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Reviews of Events. Conventions, Concerts and Special Appearances.

Getting My Spice On @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2019: Part 1

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The hot sauce fanatics of our Media Metropolis were looking forward to this years event for sure and I was happy to participate this past weekend. I signed myself up for the Saturday session of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and was stoked as all heck to be a part of its 7th Annual Expo and to catch up with friends that I only manage to see here. Based on the need to try the samples with one hand, I decided to mostly phone photo this presentation and I am only going to talk every now and again so I hope you enjoy it all. Here we go.

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nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

nyc hot sauce expo 2019, nyc hot sauce expo, high river sauces presents

I’m going to stop here with my exploration of the NYCHSE but stay tuned for some more once the fire that is inside me has subsided. I had such a good time today and cannot wait to share some more with you. To make sure that you remain in the know, I’ve culled together a number of links to the vendors discussed in this chapter so please do click through to their websites. You’ll learn what else they have and where to purchase it all. Remember that “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” is very active on the social networks and will be sharing a number of visuals and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so be sure to follow us. See you soon.

Official Websites:
NYC Hot Sauce Expo: http://nychotsauceexpo.com
High River Sauces: http://www.highriversauces.com
Acey Slade: https://www.instagram.com/aceyslade/
Chris Caffery: http://www.chriscaffery.com
Dead Sled Coffee: http://www.deadsledcoffee.com

Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 1)

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As a coffee drinker since the age of REDACTED I was really excited to be adding the New York Coffee Festival to my list of food related events being covered by “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken. As longer tenured readers know, we cover both the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and the Summer Fancy Food Show already and if the newbie site visitors wish to examine those narratives they can just click the highlighted text to be brought to this years event for each of them.

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new york coffee festival 2018, new york coffee festival
Continue reading Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 1)

Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 3

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Hello again my friends and welcome back to my coverage of the 2018 “Sweet Suite” which is an event that’s organized by the folks over at The Toy Insider. If you are somehow just joining us today for some reason, then you are going to want to click HERE first so you can enjoy the two chapters that preceded this one.  Let’s go.

sweet suite 2018, toy insider

Nintendo had a small section of their own which was quite popular.  Several new and recent games were on display to try out and those attending were able to try and win a prize.  I am a TERRIBLE gamer so it took me a little doing.

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Continue reading Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 3

Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 2

sweet suite 2018

Hello again my friends and “Welcome Back” to another exciting installment from the 2018 “Sweet Suite” that was held very recently over at the Pier 60 event space. As previously mentioned in Part 1 (seen HERE), this incredible event is organized by the folks at The Toy Insider and since there is a lot to see let’s get right on down to business with this mega-sized Iron Man playset from Hasbro. Isn’t it awesome? I think so.

sweet suite 2018, toy insider

As you might realize this is for the younger superhero fan in your family and something that will help them bring these movies and comic books into their playtime.

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Continue reading Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 2

Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 1

sweet suite 2018

Hello my friends and welcome back to another exciting adventure here on “The Chronicles”. The summer was here in full sway and while its getting hot, the special events and happenings are even hotter. One such event that we have recently enjoyed is the “Sweet Suite” that is curated by our friends over at The Toy Insider.  Longer tenured site readers know about them already but the newbies might need a tad bit of education about them.

sweet suite 2018, toy insider

The Toy Insider is a collective of industry experts that examine and share the findings about the hottest toys and games that are hitting the shelves and the “Sweet Suite” event is where they bring in the companies behind these items and put them face to face with those YouTube personalities, Social Media Influencers and members of the media (that’s us).  The event was once again held at Pier 60 down in the Chelsea Piers area and when you walked in there was this awesome Statue of Liberty greeting you.  This was made with a 3D printer to my knowledge.

sweet suite 2018, toy insider

This ballroom maze was also at the entrance for those who chose to brave it.  I did but sadly there is no video of me doing it although I did shoot a clip of the whole thing from the pathway you see to the right in this image.  It was really cool.

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Continue reading Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 1