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Incendiary Doings @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2018

It seems like only yesterday that we were heading over to Williamsburg for the 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo which was a brand-new event started by our friends over at High River Sauces. That was six years ago and while the first couple of events were discussed on my PiercingMetal.com website, I’ve been keeping them here as a part of the Lifestyle vibe that you get with “The Chronicles” for the last few years.

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With this being the sixth such expo for me, I will admit that its gotten a little tricky in how to deliver the fun to your device of choice so I am just going to walk around and see what I see and snap what I snap.  The links at the bottom will take you to a number of vendors and their wares.  Let’s go.

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Sights and Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2017: Part 1

As a creative who’s been covering the American International Toy Fair since 2011, I must admit that it’s been a blast to expand the event narratives right here on The Chronicles Of PiercingKen. I decided to do that in addition to what goes up on PiercingMetal.com but this is about another event entirely for you see back back in 2016, I was fortunate enough to meet the kind folks at The Toy Insider

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It was great to add this happening to my series of toy related narratives and while last years event was on a luxury yacht, this years showcase was down in the Chelsea Piers which according to Skeleton Pete has happened there a few times before. Giving this an overlook as we walked in to set up, it felt like this would be a better way to absorb the items being showcased since it was all on one level. With the yacht, you were on three floors and there was a chance to miss something by accident. One never wants to miss anything at an event like this when it comes to toys.

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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 (Part 3)

Hey there my fine foodie friends!!! It’s nice to see you again as I continue along with the explorations of the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show. This event has been so much fun and I am not just saying that. It’s also been rather filling and I am certainly going to need to get on a better regimen of exercise once its over – it is summer after all. If you haven’t seen any of the previous narratives please click THIS LINK as it will open a run of what has gone online already. Now let’s get to some eating.

This treat was completely new to me. Mochi. Its a small ice cream treat and if I had the chance I would have eaten about eleven of them. No joke.

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I know that I mentioned my love of cheese in an earlier post but let me add to that the cured meats appreciation.  Salami, Sopressata, Chorizo…..YUM.

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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 (Part 2)

Well hello again my friends and welcome back to my explorations of the Summer Fancy Food Show. I feel as though I am just getting started on this adventure based on all the photos that I’ve secured and its been a lot of fun so far. If you’d like to start following this one from the beginning please just click THIS LINK as it will open a run of what has gone online already.

I guess I can pick up where I left off in the last chapter, and that is with the folks at Funny Farm.  They had a number of different kinds of cheese items and even made a small pizza for folks to sample.  It was tasty.

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Please send me a case of these.  No pressure 🙂

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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 (Part 1)

It’s no secret to the readers of my PiercingMetal.com website that we love hitting the conventions that make sense to that side of the creative fence. For the past eight years or so we’ve been in attendance as media for stuff like the NY Comic Con, The American International Toy Fair and more. With “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” growing wider in readership and reach each and every month, it made sense to also use it as a journalistic voice and with that said we proudly add the Summer Fancy Food Show to our list of conventions to explore.

This year’s event will be my very first go-round to the show and as a proud “Foodie” I could hardly wait. I’m one of those folks who not only loves to use networks like Yelp! but also Foodspotting.com where I can line out specific dishes that my friends and followers might enjoy. I will link to my profiles on them at the close so you can follow us and hopefully learn some things too.  Now its onto the convention but first we need to check in and get our press credentials.

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Everyone in the Press Room was super helpful and it reminded me of the amazing resources we find at the Toy Fair.

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