Headed uptown yesterday for Benito’s first annual Spanish Harlem hot sauce festival sponsored by Keystone Light. All in all, it was BIG FUN! Pete from Queens made some authentic teriyaki ginger chicken skewers. They were bangin’ , they made the perfect sample food to use when experimenting with Benito’s pallette of flavors. Everyone sampled most of the sauces. We got a lot of positive feedback which is always cool. Dartso himself showed up with some surging Guinness cascading system that he couldn’t get to work. The mechanism works by vibrating a glass of beer to produce the cascade effect that is similar to the consistency of a Guinness draft from your local drinking establishment. Ultimately , the thing turned out to be nothing more than a very cumbersome nightlight. Naturally, the grill was going all day. It was loaded with Pete’s signature chicken skewers, Seth’s famous cheddar bratwurst, and Healy’s sopping bricktucky cinnamon wings (posting recipe soon).
The festivities eventually had to be moved inside. Late night, someone thought it would be cool to throw some ground organic habanero powder into a pan with some hot olive oil. The fumes became unbearable to the point where there was actually a rush of about twenty five people for the door. Anyway, it was a blast…definitely looking forward to next year! Good food, good friends, and barbed wire around the perimeter, what more can you ask for? Much thanks to Healy and Ryan Murphy for hosting the event!
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