Spring heats up at the third annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo, a celebration of fiery foods that isn’t for the faint of tongue. Stroll by the booths and sample the wares of artisan hotsauce makers including Blair’s Death Sauce and Tom’s Roid-Rippin’ Hot Sauce, then cool down at Stoli’s vodka demo. Gawk at eating contests’ iron-tongued competitors, who will scarf down spicy tacos, pizzas, burritos — or even the dreaded Carolina Reaper, which holds the Guinness World Record for the hottest pepper. General admission costs just $10 per person, or opt for a $55 “beer and BBQ” ticket or $100 all-access pass.
April 25-26, 10 a.m., 2015