A big thanks to everyone who came out to play for Red Hot Roundup, Bay Meadows’ spicy food-truck extravaganza. There were prize winners, hot palates, gorgeous art was created and we raised funds for the San Mateo City Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Good times – and we’ve got the photos to prove it!
Some of you cooled down with free ice cream from our event sponsor, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Experts, Louie and Mary Ann!
Did you see our Spicy Wing Eating Contest Winners?
- Sergio Raya took home the gold, consuming a total of over 40 wings in two heats!
- Curtis Bosick was a close second, walking away with a $200 gift card to All Spice restaurant.
- Gino Levezzo, San Mateo firefighter, earned a $100 gift card to Oxgut Hose Co.
- We even had a junior winner. Congrats, Kaelin. We hope you spend your $50 gift card well.
All the while, Mike Inouye, our MC from NBC Bay Area, kept things cool, even under the San Mateo sun. Special props to our Executive Judge, Melvin Vaughn. Former firefighter and, now, luxury developer, you can read all about Mel in this month’s Silicon Valley Magazine:
We laced up and burned the pavement, without a burned knee in sight!
ArtIsMobilus brought out everyone’s creative side!
Special thanks to our unique vendors. From organic produce to upscale recycled designs to award-winning hot sauces and outfits for Fido, plus stoves running on solar and nutritional spices …
And did we mention there was dancing?
Adults and kids alike tossed bean bags and whirled their hips in our Games Zone!
Plus, TWO lucky early ticket buyers wheeled away with PUBLIC Bikes! Thank you for joining us for a spicy good time!!
Looking for a great place to ride? Bay Meadows and the surrounding San Mateo area are bike friendly and offer many different paths to ride and sights to see. The City of San Mateo even have an easy-to-use bike-sharing system, Bay Bikes. Plus, Bay Meadows has a convenient bike map that you can download here, so you can decide exactly where to ride. Some resident favorites include the Bay Trail as well as Coyote Point Park, and here’s a handy list of 10 sites within a six-mile bike ride. And join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of fun dates, such as Bike to Work Day 2017!