Saturday, July 31, 2010


July 31, 2010---On the north side of Cincinnati the town of Fairfield is home of Jungle Jim's international food store. This is the Weekend of Fire at their Oscar Event Center. It is a fiery food show where a large number of vendors display their hot sauce and all kinds of additives for enhancing the taste foods.

Jungle Jim's sundial happened to be close to where we parked.

Quite an area with set up to resemble a jungle.

Oscar Food Center is located on one end of the huge food store.

Carol is checking out the hot sauce.

Just one of the many vendors showing their wares. Mustards, horseradish, rubs, barbecue sauce, salsa & spicy brownies were available to sample.

Ginny Troyan on the left is
Demo Manager for Jungle Jim's International Market. At that table we found some crackers called Texas Firecrackers that were delicious. After some fun conversation we purchased seven containers to enjoy on the boat.

A large crowd of people sampling the many hot things that were available. There are some that require only a touch to the tongue. Hot! Hot! Hot! Seventy-five vendors displaying their products.

Twenty people signed up for the hot horseradish contest. It was called "The Arena of Fire". Each had a plate in front of them with 10 small sausages covered with good helpings of the hot stuff. No drinks allowed on the table. The idea is to clean up your plate. When the contest started a number of the folks quit on the first bite. It did not take long for first & second place winners to eat all of theirs. Third place was harder to come by as the remaining contestants were having a difficult time swallowing. Keith & I tried a bite of the horseradish after the contest. Keith ate his but my tongue said NO and I was not able to swallow my small sample.

Returning to the boat we made a point of driving down highway 4. Just before getting into the city limits of Cincinnati on the north side we drove into Wyoming. The town of Wyoming that is! It was fun for us because Keith, Carol & Allen were born & raised in Wyoming. The State of Wyoming that is!

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