For the third year straight, the NYC Hot Sauce Expo has been an event that brings out those fans of a spicier way of living and dining and I am happy to share that this will also be my own third year of exploring the expo as one of its media adventurers. It’s organized and presented by the High River Sauces company who are purveyors of some truly tasty liquidized fire concoctions and was being held at the Brooklyn Convention Center down in Greenpoint. I’m guessing that this expo center is a brand new construction as I have not yet been here nor heard of any events taking place before this one but I could be wrong. Let’s adventure together around the expo which I attended on its second day, the Sunday session.
From the outside the Brooklyn Expo Center looks like an impressive space. I love that something like this has just opened in a continually growing area and think in time it will be even better for local businesses. I got here via the “G” train line and only had to walk for about five minutes to the center. It was a nice day so this was perfect for such wandering. Based on the window poster I knew I was in the right place 🙂
Inside we found the proud branding of the High River Sauces company and I kid you not I totally dig their line of sauces. Some tasty fare there that is for sure but today I am going to try a lot more brands and see what else suits my need for heat.
The VIP access to the Expo got participants a special signature bottle of hot sauce along with a laminate and access to an exclusive area. This is several dollars more out of pocket but as you shall see when I examine that area later in the post it is truly worth the money.
Here’s the High River Sauces commander in chief, Steve Seabury and his task force welcoming team. They were doing a great job checking everyone into the event today and get a round of applause from me.
Here’s a wide variety of the High River Sauces offerings. My favorite of them all is “Tears O The Sun” and “Hellacious Hot Sauce”. What’s yours?
Our friend in music Mr. Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and creator of the “Tears O The Sun” sauce we just mentioned.
Alright so I’ve decided to break my days adventure into two parts because there are another few dozen photos from this fun event to share with you and I want everyone that I mentioned to enjoy some time in the spotlight. As I’ve a couple of queued posts that need to go online please check back here on 4/30/2015 to see the second and final chapter from this exploration. Of course you can also click around on the website links below to see what these companies and people are all about and I think that they would love to have you visiting them. See you next time.