Get Spicy this Fall at Bay Meadows

We’re blazing a new spice route through Bay Meadows. On October 16th you can come sample the hottest food trucks as they dish up their spiciest fare and bear witness to the hellfire challenge while supporting our local fire department. Fight for bragging rights and prizes (like a weekend getaway to Calistoga’s HOT Springs) as you light your tastebuds on fire. To prepare yourself for the Red Hot Roundup, we’ve rounded up a few ways to get spicy this fall:

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The Legendary Dave and his Insanity Sauce.
Did you know? Sunset Magazine calls Dave “…the most legendary hot sauce guru”, The Washington Post says, “Dave’s condiments & salsas are legendary.” and The Wall Street Journal raves “….the legendary, Dave Hirschkop is the granddaddy of ultra-hot sauces”.

“Dave’s Ultimate Insanity is a rush: your metabolism speeds up and, because of the burning sensation, the endorphins kick in. If you go for it enough, you can experience something similar to a runner’s high” – Dave tells Robert Chalmers of GQ UK. Read more of the Playing With Fire interview here.

It’s not just sauce…the excellent quality of Dave’s Gourmet’s items has garnered the company a number of awards. Dave’s Hurtin’ Habanero Mustard won a gold award the last 3 years in a row at the World Wide Mustard Festival and Dave’s Gourmet has been featured in every major newspaper in the U.S. and on television shows and networks.

Calling all Sriracha addicts!
For those of you who aren’t Sriracha connoisseurs, Sriracha is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from sun ripen chilies which are ground into a smooth paste with vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. This little rooster-emblazoned bottle is definitely something to crow about.

From bringing out the best in a Banh Mi to squirting Sriracha into noodle soups like ramen and pho to giving your salad dressing a kick and spicing up your favorite dipping sauce – here are 25 ways to use your favorite spicy sauce.

Image credit: B Street Station San Mateo, Sriracha Shot

Image credit: B Street Station San Mateo, Sriracha Shot

Need your dose of Sriracha stat? Swing by our neighbor in downtown San Mateo, B Street Station, and try a Sriracha Shot. This unique happy hour shooter is one of a kind with vodka, sriracha, and lemon juice with a salted rim and an orange.

Tabasco Tradition.
If Tabasco sauce is your staple, here is everything you ever wanted to know about Tabasco, including who and how it was made. If you’re looking to add a little spice to your next meal, try these Top Ten Tabasco recipes – including Mexi-Mango Upside-Down Cake and Empire Diner Patty Melt with Heirloom Tomatoes & Avocado Salad with TABASCO® Green Jalapeño Lime Vinaigrette.


Green Hatch Chiles are Red Hot in cuisine.
The Hatch Chile season is upon us and will quickly breeze out with the summer heat. It’s time to stock up on the freshness, roast them and pop them in the freezer to enjoy the Hatch goodness long after their short season is over. Here are some unique and delicious recipes including: Hatch Chile Shrimp Saute with Coconut Rice, Hatch Chile Strips in Red Salsa and Roasted Hatch Chile Cornbread Casserole.

Want to enjoy fresh peppers all year long?
Whether you have mastered your own homegrown garden harvest or found the perfect peck of peppers in the peak of its season, preserving them is a great way to enjoy them throughout the year. Here are a few hot pepper preservation tips to assist in the process.

Enjoy the spice this season and snap those pictures! As we develop community, we want to see how you live or play at Bay Meadows. Share your fun lifestyle photos with our community by using #baymeadowslife in our Fame x Frame Photo Contest. You could WIN $50 or our Grand Prize of $500 at the end of 2014 and be featured in a live pop-up photo gallery exhibit. Click here for official rules. Each month, Bay Meadows will select one photo to WIN a $50 gift card at Whole Foods Market San Mateo. Simply hop on instagram or twitter at tag us using #baymeadowslife or submit up to 10 photos per month to .

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