It was beyond sad that after 5 straight years of attending, I had to miss out on Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire in the Cincinnati, Ohio suburb of Fairfield this year. The WOF is not only the only major fiery foods show within driving distance from where I live in the St. Louis, Missouri; but perhaps like no other chilehead event, the show producers have accepted and embraced the hot sauce bloggers so much that this feels like a home away from home.
Kindly, photographer extraordinaire Jimmy Bonaminio (who happens to be the son of Jungle Jim’s owner Jim Bonaminio) had compiled a video highlight reel of Saturday’s events and send it to me. So without further ado, here is Day One of the 7th Annual Weekend of Fire:
As a coda, you can listen to my interview with Jim Beckett and Stephanie Adams of Jungle Jim’s on the most recent episode of the Weekly Firecast as they give a good preview of the show!