Updated: Feb 27
What's up hot sauce lovers and chile heads! We just ended our Hot Sauce Show Tour for the year after having a blast at the 2022 New York City Hot Sauce Expo. At which we won 5 Screaming Mimi Awards!
What is the NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2022
Every year, the top craft hot sauce enthusiasts and companies from around the world come to Brooklyn for the Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo. At the event, there is plenty of hot sauce samples as well as some exciting entertainment. The Guinness Book of Records Reaper Eating Contest, the Stage of Doom, and Cocktail competitions.
As with any other festival, you'll also find all the other amazing things such as craft beers, plenty of snacks (lots of spicy ones!), BBQ food, and much more. The NYC Hot Sauce Expo features over 50 vendors.
All of which are there to showcase their creative and spicy sauces and snacks!
This year was their 9th Annual event where they featured the BEST Hot Sauce companies in the US! If you LOVE Hot Sauce then going to events like this is a must! So make sure to plan for it in 2023.
With that bringing said, we brought some new hardware home to Texas!
The Awards We Brought Home
We're excited to announce that we came home from the NYC Hot Sauce Expo with the following awards:
1st place - Mikey V’s Pear Burner BBQ Sauce
1st place - Mikey V’s Ghost Of My Evil Stepmother’s Mustard
1st place - Mikey V’s Chile Lime Gator Toes
1st place - Mikey V’s Smoked Bacon Salsa
3rd place - Mikey V’s Roasted Garlic Reaper Hot Sauce
Pear Burner BBQ Sauce - 1st Place Winner
The Pear Burner is our Kansas City style BBQ sauce. Kansas is the home of burnt ends and arguably the most popular style of the different types of BBQ sauces. With our delicious interpretation of this style of BBQ sauce, we've added hints of pear and prickly pear notes to lighten things up. Don't be fooled though, as it comes with some heat from the one and only the Scorpion Pepper!
You can use the Pear Burner on just about all things BBQ, but it's especially good with burnt ends.
Ghost Of My Evil Stepmother’s Mustard - 1st Place Winner
She came into our lives like an evil stepmother should: colder than ice with no regrets at all. She even grew to love her nickname, which served as a badge of honor. And although she was outnumbered she managed every aspect of her life with poise and grace. Even though she was called away much too early, the impact she left on those who knew her will last forever.
Which is where the Ghost of My Evil Stepmother's homemade scratch mustard comes from!
Chile Lime Gator Toes - 1st Place Winner
Deep fried garlic is an all-time favorite appetizer, especially when it's covered in a delicious seasoning such as our chile lime. It's the perfect combination of spicy and garlicky flavors. And it's always a crowd pleaser.
Deep-fried garlic in a tasty chile lime seasoning. Makes a perfect snack!
Smoked Bacon Salsa - 1st Place Winner
By teaming up with award-winning Rentsch Brewery, we were able to create this oh so amazing salsa. Using Rentsch's Weizenbock beer and adding smoky flavors to our salsa, we created the smoked bacon salsa. A perfect salsa blend that pleases both spicy food and beer lovers.
This is how we do salsa in Texas. Enjoy and you're welcome!
Roasted Garlic Reaper Hot Sauce - 3rd Place Winner
You finally found it! The hot sauce you've been looking for when plain ol' hot sauce just doesn't do it for you.
This Carolina Reaper hot sauce is the perfect condiment for EVERY dish, especially pizza and pasta! It's got a great kick of heat and amazing flavor, and did we mention it's REALLY HOT? Trust us, you'll be happy you got this hot sauce and will add it to the list of your staple sauces!
Our Next Event
We'll start our next hot sauce tour again towards the beginning of 2023. Our next official appearance will be at The National Fiery Foods And BBQ Show in Albuquerque, which takes place in March.
Hopefully, we'll see you guys out there at the next event. In the meantime, make sure to stock up on some of our hot sauces, gator toes, and spicy pickles!