Posted September 5, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Events

Zest Fest 2007 Events Update

Chilehead Group Photo
HSB Group Photo
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Bottom Row (L to R): Jack (Arizona Jack), Dan from BLP Labels, Nick, the Ex (the wife), MSK, Ryan (AngryPepper Ryan), Sonia (Mrs. Ryan), CaJohn.
Back Row (L to R): Craig (Cheffy), Mike, Adam, Arizona Rich, John (Huvason), Fernando & Armando, Paul (Big Show), Steve (the 5th Tamale), Don (Chili), Brian (Loco Luna), John (Pepper man), Lee, Eric (eman), Michelle (Mrs. eman), Mrs. Renfro, Chris (Chris K from the blog), Kristi, Isabella (the .5 tamale), Jodie, Lisa, Aaron, Doug (the truth).
HSBers Missing but at the show: Vic & Wendy, pmac, Ryan Bell, Jim Mann, Jim Campbell, the edge, Danny Cash

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
ZestFest will be kicked off in Cowtown style this year with a Sept. 6 pre-party in the Stockyards. The first annual Chile Pepper Burger Bash will be held in front of the Cowtown Coliseum from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature live music, beer, and a burger cook-off between chefs Grady Spears of Dutch’s, nationwide barbecue expert Rick Browne, and Central Market’s Jeff Bekavac. The burgers they cook will be sampled to the crowd and judged by a panel of local businesspeople. The Burger Bash will also signify the end of the Fiery Food Challenge, a prestigious contest of spicy food and other products from Sept. 4-6. Burger Bash attendees will receive coupons for $2 off of the price of admission to ZestFest, which is Sept. 7-9. Attendance to the bash is free.

After the Burger Bash – it’ll be time to hit Booger Red’s, the bar attached to H3. (Pictures from last year can be seen here)

ZestFest: 11am to 5pm (Trade Only)

Fiery Food Challenge Awards Dinner:
The winners are announced on Friday, September 7th during the awards ceremony at ZestFest 2007 in Fort Worth, TX. All awards
will be announced, and awards will be physically handed to those present at the ceremony. All winners not present at the banquet will be notified by the Fiery Food Challenge and will receive their awards by UPS.

ZestFest: 10am to 5pm (Trade & Public)
Chilehead Picture: 1pm (Back of convention center)
Poker: 7pm (Amerisuites Conference Room)

** Poker Update: Cheffy was informed yesterday that the hotel has not yet finished their bar or restaurant, which means we will be able to BYOB to the poker game. Remember – the poker night will be free for everyone, cost of entry into the poker game: 1 bottle of hot sauce.

ZestFest: 10am to 4pm (Trade & Public)

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog