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MayDay Danger Party

This party was bad ass. Lot of great spicy food. My favorite was the Jambalaya and Red Beans & Rice that Dan & Wesley (from Static Television) made with quality meats from the Meat Hook. I had the most delicious chunk of pork in the beans and rice. I’d buy all this regularly if it was sold around these parts.

David Jaffe from Garbage Gourmet, who blogs about food he finds in the trash outside of groceries and restaurants, brought some wild ramps he just picked from Winchester earlier that day. He actually sold some to Roberta’s before bringing them to the party. My first time eating a ramp. Pretty good. The end bulb is like an onion and the leaf is like spinach.

Mike brought his danger food, the stinky Durian fruit (see durian ice cream) …and an apology food, Chinese roast pork. I’ve been really wanting try a durian for a while now. But by the end of the night, I totally I forgot about it. Luckily I found the fruit cracked opened and hidden behind the bushes when I was wrapping up the extension cord. It was sweet and creamy and my finger stunk the rest of the night.

Brett easily won the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper/World’s Hottest Pepper) eating contest by putting down three. Adam and Aaron had one each and saw the holy ghost and perhaps suffered the consequences. I took the tiniest nibble (avoiding any seeds) and my mouth was on fire. That tiny bit was the hottest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. How the hell did Brett eat three (almost four) without his face turning color. Brett is the devil.

I’m glad we brought the Lightning Reaction Shocking Game. Tested it the night before and it was the hardest I ever laughed and the most scared I’ve ever been since my food blog.

The music was great –Brad/This Frontier Needs Heroes, Matt, Tigers and Monkeys, Justice of the Unicorns and late night crooning with Marcellus Hall.

Happy Birthday Matt Gill and thanks to the bands, the Lock Inn Bar and everyone that brought food, ate it, and had a good time.


Hot Sauce Round Up

We ain’t playing around for our MayDay Danger Party this Saturday. I went out to Kalustyan’s, where they have a pretty amazing selection of hot sauces. They even had the Melinda’s Naga Jolokia sauce about $2 cheaper than the place I bought mine. I stood in the aisle for quite a while,¬†memorized¬†at all the crazy ass labels. Brought four interesting ones back to the office to try. Note that I’ve been running on the Melinda’s ghost pepper sauce, so maybe my tolerance is different –not to sound macho or like Randy Savage. Here are my thoughts as I go…

1) Swamp Gator hot sauce (Gator Hammock, $6.99) – Not too spicy, more easy pour, somewhat cajun flavor with that cayenne peppers and garlic. I remember my friend Ryan had this in his cupboard and thought it was tasty on whatever we were eating. This is more like a dousing sauce. Go Gators!

2) Rectal Rocket Fuel (Sauce Crafters, $5.99) – Not really too spicy on first bite. Slight afterkick, but still not bad. My butt did feel sweaty, but it might have already been that way.

3) Dumb Ass sauce (Southwest Specialty Food, $7.99) – dumb, not spicy. vinegary smelling. wtf? …I guess it’s a standard habanero sauce. Any other day, this could be a good go-to hot sauce on my baked beans.

4) Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce with Jersey Fury (Extreme Food, $12.99) – Made with Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) and Habanero. Smells kinda like dates. Tastes similar to Melinda’s, but sweet on first taste, then the kick comes swelling in and hotter than Melinda’s. Feeling it now. Alright now, I’m sweating. Staying with me. 5mins later. still sweating, and still feeling the heat in my mouth. Feels good though. Seems to enhance the food more than drown it out with heat. I suppose because this is just a dab. You really gotta do this one dab or droplet at a time. …I think I just got high off this. I wonder if I can get fired for hot sauce.

I’ll be bringing these hot sauces, including Melinda’s, whole dried Ghost Pepper pods & chocolate truffles to the party Saturday for you guys to try. Feel free to bring your own favorite hot sauce to show off or maybe a loaf of bread to soak up the spice.