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Zest Fest Returns to Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

It's almost that time of year again. Zest Fest is returning to Irving, and I have to say, I've been talking about a repeat visit to this capsaicin convention for at least six months now. My friends grew sick of my antics sometime back in October, but I can't help it. I'm excited for my next encounter with the Trinidad scorpion.

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I'm also excited to see what's changed over the last year in the world of hot sauce.

The boneless wing eating contest that spurred the colorful image above will take place again, and I will most definitely not be participating. (You really should, though.)This year's contest will be held at 1 p.m.Saturday And there will be hundreds of booths filled with hot sauces from all over, many waiting to completely destroy your palate for the rest of the day.

Here's the fine print from the news release...

ZestFest tickets are $13 each on Friday; $14 each on Saturday and Sunday; $37 each for three-day passes; and $100 each for three-day passes including the Fiery Foods Challenge dinner. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the convention center box office during event hours. ZestFest opens Friday, January 25 from 1-7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center. For more information go to or

See ya there?

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Scott Reitz
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