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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 2)

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Greetings my caffeine loving readers, I am back with the second chapter or dare I say “second cup” of coverage from this years New York Coffee Festival and I am glad that you are joining me once again here at “The Chronicles”. My first examination can be found HERE for those who missed it, and as expected I will be picking up from where I left off. I went up to the second flood for the first bunch of photos to see the varied vendors that were up there.

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new york coffee festival 2018, new york coffee festival
Continue reading Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 2)

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)

Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2018: Part 1

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It seems like it was only yesterday when I was compiling my images and thoughts about the 2018 “Sweet Suite” which you can give a look to by clicking HERE if you are one of our newer readers who might have missed it. It was our third such adventure and now it was time to show you what we found at their annual “Holiday Of Play” which as you might have surmised was also our third such event. Before we get underway with the adventure, I wanted to let you know that I did a quick narrative over on my PiercingMetal.com website that showcased the more Geek themed stuff that I talk about and you can peruse that by clicking HERE. It’s nice to parse out the content like I do with the annual Toy Fair for sure. Once again I would head to the Manhattan Penthouse which is a lovely space for a quasi-intimate affair. I like that I get to take a few snapshots of the city as well from this location because I do so love our Metropolis. Let’s go have some fun.

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toy insider, holiday of play, holiday of play 2018, photos from holiday of play 2018
Continue reading Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 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.

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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