Best Food Event

'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival

Yeah, yeah, keep Austin weird, we know. Well how 'bout an annual festival in the middle of the sweltering Texas summer centered around hot sauce? That's just plain crazy and, for the past 18 years (way before weird), tremendously popular. The array of colors, textures, and variations in spicy ingredients dares attendants to be their own critics as they battle the many incoming heats with water and beer. And chips. Lots of tortilla chips. The lines are packed but move quickly through the different areas: green salsas, red salsas, weird salsas.

The Austin Chronicle
4000 N. I-35, 512/454-5766

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