and his wife with Zack and Zane and the other side Flaming Joe and Red Hot Robin. Just the sight of “The Gate’s of Hell” sets the mood for the entire show. Just an awesome group of people. At the show in Houston rumor had it that Flaming Joe and Red Hot Robin were going to take a break from the hot sauce circuit. In the review you will see that the rumor is confirmed they will be taking a break, they will be dearly missed, but in the review you will also see who will be taking their place. It was awesome for me to finally get a chance to do an interview with Joe and Robin. We will miss them in ABQ and we hope they have an awesome time.

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Salsa Contest: Last Call

This contest is to raise money for Snowdrop Foundation which helps with Children’s Cancer Research and support. If you did not know about this salsa contest we are sponsoring for the Houston Hot Sauce Show, then you have a few days to get your product out. The deadline for receipt is September 1st if you are not vending at the Houston Hot Sauce Show. If you are vending at the show you still need to inform me exactly what your entries will be. I opened up the contest to not only award the best salsa, but also award the best fruit-based salsa. If you have a fruit-based salsa, it will not be in the best salsa category, so we can make 2 competitive contests we can award prizes for.

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Tis the Season, for Spicy Events that is!

A little more than a month of events starting with the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Show August 26th and going all the way through the 1st weekend of October at Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Weekend of Fire Show. If you aren’t attending at least one of these events, then you are surely missing out on some fun and spicy lickin’. So who is going to what?

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SALSA Contest Update!!!

Everything below this paragraph is a re-post of the Houston Hot Sauce Show salsa contest we are sponsoring to raise money for the Snowdrop Foundation. The only thing different is that I am buying another first place trophy and awarding it to the best fruit-based salsa. I thought with the number of entries we have all ready, it would only be fair to divide the salsas somewhat. I could create several categories, but I do not want to dilute the contest too much, but award great salsas. So we will divide the salsas at the show into 2 categories- Fruit-Based & Everything else. All the same rules apply. If you are attending the show, you still must alert me to what you are entering in the contest prior to the September 1st deadline. Email would be the best way for both of us to keep a record of your entry just in case there is an issue. PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW! You still have more than 3 weeks to get them mailed out in time. If you want to help with the research and assistance for children’s cancer, then you would be helping the Snowdrop Foundation help those who need it. You do not have to enter the contest to help this worthy charity.

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