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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 (Part 2)

Yes my friends we are back with another installment from the exploration of the Specialty Food Association’s “Summer Fancy Food Show”. I’m back to share all the delicious findings with you.   Let’s start with my friends from the NYC Hot Sauce Expo who had a booth for their respective sauces.  If you’ve never attended this expo and love the spicy side of life you should click HERE to see what you are missing.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The charming ladies of Hella Cocktails.  I love their stuff and met them at a recent Foodie event at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Something interesting for the little ones.  It brings the blind box idea to a soft drink.  Take a look.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018I love a good sour pickle.   The Backyard Brine folks had some tasty stuff.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018A New Yorkers favorite is definately a hot dog.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chanced upon the One Potato Snacks people and their provisions were superb.  One of my weaknesses is salted chips and all of their stuff was tasty.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chips from the Emerald Isle.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The folks at Funny Farm Foods were serving up a big bowl of Mac n Cheese and by the time I saw them I was famished.  Yes one can get hungry at a food expo.  Remember you need to be wise with the sampling to avoid getting yourself sick.  These folks stuff hit the spot proper.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Had to get a media moment with my buddies John and Steve back at their booth.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018All of this wandering and sampling made me realize that I could use a vacation.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Hold my calls.  Actually, I will not even be taking them.

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So that’s going to bring me to the end of the exploring from my first day at the convention. I’m going to stop now but don’t worry I will be back with another chapter tomorrow. 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. Before you go, we also ask that you click through on the links provided below to learn more about the people we’ve visited in this chapter. I made sure to feature a lot of them for you and really cannot stress their awesome any harder.

Official Websites:
Summer Fancy Food Show: https://www.specialtyfood.com/
Backyard Brine: https://www.backyardbrine.com/
Bjorn Qorn: https://bjornqorn.com/
Cheribundi: https://cheribundi.com/
Drink and Play: https://us.surprisedrinks.com/
Funny Farm Foods: http://funnyfarmfoods.com/
Green Bag America: https://greenbagamerica.com/
Heartbreaking Dawns: http://heartbreakingdawns.com/
Hella Cocktails: https://hellacocktail.co/
High River Sauces: http://www.highriversauces.com
Keogh’s Crisps: https://www.keoghs.ie/
Morris Kitchen: http://www.morriskitchen.com/
One Potato Snacks: http://www.onepotatosnacks.com/

Incendiary Doings @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2018: Part 1

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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NJ Taco Festival @ Sussex County Fairgrounds

The fiery folks at High River Sauces and Heartbreaking Dawns present the 3rd annual NJ Taco Festival at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. There will be food, drink and all sorts of fun for those who attend. Several tiers of pricing exist.

“Getting Sauced” @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo (Part Two)

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Good morning and “Welcome Back” to another installment from my coverage of the 2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo that took place a few days ago over at the Brooklyn Expo Center. This years event was the fifth annual and as I’ve noted in the previous chapter, we’ve been in attendance and covering this since the very first one. The interesting thing about that was at first it was an event feature on my PiercingMetal.com website but with “The Chronicles” picking up steam as a Lifestyle and Culture Blog, I’ve been doing this coverage here. Those who might want to see those articles in the archive can click HERE to bring up a proper tag. Please be aware that some calendar listings will manifest as well based on how WordPress works.

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Continue reading “Getting Sauced” @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo (Part Two)

“Fiery Fun” @ The 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo (4/24/2016): Part 1

Yes my friends it was that time of year again for the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and if you can believe it, we are now at the 4th Annual Expo. It was once again being held at the spacious Brooklyn Expo Center which I love as an event space since its in my way back in history neighborhood of Greenpoint and is not too far from the waterfront which offers attendees a magnificent view of Manhattan. I’ll share some images of that in a post that will follow the Expo coverage. With this year’s convention I’ve decided to offer it up here on The Chronicles because truth be told its more in line with our other adventures for this site. Some of the longer time readers might remember that I covered the first three events over on PiercingMetal.com and those interested in the historical side of the event need only click HERE to see the gamut.

Poster - Hot Sauce Expo - 2016

My Foodie Media Mission begins with my running into Purple Pam who is a Rock singer from NYC. She fronts a kickass group called The Flesh Eaters and I’ll try to get some music reviewed on the other site. Here we find Pam pitching her own brand of hot sauce and it sure did have a kick.

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Today I was going to start by exploring what was happening in the VIP section before it got too crowded.  It’s better to share its awesome offerings without a crowd pushing into you while you hope to get a shot.  Oh and I mean one with the camera.  This time around of couse.  Here are the lovely ladies repping the Stoli Vodka brand.

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Continue reading “Fiery Fun” @ The 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo (4/24/2016): Part 1