Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Salsa Slamming

Salsa Slam '11
This past Sunday, I had the fortune to attend NachosNY's Second Annual Salsa Slam. There were an ample amount of chips, salsa, and beer (and football if you went into the main room of The Bell House) so everyone got to eat to their heart's content. I found that most people went traditional, and quite a few were heavy-handed with the heat. Thank God for the extra chips after the especially hot ones. And bonus points when two of my favorites won prizes!

Bieber Fever
My boss, Matt Robicelli, entered with "Bieber Fever" a red plum and pineapple salsa. It was very cooling and still had a little kick from the ghost chilies. It was pretty awesome for a non-traditional salsa, and I'm not saying that because he pays my bills. It ended up winning "The Greatest Stretch."

Roasted Tomatillo & Chipotle Salsa
#2: Roasted Tomatillo and Chipotle was another favorite of mine. I love the smoky taste from roasted tomatillos, so I knew I would love this salsa. It wasn't overwhelmingly hot which is also a good thing in my mind (and my stomach agrees), and had a little bit of savory-sweet to it. I did wish that my cup held more salsa!

For more on the winners, head on over to NachosNY.

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