by Peter Fishman on July 05, 2010
Allister and I went to New Orleans, one of the great cities for spicy foods, for the NOLA Hot Sauce Show put on by Steinhauer Productions with some help from the Jacs Tailgaters.
Al and I had a great time on Bourbon and Frechmen Street, but the highlight was our first hot sauce show. I was situated next to CaJohn's. "CaJohn" is a mentor, friend, and the person who helped get me started in the business.
It was (unfortunately) a weekend of runner-up finishes. We were 2nd in the People's Choice award, and I was 2nd in the hot wing eating competition.
I'll be seeing many of the hot sauce vendors in Houston at our next event.