Disclaimer: Absolutely no hot sauce markets were hurt in the making of this good news. Sorry, folks, no big flaming explosions to see here. Just huge growth for the hot sauce industry. Yay us!
I made almost $700 playing poker in Vegas this last weekend, but the biggest winner I met worked a lot harder for their money than I did. That would be the Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ competition barbecue team who came out on top at the ACM BBQ Throwdown at Mandalay Bay.
Right about now, some of us are taking the covers off of our backyard grills and smokers in preparation for a spring and summer full of steaks, burgers, dogs, and ribs. The Kansas City Barbecue Society is getting pretty busy too, and I thought it’d be a good idea to let you know what events they’ve got lined up for April 2012.
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Some of you may remember what went down when I went to last year’s Fiery Foods & BBQ Show. Here’s my recap of this year’s show, with ringside highlights of my rematch with the Scorpion.
The 24th annual show welcomed over 17,500 trade and general public attendees to the Sandia Resort & Casino, an increase of 3,500 from the previous year. Local exhibitors showcasing everything from hand-ground mustard to sugar-free mojito mixes said they benefitted from the increased turnout.
With this show’s record-setting attendance numbers, some of our exhibitors had underestimated the amount of samples they’d be handing out during the weekend. Ice cream stores to the rescue!