Spicy Eats, Cool Treats at San Mateo’s #RHRU

Red Hot Round Up returns to San Mateo on September 17th bringing with it the hottest entertainment and street cuisine to Landing Green Park at Bay Meadows, all for a great cause. Just as the weather begins to cool, we’re spicing things up with loads of flavor.

Ghost Pepper. Sriracha. Thai Chili Pepper. Jalapeno. Serrano Pepper. Habanero. Cayenne.

They’ll all be joining the line-up, along with our favorite hot sauces to season to your liking…
Shop the Red Hot Market to sample and take home specialty sauces such as Lucky Dog Hot Sauce and Hella Hot Hot Sauce! These 2 and Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce will be on hand to sample!

Don’t you worry, we’ll have plenty of menu items for those of you who prefer your heat in the form of sunshine. Plus, the coolest in street cuisine: Frozen Kuhsterd, Sugar and Spun and T, Epiphany will all offer sweet treats to pacify your palate.


Here’s a sneak peek at some of the hottest items on the #RHRU menu:

Heat Up:
Cluck It Up will offer Honey Sriracha Wings + Original Buffalo Hot Wings.
(If you’re feeling brave, purchase your seat in the Spicy Wing Contest and try to beat the heat, where the sauce is amped up each round. A $20 ticket could WIN you a $500 Weekend in Calistoga Hot Springs!)

We Sushi is preparing a Curry Salmon Handroll featuring lightly seared salmon in a curry sauce with cucumber, avocado, wrapped in sushi rice and nori. Don’t forget the wasabi! Everyone is crazy over their Lobster Crunch Roll featuring lobster salad, light wasabi dressing, cucumber, avocado and a soy wrap – plus vegetarians will love the Tofu Salad with Ponzu. Be sure to try The Wheel of Fire: a spicy California Roll, with albacore + jalapeno!

You’ve never had wings this HOT! In addition to traditional BBQ dishes, Big Ed’s Buzzard BBQ will offer Hell Fire Wings, which are (Bhut Jolokia) Ghost Pepper Buffalo Wings served with a Habanero dipping sauce. Everyone loves a BBQ Chicken or a Pulled Pork Sandwich with ranch beans, coleslaw and mac n cheese, but Big Ed also serves up a Spicy Mac n Cheese plus Buzzards Eggs (deep fried Mac balls). Order the Buzzwich Sandwich – Beef Brisket topped with sliced Hot Link!



Mai Thai Wings, Shrimp Banh Mi, Dry Hu Tieu, Butterfly Shrimp and Fries and so much more! 3 Brothers Kitchen brings Asian-Fusian to a new level. Order the Du Dry Noodle or Spicy Panko Chicken Katsu from 3 Brothers Kitchen! Add some spicy sauce from our Red Hot Specialty Sauce Collection for an added twist.



Cool Down.
We’ll have some cool eats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Take a peek at the line-up:

Frozen Kuhsterd: Sample California’s first frozen custard food truck featuring flavors, sundaes and sandwiches inspired by the owners’ own ethnic backgrounds and foods they’ve eaten around the world. (Try the Thai Tea, Salt & Pepper Potato Chip or Four Barrel Coffee!)

Dare to try the Frozen Kuhsterd Hellfire Sundae: a scoop of your choice topped with Sriracha popcorn, Sriracha burnt caramel and finished with Blair’s 3am Hot Sauce

We’re very excited to introduce T, Epiphany! The Bay Area’s first boba & dessert truck. t,epiphany specializes in using the finest loose-leaf teas from Asia to create fun and innovative drinks. Be sure to try their Banana Bread Pudding, Thai Tea Cheesecake or Matcha Green Tea Marshmallows!

Find your favorite freshly spun Cotton Candy from Sugar and Spun! They’ll be joining us at Red Hot Round Up with the most creative flavors.

Stop by the San Mateo Fire Department Beer Truck  to quench your thirst! Enjoy cool microbrews from Sierra Nevada or Lagunitas served by these guys…

San Mateo Firefighters

Picnic in the park while listening to tunes by DJ Consuelo, enjoy roving entertainment (queue up the Fire Dancers), Salsa dancing, lawn games, shenanigans from San Mateo Fire Department and prizes!
A portion of RHRU proceeds will be donated to the San Mateo City Parks and to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, a burn prevention and education charity championed by the San Mateo Fire Department. While you’re eating and heating up, help raise money for these good causes by entering the Spicy Wings Contest, emceed by NBC Bay Area’s Mike Inouye.

Burn Your Tastebuds to the Ground. Fight to the Finish!
Practice your pepper eating, gather your friends and get ready for a spicy smackdown of hot wings where contestants can challenge worthy opponents at the San Mateo Fire Department! Know someone that can “beat the heat” and enjoys spicy food like no other? Help us spread the word!  A limited number of contestants will have the opportunity to purchase tickets and enter to beat the heat in the spicy hot wing contest featuring wings by Cluck It Up. One WINNER will walk away with a weekend getaway to Calistoga Hot Springs!
*Limited Seats. Get your tickets to battle today!


A great big THANK YOU to our Sponsors, Mary Ann + Louie, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Experts.
Be sure to catch their ice cream cart at the event, enter their raffle for giveaways and say hello!

Louie and Mary Ann are experts in mid-Peninsula real estate, having collectively sold real estate in the area for 41 years.

Louie is affectionately known as the “Condo Queen” in local real estate specializes in the sale of condominiums and townhomes. Mary Ann is affectionately known for her energy and her reputation for selling properties at lightning speed. Both Louie and Mary Ann, Realtors with Coldwell Banker, are in the top 3% of agents  Nationwide and top 100 agents SF/Peninsula!

WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2016, Noon to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Landing Green Park, Bay Meadows – 200 E 28th Ave, San Mateo, CA
PARKING: We encourage you to walk, bike or take public transit. Bay Meadows is adjacent to the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. FREE bike valet will be provided by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Parking will be available FREE of charge (just nextdoor) at Franklin Templeton.

Leading up to the event they’ll be opportunities each week to WIN tickets and more on our social channels, so be sure to join us on Facebook + Red Hot Round Up Facebook Event, Twitter and Instagram @baymeadowslife #RHRU.

Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. San Mateo’s shared Bay Bikes are on-site, so no need to own your own. And Caltrain is a quick stroll from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.