The 2nd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo was a huge success! So much so, this expo is now THE PREMIER HOT SAUCE EVENT on the East Coast! Word on the street is, next year the Third Annual NYCHSE will be even bigger!
The 2nd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo Feedback
Since we couldn’t be there at the show, we called up a few of our friends and asked for their feedback and experiences.
I would love to have called each and every one of the vendors, but the following is a nice representation of the overall experience.
I recorded our conversations and published them on SoundCloud. Enjoy the short audio “interviews” below! (They all run from 4:00 minutes to about 7:00 minutes – except Ken’s.)
And… one of the cool things you can do is leave a Comment right inside the audio files below! Just click on the file underneath the waveforms (the shorter bars underneath the horizontal line)… and your Comment shows up AT THAT POINT in the audio. Very cool! Have fun with it!
Bonus points! If you were a vendor at the show, and would like to be included here, with a short (4-8 min. soundbite) interview of how YOU thought the show went, just hit us up by email (email@example.com) or clicking the Contact button up at the top. We will add your audio “interview” to the list below.
The Interviews (feedback)
It was fun talking to the folks below about the show. If you want to be included, just let us know. We’ll post the conversation of attendees (chileheads), hot sauce makers, or anyone that wants to talk about the show.
First up is the event’s creator and hot sauce genius, Steve Seabury.
Next up, the colorful John Rizzotti of Rippin’ Red Wing Sauces – winner of 2nd and 3rd Place Screaming MiMi’s!
Scotty Owens of Scotty O’Hotty – winner of 2 Screaming MiMi Awards.
Local Hot Sauce makers A&B American Style give us their take on the show.
First timer Dov Teta of Gemini Crow shares his experience as a newcomer to the world of hot sauce shows.
Shellie Mierwald of Sweet Heat Gourmet gives us her take on the expo…
Jeremy Walsh of Bigfats in Chicago chimes in.
Scott Zalkind travelled from California for this event…
Ken Alexander fed us videos all weekend long.
Ok, that’s it for now. The cat’s out of the bag… next year the Third Annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo will be in a bigger and better venue. And there are two reasons for that. One, it’s just too friggin’ huge, and two, the venue at the Penn will be closed for 3 years for renovations.
So look for an even bigger space next year! Woo hoo!
Please leave a Comment below if you want us to add your audio review of the show (we’ll call you for a recording), or if you attended and were blown away by it all. We’ll record you and add the sound bite right here.